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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

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

Peacock 2, oil on paper

Peacock 2, oil on paper

peacock, oil on paper

peacock, oil on paper

SOLD - Greeting Jupiter oil, mixed media on panel, 30x40, 2016

SOLD - Greeting Jupiter oil, mixed media on panel, 30x40, 2016