Alan Lankin

Paintings

Small Paintings on Panel

Archived Works

Works on Paper

Paintings

Artist's Biography

Alan Lankin has exhibited his paintings and works on paper at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Arizona. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania and he lives and works in the Philadelphia area.

Artist's Statement

My paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance. I begin my paintings with a plan. The original concept is just the beginning, however – I respond to what I see happening on the canvas. I work improvisationally, intuitively developing the image. My love of color and movement, music and dance are reflected in my painting’s shapes and lines. The finished work often reveals the history of revisions in the pentimenti of paint. My paintings embrace ambiguity and are imbued with multiple meanings.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo & Two-Person
2022
Solo Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Collective, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2021
Solo Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Collective, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Two-person show, DVAA at Atria Center City, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ

1994
Two-person show, Vineland Public Library, Vineland, NJ

Group
2021
Perennial Visions III, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

16th Annual Juried Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Jody Sweitzer

PAFA Fellowship Annual Exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Rebecca Segall

The Rainbow Show, Philadelphia Collage Works at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Inaugural Show, Little Art Gallery, Linwood Park, Ardmore, PA
Curator: Lizza Robb

The Spaces We Carry, The Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Nostalgia, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2020
Unstoppable: Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity 71st Anniversary Members' Spring Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Michelle Marcuse

8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Ying Li

Banished for the Good of the Realm, InLiquid Online, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA 2020 Members Exhibition, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity 71st Anniversary Members' Spring Juried Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition
Juror: Bridgette Mayer

2019
Compatible Contrasts, D'Arrigo Family Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
Three-person show with Stuart Lehrman and Citlally Miranda
Curator: Elynne Rosenfeld

Cerulean Arts Collective Associate Members' Exhibition, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Incredible Lightness of Art, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Exhibition, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Michael Gallagher

Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Jurors: Michael Kowbuz & Tina Rocha, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Composition in Concert, DVAA @ IHP (Da Vinci Art Alliance @ Lightbox Film Center), East Alcove Gallery, International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Bill Timmins

Philadelphia Artists Equity 70th Anniversary Members' Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
Juror: Neysa Grassi

Works on Paper II, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Rochelle Toner

New Now II, InLiquid, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Bill Scott

Artist, Reader, Writer, Da Vinci Art Alliance Members Show, POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours), Philadelphia, PA

Connections: Artists Equity Fall 2018 Juried Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts Center, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Thora Jacobson

Motion Pictured, Da Vinci Art Alliance & Lightbox Film Center, International House, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Robert Cargni-Mitchell, Theater and Galleries Manager, Lightbox Film Center

Artists Equity 2018 Spring Exhibition, Baker Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Juror: Kassem Amoudi
Received Honorable Mention

Personally Speaking, Da Vinci Art Alliance at International House Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Katherine Kurtz

2017
Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Members’ Juried Exhibition, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Jan Baltzell

1996
Three-person show, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group Show, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT

99th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Jack Beal

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: John Ollman, Director, Janet Fleisher Gallery

1995
Art of the State: Pennsylvania '95, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jurors: Zoltan Buki, Curator of Fine Art, NJ State Museum-Trenton and Halide Salam, Professor of Art, Radford University, Radford, VA

Philadelphia Views, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Anne d'Harnoncourt, John Higgins, and Edward Rendell

98th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, West Chester University, PA
Juror: Charles W Millard III, formerly UNC & Hirshhorn

Artists League of Mount Airy Juried Art Show, ALMA Gallery, Artists League of Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Philadelphia International Contemporary Art Competition, 479 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Melissa Feldman, John Ittmann

131st Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Patricia Mangione, John Costanza, and John Koomar

Springside Contemporary Art Competition, Springside School, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Kathryn B Hiesinger, Michael Schantz, Darrel Sewell

Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Juror: Richard Torchia

3rd Annual Juried Art Show, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Nannette Clark, Melissa Feldman, Thora Jacobson, Richard Torchia

1993
Art of the State: Pennsylvania '93, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jurors: Richard Hood Harryman and Sam Peters

130th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia , PA
Jurors: Jeanne Coryell, Libby Newman and William Southwell

Juried Painting and Sculpture Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Jurors: Lanny Bergner, Larry Becker and Heidi Nivling

96th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Juror: Fred Osborne

Artist's Bibliography

2020
"Artists in the time of Coronavirus, an ongoing virtual exhibition", The Artblog, June 5, 2020

2019
López, Wit, “Nothing but blue skies at Cerulean Arts’ group exhibition”, The Artblog, December 19, 2019

‘Compatible Contrasts:’ New Art Show at Hafter Center Features Three Artists”, October 4, 2019

Taylor-Kearney, Carol, “Summer: A Time to Meet New Artists! Part 1”, WhatsArt Blog, July 28, 2019

Awards and Honors

2019
Third Place, Artists Equity Juried Exhibition, Commmunity Art Center, Wallingford, PA

2018
Jurors Award of Special Merit, Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Honorable Mention, Artists Equity 2018 Spring Exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Residencies

1996, 1997
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Lectures and Talks

2021
Exhibition Walk Through, solo show, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Affiliations

Artist Member, Cerulean Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Member, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Member, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Villanova University, Villanova, PA
MS

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA

Continuing Education
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA