Biography

Audrey Tulimiero Welch (b.Livingston, New Jersey) is an internationally exhibited painter who currently resides in San Francisco, CA.  Welch received her BFA from the University of Delaware, and MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Welch’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as Bangkok, Indonesia, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Her paintings are in numerous public and private collections, including GOOGLE, Ronald Mc Donald House, Perth, Western Australia, Hyatt Regency, Oman, Four Seasons Hotel, MGM, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Museum exhibitions include: Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany; Bade Museum, Berkeley, California, Coos Bay Art Museum, Oregon, and the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco. Publications include Square Cylinder, Fine Art Magazine, Architectural Digest, New American Paintings, San Francisco Chronicle, Fremantle Gazette, and SFMOMA Art News.

 

Welch's abstract layered paintings can be read as metaphoric ‘maps’ that contain in their embedded layers personal stories and lived relationships of daily life. From 2002-2016, Welch lived and worked in countries of the Pacific Rim. This led her to explore the subjects of mapping and place as starting points for a painting. Similar to the way maps navigate geographic destinations, she uses the pictorial language of line, gesture, color, and form to lead the viewer to ‘sites’ that are familiar and unknown, personal and universal.

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