Lannie Hart is a sculptor and painter born in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised in a family of creative women, Hart was exposed as a child to needle crafts, painting and the possibilities of making art from found objects. These inspirational women had a major impact on her development as an artist. 

 

After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Hart moved to New York City where she mastered various technical skills and focused her artistic vision. In 1982 she mounted her first solo show at Julie Artisan Gallery in New York City and was published in Julie Schaffler-Dale’s book Art to Wear. Her 1988 solo exhibition at the Women’s Bank of New York was reviewed in ARTSPEAK. Hart later joined the women’s cooperative gallery SOHO20, where she mounted several solo shows, and went on to be represented by the commercial gallery Broadfoot and Broadfoot in Boonton, NJ until 2018.

 

In 2012, Hart won the First Purchase Prize at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She was awarded a $10,000 grant from Historic Hudson Valley in 2015 for a commissioned public sculpture in Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-On-Hudson, NY. 

Hart has been a member of the Sculptors Guild in New York City since 2012, where she serves as Vice President of Publications. She lives and works in Westchester, NY.