Lucy Kailan

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Biography 

Lucy Kalian, artist and unintentional activist, grew up reveling in the woodlands and beaches of the Garden State. Unapologetically representational in her art, Kalian has won several awards nationally for her work in both landscape and still life subjects.

“As a young girl, I would wake early and go into the wooded valley between our home and a local farm. I had a favorite, fallen tree where I stashed pencils and paper. I spent hours wandering, drawing pictures and writing. Not much has changed. My days begin earlier and I now share my musings.”

In 2014, a friend asked her to get involved with the fight to clean up local waterways. Since then, Lucy has used her talent and vision as an artist to highlight the importance of preserving our natural environment. She has become a “an unintentional activist.”

Artist Statement

Creating a work of art is an exploration of myself in relation to the natural world. It may begin as a passing thought or observation that encourages deeper investigation.  It may be an unraveling of an internal or peripheral knot.  Always, a story unfolds. The product is a visual method of recording the journey. Why create? I do not know why I create art; I only know that I always have. There is a yearning for things unknown and intangible and also a great exuberance within that comes from experiences; it must be released. I cannot recall a time in my life that I was not making things.  Living life is to create – the two are inseparable.

Resume

2017

“Witnesses” — D&R Greenway, Princeton, NJ (solo)

“Witnesses” – Salmagundi Club, New York, NY – show opening September, 2017

2016

“Swells and Soundings” – Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University (solo)

Gallery Jupiter – Little Silver, NJ

Wildscapes – Bennington Center for the Arts – Bennington, VT

Laumeister Fine Art – Bennington Center for the Arts – Bennington, VT

Members’ Show – Salmagundi Club, NY*

Landscape – Salmagundi Club, NY

2015

CLWAC 119th Exhibition – National Arts Club, NY

Art Alliance 19th Annual Open – Red Bank, NJ*

CLWAC Annual Members’ Exhibit – Salmagundi Club, NY

Art in Nature/Nature in Art – Oyster Point Hotel – Red Bank, NJ

2014

Local Landscapes : Lucy K H Kalian – Oyster Point Hotel – Red Bank, NJ (solo)

Salmagundi Masters Exhibition

Summer Landscape salon – Grand Central Academy, NY

2013

CLWAC 117th Exhibition – National Arts Club, NY

Canterbury Art Show – Rumson, NJ*

Inaugural Exhibit, Rechnitz Art Building – Monmouth University – Long Branch, NJ

2012

“Sea Bright Rising” Beauregard Gallery – Rumson, NJ

“View From the Shore” Brodsky Gallery – East Brunswick, NJ

CLWAC Exhibition – Salmagundi Club, NY

2011

Salmagundi Club Open-NY

Recent Work – Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ (solo)

2010

CLWAC 114th Exhibition National Arts Club, NY *

NYC DOT Brooklyn Greenway commission

“Still Life” The Harrison Gallery – Williamstown, MA

2009

“Moving Forward” Solo Exhibit – Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey (solo)

2008 

New Jersey State show; Art Alliance of Monmouth County *

CLWAC 112th Annual Exhibition; National Arts Club, New York

“Art for the Arts”; Laurel Tracey Gallery

William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe

2007

New Jersey State show; Art Alliance of Monmouth County *

Armenian Women Artists; Village Quill, New York

New Jersey State show; Guild of Creative Art

Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast group show; Guild of Creative Art

 “Ocean Literacy”; Monmouth University Pollak Gallery

“Art for the Arts”; Laurel Tracey Gallery

2006

“Best and Brightest” Scottsdale Artists School Invitational

Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast group show; Guild of Creative Art

“Landscape”; Fredrick Gallery *

* denotes award received

Affiliations

Salmagundi Club: New York, New York

Copley Society of Art: Boston, MA

Education

Grand Central Atelier

Palette and Chisel

Scottsdale Artists School

Rhode Island School of Design

American College of Art, London

Private Collections

On request

Public Collections

Clean Ocean Action – Highlands, NJ

Brooklyn Greenway bike path – NYC Dept. of Transportation

Seven Bridges Foundation – Greenwich, CT

Jacqueline Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center – Long Branch, NJ

Contact:

LKH@LucyKalian.com

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