Stuart Lehrman


Contact Information

stuart.lehrman@gmail.com

http://www.stuartlehrman.com/

Studio: 12 Dunbarton Road Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003

http://www.liftartgallery.com/stuart-lehrman

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Drawing

Photography

Road Rage Series

Artist's Biography

Born: New York City in 1950

Artist's Statement

My practice involves the dialogue between order and chaos. The process is a constant experiment with the physical properties of paint (color, texture, sheen), moving between addition and subtraction, making and unmaking. All working to a place where I lose control of the painting, and then struggling back to achieve the right balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint. This is a struggle that I have to revisit with every painting, straining to hear an interior alphabet that leaks out during the actual act of painting. It is a personal and, I hope, universal language that I have to relearn and translate every time and is the challenge that drives me on to the next work.

My Road Rage photography series tackles these sam problems, and attempts to capture this same dynamic, through the lens of the camera. While out on the streets, I am always on the lookout for ambiguous accidents of beauty and power, ground into the common pavement.

My work is inspired from the natural and manmade phenomena I observe in the world around me. The historical context of my work is that of Abstract Expressionism, Post-painterly Abstraction, Color Field painting and Minimalism.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
1991
Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1990
Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

1989
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1988
Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

1987
Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

1985
Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

1982
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Two-Person
1992
Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1989
Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1986
Acme Art, San Francisco, CA

1984
Stella Polaris, Los Angeles, CA

1984
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX

1983
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group
2018
2018 SOHO Photo Gallery National Competition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY

26th International Art Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX

4th Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Arts-Artsy Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

PHOTO 36 Award Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Art,s Collingswood, NJ

2017
Camera USA® 2017: National Photography Exhibition and Award, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Curator: Robin O'Dell, Curator of Photographic Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Fresh Hues, Media Arts Council & Gallery, Media, PA
Curator: Alice Beamesderfer, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Open Media Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Curator: Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Photography 36, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Curator: Sarah Stolfa, Executive & Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

F r a g mented, ArtSceneToday, Queens, NY

Contemporary Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2016
Fragmented Identities, Venice Art House Gallery, Santa Croce, Venezia, Italy

Movement, Linus Art Galleries, Long Beach, CA

Small Works, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

Raw Materials, Reinboth & Company, Lambertville, NJ

2015
Postcard Invitational, SPACEWOMb Gallery, Manhattan-New York City, NY

Open Lens, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

The Earth Speaks, ArtSpace Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA

2014
RSVP 4, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Curators Choice, Metropolitan Gallery, Austin, TX

1998
Rough Material, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Manhattan-New York City, NY

1994
Lost & Found, ArtLink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Movement in Space, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1993
Recycler, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

The Sculpture Tour, University of Tennessee, Nashville, TN

1992
Fragile Earth, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

Found Objects as Art, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

Real Space, Works Gallery, Costa Masa, CA

Residue Immortalized, Security Pacific Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991
Emeryville Fifth Annual, Park Avenue Wharehouse, Emeryville, CA
Curator: Phil Linhares, Head Curator of the Oakland Museum

Lost and Found, Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA

Found Objects, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DW

Art Trends, Clary-Miner Gallery Buffalo, NY
Curator: Barbara Haskell of the Whitney Museum

66th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker-Kingsley Museum Sacramento, CA
Curator- Karen Tsujiumoto of the Oakland Museum

The North American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothill Art Center, Golden, CO

Earth, Brandstater Gallery, Loma Linda University, Riverside CA
Curator, Josine Starrels of the Long Beach Museum

1990
Miniatures & Small Works, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

New Direction, Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY
Curator, Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum

Metal Now Exhibition, Downey Museum, Downey, CA

1986
Bay Area Abstraction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

1985
Sculptural Painting, St. Mary’s College, Oakland CA

1984
Las Vegas Small Sculpture National, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

1983
Shapes and Sources, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Route 66 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Planar Dimension: Geometric Abstraction by Bay Area Artists, Walnut Creek Civic Center, Walnut Creek, CA

1980
55th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker-Kingsley Museum, Sacramento, CA

1979
Young Artist-New Directions, Diablo Valley College, Concord, CA

Artist's Bibliography

2017
Heithaus, Harriet "National Photo Show Emphasizes Drama", The Naples Daily News, June 14, 2017

2014
Haupt, Chuck “The Photography Spot-Editor’s Choice”, Ragazine.cc, September 2014

Bloom, Robin "'RSVP' at LGTripp Gallery", WHYY Newsworks, August 2014

1991
Roland, Carolyn “Found Objects”, Art Matters, November 1991

Crohn, Jennifer “Art as a Civic Virture”, The East Bay Guardian, November 1991

Mullinax, Gary “Junk Debunks Presentation of Modern Art” The News Journal, September 12, 1991

Littlefield, Kinnery “Added Dimension shoulders the Load”, Press-Telegram, July 29,1991

1987
Van Proyen, Mark “Craft and Abstraction”, Artweek, January 31,1987

1985
Barker, Kenneth “Two Local Artist with Colorful Ideas”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 1985

Bell, Michael “Sculpture Music”, Artweek, January 31,1985

Boettger, Suzaan “Stuart Lehrman”, Artforum, December, 1985

1984
Jan, Alfred “Shape and Sources”, Fine Arts, January 5, 1984

1983
Liss, Andrea “Bay Area Geometric Abstraction”, Artweek, January 31,1983

1982
Workman,Andree “Redolent Surface”, Artweek, January 31,1982

Awards

2018
4th Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Arts-Artsy Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2017
Perkins Center for Arts, Photographic Award
Show scheduled in March 2018, Collingwood, NJ

Microgrant Project Award, InLiquid & dickblick.com
Philadelphia, PA

2013
Drexel University Purchases Award, "Road Rage #31"
Philadelphia, PA

1977
Full Merit Scholarship for graduate study, Mills College
Oakland, CA

Collections

Dellen Publishing Company, San Francisco, CA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
Leanin Tree Publication, Denver, CO
Park’n Fly Service Corporation, St. Louis, MO
Peerless Electric Company, Berkeley, CA
Oracle Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX
The National Old City Apartments, Philadelphia, PA
Triple S. Investment Company, Portland, OR
Walden Venture Capital Investment Inc., San Francisco, CA

Education

Mills College, Oakland, CA
MFA