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Lillian Abel

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20171010070557-nothing_is_everything
Nothing Is Everything, 2017 Oil On Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
20170602070426-oneiricinterlude300
Oneiric Interlude, 2017 Oil On Wood 11" X 14" © Lillian Abel
20170430092648-arctic_oil_on_wood_
Arctic Breath, 2017 Oil On Wood 9" X 12" © Lillian Abel
20170223121543-thethinginitselfno
The Thing In Itself No. 2, 2016 Oil On Wood 12" X 12"
20161003091335-abel_what_remainswillbeginagainno2_12x12_oilonwood
What Remains Will Begin Again No. 2, 2016 Oil On Wood 12" X 12" © Lillian Abel
20160728070209-cataclysmicmotionsm
Stratospheric Cataclysm, 2016 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © lillian abel
20160523232531-abel_everythingisandisn_tno
Everything Is And Isn't No.2, 2016 Oil On Wood © Lillian Abel 2016
20160419060040-thethinginitself300
The Thing In Itself, 2016 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © Lillian Abel
20160206023244-whatever_remains_will_begin_again_
What Remains Will Begin Again , 2016 Oil On Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
20151017052359-reflectionno
Reflection No. 3, 2015 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © Lillan Abel
20150627073948-abel_lillian_1200_nocturnal_motion
Nocturnal Motion, 2015 and Sold at "Incognito 2015" SMMoA Oil On Wood 10 X 10 X 2 Inches © Lillian Abel
20150722203524-abel_lillian_reflectionno
Reflection No. 2, 2015
20140503230646-newgraycombinedsm
It Is As It Is In Everything No. 2, 2014 Oil On Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
20140204091449-portal_no
Ecstatic Devotional Coalescence, 2013 Oil On Aluminum 6" X 8" © Lillian Abel
20140503230821-scan4_2014
It Is As It Is In Everything No. 1, 2014 Oil On Wood 10 X 10 X 2 Inches © 2014
20140620081621-newpaintingst
Advent to the Gateway, 2014 Oil On Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
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Advent to the Gateway (detail), 2014 Oil On Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
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InsideOut, 2014 Oil On Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
20140501220501-incognito2014
The Second Intellection, 2014 Oil On Wood 10" X 10" X 2" Inches © 2014
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The Gleaming, 2014 Sold "Incognito 10" 2014 Oil On Wood 10" X 10" X 2" Inches © 2014
20130303051426-antarctica
Antarctica, 2013 Oil On Wood 8" X 10' © 2013
20150302093716-10575441_10152470709025886_1174351752989223533_o-2
Out of Nothingness No. 2, 2014 Oil On Panel 30" X 30" © lillian abel
20140210090548-somewhereinbetweenno
Somewhere Between No. 2", 2013 Oil On Wood 16" X 20" © 2013
20140204093445-newyellowjan
Unknown of Known, 2014 Oil On Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
20130805070614-somewherebetween
Somewhere Between, 2013 Oil On Wood 16" X 20" X 2 Inches © 2013
20130130092634-img242sm
Out of Nothingness, 2013 Oil On Wood 11" X 14" © 2013
20130129073110-abel1
Ever Been, Will Ever Be, 11/12/12 Oil On Panel 11" X 14" X 1" Inches © 2012
20130805070854-haseverbeenwilleverbeno
"Has Ever Been, Will Ever Be", 2013 (Sold "Incognito" SMMOA 2013) Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
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Red , Sold Incognito 2013 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
20130303065807-untitled2013
Convolutional Motion, 2013 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
20120802081722-dwnandovrrevise
Down and Over, 2012 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2012
20121006033518-itisitwasitshallbe
It Is, It Was, It Shall Be, 2012 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © 2012
20130505093747-underneath_it_all_2012
Underneath It All, Sold, Incognito 2012 Oil On Wood 8" X 10" © 2012
20120621072857-what_sunderneath
What's Underneath - Sold @ Incognito 2012 Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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The Bridge, 2012 Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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The Clearing, 2012 Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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Life Lines , 2011 Oil On Panel 18" X 24 © 2011
20110910013920-img111300arts
Here, There No. 2, 2011 Oil On Panel 12" X 16" © 2011
20110814014919-digitalsale
Yellow Clouds - Sold 2012, 2011 Oil On Panel © 2011
20110511121551-constant_variations__nevertheless_the_same
As Above, So Below - Sold @ Incognito 2011, 2011 Oil On Panel 8" X 10"
20110322184050-invisible__there_nevertheless_no
"Invisible, There Nevertheless No. 5, 2011 Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2011
20110627015936-incognito2
Be As It Is No. 2 - Sold @ Incognito 2011, 2011 Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2011
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Invisible, There Nevertheless No.4, 2010 Oil On Panel 11" X 14" © 2010
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Yellow Cliffs No. 2, 2010 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
20101011154551-finalpanoramawithtops2
Always the Same Yet New, 2010 Oil On Panel 16" X 20" © 2010
20101006224101-invisible_there_nevertheless_no
Invisible There Nevertheless No. 3, 2010 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
Green_lakes
Green Lakes, 2010 Oil On Panel 8" X 10"
20101106014821-abel
As It Is No. 2, 2010 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
20130513213626-larkovertheedge
Over The Edge Oil On Wood 8 X 10 © Lillian Abel
20101006225428-be_as_it_is_no
Emergence, 2010 SOLD at 2nd City Council Art Gallery's 10th Anniversary show 2011 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
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Reflections, 2010 Oil On Panel 11" X 14" © 2010
Itisasitis
"It Is As It Is", 2009 SOLD Oil On Panel 4" X 6" © 2009
Smallgreen
Be As It Is, SOLD 2009 Oil On Panel 5" X7"
Green32009
"Look Up No. 2", SOLD 2009 Oil On Panel 9 X 12 © 2009
Green4sm
Invisible, There Nevertheless No. 2 , 2009 SOLD Oil On Panel 9 X 12 © 2009
Abel_here__there
"Here, There, 2009 Oil On Panel Ll" X 14" © 2009
Abelunseen_thereneverthelessno
Unseen, There Nevertheless No. 3, 2009 Oil On Wood 4 X 12 X 2 Inches © 2009
Abellookupno
Obscuring Heaven's Clear Glow (Goethe's Faust), 2009 SOLD Oil On Panel 8" X 10" © 2009
Greenfoam
As It Is, 2009 Oil On Panel 9" X 12" © 2009
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"Unseen, There Nevertheless" (LAAA Catalogue, 2009), SOLD 2008 Oil On Panel 14" X 11" © 2008
Nightshoreiii
Night Shore III, 2008 Oil On Panel 10" X 8" © 2008
Lillianabel
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ravenna, Ohio
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
The Art Students League of New York
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
www.laaa.org
Tags
arts-education landscape, studio-lofts painting, sculpture, landscape, digital
Statement

"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.

My work depicts Nature, however, it is made in my studio from memory, impulse and emotion, from the energy experienced in Nature.

The paintings are an exploration of the space between abstraction and representation. They are abstracted by the palette knife, searching for hidden worlds and images in the paint that reveal on the picture plane. They need to be uncovered, stroked, massaged and moved onto the surface, brought up from where they are hiding; surprising me with their ability to come forth when called by my hand. Revealing the recognized of our ‘world sight’ as unrecognizable, opening the eye of the witness to the coalescence of fierceness and delicacy in Nature. Beginning from the darkness, moving to find hidden worlds that lay just beyond the edge of our awareness, calling forth the unexplored knowledge of the unseen. When the scales of our eyes are lifted we are brought to the underlying entity.

Graduate of Ohio University, attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. Attended the Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center and Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy. Exhibitions have been in New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Ca; Krakow, Poland; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; as well as numerous Galleries and Exhibitons across the country. ALSO: Documentary on my work with homeless artists at humblebeauty.com. Humble Beauty currently has  Distribution on National Public Television. humblebeauty.com

Selected Solo Shows                 
2017        Lillian Abel: Past to Present, TAJ ART GALLERY, Curated by Trace Johansson & Amy Davila, Eagle Rock, CA           
2017        The Nature of Things: Lillian Abel: Energy, MIKE KELLEY GALLERY at Beyond Baroque, Venice CA
2016        Lillian Abel: It Is As It Is In Everything, LORI L FINE ART GALLERY, San Diego CA 
2015        Lillian Abel and Robin Parsons, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA
2014        Lillian Abel, 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 
2004       Redeemer, Harlequin, Seer ; Public Art Installation -- Hawthorne Police Department, Hawthorne CA
2003       Lillian Abel  LA ARTCORE, Los Angeles, CA                             
2002       Ethereal Forms, Works by Lillian Abel, SCHOMBURG GALLERY, Santa Monica
2001       Barnsdall Art Park Targets: Art Crawl 4, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curated by Michael L. Miller
2000       Przestrzenie m tafizyczne - Lillian Abel Galerii Temporary Contemporary “Krakow 2000” Krakow, Poland

Selected Group Shows
2018

Music For Your Eyes, ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, CA Juror: Peter Frank, Santa Ana CA

2017
Material Matters, BWAC, Juror: Lilian Tone, (Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, NYC), Brooklyn NY
It's a Wonderful World, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, curated by Betty Brown, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Holiday Art Show, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles Holiday Art Show and Party
Suites, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA
Lillian Abel Art in the Arthouse, LAERMMLE MONICA FILM CENTERCurated by Joshua Elias, Santa Monica CA
5th Annual Spring Art Exhibition, GRAND CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD SSC, Curated by: Renee Larson, New York NY
MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack, SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, Curators; Max Presneill, Kio Griffith 
 
2015       
Incognito 2015SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, LAMAG, Juried by: Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes, Thomas Benitez
Water-Line, Inspiration For Change, STUDIO C, Peggy Nichols, Los Angeles CA
Generations:Forty Hues Between Black & White, ORANGE COUNTY CENTER for CONTMEPORARY ART
                  
2014       
Incognito 10SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
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 California State Polytechnic University, Jurors: Michael 
       David, Liza Folman, Stanton Hunter, Pomona CA 
HERo.e.s/HER open eyeS, MetaHouse-German Cambodian Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and 
       Traveling to Lotus Gallery Battambang, Cambodia, Denise A. Scott, Curator 
Silver Factory GET ART 2013, Project Angel Food, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA
Incognito 2013 SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
International Women's Day Goup Show, WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY BUILDING, curated by Larisa Pilinsky, 
Intersecting Paths: Art & Healing, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JIR/LA, USC, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 
       Curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Los Angeles
 
2012        
Electron Salon
, LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART, Curator: Rex Bruce
True Blue, SANGRIA FINE ART, Curator: Charity Burnett, Lake Balboa CA
 The Fan Show, SCA PROJECT GALLERY, Pomona CA
 Women's Day Virtual Display at MOLAA
 Incognito 2012, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
 Colors, Colors! CITY HALL BRIDGE GALLERY, Curator: Mary Oliver, DCA, Los Angeles CA
 Smörgasbord, SANGRIA FINE ART, Curator: Charity Burnett, Lake Balboa CA
 
2011        
Energy, ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Curator: Howard Fox  
 A New Day, BELLROCK MEDIA, Curator: Henry Lien, owner & director of Glass Garage Gallery, Santa Monica CA
 Silver Lining: Every Cloud Has One, CITY OF SANTA CLARITA ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM, Santa Clarita CA
 Celebrating a Decade, 2nd CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator: shea M gauer
 GET : ART 4, PROJECT ANGEL FOOD, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA
               
2010        
Aurora 2010, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
 2010 Annual Benefit Auction, LAAA, Los Angeles CA
 Edges GARLAND ART GALLERY, Curated by Tom Allard, Pasadena CA
 
2009        
Open Show, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator, SFMOMA
 Plenty @ Happy, HAPPY, Curator: Paul Evans, Los Angeles CA
 Aurora Works on Paper, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
Insight/Inside L.A., JOSE DRUDIS-BIADA ART GALLERY, MOUNT ST. MARY’S COLLEGE Curator: Jode Baral, Los Angeles CA
Humble Beauty Art Exhibition KIWA CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER, Curator: Lillian Abel, Los Angeles CA
 gem GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles 
 
2008        
TarFest Art Show 2008, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Curated by Howard Fox, Los Angeles CA
 Humble Beauty Art Show, Curator: Lillian Abel at THE NEW LATC, presented along with the Premiere of 
        "Humble Beauty" Documentary by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang.
Different and Coexist, 1st U.S.A., Korea, Japan International Art Festival 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        
Gallery 825 Southern California Open 2007, Howard N. Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, Los Angeles CA 
Get : Art" BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefiting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles 
2007 Winter Biannual, LAAA SOUTH, Mike Napoliello Gallery, Susan Cross, Curator MASS MoCA, Hermosa Beach CA
 
2006        
Perspectives, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curators:Scott Canty & Mary Oliver, Los Angeles CA
Petite Works, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Los Angeles  CA
The 2nd Annual Fine Art Auction, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Music Box Theater, Hollywood CA
Of This World, GALLERY 825, Curator: Laurie Steelink, Dir., Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Chain Letter HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, Curator: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 CA
Saturation and Surface GALLERY 825, Juror: Nancy Silverman-Miles, Executive Director, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA
Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art, FINE ART DEALERS, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica CA
 
2005        
Looking at Art, BARNSDALL MAG, City of  LA World Airports–LAX/Ontario Airports, Curated by Scott Canty
Small Wonders, PHARMAKA GALLERY, Los Angeles CA
Petite Works III GALLERY 825 ANNEX at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica  CA
Angels Night Benefit Auction, CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills CA
 
2004        
10th Annual Holiday Group Show  RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica 
Silent Auction, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Barnsdall Art Park,                  
Square Blue Benefit SQUARE BLUE GALLERY, Jamie Wilson, Costa Mesa CA
Out of Darkness PICO RIVERA CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, Curator: Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Pico Rivera CA
 
2003        
9th Annual Holiday Group Show, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA             
Art Rental and Sales Gallery Show, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Skid Row Artists/Reason for Existence Curated by Lillian Abel, LA LARTCORE, Los Angeles CA
 
2002        
8th Annual Holiday Group Show RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Winter Solstice, SCHOMBURG GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Minds Island 1st Annual Juried Art Show, GALLERIES OF THE PEN & BRUSH CLUB, New York NY
 
2001 
46th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles CA
44th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles CA
 
2000       
Competition Exhibition 2000, SAN LUIS OBISPO ART CENTER, Curator: Elizabeth Gerber, Crocker Art Museum, San Louis Obispo CA
Made in California, CITY OF BREA GALLERY/Juried Invitational Exhibition, Juror Martin Betz, Brea CA

Collections

             Barry Zito, San Diego CA                                                          David Nochimson, Los Angeles CA

                  Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills CA                                                Xorin Balbes, Sowden House, Los Angeles CA

                   Bob Crewe, Los Angeles                                                           Lawry Smith, Director, La MaMa Galleria, New York NY   

                  Susan Camiel, The Bond House, San Diego CA                        Elizabeth Hastings Peterfreund, NewYork NY                

                  Ellie Blankfort, Los Angeles CA                                                Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, New York NY

                  The Walker Art Collection, Garnett KS                                      Margaret Thomsen/Thomsen Gallery/Tappan NY

Publications

Material Matters, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Exhibition Catalog, September 2017, National Juried Show, Lilian Tone, Juror
The Nature of Things Mike Kelley Gallery, Exhibition Catalog, June, 2017, Venice California
Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: Artists, Art & Story Coordinator Karrie Ross, Forward by Hilarie Kelly.
Publisher: Be It Now, Los Angeles CA 2015-2016
Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: What Are You Saving From Extinction? by Karrie RossMary Margaret McCabe (Editor), Mark Textor (Editor), Forward by Betty Brown, Publisher: Be It Now, Los Angeles CA October 2013

Energy  2011 Catalog, OCCCA, Howard Fox

Los Angeles Art Association, 2009 Volume 1, 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

Architecture & Business, December 2000 (Poland)

Alexandria Museum of Art, 1998 September Exhibition Catalog

Commissions/Public Art

2004 Hawthorne Police Department                  2006 Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa              2007 Casino Aztar Hotel

            Hawthorne, California                                    Atlantic City, New Jersey                               Evansville, IN

 

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