KURT LIGHTNER
www.kurtlightner.net


EDUCATION

2002-2004    School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA
1989-1993    Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio, BFA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
"Homestead" , Joseph Editions Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2011      
“Paintings and Sculpture”, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2006       
“Slow Dissolve” Clementine Gallery NY, NY
“Five Acres” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
(catalog)

2004   
“A View Almost Picturesque” Clementine Gallery NY, NY

2002   
“Now Present” Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio

2001   
“In and Out of Place”,  Studio 972, Columbus, Ohio


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
"Domicile", Ernest Newman Contemporary, NY, NY

2014
"Junction", Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY

2012   
"Assembly 2012", Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY

2009   
“SummerTime 09”, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
“Lover”, On Stellar Rays, NY, NY

2008   
“Into the Woods”, Arsenal Gallery, NY, NY
“Painting 2008”, The Project Gallery, Ann Arbor

2007 
“LIC, NYC”,  Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
“Other Worlds", Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

2006   
“Garden”, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA

2005   
“Works on Paper”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“5 Projects”, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx NY (Catalog)
“Greater New York 2005”, PS1/MOMA, NY, NY(Catalog)
“ Town and Country Contemporary Landscape”, Morehead State University, Kentucky

2004   
“Queens International 2004”, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY(Catalog)
“The World in Everything/Everything in the World”, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY
Curator Michelle Maccarone

2003   
“Strange Fiction”, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY Curator David Row
“Unframed First Look”, Lehman Maupin Gallery, NY, NY, Jurors: Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, and Sue Williams
“Works on Paper”, Marvelli Gallery, NY, NY
“5x7”, Arthouse Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX. Traveling: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio

2002 
“Ohio Art League Juried Exhibition”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Juror Marc Mayer
“New American Talent”, Jones Center for Contemporary, Austin, TX June Traveling 2002-2004 Juror Kathryn Kanjo (Catalog)
“Art for Life Auction”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, April

2001   
“Ohio Art League Juried Exhibition”, Columbus, Ohio, Juror Carter Foster
“The Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center Juried International Competition”, West Palm Beach, FL Juror Peter Frank(Catalog)

2000   
“Relentless”, Barth Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
“Fine Art Exhibition”, Ohio Exposition, Columbus, Ohio
“Art for Life Auction”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio Juror Dan Cameron
“Contemporary American Still Life: Diversity of Expression”, Keny Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Tonguette, Peter: "Painter Kurt Lightner taps family history for inspiration", Columbus Dispatch, July 31, 2016
Fischer, Jim: "Artist Preveiw: Lightner's work reflects rural roots", Columubs Alive, July 22, 2016

2008   
Figwer, Caroline: “Art & Internet”, Cimaise, December -February 2009
Lee, Sasha: “Interview: Kurt Lightner,“ Beautiful Decay-Anthology (online)

2007  
“Socrates Sculpture Park”, The New Yorker, August 6th
Bailey, Jennifer, “Other Worlds”, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville,    
catalog, January

2006  
Mendelsohn, Meredith, review, ARTnews, July, p. 185
Young, Stephanie, “ Native these Words Seem to Me”, Vellum, Issue 3
Fischer, Annie, “Art Capsule Reviews”, The Pitch, March, 9th 
Dunbar, Elizabeth, “Kurt Lightner: Five Acres”, Catalog, Kemper Museum of  Contemporary Art publisher, February
Baker, “Art Short List”, Village Voice, Feb. 28th
Trafton, Robin, “Playing’s the Thing”, Kansas City Star, Feb. 23rd
Haber, “Layering it on”, Habers Art Review, Feb.9th
Mctavish, Brian, “Acres of Art Memories”, Kansas City Star, Feb.3rd

2005   
“Greater New York Book”, PS1/MOMA Distrubuted Art Publishers, Dec.
Saltz, Jerry, “Mystic Cryptic Revelations”, Village Voice, Dec. 16th
“5 Projects”, Sculpture, November, p. 17
Young, Stephanie, “Garden of Delight”, Blender, Fall/Winter
Tsai, Eugenie, “Five Projects”, Time Out NY, Oct., Issue 524 p. 72
Powhida, William, “Greater New York”, The Brooklyn Rail, May
Vincent, Steven, review, Art in America, p.149
Stone, Katie, review, Frieze, issue 89, March p. 128-131

2004  
“Everybody was There!  The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004”, Artforum, p.183
“Queens International 2004”, Catalog Queens Museum, Oct.
Johnson, Ken, review, The New York Times, Nov. 5th

2003   
Johnson, Ken, review, The New York Times, June, 27th
   
2002   
“New American Talent”, catalog, Jones Center for Contemporary Art
   
2001  
“The Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center October International
Show”, Catalog
“Starving to make Art”, Columbus Dispatch, August, 9th
“Disturbing Landscapes Convey Sense of Loss”, Columbus Dispatch, April 23

2000   
“Best in the State, All in One Place”, Columbus Dispatch, August, 13th
   

SCHOLARSHIPS
RESIDENCIES
AWARDS


2007   
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant Recipient

2006   
Headlands Center for the Arts, Project Studio Residency San Francisco, July-September

2004   
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts
Alumni Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

2003   
MFA Merit Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

2001  
Reed Arts Award, Ohio Art league
Greater Columbus Arts Council Purchase Award for Business Arts Partnership,

1992   
Fine Arts Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design

1989   
Foundation Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design