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Lauren Mantecón

"Long a fixture of the Portland art community, Lauren Mantecon has in recent years been based in Santa Fe, NM.  Her paintings, however, continue to evoke the misty, atmospheric sfumato of the Pacific Northwest.  In her current work she continues a career-spanning exploration of those dreamlike zones within the human psyche and spirit where material and immaterial commingle.  Deploying a visual syntax of orbs ovals, and dense, limpid layers of oil paint, she conjures the experience of peering through a diaphanous veil or gazing into a pool of bubbling spring water."  Richard Speer, Art Critic

EDUCATION

1997   Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Portland State University, OR

1992   Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Fullerton, CA 

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES

2016 The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

2013 Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

          Residency, Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA

2012 Residency, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, NM

2010 Studio Visit Magazine Volume #10

The Journey, 48"x72", oil on canvas

The Journey, 48"x72", oil on canvas

Love Poem 46x42, oil, mixed media on birch panel

Love Poem 46x42, oil, mixed media on birch panel

Lets Not Talk About It oil on panel, 46x42, 2016

Lets Not Talk About It oil on panel, 46x42, 2016

Beautiful and Gone, o/panel, 24x16

Beautiful and Gone, o/panel, 24x16

Flair and Flounder, oil and mixed media on panel, 24"x16"

Flair and Flounder, oil and mixed media on panel, 24"x16"

White on White, handmade gesso, pastel, oil, wax on panel, 24"x16"

White on White, handmade gesso, pastel, oil, wax on panel, 24"x16"

Triangulation- oil and collage on canvas- 30x30

Triangulation- oil and collage on canvas- 30x30

Magic Happens, 18"x36" diptych, oil on board

Magic Happens, 18"x36" diptych, oil on board

a tower built on love, 48"x41", oil on board

a tower built on love, 48"x41", oil on board

Red Sea, 80"x96", oil on board

Red Sea, 80"x96", oil on board