Lydia Pettit

Lydia Pettit


2014     Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
                     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting;  ; Photography
                     Magna Cum Laude; 3.8 GPA


2015-17 Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Committee Member

Serve as an advisor to the nonprofit in the form of providing ideas for exhibitions, surveying the public for opinions of the organization, and scouting out artists in Maryland to partner with for programs. Aid in the promotion of events and calls for entry to help grow community interest.

2014-17 Platform Arts Center, Baltimore, MD

Building Manager

Manage operations and rentals of the building. Rent 14 affordable studio spaces and produce regular performances, comedy shows, classes, and lectures in the gallery space. Coordinate with contractors to maintain the space as well as keeping thorough accounting records.

Platform Gallery, Baltimore MD

Gallery Director

Produce curatorial programming for monthly exhibitions and artist talks, frequently collaborating with local arts organizations and nonprofits. Reach out to artists and vendors to create public events. Act as receptionist during gallery hours and field calls from prospective patrons. Organize and keep detailed records of expenses and income as well as creating budgets for each show.

2014 Spectrum Design Studio, Baltimore, MD

Mural Painter

Created large-scale educational murals within the walls of Monarch Elementary Charter School, working in tandem with five other artists.


2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalist,
                Baltimore, MD

2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for      
                Representational Painting
, Quebec, Canada

2015 Alumni Residency Grant at Burren College of Art,
               Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2014 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for
               Representational Painting
, Quebec, Canada

2013 Painting Department Scholarship,
               MICA, Baltimore, MD


2018 BIG SEXY, School 33 Art Center,
               Baltimore, MD (solo)

            DEEP STRETCH, Field Projects,
               New York, NY (group)

2017 Murmurs: New Paintings by Lydia Pettit,
               Hotel Indigo, Baltimore, MD (solo)

            Artists on the Other Side,
               Cade Gallery, Arnold, MD (group)

2015 New Day Campaign: First the Pain II,
               Area 405, Baltimore, MD (group)

            Under 500, Maryland Art Place,
               Baltimore, MD (group)

            Residency Open Studios, Burren College of Art,
               Ballyvaughan, Ireland (group)

2014 Our Glass Boxes: Commencement Exhibition,
           Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD