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Summary

"I work predominantly in oil paints in a representational manner, from life as well as imagination. My paintings are about reverence for the moment, which is evident in the slow and careful mark-making with which I record my response to the world. In a busy, hectic, era, slowing down is healing."
-Lauren Jane Kindle

Lauren Kindle is a painter working predominantly with oil paints. In her painting practice she attempts to understand her subject more deeply, as well as
her own inner response. The themes of reverence and mystery run throughout her work, mostly as a quiet undercurrent. Her contemplation of the physical object can easily translate into reverence for the moment itself. She is inspired by the intimacy of domestic spaces, beloved family members, and simple, common objects. Given time, the viewer’s awareness expands to the light and space surrounding the figures and objects. Her paintings evoke a sense of slowness, which is evident in the physicality of the painting’s surface—the slow and careful mark-making with which she records her response to the world. In a busy, hectic era, slowing down
is healing. Whether she evokes the imagery of real or imagined landscapes and interior spaces, the rich symbolism of flowers and fruit, or the layered meanings of stories from ancient mythology, her paintings ultimately honor the sacredness of life. The act of painting becomes a healing offering and a gesture of gratitude
for the gift of life itself.

Education & Community

Education and Training

Hampshire College, BA in Arts and Classics, 2003
JSS, Civita, Italy, two week artist residency 2017
Adriano Farinella, Baum School of Art, 2015-17
Frank Arcuri, chiaroscuro painting, 2015-19

Influences

Chagall, Bonnard, Vanessa Bell, Berthe Morisot, Susan Jane Walp, Yael Scalia, Kristen Peyton, Aubrey Levinthal, Giotto, Charity Baker, Alex Cohen, ancient Greek vase paintings, Jane Freilicher, Gwen John, Elizabeth Snelling

Connection to Bucks County

Lauren Kindle grew up in New Hope, PA. She graduated from the New Hope - Solebury High School in 1999.

Career

Group Exhibitions
2020 Points of View, Dwell Fine Art and Craft, Washington, VA
2020 8 Painterly Painters, Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
2019 Simply Still, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, Allentown, PA
2018 Here in this World, Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
2018,2017 Buyer’s Market, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA
2018 Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Fall Members Exhibit, Easton Hospital Gallery and Gallery Annex, Easton, PA
2017 This’n’That, Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ

Honors and Awards

2017 Artist of the Year, Arts Community of Easton (ACE / Easton, PA)
2017 Partial scholarship for a two-week artist residency with JSS in Civita, Civita Castellana, Italy
2016 Second Place Plein Air Painting Competition, Riverside Arts Festival (Easton, PA)

Gallery Affiliations

Schmidtberger Fine Art, Frenchtown, NJ Dwell Fine Art & Craft, Washington, VA

Professional Activities

2017 - Present, Manage Community Figure Drawing Sessions, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2018 - Present, Teach private and group art workshops and lessons, Lauren Kindle Studio, Easton, PA

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