Alan Lankin: Flanerie

Alan Lankin


Contact Information

alankin@gmail.com

http://alanlankin.com

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Paintings

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Alan Lankinwas born and raised in Vineland, NJ and became interested in drawing as a teenager. After moving to Philadelphia, he took drawing and painting classes at Fleisher Art Memorial, the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has exhibited his paintings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Arizona.He lives and works in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which is just outside Philadelphia.

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
1997
Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ

Group
2019
3-person Show, D'Arrigo Family Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

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

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

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

ART el al., Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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

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

Looking Forward, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

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

Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1997
Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Awards and Honors

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

Affiliations

Member, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity

Member, Da Vinci Art Alliance

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