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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; travelled 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

Bild verkundt: 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 

 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

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

Bronwasser, Sacha. "Die Biënnale, daar zap je toch een beetje langs. Conservator Jaap Guldemond kiest wie naar Venetië gaat. ‘Het begint bij mij altijd bij de kunstenaar’." de Volkskrant, September 23, 2000

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