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On the Calendar:
October 6-31, 2015:
FLOATING PALETTES
& other recent work

First Street Gallery, NYC


Mari Lyons studied with Max Beckmann and Fletcher Martin at Mills College; with Louis Schanker, Ludwig Sander, and Stefan Hirsch at Bard College (BA); with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier l7; at the Grand Chaumiere; with Bernard Chaet and Gabor Peterdi at the Yale-Norfolk Art School; and with Zoltan Zepeshy and Madison Fred Mitchell at Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA).  

The artist has exhibited widely throughout the country and has lectured and had shows at The Munson-Williams- Proctor Institute, Rider University and elsewhere, and has cityscapes in the collections of The Museum of the City of New York and Rider University. She has had fourteen one-person shows at First Street Gallery in New York City, along with one-person and two-person shows at Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kirkland Art Center in Clinton (NY), Polari Gallery in Woodstock (NY), Windham Fine Arts in Windham (NY), and the Forsythe Gallery in Ann Arbor (MI), and many group shows. One Montana landscape traveled to Tunis as part of the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State. She has paintings in more than one hundred private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. 

The artist is married to the writer-publisher Nick Lyons and has four grown children. She maintains studios in New York City and Woodstock, New York.

Selected bibliography

Reviews and citations have appeared in the following publications:

Magicians and Charlatans: Essays
     on Art and Culture by Jed Perl
The Wall Street Journal (2010)
The New Republic (2008)

The New York Sun
The New Republic (2005)
The New Republic (1999)
Modern Painters
The New York Times
Daily Freeman
Forbes FYI

Parnassus: Poetry in Review
Big Sky Journal
Gallery Going: Four Seasons
      in the Art World
by Jed Perl