New York area artist Lannie Hart, is a sculptor, painter and installation artist with a BFA
from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Hart had her first solo show in 1982 at Julie Artisan Gallery, NYC. She was published in Art to Wear and is in the permanent collection of Julie Schaffler Dale. Other solo shows were, SOHO20 NYC, Azarian McCullough Sparkill, NY and Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Booton, NJ. She has also shown at the Virginia Muesum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Jim Kempner Gallery, NYC, Westbeth Gallery, NYC and many others.
In 2012 and 2018 two of her sculptures were acquired by Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY for their permanent collection.
She won a $10,000 grant in 2015 from Historic Hudson Valley for a sculpture in Van Courtlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
My work examines the perception of women in contemporary society as informed by their portrayal in history and myth. My figurative sculpture, installation and painting embrace ornate found object assemblage as I work to merge the past with the present.
Surrealism and the Renaissance influence my work. My standing life size sculptures inhabit an allegorical tale. My paintings with fabricated embellished frames form the background of the scene. My goal is to illustrate how society's contemporary view of women has evolved, and yet has not fully progressed from the historical myth.
Photo by Margaret Fox