Dinah in March, oil on panel, 12″ x 12″
Covering, oil on panel, 18″ x 24″
Jairus’s Daughter, oil on panel, 36″ x 48″
Hurricane Ava, oil on panel, 20″ x 24″
September Wind, oil on panel, 36″ x 24″
Least of These, oil on panel, 36″ x 24″
Dust Bowl, oil on panel, 24″ x 24″
Baptism, oil on panel, 36″ x 40″
Trees in October, oil on panel, 12″ x 12″
In a distant century, a man named Job asked, “What is man . . . that You should set Your heart on him?” Today, my paintings repeat that very same question. My figurative and landscape paintings explore the tension between the corporeal and the spiritual, the place where God reaches his hand to Adam. I prioritize the depiction of light, which creates the illusion of three-dimensional form. This foundation allows for exploration in narratives surrounding the concept of humanity’s relationship to God. Together, my paintings depict the tension between devastation and the possibility of renewal.
About the Artist
Lauren Tilden, an American painter born in 1981, has developed a style that contains remnants of the Philadelphia tradition with roots in Eakins and Wyeth. Her use of a limited palette, selective detail balanced by painterly application, supports her distinct vision.
The holder of a master’s of fine arts degree, Lauren Tilden graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied with Sidney Goodman, Vincent Desiderio, and Patrick Connors. Her bachelor’s degree in fine arts is from the University of Delaware at Newark.
A three-time recipient of grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Lauren Tilden also has been awarded First Place in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon. She also is the holder of numerous other prizes, including awards from the Oil Painters of America (OPA) 2020 Eastern Regional Exhibition, the 2019 NTDTV International Figure Competition, and the American Women Artists’ Rockwell Museum Exhibition.
Lauren Tilden’s other honors include features in numerous art-related publications, among them, CIVA Seen Journal, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and The Artist’s Magazine. In addition, her work can be found in the collections of the Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York; the MEAM (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern), Barcelona, Spain; and the Art Renewal Center, Salmagundi Club, New York. She is represented by F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lauren Tilden, who has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, lives and works in southern West Virginia.