May 5-June 2, 2018  |   Corrine Woodman Gallery in The Arts Center

  • Conversation from the CWG Friday, May 18, 12 noon

Rosalie Lingo received The Arts Center’s Student Award for Excellence in 2017, including a one person exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. Lingo’s current series of artwork begins from the experience of being a human and the complexities of human emotions and events. “My artworks intend to capture the identities and experiences surrounding the idea of what it means to inhabit a human body. Social, physical, emotional, sexual, and mental narratives are the basis for my artworks,” says Lingo.

Lingo specializes in figurative drawing and painting, drawing inspiration from her personal encounters. She focuses on a variety of issues including social power dynamics, gender and sexuality, and psychiatric expressions, working mainly in mixed media. Lingo utilizes many different media to evoke specific emotions through their unique qualities, even media which are considered crafts rather than fine art.

Lingo attempts to process the realities of her life, coming to terms with being a member of the LGBT community, struggling with anxiety and depression, and navigating the dynamics of poverty. She was mostly self-taught, filling approximately forty sketchbooks in a self-constructed course by the time she was eighteen. After graduating high school, Lingo decided that formal art education was the next step in her path. She graduated with an associate’s degree from LBCC in 2016 and will graduate with a BFA in applied visual arts from Oregon State University in 2018. After graduation, she intends to pursue a creative field career and continue on path as a practicing fine artist.