Andrea Lyons

Andrea Lyons

    Contact Information

    lyons.andrea1947@gmail.com

    Philadelphia, PA

    Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.


    Gallery Representation

    Cerulean Arts
    1355 Ridge Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19123


    Painting

    Sculpture

    Archived Works

    Artist's Statement

    I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and also part of the tree form. The layers of the bark of the tree as related to the layers of skin. The correlation of flesh to wood and other building materials.

    I use a cut wood shape to paint on instead of the usual rectangle, or I use a wood form on top of a rectangular wood form on which I paint. Many works I have done have the grain of the wood elaborated. Sometimes a part of a figure will appear or a bird. I use paint like it was clay. Sometimes I make my own encaustic paint, which is a mixture of wax and oil paint. Textures are important to me.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2000
    Blue Moon Café’, York, PA

    1999
    The Pink Bridge Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1994
    Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

    Group
    2000
    Salon Des Amis, Malvern, PA

    1999
    Undercurrent, East Stroudsberg University, East Stroudsberg, PA

    1994
    The Painter’s Eye, Nexus Foundation for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    A Group of Grids, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Student Exhibition: Certificate and Graduate Thesis Shows, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1993
    Annual Student Exhibition: Certificate and Graduate Thesis Shows, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1992
    Faculty Exhibition, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

    Annual Student Exhibition: Certificate and Graduate Thesis Shows, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    Annual Student Exhibition: Certificate and Graduate Thesis Shows, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Other
    1997, 1998
    A Show of Hands, Manna Benefit at Moore College of Art and The ICA, Philadelphia, PA

    1997, 1998, 1999
    Open Studios at 915 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist's Bibliography

    Sozanski, Edward, "New Directions and some new artists," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20, 2000

    1998
    Film, Public Reaction to Public Art

    Rice, Robin, "Mural," The New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL

    Professional Experience

    1994 - present
    AP Studio Art Instructor in Fine Arts, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School, Philadelphia, PA

    Instructor, Sculpture and Ceramics, Kensington CAPA High, Philadelphia, PA

    Saturday Program for 7th and 8th grade students, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Instructor, Mixed Media, Governor’s School for the Arts, Mercyhurst College, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2014
    Alumni Fellowship Residency, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    Center for Learning through the Arts Award for teaching art and developing Arts Seminar in Philadelphia, PA

    2000
    $15,000 Edna Andrade Grant for Painting from Leeway Foundation

    1998
    Small oils Show Award for Painting, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    1993
    Residency in Mixed Media awarded

    Fellowship Purchase Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Painting Award, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

    Drawing Award, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA

    1991
    Barnes Foundation Fellowship

    Wil Barnet Abstract Painting Prize

    Connor Memorial Award and Color Print Purchase Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1990 – 1992
    Awarded scholarship for certificate program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1965 – 1969
    Awarded full paid scholarship to Tyler School Of Art

    Public Projects

    2000
    University City, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

    1998
    Jardel Recreation Center, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

    Commissions

    1999
    Private Commission, Fabric Row Mural, Philadelphia, PA

    Education

    1994
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Painting

    1991
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Certificate, Painting

    1969
    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins PArk, PA
    BFA, Printmaking and Art Education