Lauren Rudy was raised in the Lake Minnetonka and Elk River areas of Minnesota. She received a BA Degree in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2013 with a major emphasis in painting and minor emphasis in photography. Since then, Rudy has been actively exhibiting throughout central Minnesota.
I find the most attractive aspect of art to be the process in which it is created. I am very interested in the physicality of paint and the interaction it can have with the canvas. When approaching the canvas I do not envision an end product, rather, I look to create a dialogue between my instinctual self and the media through color and texture. I thrive on being in the moment and allowing each mark to respond to the one before. The push and pull of positive and negative space play a major role in the desired outcome. The beautiful thing about this outcome is that it is unique in itself and cannot be recreated at a later time. I work a painting until satisfied with the amount of exploration, often bringing them back from ruin or pushing them further into it.
Graduated from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2013 with a BA in Studio Art and Art History minor.
- Dreams, Salon Ori in St. Paul, MN
- Coffee & Art, Dunn Bros in Coon Rapids, MN
- -Explorations, St. Barnabas Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
- -Insert Caption, Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN
- -Blueprints, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, MN
- -A Word With Trees, Elk River Activity Center, Elk River, MN
Selected Group & Juried Exhibitions:
- - Explore & Discover, University of Minnesota Coffman Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
- - Lush Vibes: 3rd Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN
- - Minnesota Children’s Museum Featured Artist, St. Paul, MN, August
- -ArtSoup Juried Art Exhibit, Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN, Displayed: June 3rd - July 30th.
- -Arts In Harmony International Juried Art Show, Juror: Curt Pederson, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for The American Swedish Institute, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, MN
- -Holiday Art & Gift Show & Sale, Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN
- -ArtSoup Juried Art Exhibit, Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN
- -3rd Annual Oil Painting Exhibit, Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN
- -Public Art Unveiling, Morris Wetland Managment District, Morris, MN
Select Related Work & Experience:
- Artist demo & talk, Edgerton Christian Elementary, Oct. 19th 2017
- -Commission for the executive offices of the CentraCare Health Foundation, completed Aug. 2017
- -Featured artist demo & talk at the Blick Art Materials store in Roseville.
- -Commission for the CentraCare Health Foundation, completed Jan. 4th 2017
- -Artist demo & talk at Edgerton Christian Elementary, October 21st 2016
- -Artist demo & talk at Headway Academy North, October 10th 2016
- -Sherburne County 4-H Fine Arts Judge, July 12th 2016
- -KidzArt Instructor, June 2015 - May 2016
- -Sherburne County Government Center Exhibition Coordinator, June 1st 2015 - January 2016
- -Featured Artist Demonstrations, Minnesota Children's Museum, August 4th, 20th, & 28th 2015
- -Sherburne County 4-H Fine Arts Judge, July 14th 2015
- -Elk River Arts Alliance Gallery Intern June 2013 - June 2015
- -Art Teacher, ARTwalk for the Flint Hills International Children's Festival, Ordway, St. Paul, MN, May 2nd 2015