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Lou Schellenberg


My current work is derived from painting on site in Nova Scotia. I work on small panels outdoors, and compose larger, invented images in the studio. I've always been excited by the scale changes of structures and buildings as one moves through open space. In many of these images I try to carry the viewers eye through a painting as one might navigate actual space. The larger paintings are constructed places where multiple points of view or perspectives are collaged together. The surface design, color and flatness of the canvas is more important to me than depicting a specific scene or realistic detail. By simplifying and reducing the forms and colors, I can explore representation while keeping the underlying abstract qualities alive.


  • M.F.A., University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • B.A., Framingham State College, Framingham MA

Partial Listing of Exhibits

  • 2004: The Art Center at Orange , Orange, VA
  • 2004: Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA
  • 2003: Lancaster Galleries West, Elizabethtown, PA
  • 2002: Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, Mid Atlantic Regional Exhibit, New Castle, PA
  • 2001: Elizabethtown College, Hess Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA
  • 2000: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • 1998: Lockhaven University, Lockhaven, PA
  • 1996: Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Middletown, PA
  • 1995: Lancaster Museum of Art, Community Gallery, Lancaster, PA
  • 1994: The Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA


  • 2001: Residency Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
  • 1994: First Prize, Works on Paper, "Art of the State: '94", The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
  • 1991: New York Foundation for the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend
  • 1990: Juror's Award, (Ken Johnson), Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
  • 1986: Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Foundation