Harriette Lawler

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Ms. Lawler  is originally from Louisiana but resides in the mountains of New Mexico now. She also lived and worked in New York City for 20 years. Her NYC publishing credentials include Popular Mechanics (associate art director), Village Voice (computer operations manager), Rolling Stone (production manager), and freelance work for various other NYC magazines. During her art career, she has curated and organized numerous art exhibitions, taught children’s art classes in NY, and co-founded and co-directed two artist cooperatives: Matters of the Art in Louisiana and Art Jemez in NM. She has shown her work throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa with commissions in NYC, London,  and Los Angeles. Currently, she is also gallery director, web designer, and owner of Illume International Art Gallery.

Exhibitions, Commissions, & Projects


— "Journey of Moments” Illume Gallery art exhibition book, June.

— "Earthling Two” Illume Gallery art exhibition book, May.


— "Artquake-9”, "Yunus Emre "- Love’s Journey, international juried group show. April,  Nigde Turkey

— "Life and Peace Under the Blue Sky" show 2, international juried group show. March, Sarzamine Honar (Art Land Gallery), Tehran, Iran

— "NOW", juried group show, January, Illume Art Gallery, https://illume.moonandmountain.org/NOW.html


— "Life and Peace Under the Blue Sky" show 1, international juried group show. December, Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

— "Artquake-7”, international juried group show. June  Nigde Turkey

— "Earthling Two ", juried group show. April, Illume International Art Gallery, 



— "Artquake-5”, international juried group show. October,  Nigde Turkey

— “Across the River”, international juried group show. July, Incheon Culture & Arts Center, 

South Korea.

— "Artquake-3”, international juried group show. September, Istanbul, Turkey

— "Americans”, juried group show, March, Illume Art Gallery, illume.moonandmountain.org/Americans.html


— "Earthling", juried group show. April, Illume International Art Gallery, 



— "Draw Your Dream - A Global Village Event Part II”, drawing selected for book published by Victor Vaqui Vidal, February.

— “Global Warming & Water Wars: vision of the future”. juried international online group show. February, exhibition is no longer online


— 3rd Paradigm, 6-person group show. June, Mesa Library Gallery, Los Alamos, NM, USA.

— “Levure Litteraire”, featured artist in issue 12, http://levurelitteraire.com/harriette-lawler/

— “Severin’s Choice”, https://constantinseverin.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/severins-choice-harriette-lawler/


— “Threading Forever”, 4-person show. June, Mesa Library Gallery, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

— Nabia Gallery (inside Cultural Space Callaeci Bracari, av. João XXI), my work on display, Braga, Portugal


— “The Art of Woman”, juried group show. Virginia Erdie Fine Art Gallery, October, Miami, Florida, USA.

— “Rearte Gallery 2008 - 2013”, featured artist, published 2014 by Abd Masoud, Vienna, Austria.


— Galerie Kaplanka, group show. June, Protivin, Czech Republic.

— Speicher Gallery, group show. May, Idstein, Germany.


— “2nd International Art Show”, Galeria Vieira Portuense, April, Porto, Portugal. Work accepted _ http://exposicaointernacionaldearte.blogspot.com/2012/02/24-harriette-lawler.html?spref=fb


— “Privatsphären”, 8-person show. October, Rearte Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

— “18 Days”, juried group show. February, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

— NM State Bar: my sculpture “Secrets: Hidden Dreams of the Two” featured on cover of the official magazine of the NM State Bar, June 22, 2011 issue.


— “Planet Earth Planet Art”, featured artist, published March by MIRCA of Skogas, Sweden.

— NM State Bar: my sculpture “Stance” featured on cover of the official magazine of the NM State Bar, November 29, 2010 issue.


— “Waterfall of the New Moon”, my sculpture purchased by the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, June 2009. https://www.flickr.com/photos/abqpublicart/15301675110. One of the artworks featured (on page 4) in Hakim Bellamy’s poem “Sidewalk Society” written in 2013 for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program 35th Anniversary and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund 30th Anniversary. http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/documents/Sidewalk Society.pdf

—“Earth Narratives”, 2-person show. August, Matrix Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

— “Corrections”, juried international show, artist and curator. March, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.


— “Shelter In Place”, juried group show, artist and curator. August, Mission Street Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM.


— “Journey”, invitational. November, Iron Willow Gallery, Canõn, NM, USA.

— “2 Pi R: Artists in the Round”, 4-person show. July, SomArts Cultural center, San Francisco, CA.

— “Jemez In Focus: 20 Perspectives”, juried invitational. April, Sandoval County Historical Society, Bernalillo, NM.


— “Luminescence: A Light in the Dark”, juried invitational. Dec. Art Jemez Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM.

— Art Jemez, New Mexico artists’ cooperative, 2006-2011. Co-founder, co-director, curator and events coordinator. Jemez Springs, NM.


— “The Long Road Home”, solo show. September -November, KAOS Gallery, Wilmington, VT. 


— “The Mask : Magic Or Menace”, juried invitational. July, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ.


— Holocaust Resource Center, solo installation, 12 sculptures. 8/1999 - 8/2001. Five pieces purchased by the Center for permanent display. Manhasset, Long Island, NY, USA.

— B.J. Spoke Gallery, invitational. September, Art League of Long Island, Huntington, NY.


— “Passing Through Again”, solo show. May, Jemez Views Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM.


— “Five In The Jemez”, invitational. August, Jemez Views Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM.

— “Salon Des Refuse”, invitational. March, Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, NM.

— “Sculpture New Mexico”, invitational. February, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM.


— Fuller Lodge Art Center, invitational. March. New Mexico Sculptors Guild, Los Alamos, NM.

— “Abstract /Abstraction”, juried group show. March, Kimo Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.


— “Time And Place”, 12-person juried invitational. August, United Albuquerque Artists, Dartmouth Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

— “¡Magnifico!”, juried group show. May, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM.


— “Reptilian Hearts”, commission for Snapshots, Inc. February, NYC.


— “Hoboken Heroes”, juried invitational. November, Private loft, Hoboken, NJ.


—   "Cityscapes", juried invitational. March, Private loft, New York, NY.


— “Hermas Out! II”, sculpture commission for Just William. March, NYC, shipped to London, UK.


— “Hermas Out! I”, sculpture installation for Just William, Inc. September, Los Angeles, CA.


— “Passing Through”, 3-person exhibit. June, Matters of the Art Gallery (MOTA), Baton Rouge, LA.

— “Erotica”, juried invitational. May, MOTA Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.


— “Young Americans”, juried group show. Summer. University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

— Old State Capitol juried group show. Summer, Old State Capitol Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.

— “Serpentine”, Solo show, March. Matters of the Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.


— Matters of the Art, Louisiana artists’ cooperative, 1975-1977. Co-founder, co-director, curator and events coordinator, Baton Rouge, LA


             y work relates to the changing mental, spiritual, and emotional landscapes that we traverse in life. Spaces are defined to convey a particular realm of existence, quest, gesture, moment in time, or saga, reflecting the dichotomies of life: order/chaos, refinement/rawness, the primal/the intellect, tranquility/turbulence. Pieces are often cut from one flat sheet of metal, torched, and then the sculpture pulled out into a 3D work. This process produces a fluid quality, which transforms the metal’s natural rigidity. Most works represent passages through hardships or transitions. However, in some series such as the Arcs/Restrung Bows, Citadel Triad, and the String Band series, the calmness and harmony achieved after these difficult transits are expressed. Color in my work is brought about by torching or oxidizing/weathering the materials, particularly copper and steel. Thus in a very literal fashion, I also ‘paint’ with fire and water.er.