photo: Buck Henry 2003
DIANNE V. LAWRENCE
BORN 1951 Toronto Ontario Canada
Self-Taught
 
RECENT ACTIVITY
 
2003
Sale of "Invitation" and "the Garden"
Commission of 2 paintings by Princess Cruise Lines
 
EXHIBITIONS:
 
SOLO
1992
1985
1980
House of Blues
Attack Gallery, L.A.
Banyan Gallery, L.A.
 
GROUP

1989
1986
1985
1985
1985
1984
1984
1984
1983
1983
1982
1981
1979

"Remaking L.A." UCLA, L.A.
The Attack Gallery L.A.
Piezo Electric Gallery Nyc
L.A.C.E. L.A.
Attack Gallery, L.A.
Molly Barnes Gallery L.A.
Attack Gallery L.A.
Zero One Gallery L.A.
La Opinion L.A.
Swope Gallery L.A.
The American Gallery L.A.
Molly Barnes Gallery L.A.
The Vanguard Gallery L.A.

 
EXHIBITIONS CURATED
 
1989 "Los Angeles Show" A show of 16 artists presented at UCLA during "Remaking of L.A." forum sponsored by the L.A. Weekly
1987 "From The Inside Out" Piezo Electric Gallery L.A. A show of prison paintings taken from my classes for adult and juvenile offenders.
1986 "Imagine Future Piece" with John Baldessari, David Amico, Allan Ruppersberg and 20 other artists at the Attack Gallery in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Commemoration of Hiroshima Festival.
1984 "This Is It!" a group show of three women, Nancy Evans, Fran Siegal and Dianne Lawrence at the Zero One Gallery in L.A.
 
REVIEWS
 
1986 High Performance Magazine #35 Linda Burnham featured review of solo performance "Fertile Eyes"
1985 LA Weekly. Peter Clothier. Featured review of solo show at the Attack Gallery.
1985 Arts Magazine, Colin Gardner, group show, Piezo Electric, NYC
1985 Artweek, Colin Gardner, group show, Piezo Electric Gallery NYC
1983 LA Weekly, Kathi Norklun, group show, Swope Gallery, LA
1982 LA Weekly, Kathi Norklyn, group show, American Gallery, LA
 
PUBLISHED MATERIAL
 
HIGH PERFORMANCE #37
  Reviewed "Tiny Alice" a show by Nancy Evans
COAGULA 1999, 2000 Editor at Large.
  Interviews with John Baldessari, Mike Bidlo, Sue Coe, James Hayward, Mary Corse, Tim Ebner, John Miller, Osseus Labryinth.
LA Weekly, July 14-20, 2000
  "Lets Get Lost" short story (can be viewed by logging onto http://www.laweekly.com/ink/00/34/travel-lawrence.php
LA Style 1987
  Short story about Al’s Bar in "What a Dump"
 
COLLECTIONS (selected)
 
Leonard Cohen**, Buck Henry, Oliver Stone, Dan Akroyd, Ivan Reitman, Michael Elias, Dan Melnick, Harold Ramis, Jackson Brown, Kim Cattral, Citibank, Daniel Travanti, Leonard Goldberg, House of Blues, LA Opinion
 
** Won a design award for the album cover of Leonard Cohen’s "Recent Songs". http://theband.hiof.no/albums/recent_songs.html
 
TEACHING POSITIONS
 
1990-96 ESALEN INSTITUTE, BIG SUR. Workshop leader for weekend, weeklong and month long workshops focusing on the development of creativity.
1990-93 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. L.A. Educator for school tours.
1991 BEYOND BAROQUE. Summer performance workshop
1988-90 ART CENTER SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Pasadena. Elective classes focusing on the development of creativity.
1990 L.A.C.E. Summer performance workshop
1986-87 CROSSROADS, Santa Monica. Private Jr. High School, 2 Semesters of painting.
1985-86 "Artists In Institutions" program sponsored by LA Theatreworks & UCLA
  I taught painting and development of creativity to incarcerated men, women and children at:
California Rehabilitation Center (for men & women)
California Institute for Men, Chino
California Institute for Women, Chino
Camp David, Malibu
1984 McClaren Hall, School for abused and neglected children
sponsored by LA Theatreworks