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Corinne Lalin began her studies at the Gutman Center for the Arts, a branch of the University of Pennsylvania, New Hope, where she met her husband and colleague John Schmidtberger. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, they moved permanently to New Hope in 1987. They presently live in Upper Black Eddy and maintain a studio in the New Hope area. Together, with sculptor Mark Pettegrow, they started the company Brushworks. Lalin's works are commonly oil painting on panels or canvas, with glazes, focusing mainly on landscapes, interior dialogue paintings, transitions, daylight, and darkness. She has taught art at the College of Textile and Science, Philadelphia, Moravian College, and Michener Art Museum.

Education & Community

Education and Training
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.F.A., 1986; M.F.A., 1989
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, B.A., 1985; Double Major, Fine Arts and Latin American Studies

Teachers and Influences
Neil Welliver, Jane Freilicher, Altoon Sultan, Bill Jacklin, Hugh O'Donnell, Jack Beal, William Bailey, Larry Day, Avigdor Arikha, Susan Leites, Richard Diebenkarn, Basil School of Design

Connection to Bucks County
Corinne Lalin lives in Upper Black Eddie with her husband, artist John Schmidtberger. Before moving to Upper Black Eddie, they lived in New Hope.

Colleagues and Affiliations
Mark Pettegrow


Major Solo Exhibitions
Member Artist Annual Solo Exhibition
, The Steam Roller Gallery, Frenchtown, New Jersey, 1995

Major Group Exhibitions
Print Show, Morgan Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987
Works By Resident Artists
, The Gutman Center, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1986, 1987, 1988
Five Young Painters
, Forager House Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1988
First and Second Year Painting Show
, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989
Emerging Artists Exhibition
, Bargeron Gallery, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 1990
Bucks County Artists: A Cross Section,
Hicks Art Center, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1991
Penn Alumni Exhibition
, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992, 1993

Awards & Appointments

Teaching and Professional Appointments
Co-founder of Brushworks, Inc., New Hope, Pennsylvania, a design firm specializing in trompe l'oeil, murals, decorative painting and custom and period stenciling, 1988-present
Art Director and Production Manager, The Arts And Crafts Quarterly, Trenton, New Jersey, 1989-1990
Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education Program, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1992-1993
Drawing Instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Taught Introduction to Visual Language-Drawing, 1993
Drawing Instructor, the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994

Major Awards
Philadelphia Architectural Design Award 2nd place for The Penn's View Inn

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