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T A J  •  A R T :
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Lillian Abel has exhibited in New York City and Los Angeles and various venues across the United States. Also, Exhibited internationally Krakow, Poland, Phnom Penh and Battanbang, Cambodia. Collections include Barry Zito, San Diego; Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills; Ellie Blankfort, Los Angeles; SRO Housing Corporation, Bob Crewe, Los Angeles; Xorin Balbes, Sowden House, Los Angeles; Susan Camiel, The Bond House, San Diego; The Walker Art Collection, Garnett, Kansas; Lawry Smith, Director, La MaMa Galleria, NY, NY; Elizabeth Hastings Peterfreund, NY, NY; and the Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, NYC, Margaret Thomsen/Thomsen Gallery/Tappan NY
 
She is published in “Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists”, by Karrie Ross, forward by Betty Brown, and “Artists, Art & Story: Southern California, Karrie Ross, Coordinator.  Be It Now, Inc., Oct. 2013 and 2016; “Energy” 2011 Catalog, OCCCA, Howard Fox; the Los Angeles Art Association 2009 Catalog, Sammy Hoi, Juror; Art In Southern California (2009), Project Concept and Coordinator Irina D. Costache, Ph.D., Professor of Art History) "Insight/Inside LA" Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College Curator: Jode Baral, CD Catalog; "Eleventh Annual Los Art Show - Five Centuries of Art", Exhibition Catalog, p. 117; "Streetwise art from skid row", by Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times Weekend Calendar, May 29, 2003; Architecture & Business, December 2000 (Poland).
 
Public Art and Commissions include: Hawthorne Police Department, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City and the Casino Aztar in Evansville Indiana.
 
Abel founded The Art Workshop in downtown Skid Row, Los Angeles, whose mission is to mentor the Artists of the community. This Workshop featured in the Documentary “Humble Beauty” by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang, currently airing on National Public Television.  humblebeauty.com

 

 

L I L L I A N   A B E L

2016
Lillian Abel: 'It Is As It Is In Everything', LORI L ART GALLERY, San Diego CA 
Suites, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA
Lillian Abel, Nurit Avesnar, Elana Kundell, Art in the Arthouse, LAERMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER, Curated by Joshua Elias, Santa Monica CA
5th Annual Spring Art Exhibition, GRAND CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD SSC, Curated by: Renee Larson, New York NY
MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack, SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, Curators; Max Presneill, Kio Griffith 
 
2015        
Lillian Abel and Robin Parsons, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA
Incognito 2015, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, LAMAG, Juried by: Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes, Thomas Benitez
Water-Line, Inspiration For Change, STUDIO C, Peggy Nichols, Los Angeles CA
Generations:Forty Hues Between Black & White, ORANGE COUNTY CENTER for CONTMEPORARY ART
                  
2014        
Lillian Abel, January Garabedian, Brooke Harker, HALE ARTS SPACE, Curated by Michael Hale, Sean Hemeon, Santa Monica CA
Incognito 10, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
Habitual LAAA, juried by Mills Moran, Director of  OHWOW GALLERY, Los Angeles CA
Our Ever Changing World - Pop Up Show China Town, Curated by Karrie Ross, Los Angeles
 
2013        
Small Works, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA 
Ink & Clay 39, KELLOGG ART GALLERY at California State Polytechnic University, Jurors: Michael 
       David, Liza Folman, Stanton Hunter, Pomona CA 
HERo.e.s/HER open eyeS, MetaHouse-German Cambodian Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and 
       Traveling to Lotus Gallery Battambang, Cambodia, Denise A. Scott, Curator 
Silver Factory GET ART 2013, Project Angel Food, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA
Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman Tucker & Karrie Ross, ALTERED SPACE GALLERY, curated by Bryan  Chagolia, Venice CA 
Incognito 2013 SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
International Women's Day Goup Show, WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY BUILDING, curated by Larisa Pilinsky, 
Intersecting Paths: Art & Healing, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JIR/LA, USC, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 
       Curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Los Angeles
 
2012        
Electron Salon, LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART, Curator: Rex Bruce
True Blue, SANGRIA FINE ART, Curator: Charity Burnett, Lake Balboa CA
 The Fan Show, SCA PROJECT GALLERY, Pomona CA
 Women's Day Virtual Display at MOLAA
Incognito 2012, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART
Colors, Colors! CITY HALL BRIDGE GALLERY, Curator: Mary Oliver, DCA, Los Angeles CA
Smörgasbord, SANGRIA FINE ART, Curator: Charity Burnett, Lake Balboa CA
 
2011        
Energy, ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Curator: Howard Fox  
 A New Day, BELLROCK MEDIA, Curator: Henry Lien, owner & director of Glass Garage Gallery, Santa Monica CA
 Silver Lining: Every Cloud Has One, CITY OF SANTA CLARITA ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM, Santa Clarita CA
 Celebrating a Decade, 2nd CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator: shea M gauer
 GET : ART 4, PROJECT ANGEL FOOD, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA
               
2010        
Aurora 2010, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
 2010 Annual Benefit Auction, LAAA, Los Angeles CA
 Edges GARLAND ART GALLERY, Curated by Tom Allard, Pasadena CA
 
2009        
Open Show, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator, SFMOMA
 Plenty @ Happy, HAPPY, Curator: Paul Evans, Los Angeles CA
 Aurora Works on Paper, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
Insight/Inside L.A., JOSE DRUDIS-BIADA ART GALLERY, MOUNT ST. MARY’S COLLEGE Curator: Jode Baral, Los Angeles CA
Humble Beauty Art Exhibition KIWA CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER, Curator: Lillian Abel, Los Angeles CA
 gem GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles 
 
2008        
TarFest Art Show 2008, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Curated by Howard Fox, Los Angeles CA
 Humble Beauty Art Show, Curator: Lillian Abel at THE NEW LATC, presented along with the Premiere of 
        "Humble Beauty" Documentary by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang.
Different and Coexist, 1st U.S.A., Korea, Japan International Art Festival Curators U.S.A.: Gina Han and 
       Gustav Yim, International Curator: Tae Hun Seong, ASTO MUSEUM OF ART, Wrightwood CA 
Hokum, Things and materials are not always what they seem - cleverness, deceit and the unexpected in
       Contemporary Art, GALLERY 825, Laurie Firstenberg, Director/Curator, LAXART
 
2007        
Gallery 825 Southern California Open 2007, Howard N. Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, Los Angeles CA 
Get : Art" BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefiting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles 
2007 Winter Biannual, LAAA SOUTH, Mike Napoliello Gallery, Susan Cross, Curator MASS MoCA, Hermosa Beach CA
 
2006        
Perspectives, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curators:Scott Canty & Mary Oliver, Los Angeles CA
Petite Works, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Los Angeles  CA
The 2nd Annual Fine Art Auction, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Music Box Theater, Hollywood CA
Of This World, GALLERY 825, Curator: Laurie Steelink, Dir., Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Chain Letter HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, Curator:Doug Harvey & Christian Cummings,  Los Angeles CA
An Evening of Art and Architecture LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, live art auction and architectural tour 
       of AIA award winning home/gallery of Michael Collins and Daniel Banchik, West Hollywood CA
Saturation and Surface GALLERY 825, Juror: Nancy Silverman-Miles, Executive Director, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA
Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art, FINE ART DEALERS, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica CA
 
2005        
Looking at Art, BARNSDALL MAG, City of  LA World Airports–LAX/Ontario Airports, Curated by Scott Canty
Small Wonders, PHARMAKA GALLERY, Los Angeles CA
Petite Works III GALLERY 825 ANNEX at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica  CA
Angels Night Benefit Auction, CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills CA
 
2004        
10th Annual Holiday Group Show  RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica 
Silent Auction, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Barnsdall Art Park,                  
Square Blue Benefit SQUARE BLUE GALLERY, Jamie Wilson, Costa Mesa CA
Redeemer, Harlequin, Seer Public Art Installation -- Hawthorne Police Department, Hawthorne CA
Out of Darkness PICO RIVERA CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, Curator: Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Pico Rivera CA
 
2003        
9th Annual Holiday Group Show, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Lillian Abel, Marla Fields, Ginete Mizraki, LA ARTCORE, Los Angeles  CA               
Art Rental and Sales Gallery Show, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Skid Row Artists/Reason for Existence Curated by Lillian Abel, LA LARTCORE, Los Angeles CA
 
2002        
8th Annual Holiday Group Show RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Winter Solstice, SCHOMBURG GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Ethereal Forms, Works by Lillian Abel, SCHOMBURG GALLERY, Santa Monica CA
Minds Island 1st Annual Juried Art Show, GALLERIES OF THE PEN & BRUSH CLUB, New York NY
 
2001        
Barnsdall Art Park Targets: Art Crawl 4, LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curated by Michael L. Miller
46th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles CA
44th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles CA
 
2000        
​Przestrzenie m tafizyczne - Lillian Abel, GALERII TEMPORARY CONTEMPORARY, “Krakow 2000”, Krakow, Poland
Competition Exhibition 2000, SAN LUIS OBISPO ART CENTER, Curator: Elizabeth Gerber, Crocker Art Museum, San Louis Obispo CA
Made in California, CITY OF BREA GALLERY/Juried Invitational Exhibition, Juror Martin Betz, Brea CA

PUBLICATIONS

“Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: Artists, Art & Story” Coordinated by Karrie Ross, Forward by Hilarie Kelly.  Publisher: Be It Now, Los Angeles CA 2015-2016
“Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: What Are You Saving From Extinction?” by Karrie Ross (Author), Mary Margaret McCabe (Editor), Mark Textor (Editor), Forward by Betty Brown, Publisher: Be It Now, Los Angeles CA October 2013 
"Energy" Exhibition Catalog, 2011; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Howard Fox
Los Angeles Art Association, 2009 Catalog, Sammy Hoi, Juror
Art In Southern California (2009, Project Concept and Coordinator Irina D. Costache, Ph.D., Professor of Art History) "Insight/Inside LA" Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College Curator: Jode Baral, CD Catalog
Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art, Exhibition Catalog, p. 117 
(Santa Monica, CA, 2006) 

MAC 21 
Feria Internacional De Arte Contemporaneo (Marbella, Spain, 2002) 

Architecture & Business, December 2000 (Krakow, Poland) 

Alexandria Museum of Art, 1998 September Exhibition Catalog

Featured in LA Times Weekend Calendar, "Streetwise art from skid row", by Susan Carpenter, May 29, 2003 

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