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Alicia Lang B. 1986
Alicia Lang
B. 1986
Sea of Love
Oil on panel
8 x 10 inches
Alicia Lang
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
When given the option of what direction to go in for the show, I immediately thought “Hero”. When I think of a hero, it is not a character in a movie that saves the world, but your everyday person on the street who is willing to go out of their way to better a person’s life or sometimes even risk their own life for another. I have always had a huge place in my heart for the armed forces and have even considered it an option for my life in the past. I have the utmost respect and love for all those who have fought, are still fighting, and have sacrificed so much to make our country what it is.

“Sea of Love” is telling a simple, yet deep story about my late Grandfather and his time served in the U.S. Navy. The items are all original and speak for themselves. After a long day of work, he puts all of the most important things to him on his night stand, especially the letters from my Grandmother. Not only was he serving his country but he was also away from his loved ones. Like many others who have chosen that path, it takes a very strong, passionate, and loving human being - which is exactly how I remember my Poppy – A Hero.

Growing up in an artistic family, Alicia took an interest in drawing since childhood. Unsure about her future, she took the safe route of a county college right out of high school and attended Union County College in Cranford, N.J. where she graduated with an Associate’s in Fine Arts/Visual Arts/Liberal Arts in 2008.  During this time she also studied at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. from 2005-2008.

It was at duCret where she was first introduced to painting and instructor/master painter Timothy Jahn. It wasn’t until the end of 2008 that she really started getting serious about her future and career as an artist. With minimal experience, Jahn took Lang under his wing as an apprentice in Jahn Studios. It was there that she honed her craft and trained her eye by following Jahn’s extremely rigorous program.

Her work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club and Monmouth University.  She has made appearances in the Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Garden State Woman.com. Alicia was awarded first place in the Artist Magazine Student Division competition, 3rd place in the 2013 Annual ARC Scholarship Competition, The Philip Eisenberg Award at the Salmagundi Club Annual Members Show, and scholarships from Union County College. Lang is currently a full time student at Ani Art Academy Waichulis and plans to graduate from the painting program with hopes to continue selling work and open a school in New Jersey.

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