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[ Laura Sherrill Ligon | Cv - Extended ART Resume ]
laura@ligon-art.com | www.ligon-art.com


Education: 

> MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Studied under renowned original abstract expressionist Grace Hartigan. Attended “Perspectives in Criticism” class taught by Robert Storr, formerly senior curator of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 

> BFA, University of Texas in Austin


Professional Affiliations and Related Activities: 

> Reminderville, Ohio Arts Council. 2009-Present.

> Fine Arts/Graphic Communications Advisory Committee, Germanna Community College. Fredericksburg, VA. 2006 - Present.


Publications and Broadcast: 

> Artwork featured in “Digital Art Revolution”, book to be released by Random House in Spring, 2010.

> Paintings published in the Fredericksburg Yellow Pages. 2006-07

> Photo of cat sculpture made for charity event Pawsitivly Fredericksburg, published in Virginia Heritage Magazine. The cat sculpture was bought by the Free Lance Star for the radio station WFLS.

> The Pawsitively Fredericksburg Charity Event’s cats and dogs were published in the Hard-Cover book, American Art Parade: When Pigs Flew, Guitars Rocked and Cows Jumped Over the Moon, The Trail of Painted Ponies, Inc. 2007.

> Artwork reviewed, published, or mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, Juxtapose Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, The Eugene (Oregon) Weekly and the Fredericksburg Freelance-Star.


Awards: 

> Award in Excellence in Painting, Spotsylvania Museum, Spotsylvania, Virginia.

>Rhode Island School of Design Annual Art Award, in acknowledgement of her achievements in the visual arts, presented by the President of RISD, Thomas F. Schutte.

> Honorable Mention, Libertytown Arts, “Feast for the Eyes”, Group Exhibit. Fredericksburg, VA.

> Honorable Mention in the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts Regional Art Exhibit, curated by Gina Cavallo- Collins, Coordinator of Statewide Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

> Recipient of the Outstanding Students of America Scholarship, the Stanton Gage Art Scholarship and a University of Texas Art Scholarship.

> Highest Honors in Intensive Art at the Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts.


Recent Art Shows: 

>Second International Mail Art Exhibition Invitational, Malom Gallery, Nyiracsad, Hungary -2012

>“In Ten Minutes”, Group Exhibit of the Sketchbook Project 2012, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, 
Hyde Park Art Center
, Chicago, IL, The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
, Portland, W2 Media Cafe
, Vancouver, BC, iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA
, Pop-Up Shop, San Francisco, CA
, LynnArts, Boston, MA, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, The Painted Brideco, presented with InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA, MASS Collective, Atlanta, GA, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX 6-2012

>Think Small 6 Invitational Group Exhibit, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA -2011

>New Arts Program 22nd Group Exhibit Invitational, Kutztown, PA -2011

>Masters’ Mystery Show 2011, Art Basel, International University of Florida, Miami, FL -2011

>Tell Me Tell Me Secrets, Invitational Group Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia -2011

>Protect the Yellowstone Wild Buffalo Group Exhibit, Yellowstone National Park, WY -2011

>Women: Secrets and Confidences, International Mail Art Project About Women, Barcelona, Spain -2011

>Invitational Group Multimedia Exhibit, “The Wonderful World of Tales,” Than Mor Art Museum, Nyiracsad, Hungary -2011

>Fifth Biennial International Art 2012 Studio Guzzardi, Cosenza, Italy -2011

> Travel the World Teaching English International School Mail Art Group Exhibit,Teach English or Die,” Klaeng Muang, Rayong, Thailand -2011

> Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Hyde Part Arts Center, Chicago, IL, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA, Space Gallery, Portland, ME, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL, The Sketchbook Project, Art House Group Touring Show -2011

> Vellideio Cultural Centre, “Donate a Chance for Life,” Group Exhibit, Thessalonika, Greece -2010

> Flux Museum, A Book About Death Group Exhibit, Fort Worth,TX -2010

> Chacabuco 833 Gallery, Day of Pure Air Group Exhibit, Canada de Gomez, Santa Fe, Argentina -2010

> Western Michigan University, "Time for Light," Group Exhibit, Kalamazoo, MI -2010

> de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, “Art Slam 2010” Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA -2010

> 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artists’ Lofts,“The Myth of Power” Group Exhibit, Ft. Lauderdale, FL -2010

> Mill Gallery in Nyiracsad, Mail Art Group Exhibit by the Dozsa Gyorgy Cultural Center and Tour, Nyiracsad, Hungary -2010

> New Arts Program 21rst Group Exhibit Invitational, Kutztown, PA -2010

> Masters’ Mystery Show 2010, Art Basel, International University of Florida, Miami, FL -2010

> Art House Gallery, "The Space Between Us", Group Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY -2010

> 111 Mina Gallery, "A Million Little Pictures: Documentary", Touring Group Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA -2010

> Reserve Hall Theater, Mayfield Village Civic Center, "From Virginia to Ohio", Solo Show, Mayfield Village, OH -2009

> Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atrium Gallery, "The Canvas Project", Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA -2009

> Paula Rose Gallery, " Fall Invitational Group Show", Fredericksburg, VA -2009

> Art 6 Gallery, “Think Small”, Biennial International Invitational Group Exhibition, Richmond, VA -2009

> Art Basel Miami 2009, “The Masters’ Mystery Art Show”, Group Show. Miami Beach, FL -2009

> The Sketchbook Project, “Everyone We Know”, Touring Group Show, The Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.; Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Washington, DC; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL; Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO; 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2009

> Silent Auction, 14th Annual Gala Dinner of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America (ACCA-SoCal). Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the event. Los Angeles, CA -2009

> New Arts Program, “20th Annual Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works”, Juried Group Show, Kutztown, PA. 2009

> Town Hall, “Reminderville Regional Arts Group Exhibit”, Reminderville, OH. 2009

> Maryland Institute College of Art, “Invitational Alumnae Web Exhibit”, 2009

> Libertytown Arts, “Invitational Patron’s Art Group Show”, Fredericksburg, VA. 2009

> Spotsylvania Museum, Solo Show, “Lifelines”, Spotsylvania, VA. 2008

> Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Art, “Regional Juried Group Exhibition” juried by Craig Sterling, Instructor at the Smithsonian, Artist in Residence at the Torpedo Factory. Fredericksburg, VA. 2008

> P. Rose Gallery, “6!”, Invitational Group Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA. 2008

> Libertytown Arts, “Feast for the Eyes”, Group Exhibit, Awarded Honorable Mention. Fredericksburg, VA. 2008

> The Art Upstairs, “First Group Mail Art Show”, Phoenicia, NY. 2008

> Art Basel, “Masters’ Mystery Show”, Group Exhibition, Miami, FL. 2008

> Walker Home, “Invitational Group Show”, Fredericksburg, VA. 2008

> Atrium Gallery, Solo Show, “ Big Works”, Fredericksburg, VA. 2008

> International Mail Art Project, “Conceptual Continuity”, Venice, Italy. 2007

> Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa- Museum G. I. Katsigras, Group Show, 1st International Mail Art Biennale in Greece, Curated by Thomai Kontou, Larissa/ Thessaly, Greece. 2007

> Pharmaka Gallery, Small Wonders III, Group Show. Juried by Holly Meyers, Los Angeles based writer, critic, and curator. Her work appears in Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, Art Review, and other publications, Los Angeles, CA. 2007

> 19th Annual Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Museum and Exhibition Space, Kutztown, PA. 2007

> The Cathedral Center for Performing and Visual Arts, St. Paul's Cathedral, “Independent Visions X”, Group Exhibition, juried by Derek Cartwright, Executive Director, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA. 2007

> de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, "Art Slam 2007", Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 2007

> Maryland Institute College of Art,“15 x 15”, Annual Alumni Exhibition of Small Works, Baltimore, MD. 2007

> Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, "Regional Art Exhibit", Fredericksburg, VA. 2007
Walker Home, Summer Local Artist Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA. 2007

> The Woman Made Gallery, “The Child in You”, Juried Group Exhibition by Roberta Reb Allen, Chicago, IL. 2007

> Regent Galleries,” Her name was Elizabeth: 60 Years of Obsession with L.A.’s Black Dahlia”, Juried Group Show in Gallery Row, curated by Nico Bella, Los Angeles, CA. 2007

> The Woman Made Gallery, Group Invitational by the Curator Beate C. Minkovski, Chicago, IL. 2007

> Artdc.org, Juried Online Group Show, funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. 2007

> Spotsylvania Museum, Group Invitational Exhibition Benefit for the Spotsylvania Museum, Spotsylvania, VA. 2007

> The Fredericksburg Athenaeum/ Third Floor Gallery, Solo Show, “Shaking in My Shoes”, Fredericksburg, VA. 2007

> The Woman Made Gallery, “Honoring a Woman in Our Life”, Invitational Group Show, Chicago, IL. 2007

> Fredericksburg Center for the Arts, Solo Show, “New Works”, part of the Virginia Museum of Art, Fredericksburg, VA. 2007

> Atrium Gallery, “Uniquely Fredericksburg”, Group Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA. 2006

> Walker Home, Operation Photo Rescue Group Show, organized by Suzanne Carr-Rossi of The Free-Lance Star to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Fredericksburg, VA. 2006

> Fredericksburg Athenaeum, Wet Paint, Group Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA. 2006

> Art Basel, “Masters’ Mystery Art Show,” An International Art Event, featuring hundreds of artists from around the globe, to benefit the Master of Fine Arts program at Florida International University, Miami, FL. 2006

> Libertytown Arts Workshop Gallery, "Family Circus", Two-Person Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA. 2006

> The Woman Made Gallery, “9th International Open” Juried Group Exhibition, curated by Margaret Hawkins, art critic for ARTnews and professor at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2006

> CHEEBO, “Get:ART”, Invitational Art Auction, Benefit for Project:Angelfood, Los Angeles, CA. 2006

> Maryland Institute College of Art, 15 x 15, Annual Alumni Exhibition, Baltimore, MD. 2006

> The Main Street Gallery, "Artooning Show", Group Exhibit, Groton, NY. 2006

> Hyperion Gallery, Two-Person Small Works Show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2006

> New Arts Program, “17th Annual Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works”, Juried Group Show, Kutztown, PA. 2006

> Tate St. Coffee House, “Annual Coffee Art Show”, Group Show, Greensboro, NC. 2006

> Ozark Footills International Film Festival, Benefit Art Auction, Little Rock, AR. 2006

> Pharmaka Gallery, “Small Wonders” Juried Group Exhibition. The exhibition also includes artwork from Ed Ruscha, Andy Moses and Greg Colson. Los Angeles, CA. 2005

> Maude Kerns Art Center, “Dia de Los Muertes”, Juried Group Show, Eugene, OR. 2005

> Fredericksburg Athenaeum, “State to State”, 2 person show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2005

> Art Basel Miami 2005, “The Masters’ Mystery Art Show”, Group Show, Miami Beach, FL. 2005

> Frame Designs Gallery, Four Person Invitational Show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2005

> The Catherine McCann Cultural Arts Museum, Invitational Group Exhibit in honor of the Arts and Cultural Council of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg, VA. 2005

> Voici la Galerie des Mail Art et Mes Responses, Group Mail Art Exhibit, Nevilly, Sur Marne, France. 2005

> Maryland Institute College of Art, 15 x 15 Alumni Exhibition, Baltimore, MD. 2005

> Dallas Arts Review, “Self-Portraits” Online exhibit on Dallas, Texas‘ most prominent art site. Dallas, TX. 2005

> ART.com, "Homage to Frida Kahlo", Online Group Show, Curated by F. Lennox Campello, The Cultural Institute of Mexico. 2005

> Studio A, Two Person Small Works Show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2005

> Pawsitively Fredericksburg, Juried Group Project. Painted cat sculpture that will remain downtown for a year as part of multiple-artist project, Fredericksburg, VA. 2005

> Healthy Family Rappahannock Area, Painting in Invitational Black-Tie Auction for this charity. Fredericksburg, VA. 2005


Selected Past Shows

> Hiraiso Observatory, “Solar Matrix: Love Letters to the Sun”, Group Show, Narita, Japan. 2004

> Art Basel Miami 2004, “The Masters’ Mystery Art Show”, Group Show, (The show also featured Pulitzer-Prize winning artist-illustrator Art Speigelman), Miami Beach, FL. 2004

> Lynn House Gallery, "Wit and Whimsy", Group Show, Antioch, CA. 2004

> Gallery 623, Two Person Show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2003-2004

> Dorothy Hart Center, Group Show, Fredericksburg, VA. 2003

> Our America, Permanent Corporate Collection, W. Springfield, MA. 2000-present

> First Night Poster, Northampton, MA. 1997

> Fire and Water Art Space, Group Show, Northampton, MA. 1996

> University of Massachussetts, Two Person Show, Amherst, MA. 1995

> BAUhaus Art Space, Group Show, Baltimore, MD. 1991

> Maryland Institute College of Art, Two person show, Baltimore, MD. 1990

> Maryland Institute College of Art, Group Show, Graduate Students, Baltimore, MD. 1989

> Kodachrome, Group Show, Mesa, AR, toured through Southwest. 1988

> DallasArt, Group Show, Dallas, TX. 1987