Education

MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting
PB, Maryland Institute College of Art, Painting and Drawing
BA, Mount Holyoke College, Philosophy of Performance Studies, Drawing and Painting

Painting & Drawing

Currently exhibiting with:

Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-1911

Kellijane
@ Biello Martin Studio
148 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 790-0233

"I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see. We know that all we can see of the objective world as human beings never exists as we see and understand it. Matter exists, of course, but has no intrinsic meaning of its own, such as the meaning we attach to it. We can only know that a cup is a cup, and a tree is a tree."
- Giorgio Morandi
Bologna, Italy
(1890-1964)

Oil on canvas

Graphite on paper

Graphite on paper

Wallpapers and Fabric Design

Gigi Louise Lawrence's textile designs take inspiration from elements and patterns that appear in her large-scale still-life paintings and graphite drawings. Bonnie Eisenfeld, reviewed the below event for Center City Quarterly, which was part of ExperienceDesign!, Design Philadelphia’s Ninth Annual Festival, the signature event of the Center for Architecture. 

Art Advising

Locating the highest quality artwork within any budget.  

An intelligent eye combined with knowledge and a wide breadth of experience can cut through the veneers of style, trendiness, and provenance - to lasting value.    

  • Two-dimensional art
  • Three-dimensional art - indoor and outdoor
  • Fine craft

Real Estate

Representing buyers and sellers on the Main Line and in Center City Philadelphia

Representing clients as a sales associate for Long & Foster, the largest affiliate in the Christie’s International Real Estate network enables Ms. Lawrence and her clients to "...benefit from the synergy between art and real estate." Educated at some of the world's finest art institutions and knowing the art world firsthand, Ms. Lawrence is no stranger to the connoisseur's eye and its demands.

Clients of Ms. Lawrence have the benefit of a set of highly trained, discriminating, and objective eyes with which to evaluate the component parts of the home itself, the land on which it is situated, its location relative to daily considerations and its relationship to the greater geographical/cultural areas of which it is a part.

Contact Ms. Lawrence about buying or selling a home on the Main Line or in Center City at 215-760-8658.

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Music in the Natatorium: Commissioned Compositions

The sounds of an active pool: Kicking, breathing, the unique rhythms carved into the water by the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyles, the kerplunk of cannonballs, the voices of excited children, the silence of those afraid to enter the water, the repetitive phrases of instructing teachers, the encouraging demands of coaches, the starting beep, the hum of fans and the gurgling filters... all of these and more find their musical equivalent in Music in the Natatorium.

A project in the works, Music in the Natatorium envisions the presentation of a full program of specially commissioned music that expresses the natatorium experience. Initially, the acoustics of a natatorium - like a concert hall - will be an integral consideration in commissioned compositions.

Gigi is currently looking for composers who would be a match for this project. Please contact Gigi with any ideas you might have.

Donate to the Gesu School Soccer Team

My first experience with the game of soccer occurred at Haverford College. A group of expats from all over the world met for a friendly and competitive pickup game every Sunday morning; the players were physically communicating in a way that superseded cultural-political and linguistic boundaries. As a coach, I believe that cultivating an engagement with one's own physical potentials is an invaluable component of a full education and that the sharing of movement allows us to experience and express ourselves beyond the boundaries of language. 

Having donated to the Gesu School Soccer Team in 2013 on behalf of John Lawrence, I was inspired to receive the following letter of thanks in my inbox two years later. Bryan Carter is the President and CEO of the Gesu School. 

The Gesu School would be happy to receive your donation. 

Gesu School
1700 W. Thompson St.
Philadelphia, PA  19121

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