Lauren Whearty wearing a bright blue shirt with a print of white flowers on it and standing in front of a number of her colorful paintings that are both on the wall and stacked behind her

Painting (BFA in Fine Arts)

Lauren Whearty is a painter, educator and curator based in Philadelphia.


    Lauren Whearty earned her MFA from The Ohio State University, Columbus, and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been a co-director at OyG Projects, an artist-run, nonprofit curatorial collective, since 2017. Whearty has attended residencies at Yale Summer School of Art; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson; Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat, Laceyville, Pennsylvania; and Golden Foundation, New Berlin, New York. Recently, she has received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and a grant from the Joseph Roberts Foundation. Whearty currently teaches at University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University.


    Lauren has taught studio art and art history at The Ohio State University, Columbus; Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia; Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania; University of the Arts; and NYC Crit Club.

    Visit Lauren Whearty’s website. 

    Explore OyG Projects. 

    Awards & Accolades

    Whearty has been recognized with numorous honors and residencies. 

    • Artist in Residence at Golden Foundation, New Berlin, New York

    • Artist in Residence at Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat, Laceyville, Pennsylvania

    • Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

    • Artist in Residence at Yale Norfolk School of Art

    • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

    • Joseph Roberts Foundation Grant

    • Arts and Humanities Research Grant, The Ohio State University, Columbus 

    • Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

    A vibrant red, orange, fuschia, yellow, green, read, magenta painting of flowers over papers with paint palettes on them and a book and pieces of wood
    Lauren Whearty, “Still Life with Dahlias”
    A painting of white daisies on floral fabric in periwinkle magenta pink and yellow
    Lauren Whearty, “Daisies on Floral Fabric”
    A colorful painting of a Thanksgiving dinner in brown yellow blue green orange gray
    Lauren Whearty, “Thanksgiving 2020”