biography

L.C. Armstrong

 1954

 Born in Humboldt, Tennessee

 1982

 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

 1987

 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

The artist lives and works in New York, New York.

Awards

 1991

 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, New York

Solo Exhibitions

 2017

 L.C. Armstrong: Paintings, Bellonio Foundation, Fira, Santorini, Greece

 L.C. Armstrong: Signals at Sunset, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2014

 L.C. Armstrong: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

 2013

 L.C. Armstrong: Central Park Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2009

 L.C. Armstrong: Flowerscapes, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

 2008

 L.C. Armstrong: The Paradise Triptychs, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (through 2009)

 2007

 L.C. Armstrong: New Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2005

 L.C. Armstrong - Paintings, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 2003

 Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 2001

 L.C. Armstrong: New Paintings, Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York

 2000

 Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 1999

 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York

 1998

 L.C. Armstrong: Mall Flowers, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 L.C. Armstrong: Paintings, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

 1997

 Bravin Post Lee, New York, New York

 Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 1995

 Making and Unmaking, University of Southern Florida Contemporary Museum, Tampa, Florida

 1994

 Phillippe Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France

 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 Bravin Post Lee, New York, New York

 1993

 John Post Lee Gallery, New York, New York

 Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 1992

 Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 White Columns, New York, New York

 1991

 Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions And Biennials

 2017

 Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2016

 The Conference of the Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, New York, New York

 Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2014

 Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, New York

 2011

 Art for Africa, Sotheby’s New York, New York, New York

 Drawing, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 Garden Paradise, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Binghampton, New York

 FireWorks, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clifton, New Jersey

 2009

 Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

 Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2008

 Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

 Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

 Blumen/Flowers, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 Transfigure, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

 Modern Love: Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

 2007

 Wit and Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

 2006

 Garden Paradise, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, New York

 Revising Arcadia, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida

 Portrait, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 2005

 Group Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

 Artistic Entropy, Weiss Pollock, New York, New York

 Image of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

 POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, Texas; traveled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio; and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (through 2006)

 2004

 Flower Power, Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille, France

 Open House, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

 2003

 After Matisse-Picasso, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

 Cologne Art Fair, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 2002

 Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

 2001

 Burn: Artists Play With Fire, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Florida; and Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

 Between Earth and Heaven, PMMK Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Ostende, Belgium

 Fleurs du Mal, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Center, Santa Barbara, California

 2000

 Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 Greater New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

 Full Serve, 547 W. 27th Street, New York, New York

 1999

 Art Frankfurt, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

 1998

 Cornucopia, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, New York

 The 45th Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907-1998, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 1996

 Pittura Immedia, Neue Galerie/Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

 Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 Bildverkundt: gesehen, Provinzial, Düsseldorf, Germany

 1995

 Word for Word, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania

 1994

 Laissez-parlez les petits papiers, Galerie Rizzo, Paris, France

 Life/Boat, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

 Modus Operandi, Lenora Vega, New York, New York

 Jet Lag, Martina Detterer Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

 Psychic Borders, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Patrice Landau Gallery, New York, New York

 Shouts and Whispers, Venue Gallery, Philadephia, Pennsylvania

 1993

 A Lure, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 7 Rooms 7 Shows, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

 Arachnosphere, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Island City, New York

 The Young Americans, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 The 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

 Standards, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, a modest proposal, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France

 The Young Americans, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 Reverberations: L.C. Armstrong, Michele Blondel, Suzan Etkin and Lisa Lisa Hoke, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 1992

 Transparency and Shape, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, New York

 Technorama, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, New York

 Standards, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 Letter S Road, Omi International Arts Center, New York, New York

 Shapeshifters, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, New York

 A Whiter Shade of Pale, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne Germany

 Sleeping with the Enemy (The Persistence of Dialects), Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York

 1991

 From Sculpture, BACA/Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, New York

 Gulliver’s Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 42nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 Prospectus, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, New York

 Home for June, Home for Contemporary Theater and Art, New York, New York

 1990

 Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

 Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, New York

 1989

 American Fine Arts Co., New York, New York

Private And Public Collections

  • ABN-AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

  • Fidelity Mutual Funds, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Harvard Business School, The Schwartz Art Collection, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Morris Multimedia, Savannah, Georgia

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

  • Neuberger Berman, New York, New York

  • Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Sony Corporation, New York, New York

  • The Body Shop, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England

  • The Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

  • Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts

Bibliography

 2017

 Marigmen, Venus Emma. “L.C. Armstrong takes New York by flowers.” Design Faves, February 24, 2017

 2016

 “The Conference of Birds, a New Exhibit, Opens May 18 in Shirley Fiterman Art Center.” BMCC News, March 30, 2016

 2011

 2011 Goodman, Wendy. "St. Vincent's Offices Go Condo." New York Magazine, November 16, 2011

 Jenkins, Mark. “‘Drawing’ at Mateyka.” The Washington Post, June 2, 2011.

 2009

 Armstrong, L.C.. "Blue Shift." Women in the Arts, October 22, 2009

 McKinnon, E. Luanne. “Cirque du Paradis.” L.C. Armstrong: flowerscapes. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2009

 2008

 "Lighting a Fuse to Forge a New Way Forward." The Washington Post, August 24, 2008

 Bishop, Philip E. "Armstrong creates troubling paradise marked by landscape of fantasy." Orlando Sentinel, November 09, 2008

 Davis, Brendan, ed. "L.C. Armstrong." Art Interview – ONLINE Magazine, February 01, 2008

 Emaupin. "Artist talk Thursday night." Orlando Sentinel, October 29, 2008

 McKinnon, E. Luanne. “L.C. Armstrong and the Language of Flowers.” L.C. Armstrong: The Paradise Triptychs. Winter Park: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 2008

 2007

 Anonymous. "Art for Sale in Mexico City & New York: L.C. Armstrong to Carla Gannis." artinfo.com, April 12, 2007

 Anonymous. "L.C. Armstrong." TimeOut New York, March 29, 2007, p. 77

 Ayers, Robert. "A Shift in the New York Landscape." artinfo.com, September 10, 2007

 Ayers, Robert. "The Al Eye: Editor’s Picks of Art for Sale." artinfo.com, April 12, 2007

 Ayers, Robert. "What’s in Your Studio, L.C. Armstrong?." artinfo.com, September 11, 2007

 Dannatt, Adrian. “Beautiful Strange.” L.C. Armstrong: New Paintings. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2007

 Herrup, Katharine. "Two Second Careers, One Focus: Collecting Art." The New York Sun, August 02, 2007, p. 11

 2006

 McKinnon, E. Luanne. Revising Arcadia: The Landscape in Contemporary Art. Winter Park: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 2006

 2005

 Brady, Sallie. "Young, Focused and Fearless." Art & Antiques, November 01, 2005

 French, Christopher. “Paintings.” L.C. Armstrong. Paintings. Frankfurt: Galerie Hübner, 2005

 Pagel, David and Terri Sultan. Populence. Houston: Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston, 2005

 Slesin, Suzanne. "Art Lovers." O At Home Magazine, December 01, 2005

 2004

 Shaw-Eagle, Joanna. "Fusing Beauty with Danger: Armstrong’s Intense Vision." The Washington Times, January 17, 2004

 2003

 Kim, Seung-duk, et al. Flower Power. France: Les presses du réel/janvier/Fage éditions, 2003

 2002

 Anonymous. "Verbloemde omineuze symboliek." kM, October 01, 2002

 Anonymous. "Young Americans: L.C. Armstrong on the Hudson River School." Tate: The Art Magazine, April 01, 2002

 Rossi, Michael Paul. "Fusing Paradise." Smock Magazine, Vol. 2, No.1, December 01, 2002

 2001

 Dannatt, Adrian. "L.C. Armstrong: We Were Living in a Fool’s Paradise." The Art Newspaper, December 01, 2001

 Helander, Bruce. "Burning Down the House." Palm Beach & The Naples Times, January 01, 2001

 Homes, A.M. and Tara McDonnell. Burn: Artists Play with Fire. West Palm Beach: Norton Museum of Art, 2001

 Levin, Kim. "L.C. Armstrong." The Village Voice, December 04, 2001

 Schudel, Matt. "Fire Works: Artists prove they’ve got talent to burn in pieces on display at the Norton Museum." Sun-Sentinel, South Florida, April 22, 2001

 Sheets, Hilarie M. "Reinventing the Landscape." ARTnews, March 01, 2001, pp. 128-133

 Sjostrom, Jan. "Burn, baby, burn." Palm Beach Daily News, April 29, 2001

 2000

 Anonymous. "Beeldende Kunst, 2000." Het Parool, August 25, 2000, p. 5

 Anonymous. "Twisted. Internationale jonge kunstenaars in Van Abbe." Weekblad Voor Deurne, September 21, 2000

 Anonymous. "Twisted. Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting." Witte Raaf

 Anonymous. "Wakker in een nieuwe wereld: Moderne media doen intrede in figuartieve kunst." Spits, September 21, 2000, p. 12

 Bloemheuvel, Marente and Jaap Guldemond,eds.  Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers/Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2000

 Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2000

 Blotkamp, Carel. "Het groene hart van Global City." de Volkskrant, September 28, 2000

 Bronwasser, Sacha. "Die Biënnale, daar zap je toch een beetjelangs. Conservator Jaap Guldemond kiest wie naa Venetië gaat. ‘Het begint bij mij altijd  bijde kunstenaar’. " de Volkskrant, September 23,

 kunstenaar’. " de Volkskrant, September 23, 2000 den Hartog Jager, Hans. "Het

 den Hartog Jager, Hans. "Het paradijs is ongenietbaar :   Trippy landschappen in Eindhoven." NRC Handelsblad - supplement, September 29, 2000

 Geerling, Let. "Geschilderde natuurbeelden." Metropolis M, Nummer 6, January 01, 2000

 Hayt, Elizabeth. "Nature Painting that Looks Unnatural." The New York Times, October 15, 2000

 Hayt, Elizabeth. "Style Directive for 2000: Make It Extravagant." The New York Times, January 02, 2000

 Kattenberg, Peter. "Kunstmatige schilderkunst. Beeldende kunst Visionaire landschappen in het Van Abbemuseum." Financieele Dagblad, October 14, 2000

 Pontzen, Rutger. "De samenzwering van de schilders." VN, October 07, 2000

 Protzman, Ferdinand. "Landscapes that Burn into the Imagination." The Washington Post, April 27, 2000

 Spaninks, Angelique. "Hedendaagse hallucinaties. ‘Twisted’, verknipte visies op stad en land in de hedendaagse schilderkunst." Eindhovens Dagblad, September 28, 2000

 Spijkerman, Sandra. "Een versameling bijzondere landschappen." Trouw, November 01, 2000, p. 17

 Steinner, Flora. "De tijdgeest betrapt." Algemeen Dagblad, September 26, 2000

 van de Velde, Paola. "Romantiek vermengd met Walt Disney." Telegraaf, April 10, 2000

 Van Neerven, Gabriël. "Fotografische landschappen in het Van Abbe." X, November 06, 2000

 Verstraten, Meggie. ". “‘Verdraaide’ Landschappen.” Vereniging Vrienden Stedelijk van Abbemuseum." JRG. 6, NR. 2, pp. 4-6

 Volk, Gregory. "L.C. Armstrong at Postmasters." Art in America, April 01, 2000

 Ziolkowski, Thad. "L.C. Armstrong Review." Artforum, March 01, 2000

 1999

 Anonymous. "Gallery Crawl." Flatiron Magazine, December 01, 1999

 Anonymous. "L.C. Armstrong at Postmasters." New York Contemporary Art Report, November 01, 1999

 Damianovic, Maia. “Wild & Weird.” L.C. Armstrong: New Paintings. New York: Postmasters Gallery, 1999

 Levin, Kim. "L.C. Armstrong." The Village Voice, December 14, 1999 

 Mahoney, Robert. "L.C. Armstrong." TimeOut Magazine, December 09, 1999

 Nahas, Domenique. "L.C. Armstrong." Review, December 01, 1999

 Newhall, Edith. "Talent." New York Magazine - Cue Magazine (supplement), December 13, 1999

 Pagel, David. "Flowers on a Fuse." Los Angeles Times, May 07, 1999

 1998

 Volk, Gregory. “L.C. Armstrong’s Floral Paintings.” L.C. Armstrong. Mall Flowers. Frankfurt: Galerie Hübner, 1998

 1994

 Schwabsky, Barry. "L.C. Armstrong: Written on the Body." Art Press, July 01, 1994

 1992

 Anonymous. "L. C. Armstrong at Sophia Ungers." Koln Express, October 01, 1992

 Eickhoff, Beate. "Anzeiger." Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, November 05, 1992

 French, Christopher. “Clear Contradictions.” in Transparency and Shape. New York: Elga Wimmer Gallery, 1992

 Hirsch, Faye. "Written on the Wind." Tema Celeste, September 01, 1992

 Smolik, Noemi. "Standards." Flash Art, October 01, 1992

 1991

 Anonymous. 42: 42nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Washington, D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1991, pp. 28-29

 Baker, Kenneth. "Abstract Painting with a Twist." San Francisco Chronicle, November 06, 1991

 Fleming, Lee. "Polite Formalities." New Art Examiner, December 01, 1991, pp. 22-25

 Gibson, Eric. "Corcoran Puts Painting to Test as Viable." The Washington Times, September 06, 1991

 Richard, Paul. "Abstract and Persona." The Washington Post, September 01, 1991

 Thorson, Alice. "Brushing the Surface." The City Paper, September 26, 1991