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Lois Lane

LOIS LANE

Born 1948 Philadelphia, PA. Lives in New York City and Warwick, NY.

Education.

1971 MFA Yale University School of Art and Architecture

1969 BFA Philadelphia College of Art

1968 Yale University Summer School of Music and Art

Grants.

1977 C. A. P. S. Grant for Painting, New York State Council on the Arts

1978 Grant for Painting, National Endowment for the Arts

Solo Exhibition.

2017 “Lois Lane,” SOUTHFIRST Gallery, New York, NY

1993 “Lois Lane: Works on Paper,” Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY, March 30-May 1

1991 “Lois Lane,” Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY, November 2-30

1990 “Lois Lane: Recent Work,” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, January 2-March 10, 1990 (brochure)

1989 “Lois Lane’s Monoprints,” Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

1988 “Lois Lane: New Work,” Barbara Mathis Gallery, 851 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, April 23-May 21

1987 “Lois Lane: Ten Years,” Willard Gallery, 29 East 72 Street, New York, NY, March 12 April 11
“Lois Lane: Paintings,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 1987 January 16, 1988.

1986 Margo Leaven Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985 Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1983 “Lois Lane,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1982 “Lois Lane: Recent Work,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, May 7-June 27 (brochure)
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

1981 “Lois Lane: Paintings & Collages,” The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, January 10- March 8

1980 Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
“Lois Lane,” Willard Gallery, 29 East 72 Street, New York, NY, November 5-29

1979 “Lois Lane: Drawings,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY, January 27-February 22

1977 “Lois Lane,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1974 “Lois Lane,” Artists Space, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions.

2021 “American Painting:The Eighties Revisited,” The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

2019 “Drawing in The Shape of Shape: Artist’s Choice—Amy Sillman,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2017 “Social Surfaces,” (curated by Jay Sanders and Jamie Stevens) Artists Space, New York, NY

2016 “Painting After Postmodernism | Belgium-USA,” (curated by Barbara Rose), Vanderborght and Cinéma Galeries/the Underground, Brussels, Belgium, September 15-November 13; traveled to Malaga, Spain, 2017 (catalogue)

2010 “That Is Then. This Is Now,” (curated by Irving Sandler and Robert Storr), Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY (catalogue)

2001 McDowell Gallery, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, February 10-September 10

2000 “Working in Brooklyn: Artists’ Books,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, February-April (catalogue)

1996 “Maps, Graphs and Plans: A Seventies Approach, “Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, October 5, 1996-March 23, 1997

1995 “Imagined and Observed: Representational Paintings and Drawings of the Past Five Decades,” Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, April 29-October 15

1992 “Apocalypse and Resurrection,” The Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
“Gallery Artists,” Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

1991 “Focus on the Collection: A 70th Anniversary Celebration,” Akron Art Museum, November 3, 1991-January 5, 1992
“Permanent Collection,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“The Unique Print,” Pace Prints, New York, NY
“The Print Club Residencies,” The Print Club of Philadelphia, PA
“5 Artists Living and Working in Warwick,” Warwick, NY
“Crossing Over, Changing Places,” The Print Club of Philadelphia, PA
“Selected Prints From Spring Street Workshop,” Tomasulo Gallery, Cranford, NJ

1990 “Terra Incognito: New Directions in American Landscape,” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
“The State of Upstate: New York Women Artists,” (curated by Nina Felshin) New York State Museum, Albany, NY, October 28, 1989-January 28, 1990;
exhibition traveled to The Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY, February 24-April 15;
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, May 8-July 8(catalogue)
“New Editions: Pace Prints,” Pace Prints, New York, NY

1989 “Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women,” Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Brooksville, NY; exhibition also held at Blum-Helman Warehouse, New York, NY, July 6-August 17

1988 “Art of the 1980s: Artist from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection,” Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, November 6-Decmeber 16;
exhibition traveled to Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, January 6-Februray 19, 1989
“Transcendent: Gianni Dessi, Martha Diamond, Simon Edmondson, Aaron Fink, Willy Heeks, David Kapp, Lois Lane,” David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, September 10-October 1
“The Hunt Collection,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Back in the Light,” Genovese Graphics, Boston, MA
Permanent Collection Gallery, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

1987 “Drawing Since 1940,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, June 25-October 13
“Prints,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY
“Artists Against AIDS,” Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, NY
“Poetic Substance,” Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

1986 “Contemporary Works from the Collection,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, November 6, 1986-March 31, 1987
“American Iconic Imagery 1973-1979,” Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
“50th Anniversary Exhibition,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1985 “Large Drawings,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, November 25, 1985 April 15, 1985
“Summer Show,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY
“American Abstract Painting,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“American Paintings,” Aron and Phyllis Katz Collection, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
Permanent Collection Gallery, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

1984 “Painting and Sculpture: Gregory Amenoff, Mark de Suvero, Lois Lane, Raoul Hague, Lee Krasner, David Humphrey, Michael Hall, Tony Smith, Richard Hull, Katherine Porter, Richard Stankiewicz, Joseph Wesner,” Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May 19-June 23
“Visions and Childhood: A Contemporary Iconography,” Whitney Museum of American Art (downtown branch), New York, NY
“Recent Acquisitions: Lois Lane,” Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1983 “Some Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, July 17-October 11
“Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, March 7-April 2
“Back to the USA,” Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland; exhibition traveled to Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
“Double Positive,” Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Limited Palettes,” Asher / Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Selected Works,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“ART / ITINERA, I Giovani,” Castello Pasquini, Castiglioncello, Italy
“47th National Midyear Exhibition,” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
“Issues and Trends in American Art,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Director’s Choice,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (catalogue)

1982 “PostMINIMALISM,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue) Willard Gallery, New York, NY
“Myth,” Bonlow Gallery, New York, NY
“Black and White Drawings,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1981 “Transformations,” New York Coliseum, NY
“Lane, Obuck, Rothenberg, Sultan, Torreano,” Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Menagerie,” Goddard Riverside Community Center, NY
“The Great American Fan Show,” Lerner-Heller Gallery, New York, NY, May 2-June 3, and Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA, May 8-June 12 (catalogue)
“A Now Bestiary: Animal Imagery In Contemporary Art,” Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
“35 Artists Return to Artist’s Space (a benefit exhibition),” Artist’s Space, New York, NY
“The Image in American Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1980,” Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (catalogue)

1980 “Selections from the Art lending Service,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, March 23-May 12
“Printed Art: A View of Two Decades,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, February 17, 202013-April 1
“Lois Lane, Susan Rothenberg,” Clarke-Benton Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
“Drawings,” Willard Gallery, New York, NY
“New York, New York,” Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
“Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
“New Editions / New Acquisitions,” Delahunty Gallery, TX
“Emblems and Paint,” Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY (catalogue)

1979 “American Painting: The Eighties,” (curated by Barbara Rose) Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September–October 13, 1979;
exhibition traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, October 28–December 30, 1979;
American Cultural Center, Paris (dates unknown);
Helsingin Taidetalo, Helsinki, August 27–September 15, 1980;
Ludwig Collection (Neue Gallerie), Aachen, September 27–October 20, 1980;
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, early November 1980–January 1981;
Tel Aviv Museum, February–April 1981;
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, June 25–July 26, 1981;
Galeria Arcady, Krakow, September 2–27, 1981;
Galeria Studio, Warsaw, October 5–31, 1981;
Pinacoteca Provinciale of Bari, November 14–December 5, 1981;
Teatro del Falcone, Genoa, December 8, 1981–early March 1982;
Palacio de la Virreina Catalonia, Barcelona, March 30–April 1982;
Gallery of La Caixa, Madrid, May 6–June 5, 1982;
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, June–July 1982 (catalogue)
“Ten Artists/Artist’s Space,” Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, September 9-October 15 (catalogue)
“Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, February 6 April 1 (catalogue)
“Sixth Anniversary Exhibition,” Artist’s Space, New York, NY

1978 “Hunt, Jenney, Lane, Rothenberg, Shapiro,” Vassar College of Art, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 9-June 4 (catalogue)
“The Minimal Image: Jon Brofsky, Chuck Close, Pinchas Cohen Gan, Denise Green, Lois Lane, Robert Moskowitz, Jud Nelson, Joel Shapiro, Susan Rothenberg, Jonathan Waite,” Protetch-McIntosh, Washington, DC, March 7-April 5
“New Image Painting: Nicolas Africano, Jennifer Bartlett, Denise Green, Michael Hurson, Neil Jenney, Lois Lane, Robert Moskowitz, Susan Rothenberg, David True, Joe Zucker,” (curated by Richard Marshall) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, December 5, 1978-January 28, 1979 (publication)
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1977 “A Painting Show,” (curated by Alana Heiss) P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, May 2-29

1975 Tyler School of Art, Elikins Park, PA

1974 “Mel Kendrick / Lois Lane / Christopher Shelton,” Artists Space, 155 Wooster, New York, NY, February 2-23

Bibliography.

2011-2019

Wilkin, Karen. “Painting After Post-Modernism,” The New Criterion, March 2017

Heartney Eleanor. “Saved by Abstraction?” Art in America, February 2017

McGlynn, Tom. “And, Ever After: Painting After Postmodernism,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2016

Rautbord, Sugar. “Painting After Postmodernism, Blockbuster in Brussels,” The Huffington Post, October 26, 2016

2001-2010

1991-2000

Saltz, Jerry. “Let Us Now Praise Artist’s Artists,” Art & Auction, April 1993, pp. 74-115

Malloy, Nancy. “Lois Lane: Barbara Tool Gallery,” Art News 91, no. 3 (March 1992): 124-125

Liebman, Lisa. “Lois Lane: Barbara Toll Gallery,” Artforum 30, no. 7 (March 1992): 107

Edelmann, Robert G. “Lois Lane: Barbara Toll Fine Arts,” art press, January 1992, p. 86

“Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, November 25, 1991

1981-1990

Huntington, Richard. “Women artists show is put together with high intelligence,” The Buffalo News, March 9, 1990

Nesbitt, Lois E. “Review: Lois Lane,” Art News, September 1988

Smith, Roberta. “A Painting Landmark in Retrospect,” The New York Times, August 2, 1987

Smith, Roberta “Art: Works by Lois Lane,” The New York Times, April 10, 1987, C25

Smith, Roberta “Art: In the Mid Seventies, Exploring the Image,” The New York Times, December 12, 1987

Ballatore, Sandy. “Review: Lois Lane,” Los Angeles Weekly, May 9-15, 1986

Muchnic, Suzanne “Review: Lois Lane,” Los Angeles Times, April 25, 1986

“Exhibition Review,” California Magazine, April 1986

Derfner, Phyllis. “Lois Lane at Willard Gallery,” Art in America, July 1985

Glueck, Grace “Lois Lane at Willard Gallery,” The New York Times, March 15, 1985

Wintour, Anna. “Painting the Town,” New York Magazine, August 29, 1983

Russell, John “Review: Lois Lane,” The New York Times, February 11, 1983

Collier, Caroline. “Review: Lois Lane,” Flash Art, May 1982

Cohen, Ronny. “Review: Lois Lane,” Art News, April 1982

Hunter, Sam “Post Modernist Painting, Portfolio, January-February 1982

Larson, Kay. “Review: Lois Lane,” New York Magazine, December 21, 1981

Wolker, Bruce. “The Contemporary Image,” Mainliner, September 1981

Merritt, Robert. “A New Bestiary (V.N.I.),” Richmond Times Dispatch, June 2, 1981

Oliva, Achille Bonito. “La Transavanguardia,” Interarte 20, May 1981

Schulze, Franz. “Review: Lois Lane,” Chicago Sun Times, April 5, 1981

“Review: Lois Lane,” Art News, March 1981

Sabel, Sussana. “Black Nears the Absolute,” Artspeak, November 20, 1981

Schulze, Franz “Review: Lois Lane,” Chicago Sun Times, April 5, 1981

Levin, Kim. “Review: Lois Lane,” Flash Art, February 1981

Carr, Carolyn Kinder. “ Lois Lane: An Interview with the Painter,” Dialogue: The Ohio Art Journal, January-February 1981.

Wallis, Brian. “Review: Lois Lane,” Arts Magazine, January 1981

Donahue, Michael. “A Wealth of Images Dots Modern Show,” Memphis Press Scimitar, December 4, 1980

Hess, Elizabeth. “Personal Mythmaking,” The Village Voice, November 12, 1980

Siegel, Jeanne. “Lois Lane and Robert Longo: Interpretation of Image,” Arts Magazine, November 1980

Wohlfert, Lee. “Young Artists New Yorkers Art Taking About,” Town & Country, September 23, 1980

1971-1980

Siegel, Jeanne “Lois Lane and Robert Longo: Interpretation of Image,” Arts Magazine, November 1980

Kramer, Hilton. “Neo-Modernists: A Sense of Déjà Vu,” The New York Times, September 23, 1979

Rose, Barbara “American Painting: The Eighties,” Adix, September 1979

Smith, Roberta. “The Abstract Image,” Art in America, March-April 1979

Smith, Roberta. “Black on Black,” Ambiance, March 1979

Hughes, Robert “Roundup at the Whitney Corral,” Time Magazine, February 26, 1979

Kingsley, April “New Imagery Keeps Its Cool,” The Village Voice, January 1, 1979

Rose, Barbara. “Art for ’79 Eyes,” Vogue, January 1979

Raynor, Vivien. “ What’s New, Whitney Style,” The New York Times, December 8, 1978

Lawson, Thomas “Review: Lois Lane,” Art in America, March-April, 1978

Gholson, Craig. “Review: Lois Lane,” Arts Magazine, February 1978

Gilligan, Lorrane. “Review: Lois Lane,” Women Art, Winter 1977-78

Perrone, Jeff. “Review: Lois Lane,” Artforum, December 1977

Tannenbaum, Judith. “Review: Lois Lane,” Arts Magazine, December 1977

Kramer, Hilton “Review: Lois Lane,” The New York Times, October 21, 1977

Collins, James. “Review: Lois Lane,” Artforum, April 1974

Catalogues + Publications.

Rosenfeld, Daniel. “Terra Incognita: New Directions in Contemporary Landscape,” Museum of Art, Rhode Island of Design, 1990

“Continuing Interest in Painting,” Art/Itinera ’83, Tuscany, Italy, 1983

“Director’s Choice,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 1983

“PostMINIMALISM,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1982

Carr, Carolyn Kinder. “The Image in American Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1980,” Akron Art Museum, 1981

Butera, Virginia Fabbri. ““The Great American Fan Show,” Lerner-Heller Gallery, New York, 1981

Carr, Carolyn Kinder. “Lois Lane: An Interview with the Painter.” Dialogue: The Ohio Arts Journal, January-February 1981

Denson, G. Roger. “Emblems and Paint,” Hallwalls Gallery, 1980

Rose, Barbara. “Paintings: The Eighties.” Vista Press, 1979

“The 1979 Whitney Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979

Marshall, Richard. “New Image Painting.” Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978

Morrin, Peter, ed. “Hunt, Jenney, Lane, Rothenberg, Shapiro.” Vassar Gallery of Art, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1978

Public Collections.

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christ, TX

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY