MARI LYONS
(1935-2016)


EDUCATION
:

 1950-1951   Mills College, Oakland, CA (Summer programs, first with Max Beckmann, then Fletcher

                          Martin. One-person exhibition, 1950, arranged by Beckmann.)
1953-1957   Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Studied with Louis Schanker, Ludwig Sander, Stefan

                          Hirsch.) BA 1957 with Honors
1955-1956   Atelier 17 (with Stanley William Hayter), Grand Chaumiere, Atelier Leger. (Six months in

                          Paris.)
1956            Yale-Norfolk Art School, (Studied with Bernard Chaet, Gabor Peterdi--summer program.)

 1957-1958   Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (Studied with Zoltan Zepheshy, Madison Fred Mitchell.) MFA, 1958
                                     

EXHIBITIONS:  (one person, except as noted)

    2018             First Street Gallery (NYC)--"The Vital Street," memorial exhibition, scheduled for February
   2017             Bowery Gallery (NYC)  Memorial exhibition

    1996-2015   Eight exhibitions at First Street Gallery (NYC)
   2014             West Beth Gallery (NYC)--group show

    2013             Kirkland Art Center, Clinton (NY)

    2012             Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery (NJ)

    2006             Rider University (two-person, with John Dubrow--curated by Deborah Rosenthal)

    2004             Windham Fine Arts, Windham (NY)--two person

    2001             Sylvia White Gallery (group, Santa Monica, CA)

    1995             Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State

    1994             First Street Gallery (NYC)

    1992             First Street Gallery (NYC) and Books Inc (NYC)

    1991              First Street Gallery (NYC)

    1985             Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, (NY)

    1982             Imperial Gallery (NYC)

    1980             First Street Gallery (NYC)

    1978             First Street Gallery (NYC)
   1970-1978   Group Shows:

                          Cork Gallery (NYC)

                          Bone Hollow Arts (Accord, NY)

                          Marvin Gardens (NYC)

                          The Hudson Guild (NYC)
                         Interfaith Church (NYC)

                          Broome Street Gallery (NYC)

    1966             Granite Gallery, NYC

    1959             Forsythe Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
   1956             Polari Gallery, Woodstock, NY

     SELECTED CORPORATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

·      Museum of the City of New York, New York State Museum (Albany),

·      Montana State University Library, (Bozeman)

·      DeGolyer Library (SMU), Rider University (NJ) 

·      Montana Museum of Art and Culture (Missoula)

·      Climate Central Foundation  (Princeton, NJ and Palo Alto, CA)

·      Wolff Sesnon & Buttery (Los Angeles),

·      Skyhorse Publishing (NYC)

·       Goldsmith, Agio, and Helms, (Minneapolis)

·      New York Pilates, (NYC)


SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Paul Volcker, Howell Raines, Robert Benton, Jane Timken, Prof Theodore Weiss, Dean Jean Paul Slusser (then curator, University of Michigan Museum), Prof David Gordon, Judge Roderic Duncan, Dr. Gary Sherman, Morton Seaman, Alexander Bing III, Nancy and Alan Zakon, Kermit and Barbara Hummel, R. Palmer Baker, Richard Cohen, Douglas Ewing, Phillippe Benair, Elizabeth Brooks, Katherine Butler, and approximately one hundred others

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  2015            ONVIEWAT.com, “Mari Lyons: Floating Palettes” by John Goodrich

   2012             MAGICIANS & CHARLATANS book by Jed Perl, excerpt

   2012             WALL STREET JOURNAL, “Mari Lyons” Sunsets/Hillsides,” by Lance Esplund

   2010              HUFFINGTON POST, “Mari Lyons: Every Object Rightly Seen,” by John Seed

   2008             NEW REPUBLIC, “Pirate Lives,” by Jed Perl

   2005             NEW REPUBLIC, “Formalism and Its Discontents,” by Jed Perl

   2005            THE SUN, “Gallery Going,’ by Lance Esplund

   2003            THE SUN, “Gallery Going,” by David Cohen

   2000            EYEWITNESS, "Artists and Audiences" by Jed Perl

   2000           FULL CREEL by Nick Lyons (Jacket illustration and 29 drawings)

   1999             NEW REPUBLIC, "Winners," by Jed Perl   

   1999             FORBES FYI (short article on cityscapes by ML, unsigned)

   1997             NEW YORK TIMES, "One Paints, the Other Fishes" (Carol Lawson) 

   1996             A FLY FISHER'S WORLD, by Nick Lyons (Jacket illustration and 23 drawings)

   1992             SPRING CREEK, by Nick Lyons (Jacket illustration and 27 line drawings)

   1991             PARNASSUS:  Poetry in Review, "Double Self-Portrait"

   1991             ARTSPEAK, "The Life of Inanimate Objects" (E. McCormack)

   1988            ARTIST'S PROOF, "The Street" (ML)  

   1986            PARNASUS: Poetry in Review, "Still Life with Skulls"
 

** Between 2000 and 2015, Mari Lyons received more than two dozen serious reviews by Jed Perl, Lance Esplund, David Cohen, and others in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, MODERN PAINTERS, THE SUN, THE KINGSTON FREEMAN, THE NEW REPUBLIC, and elsewhere.   Many of the actual reviews are available on her website, www.marilyonsstudio.com