Hadley Rampton

Hadley Rampton

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

About Hadley Rampton

“I’m energized by the challenges and beauty of nature, by the dynamics of light, atmosphere, and temperature in the Rocky Mountains and in the deserts of the Southwest.” - Hadley Rampton

Rampton's work rests somewhere between abstraction and realism. Her paintings are an amalgamation of her love of composition, color, mark making and being present in the outdoors. “I prefer to work onsite where I not only see the scene before which I stand but feel its light, weather, and mood.” In plein air painting, there is an immediacy that takes hold and guides the process. Rampton grabs hold of that energy but also combines it with a more contemplative studio approach. Painting with a palette knife using bold strokes, she breaks her subject matter down into simplified form, composed of value and color.

Drawing and painting for as long as she can remember, Rampton graduated from the University of Utah in 1999. During her studies, she spent a semester in Florence, Italy at the Instituto di Lorenzo d’ Medici studying studio art, Renaissance Art History and History of Renaissance Architecture. Her professional painting career, which began shortly after graduation, is now nearing its 20th year.

With an Honors BFA in Painting and Drawing and a minor in Art History, Rampton has exhibited in several shows, juried exhibitions, and invitationals. She has been featured in several publications, including Plein Air Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, Judsons Plein Air Journal and Southwest Art Magazine. Her work can be found in private, public and corporate collections throughout the Southwest, across the country and internationally.

Education

EDUCATION:

1999 Honors BFA in Painting and Drawing, Minor in Art History, Studies in Architecture; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1998 Semester of studies in Studio Art, Art & Architectural History; Centro de Lorenzo d’ Medici, Florence, Italy

1994 High School Honors degree with Distinction in Art; Rowland Hall-St. Marks; Salt Lake City, UT

Exhibitions

INVITATIONALS:
2020 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Event, Sedona Art Museum, Sedona, AZ
“Art In The West”, High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
“American Crossroads”, Anne Jespersen Fine Arts, Helper, UT
2019 “Art In The West”, High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
“Colors of the Canyons”, Anne Jespersen Fine Arts, Helper, UT
2018 10th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, Zion National Park, UT
“Art In The West”, High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
“Cowgirl Up!”, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
“Square One: Helper Artists of Utah”, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2017 “Nest: Women Artists of Helper”, Amjworks, Helper

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
2019 95th Annual Spring Salon, Springville, Museum of Art, Springville, UT
11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center’s Carr & Hall Galleries, Idaho Falls, ID
2018 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2017 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
93rd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center’s Carr & Hall Galleries, Idaho Falls, ID
2016 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
92nd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center’s Carr & Hall Galleries, Idaho Falls, ID
Annual Statewide Competition, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT
Art Of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University, Provo, UT
Utah Watercolor Society’s Spring Open Exhibition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT
2015 Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT
2014 Utah Arts & Museums Statewide Annual Exhibition: Painting & Sculpture, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2014 President’s Art Show, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT
2012 Southwest Contemporary Realism, Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Willard Arts Center's Carr Gallery & Blake Hall
Community Gallery, Idaho Falls, ID
2011 Utah Watercolor Society Fall Show; Michael Berry Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2010 “Utah ’10: Mixed Media & Works On Paper”, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Watercolor Society Mini Show, Michael Berry Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2009 “35 X 35”, Work by 35 Local Artists under 35, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
“Windows To The Divine”, Madden Museum, Denver, CO
2008 “Utah ’08: Painting & Sculpture”, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Watercolor Society Fall Show, Finch Lane Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2006 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 Traveling Exhibit with Utah Arts Council
Utah Watercolor Society Spring Show, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT
2003 The Regional 2004, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT
Utah Watercolor Society, 2004 Fall Show, Park City, UT
Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition; Ogden, UT
New & Emerging Artists of Utah Show; Salt Lake City, UT
2003 St George Regional Art Exhibit; St. George, UT
Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition; Ogden, UT
2002 Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition; Ogden, UT
2000 Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition; Ogden, UT
Springville Museum of Art’s 76th Annual Utah Spring Salon; Springville, UT
1999 The Deseret News Landscape Art Show; Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Student Show, Salt Lake City, UT

ONE & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2019 Two Person Show with Gerald Purdy, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2018 “Inside Bolivia: Watercolors by Hadley Rampton”, Salt Lake Main Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
2017 Two Person Show with Cordell Taylor, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2016 “On The Boarder: Thailand And Myanmar Paintings, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2015 "Hadley Rampton & Francesc Burgos", Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2014 “Tour of the Western