Biography

Lawre Stone is a visual artist based in Omi, New York who makes paintings, drawings, handmade paper and prints. Her work embraces the various languages of painting to explore relationships between interior worlds and physical experience. Images of nature compromised by human endeavor inform a practice that finds beauty in the mundane through color, image, shape and gesture.

 

Her work has been exhibited in galleries including Tanja Grunert, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, LABSpace, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Furnace Art on Paper, P.S. 1 The Institute for Contemporary Art and White Columns. Poem For A Bird, her 2021 one person exhibition at Tanja Grunert was accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Sara Farrell Okamura. Her exhibitions have been written about in The New Art Examiner, The New York Times, and Art in America, among others. She is a recipient of a NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship and an Art Omi International Artist Residency. Stone has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College.

 

Recent exhibitions include: The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth, a one-person exhibition at Window On Hudson, Hudson, NY, Mountain High, Valley Low, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, Baggage, at Russell/Janis, Brooklyn NY and Icehouse Project Space, Sharon, CT, and Summer Selections at Furnace Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT. Her ongoing series of ink drawings, The Cipher will be shown at Tanja Grunert Gallery in November 2022. 

 

In addition to her studio practice, Lawre Stone is an art educator and has taught for over 20 years in public and private high schools. Currently, she is Associate Director of The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Stone serves on the Board of Directors of the Millay Arts Residency and is a member of ARTTABLE.

Selected Exhibitions 

2022   

The Cipher, Tanja Grunert, Hudson, NY one person exhibition

The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth, Window On Hudson, Hudson, NY one person exhibition

Mountain High, Valley Low, LAB Space, Hillsdale, NY

Baggage, Russell Janis Projects, Brooklyn, NY and Icehouse Project Space, Sharon, CT

Summer Selections, Funace Art on Paper Archive, Sharon, CT

First Chapter, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY                   

2021   

Listening For Your Breathing In The Middle of the Night, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY. one person exhibition.

Poem For a Bird, Tanja Grunert, Hudson, NY. one person exhibition.

Wall Power, Tanja Grunert, Hudson, NY

2020

Holiday, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY 

Together in Isolation, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY. Underground group exhibition. 

The Feminine Impulse, Womenswork.art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

2019

Summer, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY 

Ear to the Ground, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Curated by Julie Torres 

2018

True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. Curated by Julie Torres 

The Nature Lab, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. Curated by Eric Wolf. Catalog. 

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY 

2017

Hygge, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY 

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY 

2016

Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY. Four person exhibition 

2015

Artist Teacher, Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 

2014

Light Into Night, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 

Farm and Arts, LaMAMA, La Galleria, NY, NY 

2012

CCCA Juried Exhibition, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY 

2010

Painting From the River, Basilica Arts, Hudson, NY 

2009

Pocketbook Factory, site-specific installation, Hudson, NY 

2006

Works From the Flat Files, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY 

2002

Endless Tangibility, Site-specific outdoor installation, Amere, The Netherlands 

1999

Outer Boroughs, White Columns, NY, NY 

1998

Little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, NY, NY 

1997

Vertical Painting, P.S. 1 The Institute for Contemporary Art, Queens, NY. Curated by Alanna Heiss. 

Better Color Through Chemistry, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY. Curated by Karen Shaw. 

Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY 

Buttered Side Up, Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Curated by Giles Lyon. 

1996

Buttered Side Up, Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. Curated by Giles Lyon. 

1995

Four Rooms, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY. Curated by Joe Amhrein, Pierogi 2000 

Natural, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Flip Side, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NY, NY. 

Maux Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY. Curated by Chuck Agro, Martina Batan and Ronald Feldman. 

1994

Update ’94, White Columns, NY, NY 

1993

White Room, White Columns, NY, NY. 

Jour Tranquilles a Clichy, Paris, France and NY, NY. Curated by Alain Kirili. 

Twisted State, Organization of Independent Arts, NY, NY catalog. 

Tabu – Women, Painting, Subversion. Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY Organized by K. K. Kozik 

Group Grope, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Curated by Kenneth Goldsmith and Geoffrey Young 

1992

Pain-ting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Curated by Steve Salzman. 

Persistence of Painting-Varieties of Vision, Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Ellen Handy. 

Ecstasy, Dooley le Cappellaine Gallery, NY, NY 

1991

Take Five, Stephanie Theodore Gallery, NY, NY. 

1990

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards, traveling exhibition of grant recipients. 

1989

Ten Painters, White Columns, NY, NY. Curated by Bill Arning. 

Lines of Vision, HIllwood Art Gallery, Long Island University & Blum Helman, 

 

Awards 

1992

Art/Omi International Arts Center Residency Program, Omi, NY. 

1990

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation/NEA Fellowship in Painting. 

 

Bibliography 

Judy Collischan, Lines of Vision: Drawing by contemporary Women, Hudson Hills Press, pg. 136, illus., 1989 

Cheryl Donegan, One Portrayal, Four Portraits, Tema Celeste, Winter 1993, pg 68-71, 

Karen Emenhiser. Puerile Utopias, catalog essay for Buttered Side Up Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center Buffalo NY and Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario. 22 pgs, color illus., 1997 

Jim Huntington. Visual Pleasure at Hall Walls, The Buffalo News, October 11, 1996 

Mark Lavantelli. Retinal Pleasures, Artvoice, Buffalo, NY. Vol. 7, Issue 21, October 16-22, 1996 

Kim Levin. Art in Brief, The Village Voice, April 6, 1992. 

Robert Morgan. Doric Column, Cover, Sept. 1991. 

Mary Murphy. Subversive Pleasures, New Art Examiner, March, 1997. Pg. 14-20. 

Barry Schwabsky. Twisted State, Organization of Independent Artists catalog, 1993 

Roberta Smith. Old, New, Traditional and Alternative Spaces, The New York Times, May 5, 1989 

John Yau. The Drawings of Lydia Dona and Lawre Stone, Sulfur, #21, pg. 101-110. 1998