Born in Calgary, AB, Canada

Resides in Philadelphia, PA

laurenvargas (at) gmail (dot) com

 

EDUCATION

2005      BA, Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS & EVENTS

2016    Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

             Art in the Open Philadelphia

2015     Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

2011      Art in the Open Philadelphia

2005    Kelly Senior Research Grant

2004     Fine Arts Junior Award

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017   A Celebration of Art and Life, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

            Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2016    Art in the Open Exhibition, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

            A Celebration of Art and Life, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

             I Am Paintings, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

             The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

             Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012     Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011     Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 Art in the Open Philadelphia Exhibition, Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010    Continuing Education Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005    Fine Arts Senior Thesis Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004    Junior Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

EXPERIENCE

2015       Identity Project Workshops & Portraits, Hunting Park, Philadelphia, PA

2008      Community Artist, Silk Screen Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007      Community Artist, Painting & Printing Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006      Community Artist, Painting Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005      Community Artist, Painting & Drawing Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004      Mural Arts Project, Mural Intern, Philadelphia, PA

   Community Artist & Instructor, Hunting Park Christian Academy and Sabbath Arts, Philadelphia, PA