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2015 Art Studio Majors

Lauren Arnold

Lauren Arnold is studying Studio Art and Communication at DePauw University and will be graduating in May of 2015. In the summer of 2013, Lauren studied mixed media and performance art with the Burren College of Art. Since, her art practice evolves through site-specific performances, photography, and land/body art. From her work with the Burren College of Art, Lauren received the Vera May Knauer Farber Scholarship Art Award from DePauw University. Lauren also received the DePauw University Student Research and Artistic Grant to present her ‘Embodied Learning’ art coursework from the Burren College of Art to Communication Professors at the 2014 Popular Culture/American Culture Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Finally, Lauren created her own art residency and worked as a 2014 College Staff Summer Intern at Ghost Ranch New Mexico with the DePauw University Efroymson Summer Fellowship. She was President of DePauw University Student Arts Council from spring 2014-spring 2015 and is currently an Arts and Technology Intern for the DePauw Performing Arts Series.

 

Arlene Beltran

Arlene Beltran was born in Dallas, Texas. She is a photographer working on her studio art Bachelor’s degree at DePauw University. Her current interest is working on book photography. She has decided to use book photography as the frame for her artwork.

 

Hannah Buddig

Hannah Buddig is studying Studio Art and Art History at DePauw University, and will be graduating in May of 2015. I am a painter, who is outgoing, driven, and optimistic. My personality is reflected in my work. I attended Interlochen Center for the Arts for two summers, before attending DePauw University. Interlochen has opened my eyes into the beauty of painting. My artistic practice includes a fast pace process, which keeps my attention. I enjoy having the ability to loose control when I paint. I’m interested in collaboration with other mediums, as well as constructing a conversation with others. I received the Efoymson Arts Internship through DePauw for the next academic year, and I plan to continue my art practice. I embrace the unpredictable path of being an artist.

 

 

 

Taryn Hampton

Taryn Hampton is a coder, technologist, sculptor and creator who tries not to get caught up by life’s inefficiencies. She enjoys long drives to Goodwill to hunt for materials; her work is resultantly made from, and illustrative of waste while reflecting her passions for environmental and economic sustainability. She will graduate with a BA in Studio Art in May and will be participating in Kansas State University’s MFA program in Digital and Experimental Media in the fall of 2015.

 

Lauren Keeley

Lauren Keeley is a studio art major and art history minor. In her time and DePauw, Lauren has interned at the Low Road Gallery, been a member of the Student Arts Council and twice exhibited in the Student Juried Art Show. Additionally, she was granted two scholarships: the Dean’s Award and the DePauw Achievement Award. After a recent injury to her head, Lauren has become incredibly sensitive to light. This factor’s influence weighs heavy in her artwork. In down time, Lauren enjoys taking her puppy Louis on walks mid afternoon when the sun rests in the middle of the sky or right as it begins to set, just before cars turn their headlights on. 

 

Anh Thuy Nguyen

Anh Thuy Nguyen (b. 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist and photographer from Hanoi, Viet Nam.  She is completing her B.A in Studio Art and Creative Writing at DePauw University (IN). Growing up, she lived in classic novels, drew on every surface she found, talked to imaginative friends, wrote images and painted poetry. Her works are her fascination with the boundary between reality and visceral dream, identities struggle, decay, pain and vulnerability, female sexuality and sexism in third world country.  She showed her works in New York City and Indiana. Her group exhibition Unconscious Lens was featured in TurnOn Art, Hyperallergic, NY ArtBeat … After graduation, she plans to move back to New York City, so she can continue executing concept, shooting Photoshop, and having artistic talk with strangers at gallery openings.

 
 

Pui Yee Yiu (Yupee)

Yupee is currently a senior studio art major and a French minor at DePauw University. She is originally from Hong Kong, but grew up in Ghana. She will be graduating in May 2015. She is currently exploring both fields of photography and painting. She is interested in using found images and combining it with painting. She hopes to create art that is impactful that will leave an everlasting impression on its audience. Yupee also loves France above all else and wants to live there someday.