Artist

Wandering Soul

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  Based out of Sedona, AZ  

Lydia Gatzow is an emerging Arizona artist, plein air colorist, and contemporary landscape oil painter, inspired by the breath-taking beauty of nature.
She graduated from Pratt Institute of Art & Design in 2015 with a BFA in painting and has exhibited her work in juried group shows across the US and in London. Lydia has been featured in numerous catalogues including the conde naste publication, World of Interiors. Her paintings are primarily completed outdoors on site, drawing direct inspiration from the sacred land of Sedona, where she lives, and from surrounding southwestern wilderness areas. She sees her paintings as thoughtful conversations with mother earth, the largest living and breathing organism known to mankind.
Lydia believes oil paintings can transform interior spaces and awaken the soul – the inner and outer temples of the human body. She has a background in organic farming and is passionate about wilderness conservation.

REPRESENTATION

2021-Present The Wyatt Gallery at Hillside Plaza, Sedona, Arizona

EDUCATION

2022 Sonoran Desert Plein Air Painting Workshop with Artist Bill Cramer (Oil Painters of America Signature Member)
2021 Sedona Plein Air Painting Workshop with Artist Bill Cramer (Oil Painters of America Signature Member)
2021 Grand Canyon: Painting From The Rim, Workshop with Artist Bill Cramer (Oil Painters of America Signature Member)
2015 BFA, Major in Painting, Minor in Art History & Ceramics, Pratt Institute of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP & JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

2023- Arizona Plein Air Painters Salon, Scottsdale Artists’ School, AZ
2022- Juried Tailgate Paint Out, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
2021- Scapes and Scope: Visions of the Land, Sea, and Urban Space, Huntington Beach Arts Center, Huntington Beach, CA
2019 Landscape; Urban and Rural, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2018 En Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibition, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT
2018 Barn Art, Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon, VT
2018 Fresh Perspective, Vermont Emerging Artists Juried Show, Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT
2017 Dark Matter, The s.p.a.c.e. gallery, Burlington, VT
2016-2019 Show14-show32, The Front Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2015 Blind Spots: Thesis Painting Exhibition, East Hall Gallery,  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Speculative Alchemy, Live Artists Studio, Milwaukee, WI
2011 Further Painting Show, Heimbold Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

FINE ARTS WORK EXPERIENCE

2016-2019 Artist Member owner at the Front Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2016 Pottery Studio Assistant at Beth Mueller Inc, Barre, VT
2015-2017 Artist Member, The Blinking Light Gallery, Plainfield, VT
2013-2014 Curator/ Administrative Intern,The Center For the Holographic Arts, NYC
2014 Art History Teacher’s Assistant, Pre-college Program, School of Continuing Professional Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

2018 2nd Place Quick Paint competition, En Plein Air Painting Festival, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT
2012-2015 Pratt Presidential Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY

PRESS

2019 “Creativity, Intentional Living, & Slowing Down; An Interview with Artist Lydia Gatzow,” The Good Heart Life Blog, Worcester, VT
2018 “Rendering Nature,” The Vermont Standard, Quechee, VT
2018 “Artistic Impressions,” Summer campaign, World Of interiors magazine, conde naste publications, UK