ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

      2011                      Recent Work.  Central AZ College Visual Arts Gallery.  Coolidge, AZ

      2009                    Journal Series.  Modified Arts.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2005                    Again.  Eye Lounge artspace.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2004                    Front Gallery.  Shemer Art Center and Museum.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2003                    Working Repeatedly.  eye lounge artspace.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2002                     New Work.  Eye Lounge artspace.  Phoenix, Arizona

      1997                      Rotunda Gallery.  University of Arizona.  Tucson, Arizona

      1995                      Mixed Media Works.  Undici Undici.  Mesa, Arizona

      1994                      Charleston Heights Art Center.  Las Vegas, Nevada

      1992                      Manipulation.  M.F.A. Show.  Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University.  Tempe, Arizona

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

      2016                      Connections to the Natural World. 7 person exhibition. 

                                      LA Artcore Gallery at The Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California

      2015                      About Books. Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College. Tucson, Arizona

      2015                      Arizona Biennial. Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, Arizona

      2015                      Terrestrial.  7 person exhibition.  City Gallery, San Diego City College.  San Diego, California

      2015                      The Meaning of Wood.  Washington State Convention Center.

                                       Seattle, Washington    Curator:  Suze Woolf

      2013                      Sex: A Woman’s Perspective.  Frontal Lobe Community Space and        

                                       Gallery.  Phoenix, AZ  Curator: Beatrice Moore

      2013                      Animal Crackers.  Tempe Center for the Arts. Tempe, AZ

      2013                      Contemporary Forum Grant Winners Exhib.  Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

      2013                      Creature.Man.Nature- 3 Person Exhibition.  Mesa Contemporary Art Museum.  Mesa, Arizona

      2012                      Fauna/Fauna- 2 Person Exhibition. Willo North Gallery.  Phoenix AZ

      2012                      Residual Benefits: Artists Employing Residencies in Professional                                                             

                                   Practice.  Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), Modified Arts.

                                       Curator: Ted G. Decker, Vicki L. Stouffer. Phoenix, Arizona

      2012                      Nature, Natural, Simulated.  2 person show. Golden West Gallery. Stehekin, Washington

      2012                      The Space Between/O espaco entre. Amarelonegro Arte Contemporanea

                                     Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      2012                      Collecting Arizona.  ASU Art Museum.  Tempe, Arizona

      2012                      The End of the Wild.  Modified Arts.  Phoenix, AZ   Curator: Jeff Chabot

      2011                      Up Close & Personal: A Study of the Human Form from the Permanent                                          

                                     Collection.  Mesa Contemporary Arts.  Mesa, AZ

      2011                      Declaring Independence, Phoenix Institute of Contemporay Art (phICA).

                                       Curator: Ted G. Decker.  Eric Fischl Gallery, Phoenix College, Phx, AZ. 

      2011                       What Goes On and What Takes Place.  3 person exhibition. Modified Arts. Phoenix, AZ

      2010                      21 Days Group Drawing Show.  Pravus Gallery.  Phoenix, AZ

      2010                      Closer Look, Valley Women Artists.  The Vault, ASU Art Gallery.  Phx AZ

      2010                      Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1948-2008. Tucson Mus. of Art.  Tucson, AZ

      2009/10                 Pattern Wizardry.  Arizona Museum for Youth. Mesa, AZ

      2008                      Repetitive Edge.  Mesa Contemporary Arts.  Mesa, Arizona

      2008                      Arizona Wheels and Ink.  Mesa Contemporary Arts.  Mesa, Arizona

      2008                      Estranha, Coletiva (Group Show of Strangeness).

                                       Durex Arte Contemporanea.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      2007                      Arizona Biennial.  Tucson Museum of Art.  Tucson, Arizona

      2007                      Modified 9.  Modified Arts.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2007                      Real. Imagined.  Sixteen:One Gallery.  Santa Monica, California

      2007                      Modified Arts at Cattletrack Compound.  Scottsdale, Arizona

      2006                      Seeing Ourselves.  ASU Art Museum.  Tempe, Arizona

      2006                      3 Person Show.  Lincoln Center Galleries.  Ft. Collins, Colorado

      2005                      Studios Midwest Exhibition.  Knox College.  Galesburg, Illinois

      2005                      Juried Show.  Juror:  Bill Jensen.  Bowery Gallery.  New York, New York

      2005                      9 Person Show.  Gallery International.  Baltimore, Maryland

      2004                      Harvest.  Eye Lounge artspace.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2004                      Democracy in America.  Arizona State Univ. Art Museum.  Tempe, AZ        

      2004                      2004 Summer Juried Exhibition.  Studio Lodo.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2004                                    Land:  Unconventional Approaches to Landscape.  Shemer Art Center.  Phoenix, AZ

2004                      Small Works.  27th Harper College Nat. Art Exhib.  Curator: Lynn Warren,   

                                 Museum of Cont. Art, Chicago.  Harper College.  Palatine, Illinois

2004                                     Celebrating the Visual Arts of Downtown Phoenix. Herberger Theater.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2003                      3 Person Exhibition.  Pima Community College.  Tucson, Arizona

      2003                      Arizona State Univ. School of Art Faculty Exhibition

                                       Arizona State University Art Museum.  Tempe, Arizona

      2002                      Arizona State University, School of Art Faculty Exhibition

                                       Arizona State University Art Museum.  Tempe, Arizona

      2001                      2 Person Exhibition.  Modified Gallery.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2000                      Evocatively Intimate.  Matrix Arts.  Sacramento, California

      2000                      Slide Slam.  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.  Scottsdale, AZ

      1999                      The Ominous Creature.  Grand Canyon University.  Phoenix, Arizona

      1996                      Raw Talent.  Galeria Mesa.  Mesa, Arizona

      1995                      Arizona Biennial.  Tucson Museum of Art.  Tucson, Arizona

      1995                      Beyond Silver III, Collaborative Views.  The Phoenix Center.  Phoenix, AZ

      1994                      Achromatics.  Shemer Art Center.  Phoenix, Arizona

      1994                      Current Directions.  Northern Arizona University.  Flagstaff, Arizona

      1994                      National ’94 Small Works Exhibition.  Juror: Jerry Saltz.

                                      Shoharie County Arts Council.  Cobleskill, New York

      1994                                    2 Person Exhibition.  Memorial Union Gallery.  AZ State Univ.  Tempe, AZ

      1993                      Passion Eight:  8 Person Exhibition.  Eleven East Ashland.  Phoenix, AZ

      1993                      2 Person Exhibition, Richard Beasely Museum & Gallery.  

                                       Northern Arizona State University.  Flagstaff, Arizona

      1992                      M.F.A. Show Candidates from Arizona Universities. Yuma Art Center.  Yuma, Arizona

 

COLLECTIONS:

      2009                      Biltmore Holdings, LLC.  Phoenix, AZ

      2008                      Biltmore Holdings, LLC.  Phoenix, AZ

      2008                      Ensemble Art Program, Ensemble Investments, LLC.  Phoenix, AZ

      2007                      Mesa Contemporary Arts.  Mesa, Arizona

      2007                      Portable Public Art Collection.  City of Glendale, Arizona

      2004                      Shemer Art Center and Museum.  Phoenix, Arizona

      2003                      Portable Public Art Collection.  City of Mesa, Arizona

      2003                      Municipal Print Collection, Phoenix Arts Commission.  Arizona

      2003                      Collection of Jules Heller Print Study Room, ASU Art Museum.  Arizona

      1996                       National Drawing Purchase Award.  College of New Jersey.  Trenton, NJ   

      1995                       Arizona Biennial Purchase Award.  Tucson Museum of Art.  Arizona

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES:

      2005                      Studios Midwest Residency:  8 weeks

                                    Galesburg Civic Art Center:  Galesburg, Illinois

      1996                      Art Fellowship:  5 weeks, Printmaking

                                    Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

      1986-1992 M.F.A. Drawing.  Arizona State University.  Tempe, Arizona

      1984-1985             Phoenix College, ceramics.  Phoenix, Arizona

      1979-1983 B.F.A.  Northern Arizona University, Drawing & Painting.  Flagstaff, AZ

 

REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS:

      August 19th, 2015 “Tucson Museum of Art Biennial highlights Arizona artists” 

                                    by Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star, Tucson.com

      April 22, 2013        “Artist Interview- Carolyn Lavender” by Christopher Jagmin.  Culture Seen

      March 14th, 2013   “Back in the Habitat”  by Becky Bartkowski.  Phoenix New Times                             

      Feb, 2013               “Creature.Man.Nature at Mesa Contemporary Arts” by Amy Young. Java Magazine.  Tempe, Arizona

      Oct 5th, 2012         “First Friday Art Roundup: Powerful Work by Carolyn Lavender and Jeff                            

                                      Falk”    Barry Graham Blog:  Illusory Flowers in an Empty Sky.

      Spring 2012           “Two drawings by Caroyn Lavender”, Superstition Review, Issue 9

                                      On line literary magazine at Arizona State University.

      Oct 6th, 2011         “What Goes On and What Takes Place” by Michele LeFevre.   

                                     Art On the Move.  artonthemove.us (Audio Tours)

      March 3, 2011        “Processed Food for Thought” by Kathleen Vanesian.  New Times.  Phoenix, AZ

      Sept. 19, 2010        100 Creatives #12, by Claire Lawton.  Jackalope Ranch, New Times Blog

      April 2009              “Carolyn Lavender at Modified Arts” by Scott Andrews. Java Magazine.  Phoenix, Arizona

      Jan 29, 2004         “Earthbound.  Shemer marks its anniversary by celebrating the land” 

                                      by Kathleen Vanesian.  New Times.  Phoenix, Arizona

      July, 2002              “In Studio, Brent Bond, Carolyn Lavender”

                                      by Gina Cavallo Collins.  Shade Magazine.  Phoenix, Arizona

      July 26-Aug 1, 2001 “Life is Sweat” by Laura Pimentel.  New Times.  Phoenix, Arizona

      Nov, 1995                “Mortal Remains” by Kristin Roseman.  Java Monthly.  Phoenix, Arizona

 

AWARDS:

      2015                      $500 award- Arizona Biennial, Contemporary Arts Society of the Tucson Museum of Art

      2012                      Contemporary Forum $1500 Artist Grant.  

                                    Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art MuseumPhoenix, AZ

      2004                      1st Place, 2D.  Global All Media.  Gallery International.  Baltimore, MD

      2004                      Docent/PV Artists Award.  Juried All Media Exhibition.

                                    Palos Verdes Art Center.  Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      1996                      $500 Grant.  Mesa Galeria Guild.  Mesa Arizona

      1995                      18thAnnual North Dakota Juried Exhibition, merit award.

                                    Minot Art Gallery.  North Dakota

      1992                      Binney & Smith Excellence in Art Grant

      1991                      Don Ruffin Memorial Art Exh., Award of excellence. Z Group, Inc.  Phoenix, AZ