Laiken Whittredge (she/her) is a versatile artist based in the Catskill Mountain/Hudson Valley region of New York. With a wide array of creative skills, she delves into photography, pottery, screen printing, collage, and mixed media to craft her unique works.

After earning her Bachelors in Fine Art from SUNY Oneonta, Laiken's professional journey has been as diverse as her mediums - from working in the tourism marketing world, running her own wedding photography business, being a professional production manager for a small screen printing company, to now working in the arts non-profit world. Laiken was member of The Smithy Clay Studio from 2019 - 2023, and had been both a dedicated volunteer and a pottery instructor and enjoys teaching beginners. She currently is the Artists-in-Residence Manager of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY. 

Laiken's art is deeply rooted in themes of womanhood, mental health, gender, and relationships. She finds joy in creating functional pottery pieces and has developed a unique approach using her own underglaze transfers through screen printing.

When she's not immersed in her art, Laiken can be found in the company of her two cats, Chips & Pickles, doing improv, and getting a little silly with her pals.

select exhibitions

2024 March - Woodstock, New York - Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild - Annual Members' Show

2023 August - Oneonta, New York - CANO Gallery - "Young Artist Exhibition" (group show. awarded best in show.)

2019 April - Oneonta, New York - Martin-Mullen Art Gallery - Annual Juried Student Art Show

2019 Sept - Oneonta, New York - Project Space Gallery - "The Jean Parish Scholarship" (group show)

2019 Sept - Greenville, South Carolina - The SEC for Photography - "Women by Women" (group show)

2018 April - Oneonta, New York - Martin-Mullen Art Gallery - Annual Juried Student Art Show

March 2017 - Troy, New York - The Arts Center of the Capital Region - 120° Intercollegiate Art Regional (group show)

March 2016 - Saratoga Spring, New York - Saratoga Arts - 120° Intercollegiate Art Regional (group show. honorable mention.)

grants & awards

2019 - SUNY Oneonta Research Foundation Creativity Grant

2019 - Jean Parish Scholarship Recipient


2023 - present Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

2019-present The Smithy Clay Studio

2023-present Community Arts Network of Oneonta

2020-2021 Cooperstown Art Association

2016-2017 Saratoga Arts Member

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