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 Ruth Ava Lyons  (1956 - )

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Lived/Active: Ohio      Known for: still life, narrative genre mural

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Ruth Ava Lyons
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted July 2005, is from Sharon Obee on behalf of the artist.

Ruth Ava Lyons is a painter, muralist, community activist, mother and pioneer of Charlottes NoDa art district. A Fulbright Scholar, a BFA degree from Kent State University and an MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ms. Lyons has exhibited in over 100 exhibitions.

Her work is included in many museum, corporate and institutional collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Hearst Corporation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

One of her large-scale commissions includes a mural, commissioned by the City of Charlotte, in the Charlotte Convention Center.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Art, Greenville County Museum of Art
Cranbrook Museum of Art, St.Johns Museum of Art
National Museum of Women in the Arts

New Works, Albany Museum Of Art, Albany, Georgia
Maker, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, North Carolina

The Artists of Charlotte, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Land and Body, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
"Chiaroscuro: A Contemporary Study of Light and Dark" Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
Signs of Life, Lyons and Sires, Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, Virginia
New Figurative Painting: Harsh Images on Canvas, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
May Show, Artists of the Western Reserve, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
1982 Invitational, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Four Corner States Biennial, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona
Biennial Painting Exhibition, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Mid West Painting National, Owensboro Museum of Art, Kentucky
United Nations Conference on Women, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Denmark
National Painting, Butler Institute of American Art

The National Registry of Who’s Who, 1999
Sculpture Magazine, May Issue 1999
Charlotte Observer, "Every Detail..." by Tom Patterson, October 1996
Creative Loafing, "An Eye for Harmony" by Jane Grau, October 1996
Charlotte Observer, "Portrait of Charlotte" January 1995
Montgomery Museum of Art, "Chiaroscuro Invitational" 1995 catalogue
Charlotte Observer, "Exploring Ambiguous Connections Between Humans and Nature" by Tom Patterson, May 1994
Creative Loafing, "Tulips in Charlotte" by Linda Louise Brown, June 1994
Women's Voice Magazine, Sept 1993
Art Vu, Summer 92, "An Uncertain Future"
Waterworks Visual Arts Center "Somar Invitational" 1991 catalogue
NC Arts Journal, March 1991 "Taking a Stand"
Charlotte Observer, "The Artist as Mother" August 1991
Spirit Square Magazine, "Artists and The Environment" Fall 1991
Green Hill Center for N .C. Art , "Taking a Stand/Art & Social Vision" 1991
Waterworks Visual Arts Center "Somar Invitational" 1991 catalogue
ART KUNST 1990 catalogue
BREAK magazine, "Her Art Speaks With Many Voices" February 1989
New Art Examiner, "Ruth Ava Lyons" Summer 1989
HERESIES, Issue #22 "Art In Unestablished Channels"
Book jacket, A Charlotte Child - 1989                          
Orlando Sentinel, “The Landscape Beyond" October 1997   
Art Papers, Jan/Feb Issue, "MISS X" 1986
The Albany Sunday Herald, Art and Artists, April 17, 1988
Dialogue: A Publication on the Arts. Cleveland Museum of Art .May88
The Spectator, "Neo-Expressionism" July 1987
Buffalo Courier, "Paper Comes of Age" 1986

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