Lauren Whearty is a painter who lives and works in Philadelphia, Pa. She is also a Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist run gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Lauren received her MFA in painting from The Ohio State University where she received a Graduate Teaching Associate Award, an Arts and Humanities Research Grant, and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She received her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, with honors. While attending Tyler, Lauren received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel fellowship to attend Yale’s Summer School of Art residency in Norfolk, CT. She has attended Vermont Studio Center with a fellowship, and has exhibited at such venues as the Woodmere Museum of Art in Philadelphia, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Satellite Contemporary. Lauren has taught at, The Ohio State University, Tyler's Continuing Education program,Moore College of Art and Design continuing education program, and PAFA museum workshops, and Hussian College of Art.