NINA LYONS

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NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - The Long Conversation
The Long Conversation
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic, glass and steel
75 x 23 x 12 in
191 x 58 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons ceramic sculpture Traveler at Sculpturesite Gallery
Traveler
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
57 x 54 x 18 in
145 x 137 x 46 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - The Reader of Glass Books
The Reader of Glass Books
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic and glass
39 x 16 x 32 in
99 x 41 x 81 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - East
East
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - bronze
37 x 19 x 22 in
94 x 48 x 56 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - The Four Directions
The Four Directions
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic, glass and steel
36 x 16 x 12 in
91 x 41 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Head 1
Head 1
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic
22 x 18 x 22 in
56 x 46 x 56 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Drift
Drift
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - bronze
9 x 22 x 9 in
23 x 56 x 23 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Reclining Figure
Reclining Figure
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - bronze
18 x 10 x 12 in
46 x 25 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - The Transparency of Dreams
The Transparency of Dreams
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - bronze and glass
26 x 16 x 10 in
66 x 41 x 25 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons ceramic sculpture Abide at Sculpturesite Gallery
Abide
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
41 x 46 x 24 in
104 x 117 x 61 cm
SOLD
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Figure on Glass
Figure on Glass
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic and glass
7 x 31 x 5 in
18 x 79 x 13 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Dream Rider
Dream Rider
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - bronze and steel
55 x 12 x 12 in
140 x 30 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Embrace
Embrace
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
53 x 22 x 17 in
135 x 56 x 43 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Flight
Flight
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
73 x 19 x 23 in
185 x 48 x 58 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Following the Light
Following the Light
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic and glass
63 x 31.5 x 12 in
160 x 81 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Pose
Pose
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - bronze and steel
61 x 12 x 12 in
155 x 30 x 30 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Seated Figure
Seated Figure
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
43 x 15 x 23 in
109 x 38 x 58 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Transport
Transport
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic, glass and steel
63 x 33 x 8 in
160 x 84 x 20 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons - Flights of the Imagination 01
Flights of the Imagination 01
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic and glass
13 x 9 x 4.5 in
33 x 23 x 13 cm
NINA  LYONS Nina Lyons ceramic sculpture Pose at Sculpturesite Gallery
Pose
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - ceramic
49 x 19 x 26 in
124 x 48 x 66 cm
SOLD

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NINA  LYONS

NINA LYONS

NINA LYONS Biography

Nina Lyons was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and emigrated to the United States settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. She grew up surrounded by the artwork of her parents. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts where she was fortunate to have studied with Viola Frey.

Although influenced by the California school of "Funk" ceramic sculpture, Nina Lyon's work, which has an unpretentious spontaneity, is at the same time insightful, contemplative and focused. Nina Lyons uses images of chairs, vessels, ladders and the female form in her painting and sculpture. Her drawings utilize the richness of earth tones, and when done on her sculpture as on paper, they have a wonderfully expressive textural quality.

"One looks and gets a feeling of silence and timelessness, and even a sense that these images are detached from the ground they rest upon," writes poet Wendy Jeanne Burch of the artist's work. "It is an understanding I believe Lyons herself possesses, of an ever changing, restless human condition, coming to rest as a moth comes to a light, temporarily in a life made of dreams and ghosts."

She has participated in several group exhibitions including shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, at the Oakland Museum Collector's Gallery and at A New Leaf Gallery and Sculpturesite Gallery. Her figurative sculpture in bronze, clay and hand-cast glass can be found in private collections throughout the USA.

 

NINA LYONS Resumé

Solo and Featured Artist Exhibitions
2014 Harvest Inn New Sculpture Garden, St. Helena, CA
2014 “Flights of the Imagination Exhibition”, Taylor Blue Designs,  Berkeley, CA
2006 “Sculpture Invitational”, Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA
2002 "The Artist Studio" Studio Tour Sponsored By A New Leaf Gallery, CA
1997 Nina Lyons at Studio For, Oakland CA
1997 Nina Lyons “The Homestead Series” Oakland, CA
1997 Nina Lyons and Ann Weber, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA
1992 “Five Artists,” New Ground Gallery, Oakland, CA
1991 “Sculpture, ”San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery, San Franscico, CA
1991 “Vessels,” Gallery Concord Invitational Concord, CA
1987 "Nina Lyons, MFA Exhibition," California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Group Exhibitions
2013 “Nineteenth Annual Sculpture in the Garden”, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2013 “ORIGINS: Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture”, Berkeley Art Center Berkeley, CA
2012  “HEADS UP!  The Human Head Interpreted by 7 Sculptors”, A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2011 San Franicsco Bay Area Sculpture Garden opens to public, Berkeley, CA
2011 “Sculpture in the Garden”, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2011 “Animal Dreams”, Cornerstone Sonoma, CA
2011 “Art Space Orinda” Extended Year-Long Public Arts Exhibition, Orinda, CA
2010  “A Selection of Recent Works”, A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2010  20th Anniversary Cirqe de Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
2010 “Art Space Orinda” outdoor public art gallery, Orinda, CA
2009 Collectors Sculpture Garden “Spring Garden Book Signing”, Lafayette, CA
2009 “Menlo College Presents: Outside the Box, Inside the Frame”, Menlo College, Atherton, CA
2009 “An Evening with Alumni: Real Life Part II”, California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
2009 “Celebrate the Ceramic Art of Berkeley”, Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA
2009 Ruth Bancroft Garden’s 15th Annual “Sculpture in the Garden”, Walnut Creek, CA
2008 “Poetry of Form” book publication, Berkeley, CA
2008 “Enclosed Passage”, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA
2007 “CCA Sculpture Selections”, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 "Body Language," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 “Celebrating an Urban Oasis”, A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
2005 "Works on Paper," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 “A New Leaf Gallery at Cornerstone Gardens”, Sonoma, CA
2005 “Vernissage: Celebrating Contemporary Sculpture and Public Art”, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Wind and Water” , A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
2004 “Dwelling," A juried international competition and Benefit Event, Juror: Steven Oliver, A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
2004 “Inner Workings: Staff Artists from Creative Growth Art Center”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2003 "Terra Forma" a juried exhibition of ceramic sculpture, Arts Benecia Gallery, Benecia, CA
2003 "Secret Gardens of the East Bay", Park Day School, Oakland, CA
2003 "San Francisco Flower & Garden Show", Garden Design Magazine, San Francisco, CA
2003 "Sculpture & The 4 Elements", A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 "Focus on the Figure" contemporary figurative sculpture, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 Frostad Atelier, Grand Opening, Granite Bay, CA
2003 "Dreamworks Of The Contemporary Figure" Frostad Atelier The Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2002 "A Scultpture Tour" The Giffen/ Pisarra Collection, Lafayette, CA
2002 "Focus On The Figure" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002 "Water Visions" / "Contemporary Water Sculpture" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002 "Ceramics: Bay Area and Beyond" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 “Website Premiere Opening” Web Launch, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 “The Figure Au Plein Air; Contemporary figurative sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 “Water Visions 2001 10th Annual Show of Contemporary Water Sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2000 “10th Anniversary Show” Showcasing Sculptors Introduced During Each of the l0 Years:’” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2000 “A class Act” Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
1999 “The Figure Au Plein Air: 1999” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 “Water Visions 1999” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 “Form and Function” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 “Re-Collections” California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1998 “The Figure Au Plein Air: “ A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998 “Water Visions ‘98” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 “Figure in a Landscape” A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
1997 “Contemporary Figurative Sculpture” New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 “Figures in a Landscape,” San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, A New Leaf Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 “ Water Visions 97: Contemporary Water Sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 “ Sit on Art 97: Furniture As Art,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1996 “ The Figure Au Plein Air: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
1994 “The Art of Giving” A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, CA
1993 “Pairs, The Teaching Annual,” Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
1991 Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA
1990 “2 Dimensional Reality” The Downtown Gallery, San Jose Art League Juror: Mary Jane Jacobs, San Jose, CA
1990 "The Stockton Arts Commission and the Haggin Museum Stockton National V Print and Drawing Exhibition," Juror: Terri Co, Stockton, CA
1990 "Gallery House," Juried Exhibition by Giorgianna Lagoria, Palo Alto, CA
1990 “The Second Annual Concord Open” Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
1990 "Berkeley Art Center Association Exhibition Part I," Jurors: Viola Frey, Chris Brown, Phil Linhares, Berkeley, CA
1989 "Fourth Annual Juried Show," Gallery Route One, Juror: Stephen Wirtz, Point Reyes, CA
1989 "‘38" Auburn Arts, Juror: Janet T. Riesbach, Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Auburn, CA
1989 Gallery House, Juried Exhibition by Joe Zirker, Palo Alto, CA
1988 “Annual Membership Show” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1988 “A New Direction” Artspace National Show, Juror: April Quick, Sacramento, CA

Education
M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., European History, San Francisco State University, CA

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