Our lives are marked by the ebb and flow of choices and consequences, moments and seasons. Examining patterns of movement in water enables me to explore themes of change and rest, while working in series elevates the way parts comprise a whole. I see a parallel in the way small moments compose a meaningful life.
Water is both spiritual and practical, life-giving and necessary, powerful and gentle, unnerving and soothing. It connects us all.
Abigail Losli, born 1990, lives and paints in Corvallis, Oregon. She earned a 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oregon State University. Losli recently spent a week on the R/V Pacific Storm with an all-female research team as the artist on board.
Losli’s paintings of water, the Life and Living series, were included in Portland2016 Biennial as part of Student Teacher, a collaborative exhibition with Julie Green and three other artists. Abigail Losli’s work has been featured on KBVR’s State of the Arts program, Impact, OSU’s College of Science online journal and OSU’s Prism magazine.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Abigail Losli b. 1990, United States, Oregon
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Visual Arts, focus in Painting and Printmaking, GPA 3.67, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Corrine Woodman Gallery, Abigail Losli and Diane Widler Wenzel, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2016 Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Collaborative juried invitational exhibition, Student Teacher, with Julie Green. Curated by Michelle Grabner, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon, July - August.
2016 Student Teacher, one of 25 partner venues around the state host ing exhibitions as part of the Portland2016 Biennial. Curated by Michelle Grabner, The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, July - August.
2016 BFA Thesis Show, Oregon State University, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR
31 May - 10 June
2016 Pause, collaborative Senior BFA exhibition with Kaitlyn Carr, West Gallery,
Corvallis, Oregon, 1 May - 7 May
2016 Student Printmaking Exhibition, Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis. OR
2016 Montage Student Show, Interzone, Corvallis, OR
2016 Montage Student Show, Sunnyside Up Cafe, Corvallis, OR
2015 Paradise Postcard Show, Ugly Art Room at Poptart, Corvallis, OR
2015 Student Printmaking Exhibition, Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis, OR
2015 New Genre Painting selected class exhibit, West Gallery, Corvallis, OR
2015 Cascade Print Exchange, River Gallery, Independence, OR
2014 Student Printmaking Exhibition, Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis. OR
2013 Annual Art Student Juried Exhibit, NSH Gallery, Albany, OR
Honors and Awards
2016 Senior of Distinction, Art department, Oregon State University
2016 OSU Beaver Store Award, Art department, Oregon State University
2015-6 Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Oregon State University
2014 Paul James Gunn Memorial Scholarship for Fine Arts, Oregon State University
2009 Clemens Memorial Scholarship (through 2014)
2016 Artist-in-residence aboard the R/V Pacific Storm with researchers from Oregon State University, Pacific Ocean
2017 The Oregon Stater, Leading Edge: College of Liberal Arts, SPARK Celebrates Creative Collaborations by Marion Rossi
2017 The Arts Center, Connecting with Water, Journeying through Art Abigail Losli and Diane Widler Wenzel
2016 Impact, Art inspired by marine science debuts at SPARK reception by Srila Nayak
2016 The Corvallis Advocate, Corvallisites Exhibit at Portland 2016, Featuring Matt Conklin by Johnny Beaver
2016 Impact, Art Meets Science on the Pacific, by Srila Nayak
2016 Camp A Cascadia Culture Blog, Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art Road Trip: Stop 1
2017 Speaker, OSU Triad luncheon, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2017 Co-instructor, Illumination At Sea painting workshop during SEA Through The Eyes of An Artist, a SPARK: Oregon State University’s Year of Arts and Science event, Corvallis, OR
2017 Exhibitor, State of the University event with Oregon State University, Portland, OR
2016 Hoover School Art Outreach coordinator, Spring 2016
2016 Teaching Assistant for Julie Green, Winter 2016, Art 481, Advanced Painting
2015-6 Montage, member, Oregon State University's Undergraduate Art Collective,
2015 Instructor, painting workshop for high school students in Corvallis area, December
2015 Print Assistant to Matthew Hopson Walker, January 2015
College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, OR