LANI IRWIN

1947 born Annapolis, MD
1964 University of Maryland, Munich, Germany
1965 University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France
1969 B.A. American University, Washington, DC.
1974 M.F.A. American University, Washington, DC.
1975-78 Taught, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
1978 Taught, Trinity College, Washington, DC
1987- present, lives and works in Italy
1995 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2006 Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2009-10 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Endowed Chair)

• ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado, 2007.

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1998,1996.

Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1998, 1994, 1986, 1983, 1981.

Forum Gallery, Lexington Park, MD, 1980.

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 1976.

• SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Pietralunga International, contemporary Artists in Umbria, Pietralunga, Italy

2014 Dialoghi dell'Arte: 2014-15 International Tour,
        Leedy-Voulkos Art CenterKansas City, Missouri
        East Coast Venue TBA
        Guilin Museum, Guilin, China
        Palazzo dei Cartelloni at the Studio Art Centers         International, Florence, Italy
        Montecastello Gallery, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy (2014-2015)

2012 Italian Visions / Visioni Italiane, Hygienic Galleries, New London, CT

2012 Invitational Exhibition of Paintings. McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina

2010 International Invitational Exhibition, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

“The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985-2005”, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME, 2006.

“Art(Verona”, Verona, Italy, 2005

“What Is Realism?”, Albemarle Gallery, London, UK, 2005.

“Il Circo”, Galleria Immagine ed Entroterra, Brescia, Italy, 2005.

“Art in the Family”, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC, 2005.

"Love For Sale", Bankside Gallery, London, U.K. 2005.

"179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art", National Academy of Design, N.Y., N.Y., 2004.

"Intorno a Entroterra", Milano, Italia, 2004.

"Scena Muta", Galleria d'Arte Moderna & Contempranea di Stile, Brescia, Italia, 2003.

"Scena Muta", L'Associazione Entroterra, Milano, Italia, 2003.

"Rose's Choice", Museo Internazionale della Donna nell'Arte, Scontrone (AQ), Italia, 2003.

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1995.

"Segnali di Fumo", Costano di Bastia Umbra (PG), Italia, 2002.

Gallery K, Washington, DC, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1987,1984.

"Artist Couples", Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC, 2001.

Loring Gallery, Sheffield, MA, 1998.

"The Figure Revisited", The Gallery at Hastings on Hudson, NY, 1997.

"Artisti Stranieri in Mostra", Comune di Bastia Umbra, Italy, 1997.

Delaware Art Museum, Members Gallery, DE, 1997, 1996.

"Spectrum '96", Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN, 1996.

Miami Art, Miami, FL, 1998, 1997.

"Small is Beautiful", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1995, 1992.

"Review and Preview", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1990.

MacLaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO, 1990.

"Memento Mori", Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center, Washington, DC, 1990.

"New Works by Gallery Artists", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1986.

"Real Surreal", Park Avenue Atrium, NYC, 1986.

"Ambiguous Relationships", Strathmore Art Center, Rockville, MD, 1986.

"Gallery K Drawing Show", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1985.

"The Washington Art Community, Self-Portraits", Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC, 1985.

"Southern Maryland Artists", St. Mary's College, Maryland, 1985.

"Comments on the 1980s", The Times Journal Co., Arlington, VA, 1985.

"1 plus 1 equals 2", Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC (two year traveling show), 1984-86.

Still-Life Show, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC, 1983.

"Garland of Flowers", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1982.

"Gallery K's Cathouse", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1981.

"New Works", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1981.

"Gallery K's Dog Show", Gallery K, Washington, DC, 1980.

"Couples in Art", Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC, 1980.

Juried Show, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, 1980.

"Realism and Representation: New Work by 25 Artists", Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, 1980.

"WASH Art 1979", Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC, 1979.

"Women in the Arts", Charles County Community College, La Plata, MD, 1979.

"15 Artists", Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC, 1979.

"Christmas '78", Pyramid Gallery, Washington, DC, 1978.

"September 77", Graham Gallery, NYC, 1977.

Harriet Griffin Gallery, NYC, 1977.

"Selected Drawings from the Studios of Washington Artists", Washington
Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 1975.

"Maryland Biennial", Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD, 1974.

"19th Area Exhibition", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1974.

"Mainstreams '74", Marietta, OH, 1974.

"Washington & Jefferson National Painting Show", Washington, PA, 1974.

• PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Museo Internazionale della Donna nell'Arte, Scontrone (AQ), Italia.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum,, Washingtom, D.C.

Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA

Peace Museum, Chicago, IL

• GRANTS

2009-10 McMillan Stewart Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art

1995 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

• TEACHING AND VISITING ARTIST

2011 Visiting Artist, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
2010 Visiting Artist, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2010 Visiting Artist, Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting, Baltimore, MD
2010 Visiting Artist, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
2009-10 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Endowed Chair)
2009 Ruth Mayo Memorial Visiting Artist Endowment, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
2009 Visiting Artist, Center College, Danville KY
2009 Visiting Artist, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
2008 Visiting Artist, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
2007 Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
2007 Visiting Artist, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.
2007 Visiting Artist, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
2007 Visiting Artist, New York Academy, NYC.
2007 Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2007 Visiting Artist, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
2006 Artist-in-Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (fall semester).
2006 Visiting Artist, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
2006 Visiting Artist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
2006 Visiting Artist, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1975-78 Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
1978 Trinity College, Washington, DC

• BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 Kuspit, Donald, “Lani Irwin:Mannerist, Feminist, Narcissist”, American Arts Quarterly, Fall issue. (reproduction)

2011 Irwin, Lani, “Interview”, The Montreal Review, February issue, (reproductions)

2007, Minor, Vernon, “Two Views”, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. (reproduction)

2007, Leggio, Gail, “Lani Irwin and Alan Feltus”, American Arts Quarterly, Spring issue. (reproduction)

2005, “What Is Realism?”, Albemarle Gallery.(reproduction)

2005, “Il Mito del Circo”, Stile Arte, June issue.(reproduction)

2004 Gravagnuolo, Emma, " Alan Feltus e Lani Irwin, Insieme nel Segno dell'Arte", Arte, aprile 2004. (reproductions)

2001 Leggio, Gail; "The Interior Theater of Lani Irwin", American
Arts Quarterly, Spring issue. (reproduction)

2001 Honigman, Ana, "Art Reviews", Washington Review, Volume
XXVII, number 1-2.

2000 Turner, Frederick, "Visionary Realism", American Arts
Quarterly, Fall issue.

2000 Henry, Gerrit, "Lani Irwin at Katharina Rich Perlow", Art in
America, April issue. (reproduction)

2000 Biderman, Sol, "The Enigmatic Art of Lani Irwin", Sunday
News, Sao Paolo, Brasile, October. (reproduction).

2000 Macinnes, Michael, "Lani Irwin", The New York Art World,
October.

1998 Protzman, Ferdinand, "Realistic Vision", Washington Post,
September 24.

1998 Kampel, "A Hint of Metaphysics but Definitely No Narrative",
The Villager, April 22, 1998.(reproduction)

1997 "Bastia tra arte e cultura: da domenica mostra collettiva con
artisti stranieri", La Nazione, 30 April.

1996 Wright, Jeff, "Lani Irwin", Cover, September. (reproduction)

1996 American Arts Quarterly, Winter. (reproduction)

1996 "Lani Irwin at Katharina Rich Perlow", Art Now Gallery
Guide, April. (reproduction)

1994 Mann, James, "The Metaphysical Art of Lani Irwin",
American Arts Quarterly, Spring. (reproduction)

1992 Feltus, Alan, "Living and Working in Italy", American Artist, August issue.

1990 Keler, Kathy, "Memento Mori", Eye Wash, March issue.

1990 Barchard, Hank, "Death Be Not Proud", Washington Post,
March.

1990 Welzenbach, Michael, "The Mortal of the Story", Washington
Post, March.

1985 Hayghe, Michele T., "Journal Show Reflects Issues of the
Day", The Journal.

1985 Daud, Katharine, "Couples, Art's Famous Pairs Exhibit
Together", Kalamazoo Gazette, August. (reproduction)

1985 Krantz, Lee, "American Artists, an Illustrated Survey of
Leading Contemporary Americans". (reproduction)

1983 Wechsler, Jill, "Lani Irwin", American Artist, June issue.

1982 Alexis, Karen, "Art Beat - Lani Irwin", Unicorn Times, July.

1981 Forgey, Benjamin, "Irwin: A World of Apparent Serenity",
The Washington Star, May 8. (reproduction)

1981 Lewis, Jo Ann, "Views from Inside", The Washington Post,
May 9.

1981 Fleming, Lee, "Gallery K's Dog Show", Images and
Issues, Spring.

1980 Forgey, Benjamin, "25 Washington Painters", The
Washington Star, March..

1980 Hoxie, John W;, "Forum Exhibit", The Enterprise, March 26.
(reproduction)

1979 "Women in the Arts Exhibit Presented", Maryland
Independent, January 17. (reproduction)

1976 Forgey, Benjamin, "Gazing at the Galleries: Approximately P
Street", The Washington Star, Calender, February 15.

1976 Christensen, Judith, "WPA: Washington's Art Past and
Present", The Eagle (American University), February 20.
(reproduction)



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