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Christiane Lyons

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Lives in
Los Angeles and Sausalito, California

Works in
Los Angeles and Sausalito, California


UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), 2004, MFA
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), 2001, BA

Representing galleries
Anna Meliksetian and MJBriggs


Christiane Lyons completed her BFA at the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.  At UCLA she studied and worked as an assistant to Elizabeth Peyton and subsequently John Baldessari, who became an important influence upon her and mentor to her.  

A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You is Lyons second show with the gallery, and like the previous one, it is based around the notion of the Rorschach ink blot, an image of bilateral symmetry, which the artist uses as a compositional device.  The artist recontextualizes imagery drawn from a variety of source material in her paintings, art historical in the case of these new works (Warhol, Manet, Ernst, Goya etc).



MFA, Painting/Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles

BA, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley,
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

A Good Line: Can't Live Without You, Anna Meliksetian & MJBriggs, Los Angeles, CA

What Goes Around Comes Around, Anna Meliksetian & MJBriggs, Los Angeles, CA

Dead, Headless and Female: The Matador Paintings, curated by Anna Meliksetian, Gallery 3209, Los Angeles, CA

Out of Time, Michael's Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

Something Like Change, chime & co., Los Angeles, CA

Alone, Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley, CA

Group Exhibitions

Pieces of Heaven, The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA

Against the Grain, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
ARTISTS MERCHANDISING ART, Wonderloch Kellerland Berlin/Los
Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

INTERCHANGE: a group exhibition featuring John Baldessari, Rob
Brander, Scott Marvel Cassidy, Mustafa Hulusi, CK Lyons, Chris Richmond, Jim Shaw, Jill Spector, Marnie Weber, and Peter Wu, curated by Anna Meliksetian, Exchange LA, Los Angeles, CA
Manifest 770, curated by Scott S. Jennings and mosshouse,
Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Specific, West Hollywood, CA
LACE Benefit Art Auction 2010, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Hollywood, CA

Silent Auction For The Public Option, Frank Pictures Gallery,
Santa Monica, CA
Ulli and Lucrecia's lustige Gruppenausstellung mit Party
Los Angeles 2009, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Made For More, chime & co., Los Angeles, CA

Groupshow with André Butzer, 1727 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA

Luck of the Draw(ing), UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Art Works For Hard Money, GBE@Passerby, New York, NY
Supersonic, Windtunnel/ArtCenter, Pasadena, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Figure 321, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Art's Good For You, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Recent Exhibits

Christiane Lyons participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 A Good Line: Can't Live Without You
Meliksetian | Briggs
Feb, 2014 Art of Elysium, "Pieces of Heaven" 2014
Siren Studios Hollywood
Aug, 2012 Against the Grain Charity Auction
Mark Moore Gallery
Aug, 2011 Dead, Headless and Female: The Matador Paintings - New Work by CK Lyons
Gallery 3209
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