Bio

The objects depicted in my paintings exist as both precious artifacts in loaded spaces and meaningless commodities in generic environments. Likewise, my installations explore the room as both a painting space and as a container for paintings. In both bodies of work, I’m interested in how the images themselves and the space in which they reside acts as carriers of meaning.

–> mari.elaine.lamp@gmail.com

Education

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, MFA, 2017

The School of Representational Art, Chicago, 2011-2012 (Atelier course of study in drawing/painting)

Houghton College, NY: B.A. in Art and Writing, 2007

Exhibition History                                              

Upcoming

Solo Exhibition, Brookdale Community College, NJ, 2021

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Current Sea, Stanley Brown Jewelist, Chicago

2014  It Seems Violent To Me, MPSTN Gallery, Chicago

Group Exhibitions

2020   Trade Ya, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2020 Knew Normal, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA

2019   Contemporary Juried Exhibition, 215/610 Contemporary, Delaware County Community College

2019   The Poetics of Re-Presentation, The Woodmere Museum Annual 78th Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia

2017   Apparitions, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017   Playbook, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, curated by Josephine Halvorson

2017   Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2017   Wet Paint, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA curated by Harry Cooper, National Gallery of Art

2016   Happiness, Liberty, Life, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2016   RBTL College Art Association’s MFA Annual Regional Exhibition, American University, Washington DC

2016   Bodies, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2015   Its The Thought That Counts, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia,

2014   Group Format, Uptown Arts Center, Chicago
2014   A City to Wear, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago
2013   Memory, Lacuna Artists Lofts, Chicago
2013   Benefit Auction, Autumn Space Gallery, Chicago
2013   The Noise Project, Labspace Studio, Toronto

Teaching

Holy Family University, Philadelphia, Drawing Instructor,  Fall 2017 – present 

Affiliations

Member, AUTOMAT Collective, Philadelphia, PA, 2018 – present

Residencies

Scholarship Awardee, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua NY, 2016

Awards

Eagles and Angels Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Collections

John and Susan Horseman Collection, St. Louis, MO

Publications

“Back to the future in politics and art” by Stacy Friedman. Broad Street Review. Published July 25, 2016.

mari.elaine.lamp@gmail.com