Through demonstrations, studio practice, and one-on-one tutoring, students will investigate the natural, urban, and hybridized landscape within approaches of contemporary painting. With these themes in mind, students will create a body of work communicating their individual and/or collective perception, while inspecting the shift of the western landscape through painting and what has been lost through human corruption of natural space. Formal issues will include the use of color, paint handling, value, and composition. Slide lectures, readings, class discussions, and critiques will enhance studio work time. Individual portfolio progress will be emphasized.
Lauren Jade Szabo is a Los Angeles born artist who lives and works in Oakland. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts with distinction, and received an MFA Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute for graduate study in Painting completed in 2018. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in private collections in Europe and the United States. Szabo is represented by SFMOMA Artists Gallery.View Gallery »