H&R Studio's Co-Founders
H&R Studio was co-founded by artists Brett F. Harvey and Lauren Amalia Redding, who met as graduate students in Manhattan. They married and lived in Queens, New York for nine years before relocating to Naples in 2018 to establish H&R Studio, for which they are the principal instructors and administrators.
Co-founder and sculptor Brett F. Harvey represents the "H" in H&R Studio.
Born just outside Boston, Brett's family moved to New Hampshire when he was a toddler. Brett obtained his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. He then obtained his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2011.
In addition to exhibiting his own sculptures, Brett began curating the social media account Johnsons in Art, which advocates for the male nude. His work has been featured on the cover of Sculpture Review and as one of eighteen artists to watch in 2018 by The Blue Review. Brett also balanced his thriving studio practice with a high-profile, high-responsibility job: he worked as the lead installer and a master fabricator for Jeff Koons.
Brett is thrilled to bring his appreciation for the human form and all things Greek to H&R Studio. Be sure to expect an engineer's thoroughness in all his teaching.
Co-founder and draftswoman Lauren Amalia Redding represents the "R" in H&R Studio.
Born in Naples, Lauren's family moved to Michigan when she was eight. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art. She then obtained her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2011.
Lauren has curated and participated in many group exhibitions across the United States. In 2017, she had a solo show at Menduiña Schneider Gallery in San Pedro, California. In addition to producing her artwork, Lauren is a contributing writer for The Blue Review in New York City and PaintGuide in Hong Kong. Her writing has also been published by Noteworthy, Art Aesthetics, The Pen + Brush, PoetsArtists, Artists on Art, and Tiny House Magazine.
Lauren is thrilled to bring her appreciation for drawing and detail to H&R Studio. Be sure to expect a lot of hand waving and a love of all things Florentine in her teaching.
Examples of Our Co-Founders' Artwork
Please visit Brett and Lauren's websites for complete online portfolios and résumés.