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Lillian Abel

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Last updated: March 30, 2017

ABOUT ME | PORTFOLIO

“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed." Kahlil Gibran These compositions suggest forms that are present and forms that are absent. Layers that hide and reveal. Out of disorder comes order, out of darkness comes light, out of time to present, from ignorance to enlightenment.

ART EDUCATION

Ohio University
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Students League of New York
New York Studio of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
New School, New York, NY
Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center, Florence, Italy
Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts, Florence, Italy.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Lillian Abel: Past to Present, TAJ ART Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2016 Lillian Abel, Nurit Avesnar, Elana Kundell, Art in the Arthouse, LAERMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER, Curated by Joshua Elias, Santa Monica CA

2015 "New Work by Lillian Abel and Robin Parsons", GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Los Angeles CA

2014 "Lillian Abel, January Garabedian, Brooke Harker, HALE ARTS SPACE, Curated by Michael Hale, Sean Hemeon, Santa Monica CA

2013 "Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman Tucker & Karrie Ross", ALTERED SPACE GALLERY, curated by Bryan Chagolia, Venice CA

2002 "Ethereal Forms - Lillian Abel" Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2000 "Przestrzenie metafizyczne - Lillian Abel" Galerii Temporary Contemporary "Krakow 2000" Krakow, Poland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Suites, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA

5th Annual Spring Art Exhibition, Grand Central Neighborhood SSC, Curated by: Renee Larson, New York, New York

2015
Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, LAMAG, Jurors: Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes, Thomas Benitez

Generations: Forty Hues Between Black & White OCAAA, In colaboration with VAALA, Santa Ana CA

Incognito 2015, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

2014
"Incognito 10" SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Monica CA

"Habitual" LAAA, juried by Mills Moran, Director of OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles CA

"Our Ever Changing World - Pop Up Show China Town", Curated by Karrie Ross, Los Angeles

2013
"Small Works", RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA

“Ink & Clay 39” KELLOGG ART GALLERY at CSPU, Curated by Michael David, Liza Folman, Stanton Hunter, Pomona, California

"HERo.e.s/HER open eyeS”, META HOUSE-GERMAN CAMBODIAN CULTURAL CENTER, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Traveling to Battambang, Cambodia, curated by Denise A. Scott, Curator Link: http://art.state.gov/artistdetail.aspx?id=166420

"Silver Factory" GET ART 2013, Project Angel Food, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA

"Incognito 2013" SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF AR"T

“Intersecting Paths: Art & Healing, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JIR/LA, USC, Jack H. Skirball Campus, Curated by Georgia Freeman-Harvey, Los Angeles

2012
“True Blue” SANGRIA FINE ART, Curated by Charity Burnett

LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2012

“The Fan Show”, SCA PROJECT GALLERY, Curated by Karen Karlsson & Denise Kraemer, Pomona, Cali

Women's Day Virtual Display at MOLAA

“gem 2012” GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles

"Incognito 2012" SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

"Colors, Colors!" CITY HALL BRIDGE GALLERY, Mary Oliver, Curator, DCA Slide Registry

"Smörgasbord", SANGRIA FINE ART, Chariy Burnett, Curator

2011
“Energy” ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Curated by Howard Fox

LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2011

KCET-TV Independent Public TV Los Angeles airs HUMBLE BEAUTY Documentary

“Second Annual Art Project Los Angeles BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Star-Studded VIP Benefit”

"Incognito 2011" SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

“Celebrating A Decade” 2nd CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator: shea M gauer

“Silver Lining: Every Cloud Has One” CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM

GET : ART 4, PROJECT ANGEL FOOD, Sirnn Studios, Hollywood, California

2010
“Aurora 2010”, LAAA, Los Angeles

“gem 2010” GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles

“Edges” GARLAND ART GALLERY, Pasadena CA

2009
"Aurora" Works on Paper, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION

"2009 Open Show," LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"PLENTY: Happy’s first annual small works show", HAPPY, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Art Association Annul Benefit Auction

"Insight/Inside LA" Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE Curator: Jode Baral.

"Humble Beauty Art Exhibition" KIWA CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER, Los Angeles, Curator Lillian Abel

2008
"TarFest Art Show 2008", Juried by Howard Fox, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Los Angeles

"Humble Beauty Art Show", Curator: Lillian Abel at The NEW LATC', presented along with the Premeire of the "Humble Beauty" Documentary, by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang.

1st U.S.A., Korea, Japan International Art Festival - "Different and Coexist", Curators U.S.A.: Gina Han and Gustav Yim, International Curator: Tae Hun Seong, ASTO MUSEUM OF ART, Wrightwood, CA

"Hokum, Things and materials are not always what they seem — cleverness, deceit and the unexpected in contemporary art"; GALLERY 825, Laurie Firstenberg, Director/Curator, LAXART

2007
"Southern California Open 2007", LAAA/Gallery 825, Howard N. Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA

"Get : Art" BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefitting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles

"2007 Winter Biannual", LAAA SOUTH, MIKE NAPOLIELLO GALLERY, Susan Cross, Curator MASS MoCA, Hermosa Beach, CA

2006
"Perspectives", BARNSDALL MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curators: Scott Canty and Mary E. Oliver, Los Angeles

"Petite Works" LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Los Angeles

"The 2nd Annual Fine Art Auction", LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Music Box Theater, Hollywood CA

"Of This World", LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Juror: Laurie Steelink, Director, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles

"Chain Letter" HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, Curated by Doug Harvey & Christian
Cummings, Los Angeles,CA

"An Evening of Art and Architecture" LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, live art auction and architectural tour of AIA award winning home/gallery of Michael Collins and Daniel Banchik, West Hollywood, California

"Saturation and Surface" GALLERY 825, Juror: Nancy Silverman-Miles, Executive Director, Gallery C, Los Angeles

"Get : Art" BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefitting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles

"Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art", Fine Art Dealers Association, Santa Monica, CA

GALLERIES

TAJ ART, Los Angeles CA
Groundspace Projects, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles CA
Hale Arts Space, Santa Monica CA
Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

lives and works in Los Angeles, California, has exhibited in New York City and Los Angeles as well as various venues across the United States. She has been exhibited internationally in Krakow, Poland; Phnom Penh Cambodia and Battambang, Cambodia. Her work is in various collections, including, Barry Zito, San Diego; Davyd Whaley and Norman Buckley, Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills CA; Paul Lussier Company, Hollywood, CA; Ellie Blankfort, Los Angeles, CA; SRO Housing Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Bob Crewe, Los Angeles CA; Xorin Balbes, Sowden House, Los Angeles, CA; Susan Camiel, The Bond House, San Diego, CA; The Walker Art Collection, Garnett, Kansas; Lawry Smith, Director, La MaMa Galleria, NY, NY; Elizabeth Hastings Peterfreund, NY, NY; Margaret Thomsen/Thomsen Gallery/Tappan NY and the Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, NYC.

Abel’s work has been published in “Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: What Are You Saving from Extinction?” by Karrie Ross (Author) Betty Brown (Foreword), Be It Now, Inc (October 23, 2013) “Energy” 2011 Catalog, OCCCA, Howard Fox; the Los Angeles Art Association 2009 Catalog, Sammy Hoi, Juror; Art In Southern California (2009, Project Concept and Coordinator Irina D. Costache, Ph.D., Professor of Art History) "Insight/Inside LA" Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College Curator: Jode Baral, CD Catalog; "Eleventh Annual Los Art Show - Five Centuries of Art", Exhibition Catalog, p. 117; "Streetwise art from skid row", by Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times Weekend Calendar, May 29, 2003, p. 12; MAC 21 Feria Internacional De Arte Contemporaneo (Marbella, Spain, 2002); Architecture & Business, December 2000 (Poland); Invited to publish in "California Artists Directory", October 1998; Alexandria Museum of Art, 1998 September Exhibition Catalog.

Abel is the founder of The Art Workshop in downtown Skid Row, Los Angeles, whose mission is to mentor the Artists of the community. This Workshop is featured in the Documentary “Humble Beauty” by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang. “Humble Beauty” has been screened at many film festivals, recently at the Carmel Film Festival, and is currently aired on National Public Television. humblebeauty.com


COLLECTIONS

Barry Zito, San Diego CA
Bob Crewe, Los Angeles CA
Davyd Whaley and Norman Buckley, Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes, Sowden House, Los Angeles CA
Susan Camiel, The Bond House, San Diego CA
Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills CA
SRO Housing Corporation, Los Angeles CA
Paul Lussier Company, Hollywood CA
The Walker Art Collection, Garnett KS
Ellie Blankfort, Los Angeles CA
Lawry Smith, Director, La MaMa Galleria, New York NY
Elizabeth Hastings Peterfreund, NewYork NY
Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, New York NY
Margaret Thomsen/Thomsen Gallery/Tappan NY

COMMISSIONS

Her Public Art and Commissions include the Hawthorne Police Department in Hawthorne California, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City and the Casino Aztar in Evansville Indiana.

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