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RUTH AVA LYONS www.ruthavalyons.com EDUCATION 1982 Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art *Milles Scholarship Award, American Scandinavian Foundation *Ford Foundation Tuition Scholarship 1978 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kent State University Blossom International Art Program 1979 Chautauqua Institution, *Logan Scholarship Award FELLOWSHIP 1982 Fulbright Fellowship, Bolivia, South America 2018 Creative Renewal Fellowship Award ,ASC GRANTS & AWARDS 2019 Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Grant 2018 Charlotte Lit’s 4X4CLT Series 2015 Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Grant 2013 Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Grant ArtPop Billboard Program,Adams Outdoor & A& S Council 1995 Governor's Award in the Arts and Humanities, North Carolina 1994 Neighborhood Matching Grant, City of Charlotte,NC 1994 North Carolina Arts Council and NEA Artist Grant 1990 Return To Industry, CPCC College Faculty Grant 1989 Savannah College of Art 20th Anniversary Commission,Georgia 1988 Emerging Artist Grant, Arts and Science Council North Carolina Print and Drawing Society 1985 Springfest Grant, Urban Visions Billboard Project 2003 Historic Charlotte Preservation Award Numerous exhibition awards and voted “Best Artist” 2 times/Charlotte, NC RESIDENCIES 2019 The Arctic Circle Expedition Residency, Svalbard archipelago 2018 Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program, Brazil 2018 The Arenui Underwater Photography seminar, Raja Ampat,indonesia 2016 15th Underwater Photography Seminar, Cozumel ,Mexico 2013 Heron Island Research Station Artist Residency, Great Barrier Reef, Australia 2011 Everglades National Park Artist in Residence Fellowship, Florida 2000 Moving Poets Dance Theatre, Set Design/Irony of Sex 1989 Virginia Western College, Roanoke, VA 1986 NC Print and Drawing Society Residency Award, Winstone Press Artist in Residence, Bemis Project/Alternative Work site, Omaha, NE 1982 Visiting Artist, University Settlement, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Chautauqua Institution Painting Residency, Chautauqua, New York PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010-present Art Consultant/Curatorial Services,Owner,X Foundation Artist Studios 1988-91 Adjunct Professor, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC 1988 Educator, Community School of the Arts, Charlotte, NC 1988, 85, 84 Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 1987 Visiting Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1986 Adjunct Professor, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC 1983-84 Head of Painting Program,Chautauqua Institution Educator, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 1980-82 Assistant Preparator, Cranbrook Museum Of Art, MI 1979 Director, Bonfoey Gallery, Tucson, AZ 1978 Director, Kent State University Gallery, Kent, Ohio ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2019 Odyssey , Hidell Brooks Gallery,Charlotte,NC Organisms , The Yard, NYC Curated by Site Brooklyn 2016 Sightings, Hidell Brooks Gallery Atonement,University of South Carolina,Upstate Gallery 2015 Turchin Visual Arts Center,Appalachian State University,Boone,NC 2014 Oceanic Alchemies,Hickory Museum Of Art,NC 2012 Murmurs of the Land, Artifact Gallery, New York, NY 2012 North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences,Nature Gallery, Raleigh ,NC 2011 Song of Ten Thousand Islands,Hidell Brooks Gallery,Charlotte,NC 2010 Ruth Ava Lyons, Aaron Gallery , Washington, DC 2009 Biotikos, Spiers Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC 2003 New Work, Center of The Earth Gallery,Charlotte,NC 2000 Ruth Ava Lyons, Tyndall Gallery,Durham,NC 1997 Recent Work, Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1994 Life in the Nineties, Blue Spiral I Gallery, Asheville, NC 1990 Arts and Science Council,Charlotte, NC 1989 Big Noise, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC Recent Drawings, Virginia Western College, Roanoke, VA 1988 New Works, Albany Museum Of Art, Albany, GA 1986 Miss X, Limbo Gallery, Charlotte, NC Maker, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC Residency, Bemis project,Omaha,NE 1985 Eternal Moments, Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC Recent Works, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 1982 Ruth Ava Lyons,Thesis show, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 1978 Wanderings, Kent State University, Kent, OH SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 Art and Light Gallery,Greenville,NC 2018 No Longer Supported, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor,NY 2017 Creative Climate,Human Impacts institute/Taiwan Embassy/NYC Ocean Plastic, Expo 216, Wilmington ,NC The Errant Eye, Harwood Museum of Art.NM 2016 Color Matters, The Painting Center, NYC Blue Marble,San Luis Obispo Museum Of Art,California McColl Center for Contemporary art 2015 Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute/Taiwan Embassy,NYC 2014 Gallery 17,Greenville,SC Women In Abstract, Hidell Brooks Gallery,NC Cavellini, White box Gallery,NYC,NY 2013 Suzanne Connors Gallery,Jacksonville,FL Beyond The Curve, Civic and Cultural Arts Center, Pineville, NC 2012 Art in Embassy Program,U.S Department of state,Embassy of Moldova. Democratic National Convention Headquarters,NC Artists Bemis Art Center,Auction Exhibition Invitational,Omaha,NE 2011 Miniature Perspectives, Ferst Center for the Arts,Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA Art in the Everglades, Everglades National Park Coe Gallery,FL R Roberts Gallery, Jacksonville,Florida Superheroes, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Bronx,NY Lab Ad, Beca Foundation Albuquerque, NM A Book About Death: Life,Elizabeth Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College,Clinton, SC 2010 Abstract Thinking, Hidell Brooks Gallery, NC New York, New York, Swirth Art Advisory, NYC,NY 95 Artists, Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC,NY Small Works Invitational, S.H.E Gallery, Boonton, New Jersey Signature Power-Legends and other Myths, Micro Museum ,Brooklyn, NY Lineage Of Noda, Adam Miller Gallery, , Concord , NC 2009 The New Boom Collective, Helac & Wirth Advisors, New York, NY Fall Show , Aaron Gallery, Washington ,DC Finally …Spring, Aaron Gallery, Two Person Show, Washington, DC 2008 Metaphoric Sunrise/Sunset, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY Bemis Project Invitational exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska String Of Pearls, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC Art Now Fair, Art Basel,Miami,FL 2007 Footprints, two person show, Drew Deane Gallery, Brevard, NC A Landscape for All Seasons, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC 2002 Fayetteville Museum of Art, The Artists of Charlotte, Fayetteville, NC Summer Invitational, Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC 2001 NC Painting 2000 Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC INTERIORS: A Look Within, Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC 2000 Fall Exhibition/ Gallery Artists, Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, GA New Artists, Tyndall Gallery, Durham, NC Functional Follies, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 1999 Residual Value: Tryon Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC Agitating Utopia, Craft and Folk Museum, Los Angeles, CA Poetics of Space, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC 1998 Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC More than a glance, Blue Spiral I Gallery, Asheville, NC Gallery Artists Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1997 Land and Body, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, traveling to University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL The Object of My Affection, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 1996 Summa Composite - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC Images of Faith, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC Commonwealth Collects:Reaching Across Our Borders, Center for the Arts, VI. 1995 Hans & Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC Winter Invitational - Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 1994 Chiaroscuro: A Contemporary Study of Light and Dark, Montgomery Museum, Montgomery,AL 1993 Reflections: Women Looking At Women, Furman University, SC Regional Painting Invitational, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Acme Art, Wilmington, NC 1992 Contemporary Print Exhibition, Elon College, Elon, NC Images of Faith, Blue Spiral I Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina 1991 Picolo Pictura, Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Somar Invitational, Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC Taking a Stand: Art and Social Vision, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC 1990 Artists Against Aids, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC Selections: Here and Now 1990, Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA Syncopated Visions, Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD Two Views, Paul Sires/Ruth Ava Lyons, Wilson Art Center, Wilson, NC 1989 Images of Faith, Kentucky Museum, Northport, AL Signs of Life, Lyons and Sires, Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA North Carolina Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC Neo-Expressionism, Southeastern Cntr for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1887 In Pursuit of Excellence, Center Gallery, Carrboro, NC 1986 Positive/Negative, Carroll Reece Museum, East Tenn.State University, Johnson City, North Carolina Print and Drawing Society National, St. Johns Museum, Wilmington, NC Visual Arts: The Southeast, Securities Center, Georgia St. Univ, Atlanta, GE 1985 Drawings, Invitational, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC New Figurative Painting: Harsh Images on Canvas. Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC May Show, Artists of the Western Reserve, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH Artists Choose Artists, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC Focus International: American Women in Art: American Album, Nairobi, Kenya, Maryland College of Art, Black Mountain College, Buffalo, NY, Richland College, Dallas, TX, WARM National Conference, MN 1984 Salon D'Hiver, 1984 Invitational, Spaces, Cleveland, OH May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 1983 Group Show, Rockefeller Gallery, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY 1982 New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX 1982 Invitational, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI Michigan Artists 1982, Birmingham Art Gallery, Birmingham, MI 1981 Tunnel Vision, Detroit Cultural Gallery, Detroit, MI Tunnel Gallery, Windsor, Canada Paperwork Now, Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI All on Paper, Associated Artists Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1980 Four Corner States Biennial, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ Biennial Painting Exhibition, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ Mid West Painting National, Owensboro Museum of Art, KY United Nations Conference on Women, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Denmark Contemporary Vessels, Bonfoey Gallery, Tucson, AZ Five Arizona Artists, Kiosko Del Arte, Mexico Gallery Artists, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI 1979 Women’s Art 1979, Artreach Gallery, Columbus, OH Beck Cultural Arts Center, Lakewood, OH National Painting, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH Art in Ohio, Columbus Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH 1978 Visions Western New York Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY New Directions, American Institute of Architects, Cleveland, OH Thesis, Kent State School of Art Galleries, Kent, Ohio SELECTED REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS What keeps these 5 artists sharp,Charlotte Observer May 2018 Ambassador to the Natural World,Ruth Ava Lyons , Arts and Science Council Blog Color Matters Catalogue,The Painting Center,NYC 2016 Pattern Pulp January 2016, Color Matters Show,NYC 2016 Sightings of Global warming and Nature, Artplantae december 2015 Contemporary American Art,Art in Embassies Exhibition Catalogue.US ArtPlantae Today “Something in Particular”,A Documentary/Creativity in the south 2012 Knight Arts “Lyons and Ace encourage contemplation” 12/2011 BronxInk ,”Superhero” at Casita Maria Center,2/2011 “Ecos” Des de Miami, Fifth Season Magazine, Adrinan Bianco, Dec 08 Winston-Salem Journal, Pushing the Boundaries Aside, Tom Patterson,August 2000 Sculpture Magazine, May Issue 1999 The Orlando Sentinel, The Landscape Beyond, Philip Bishop, October 1997 Charlotte Observer, Every Detail... by Tom Patterson, October 1996 Creative Loafing, An Eye for Harmony by Jane Grau, October 1996 Montgomery Museum of Art, Chiaroscuro Invitational, 1995 catalogue Woman’s Voice, Artist Finds Beauty, Jo Minchew, January 1994 Art Vu, An Uncertain Future, Summer 1992 The Arts Journal, Taking a Stand, March 1991 Green Hill Center for N .C. Art , Taking a Stand/Art & Social Vision, 1991 Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Somar Invitational, 1991 catalogue Art Papers, Images Of Faith, W. T. Dooley, ART KUNST 1990 catalogue BREAK magazine, Her Art Speaks With Many Voices, February 1989 New Art Examiner, Ruth Ava Lyons, Summer 1989 HERESIES, Issue #22, Art In Unestablished Channels Times Outlook, Featured artist Ruth Ava Lyons Nov 1989 The Albany Sunday Herald, Art and Artists, April 17, 1988 The Spectator, Neo-Expressionism, July 1987 Buffalo Courier, Paper Comes of Age, 1986 The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum Of Art 65th May show 198 SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS BlackArch Partners Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks,US Dept of Interior Heron Island Research Station , Australia Presbyterian College Art Collection InterSouth Partners, Durham, NC Booz, Allen & Hamilton Fennebresque, Clark, Swindell & Hay Philip Morris Headquarters USA, NY Moore and Van Allen Metropolitan Museum of Art New Orleans Museum of Art Mint Museum of Art Greenville County Museum of Art Cranbrook Museum of Art North Carolina Print and Drawing Society City Of Charlotte Convention Center Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, LLP St. Johns Museum of Art New Gallery/Bemis Project: Alternative Work Site Kent State University, Michener Collection The Ohio Arts Council National Museum of Women in the Arts Davidson College Art Collection University of North Carolina, Asheville and Charlotte Hearst Corporation Bank of America MCF Foundry Hilton USA Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Pneumafil Corporation Kilpatrick Stockton LLP SAS Institute Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft UNC Women and Children’s Hospital Boddie-Noell Corporation Bechtler Museum of Modern Art City of Pompano Beach Bechtler Foundation Mercury Mill Crescent Properties SELECTED PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Charlotte Douglas International airport Four Mile Creek Trailhead,Parks and Recreation ,City Of Charlotte City of Pompano Beach, Signal box enhancements Functional Follies, 50th Anniversary Commission, Savannah College of Art and Design Charlotte Area Transit Authority/Blue Lynx Line, City Of Charlotte Plaza Central Identity Project, Plaza Midwood Partners,Charlotte, NC Boddie-Noell Corporation, Commission, Chapel Hill, NC