Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsey Warren.
Lindsey, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Since I was a child art was a big part of my life and I never considered not making it. Growing up in LA exposed me to a variety of artistic people and careers, making my desire to pursue art-making as a lifestyle not seem impractical. I love being busy and I hate sitting down so I am well-suited for the constant work that being an artist requires. I fell in love with oil paint while studying at Boston University where I received a strong foundation in traditional art and painting practices. I received a BFA and MFA from Boston University and have since exhibited throughout the United States, with recent shows in Los Angeles, South Pasadena, New York City, Laguna Beach, and Boston, MA. I have been a studio artist in Chashama’s Workspace Program in NYC and a participant in the Bronx Museum’s AIM program. My public works and murals have been installed in Boston and New York City. After 15 years on the east coast in Boston and NYC, I returned to LA three years ago and currently work out of my studio in Lincoln Heights.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
After moving back to Los Angeles in 2015, I began to embrace the imagery that currently appears in my work. I am attracted to colors, shapes and moments of light found during basic daily encounters with spaces that are commonly overlooked. Manufactured and natural objects interact, fuse and age together in unpredictable and beautiful ways that compel me to paint them. The color and light in Southern California are unique and I never run out of subjects. Since the invention of cell phone cameras, I am never without a picture-making machine and am constantly pulling the car over or walking away from conversations to take photos of things I want to paint. I then use a methodical process of adding and subtracting paint to arrive at an image that most closely resembles my memory of the time and place.
How can artists connect with other artists?
If you can afford to rent a space to work, doing so in a building with other artists and especially one that hosts events such as open studios have been the best way for me to connect with other professional artists.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
This month and next I have work included in the following exhibitions:
The Cityscape Show VIII – George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles (Culver City) – Through July 21st
LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights) – Through July 29th
2018 California Open Exhibition – Tag Gallery Los Angeles, August 8-24 (Reception August 11th 5-8pm)
- Website: www.lindseywarren.com
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