Biographical Information

Short Art Biography
Starting in grammar school I was known as "The artist," but it was not until I was in the eleventh grade that I decided on art as my life's work, and pleasure. With that decision I skipped a semester in high school, and after a year at Los Angeles City College, I enrolled in Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, now known as Otis College of Art and Design. I graduated from Otis with an MFA in 1966.

Since then I have worked as an artist almost full time. I have had regular solo shows, as well as exhibiting in numerous group shows and competitions. I have executed many commissions mostly for banks, hotels and aerospace companies, plus several wedding portraits.

I have had over twenty solo shows including three solo museum exhibits: one at the Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA, 1989 and at the Brand Library Gallery, Glendale, CA, 1985 and The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara. Other solo shows have been in London, England; Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Venice, Beverly Hills, Morro Bay, Orange and Santa Barbara, California and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I have also shown in over fifty group shows in places such as Grand Rapids Michigan, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Venice, Beverly Hills, Morro Bay, Orange and Santa Barbara, California and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Museum group shows include those at Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia and. For over forty years I have been expressing my thoughts and emotions in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.

I have been listed in Who’s Who in American Art, , Jacques Cahell Press, NY since 1986, Marquis, Who’s Who in the West, since 1997

Résumé
EDUCATION

1991 - 92 Santa Barbara City College - Bronze casting, Welding
1972 - 73 U. C. L. A. - Intaglio Printing, Human anatomy
1962 - 66 Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County - MFA and BFA
1961 - 62 Los Angeles City Collage
1959 - 61 Hollywood High School

SELECTED ONE PERSON SHOWS

2007 Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Imaginary Realizations
2001 Svit Ozor Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Land, Sea, Sky: Studio Reflections
1998 Northern Trust Bank, Montecito, CA
1998 Danica House, Santa Barbara, CA
1996 Oliver & Espig, Santa Barbara, CA The Channel Islands
1995 Art Angles Gallery, Orange, CA
1994 Karpeles Manuscript Library Santa Barbara, CA In and out the Wind O
1990 Montecito Public Library, Montecito, CA
1989 Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, California Retrospective
1987 Peter Nahum, London, England Mythic Landscapes
1986 Art Angles, Orange CA Time and Place
Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, CA World of Music
1985 Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA One Day (in main gallery) Musical Sketches (in Lobby and Corridor Gallery)
1983 Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, CA Ode to Life
Southern California Early Music Society Historical Feast of the Five Senses
1982 Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica & Los Angeles, CA
1981 Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1980 Centennial Galleries, Westlake, CA Lawrence Wallin Landscapes
1979 Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA California and Hawaii
1978 Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA California Light
Green Apple Gallery, Las Vegas, NE
Helen Dru Gallery, Venice, CA
1966 The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS; GROUP SHOWS

2008 Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Focus on the Figure - Contemporary Figurative Art in Santa Barbara
2007 - 8 Palos Verdes Art Center, CA The Circus Comes to Town
2007 Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Sojourns
2007 SCAPE sponsored show - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, CA
2007 SCAPE sponsored show -Lacuna Gallery, CA No Boundaries
2006  SCAPE organized show -  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum On Our Waterfront"  , Santa Barbara, CA
2006 SCAPE sponsored show - La Arcada, CA
2000 Svit Ozor Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Come See My Etchings
Svit Ozor Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Flores Fantastique
1999 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. Santa Barbara Artwalk ’99
1996 Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA About Face
1995 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. Santa Barbara Artwalk ’95
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA Small Images 10
1992 The Art Store, Santa Barbara, CA Issues in the ‘90s’
1990 Arts Council’s Studio 10 Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA The Human Figure in Art
1989 The Outsiders Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Erotic Art Show, featured artist
Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA Corporate Choices
1988 Gordon Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1985 Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA New Horizons
A.R.T./Beasley Gallery, San Diego, CA
Wasco Rose Festival Art Exhibit, Wasco, CA featured artist
1984 Robertson Galleries, Riverside, CA
Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA An Evening of Art and Music
1983 Riggs Galleries, San Diego, CA
Robinson's Red Door Gallery, Morro Bay, CA Prime Choice ‘83
Art Angles, Orange, CA
Fine Arts Gallery, Durango, CO
1982 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Print Council, Los Angeles, CA
Robinson’s Red Door Gallery, Morro Bay, CA
The Wing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980 Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pollack Galleries, San Diego, CA
Artists Circle Ltd., Maryland, RI
Meridith Hunter Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
1979 Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Flower Show
1978 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Artwords and Bookworks
traveled to:
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Indianapolis, IN
New Orleans, LA
1977 Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA Furniture Show
Morris Larchmont Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Images: Interior/Exterior
John Bolen, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles Mental Health Association Exhibition
California Institute of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA
Washington and Jefferson College National Painting Show, PA competition
Brand Library, Glendale, CA Brand VII Graphic Prints
1976 Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA Cerritos open 1976
San Bernardino Art Association, San Bernardino, CA Inland Competition XI
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Imagination
Richard Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Washington International Art Fair
1975 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA Current Concerns, Part II
Redlands Art Association , CA 7th Annual Many Mini Media competition
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA 3rd Annual Southern California Print and Drawing Exhibition
Thousand Oaks Art Association, Thousand Oaks, CA 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Westwood Center of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
27th Annual Open Westwood Center of the Arts Competition
1974 Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2rd Annual Southern California Print and Drawing Exhibition
The Point… gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1972-3 McCaffery Gallery, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
1971 Ellie Blankfort Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1970 Sylvia Mesches Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1967-8 Arts and Artisans Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1966 Litton Center of Visual Arts, Los Angles, CA Newcomers
Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Show

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PUBLICATIONS
Art Calendar; Town Meeting: Juried Shows, June 1996
Otis College of Art & Design Journal, Statement on transformations, 1996
Artists Equity News, "Lightfastness in Colored Pencils; An Informal Study," and spot illustrations Lawrence Wallin, Los Angeles Spring 1982
Artists Equity News, cover and spot illustrations May, 1981
The Model, Lawrence Wallin, 1977
The Adventure, Lawrence Wallin, 1970
The Los Angeles Image, center fold 1969
Drawing: A Search for Form, Joseph A. Mugnaini and D. P. Lovovs, Reinhold, 1966

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Landscape Inspirations, A Collection of Drawings and Painting Ideas for Artists Rockport Publishers. November 1997
Portrait Inspirations, A Collection of Drawings and Painting Ideas for Artists Rockport Publishers. November 1997
Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who. 1997
Best of Acrylic Painting, Rockport Publishers. June 1996
Visions, Art Quarterly The Art of Aging/Aging with Art Shirle Gottlieb, Summer, 1994
Who’s Who in American Art, , Jacques Cahell Press, N.Y.
1986, 17th Edition to the 1993-4, 20th Edition
Santa Barbara News Press, They Saw Beauty in the Bizarre, Kathy A. Price, November 28, 1993
Santa Barbara News Press, "Powerful Impact of ‘Issues in the ‘90s’,"
Joan Crowder, July 26, 1992
California Art Review-1990, San Francisco, CA
Montecito Life , Wallin’s Works Take Viewer on Unfamiliar Journey, Tisha Roth, July 5, 1990
Santa Barbara News Press, The Last Figures in the Gallery: Diverse and Creative, Joan Crowder August 14,1990
Santa Barbara News Press, Gallery Takes A Risk, Russ Spencer, August 25,1989
Ventura County and Coast Reporter, Fine Arts, September 14,1989
Press Courier, New Carnegie Exhibit Deserves Closer Look, Lisa McKinnon, September 14,1989
The Ventura County Star Free Press, Multi-artist Shows Mounted as Season Opens, September 9,1989
Montecito Life, Light Show January 19, 1989
House and Garden {British edition}, Panoramic Views Henrietta Howard, July1987
theartist Gallery Focus Jane Stroud, July, 1987
Avenues to Art World of Music Exhibit by Lawrence Wallin, John Alan Walker, Summer 1986
American Artist, A Survey of Contemporary Art of the Figure, The Editors, February 1985
American Artist, A Return to Regional Art - Acres of Diamonds Revisited, Calvin J. Goodman, June 1982
American Artist Business Letter, Markets - Case Study: Developing a Career in Special Commissions, Calvin J. Goodman, March 1982
Art Voices, Lawrence Wallin, Betje Howell, January/February 1982
Evening Outlook, Local Artists’ Exhibits Liven SM Art Scene, Betje Howell, March 7, 1981
Westlake Magazine, Lawrence Wallin’s Landscapes, Bets Kimball, September 1980
American Artist, How New York Galleries Operate; Do You Need One? Doreen Mangan, June 1980
Grand Rapids Press, Interesting Show Has A Lot of Variety, Bernice Mancewicz, October 28, 1979
Santa Monica Evening Outlook, California Light, Betje Howell, October 28, 1978
Santa Monica Evening Outlook, Discarding Notions and Prejudices, Eleanor Harris, March 25, 1978
Art Week, Interior Spaces, Exterior Places, Suzanne Muchnis, July 30, 1977
Los Angeles Times, Local Talents: The Pleasure of Their Company, Henry J. Seldis, August 7, 1977
Art Week, Current Concerns II, Sandy Ballatore, March 15, 1975
Los Angeles Times, Current Concerns II, William Willson, March 9, 1975

LECTURES
Art as craft and business Lecture in conjunction with a solo exhibition at Art Angles Gallery, 1995
Creativity Antioch College, Dr. Penelope Nichols Rothe's class on creativity, 1993
Creating a Working Space and the Pros/Cons of Loft Living, Panel Discussion, sponsored by Los Angeles Artists Equity, March 20, 1983
Developement and Creativity, Lecture for Artist Equity Association Los Angeles, 1981
Successful Approaches to Commissions and Art Sales, Lecture for Artist Equity Association Los Angeles, . April, 1980

PHOTO CREDITS
Santa Barbara News Press, of the Santa Barbara Childrens Chorus 9-12-95
Off Center, (a book) jacket photo of author, William Sette, 1993
Thomas Fine Arts of David Rose, 5-83
Los Angeles Free Press Photo of mannequin heads in window display, 8-22-69
Artists Equity News, various issues,

MISCELLANEOUS
TV Interview by Stuart Ellis first broadcast 4-5-1987 10:30 pm on Channel 3, Group W, Westinghouse, Public Access Television. Repeated many times.
Motion Picture, Beware of the Blob Paintings and special properties. (Last credit on roll, under the name Larry Wallin.)
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