Bio

“Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies
of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll
Contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky”
-Frederick Lehman

Lauren Tilden, an American painter, (b. 1981), has developed a style, which contains remnants of the Philadelphia tradition with roots in Eakins and Wyeth. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied with Sidney Goodman, Vincent Desiderio and Patrick Connors. Her use of a limited palette, selective detail balanced by a painterly application supports her distinct vision.

She is a three-time recipient of grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.  Publications include “A Quiet Light” The Artist’s Magazine, March 2011, “Mutter die in Bilde sind” 2010, Elisabeth Sandmann and American Painting Video Magazine Fall 2012 issue. Lauren Tilden lives and works in the rural countryside where the landscape serves as a backdrop for her life-affirming and poetic paintings (Katz, A. (April 2015), Painters Who Just Painted While The Art World Burned). She is represented by Haynes Galleries and F.A.N. Gallery.

 

EDUCATION

2004 – 2006         M.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000 – 2004         B.F.A. University of Delaware, Newark, DE

EXHIBITIONS

2017     Imago Dei, Union University, Jackson, TN

2017     Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2017    Head On, Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA

2016    New Year Show, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016    Emanuel Nine, A Portrait Tribute, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015    Women Painting Women, Haynes Gallery, Thomaston, ME

2015     New Faces, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014      Hampton’s Annual Juried Art Show, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2014       Annual Juried Figurative Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA

2014       Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

2014       The Human Figure, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013        Year of the Woman, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012        Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011         Celebration of Music, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011         Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010        Small Works Exhibition, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010        Inspiring Figures, Portrait Society of America, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

2010        Dear Fleisher, Invitational Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2010        Curse or Calling? At Work in God’s World, Three year juried traveling exhibition, CIVA

2010        Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010        Sound and Silence, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010        Small Works Exhibition, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010        147th Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2009       Artists’ House gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009       After Cezanne, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008       Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008       Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008       The Art of Portraiture, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008       145th Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2007       Emerging Artists, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007       Time and Place, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006       M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006       143rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2005       All Academy Open Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004       MFA/ Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004       B.F.A Solo exhibition., University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2004       National Nurses Week Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2003       Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2003       Community Open, DCCA, Wilmington, DE

2003       Between the Lines, Recitation Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017    Select 50, 2017 International Portrait Society Competition

2016    Finalist Members Only Portrait Society Competition

2016    Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon

2016     Best Overall Painting, June/July Plein Air Magazine Competition

2016      Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine International Competition

2015      Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon

2014      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2014       Jurors’ Choice Award, RJD Gallery

2013        Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon

2011         Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2010        Honorable Mention, Inspiring Figures, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2010        Honorable Mention, 147th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA

2008       Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2008       2nd Award, 145th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2004       First place, National Nurses Week Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2003       Best in Printmaking, Annual Undergraduate Juried Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2002       Eugene F. and Catherine Melk Award in Art, University of Delaware,  Newark DE

2002       Woman of Promise Award, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2002       Calloway Humanities Scholarship, University of Delaware, Art Department, Newark, DE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Celebrating the Life and Mourning the Loss, The Artist’s Magazine, October 2016

Women Painting Women, The Artist’s Magazine, April 2014

Kipp, Kathryn (2011), Art Journey America Landscapes, North Light Books

The American Art Collector, December 2012

American Painting Video Magazine, Fall 2012

A Quiet Light, The Artist’s Magazine, March 2011

Blisniewski, Thomas (2010) Mutter, die im Bilde sind, Elisabeth Sandmann