Bio

Lauren Vanni received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Delaware. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Master of Education in Art Education from Arcadia University. Lauren’s work has been widely exhibited at various galleries and she is currently a Professor of Art at Cecil College in Maryland.

Lauren creates ceramic sculptures, installations and functional objects. Inspired by natural forms, she explores landscape through multiple, interlocking and nested elements. She enjoys working with clay because it encourages invention and possibilities.


Education

Master of Fine Arts, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, May 2008

Master of Education in Art Education with Distinction, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, August 2006  

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Ceramics, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, May 2005

PA K-12 Certification in Art Education, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, December 2005

Selected Exhibitions

Spotlight on Cecil Arts Faculty, Elkton Station Gallery, Elkton, MD, March 2016

A Show of Our Own - Gallery Artists’ New Work, The Palette & The Page, Elkton, MD, February 2015

National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA, September – October 2015, 3rd place award winner and People’s Choice Award winner

Spotlight on Cecil Arts Faculty, Elkton Station Gallery, Elkton, MD March 2015

The Arts Council and Cecil College Partner Show, Cecil County Arts Council, September 2014

Spotlight on Cecil Arts Faculty, Elkton Station Gallery, Elkton, MD, March 2014

Spotlight on Cecil Arts Faculty, Elkton Station Gallery, Elkton, MD, February 2013

Spotlight on Cecil Arts Faculty, Elkton Station Gallery, Elkton, MD, February 2012

Biggs Picture Juried Exhibition, The Biggs Museum, Dover, DE, Feb-June 2011

Visiting Artist Solo Exhibition, The Palette & The Page Gallery, Elkton, MD, Feb-March 2011, http://www.thepaletteandthepage.com/index.html

Then and Now Solo Exhibition, Milburn Stone Theatre Gallery, North East, MD, 2009

Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD, 2008

New Wilmington Arts Association Floor Show, Wilmington, DE, 2008

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Aesthetic Altercations, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY, 2008, http://aestheticaltercations.blogspot.com

MFA Exhibition, Lo-Fi Gallery, Wilmington, DE, 2007

Art in the Garden Seventh Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2007

By the Ounce Juried Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Juror: John Neely, Louisville Stoneware Louisville, KY, 2007

B. A. G. University of Delaware MFA Exhibition, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

MFA First Year Show, 919 Gallery, Wilmington, DE, 2006

Photography and Pottery Exhibition, Chester County Art Association Gallery, West Chester, PA, 2006

Art Happens, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2006

Work on Loan, Arcadia University President’s Home, Glenside, PA, 2006

8 Fluid Ounces II: National Juried Ceramic Cup Exhibition, LSU School of Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, 2006

The Cheltenham Wood Kiln, Chestnut Hill Academy’s Crawford Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006

Fine Art Exhibition, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2005

7th Annual Landscape Juried Online Exhibition, Special Recognition, Upstream People Gallery, 2005

Online Juried Exhibition, Finalist, Emerging Artists Group, 2005

11th Annual Juried Emerging Artists’ Exhibition, Art Forms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

Faculty Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA 2005

Senior Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2005

Photography Exhibition, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2004

Fine Art Faculty Choice Show, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2004 

Permanent Collections & Public Projects

Elkton Senior Apartments, Commissioned Public Work, Mosaic, Elkton, MD, 2011

Brown Forman Distillery, Purchase for Permanent Collection, Louisville, KY, 2007

Bibliography

“Oxford Arts Alliance shines with National Juried Exhibition,” by John Chambless, Cecil County Press, September 22, 2015

Cecil art, music instructors subject of March exhibit at Elkton Station,” by Dara McBride, Cecil Whig, March 2014

Art Show Brings Together Local Artists, Art Students,” by Dara McBride, Cecil Whig, September 9, 2014.

Cecil College Faculty Present Work in Gallery and on Stage Today” by Dara McBride, Cecil Whig, February 2013.

“Pottery Done by Vanni,” by Bill Hughes, Cecil Guardian, Page 15, February 10, 2011

“The Palette and the Page,” by Bill Hughes, Cecil Guardian, Page 1, February 3, 2011

“Cecil College Students Decorate Senior Apartments,” Cecil County Herald, Page 18, October 25, 2011

“Cecil Art Students Create Mural,” by Lisa Broadt, Cecil Whig, Page 1, Monday October 24, 2011

"The Gallery Hosts ‘Then and Now’” Cecil Whig, page C5, 2009

Best of America Pottery and Wood, Kennedy Promotions Juried Book Series, 2007

Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans, Kennedy Promotions Juried Book Series, 2005

Awards

3rd Place Award Winner, National Juried Exhibition, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA, September – October 2015

People’s Choice Award Winner, National Juried Exhibition, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA, September – October 2015

Tuition Scholar and Teaching Assistantship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Fall 2006 - Summer 2008

The Ruth C. Grant Distinguished Achievement Award in the Fine Arts, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Spring 2005       

Faculty Choice Award, Best in Show, Faculty Choice Show, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Spring 2004

The Margaret Leclair Interdisciplinary Writing Award, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Spring 2004

Annual Achievement Award, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Fall 2001- Summer 2005