Andrea Lyons


Contact Information

lyons.andrea1947@gmail.com

Philadelphia, PA

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Painting/Printmaking

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