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JIVAN LEE A River Runs Through


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Jivan Lee A River Runs Through

June 23 - July 23.2017

LewAllenGalleries Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com

cover: Taos, 2017, oil on linen, 48 x 48 in


Jivan Lee A River Runs Through Jivan Lee creates extraordinary New Mexico vistas rendered in thick paint and lush color. Primarily a plein-air painter, Jivan Lee’s painted expeditions into the Land of Enchantment are visual testaments of both his intimate engagements with the land and of his visceral exploration into the raw material of paint. Lee’s tools include spatulas, broad brushes, and his own bare hands. Up close his paintings celebrate paint for paint’s sake – luscious, colorful, moldable. In their opulent textures, his surfaces assume the felt sensation of earth, rock, water, and sky. When viewed at a distance, the paintings collect into studies of light, architecture, and land forms – a dazzling transformation that highlights the relationships between familiar image and raw material. These are not ordinary pictures of mountains and mesas but lively moments of exaltation: they become visual celebrations of the land and its ineffable mysteries. Leavened only by a disciplined consistency of artistic vision, Lee’s remarkable oil paintings on canvas resonate his delight in the midst of the land’s beauty. Lee is originally from Woodstock NY, and studied painting at Bard College. His paintings have been exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and featured in national publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan also helms the Project for Art and the Environment and occasionally teaches.

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Looking Towards Galisteo (The Day Ends as a Storm Begins), 2015, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in 3


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Seven Prayers for Sunset, 2017, Oil on linen, 36 x 60 in 5


Santa Fe Overlook #8 - Sunset Snow, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in 6


Sunrise in Orilla Verde, 2017, Oil on panel, 48 x 36 in

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Springtime in Taos, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in

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Stormy Ridge #1 - Rain, 2015, Oil on panel, 24 x 24 in

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Mountain Squall Study, 2017, Oil on canvas, 29 x 19 in

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South of Santa Fe, 2015, Oil on panel, 16x20

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Sunrise at the Foot of La Bajada, 2017, Oil on panel, 36 x 60 in 13


Walls of Water and Light, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in

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The River at Daybreak, 2017, Oil on canvas (diptych), 34x42.5 diptych 15


River Bends - Clouds Passing, 2017, Oil on canvas, 34 x 21 in

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River Bends - Morning Light, 2017, Oil on canvas, 34 x 21 in 17


Sunrise Ridge Study, 2015, Oil on panel, 8 x 13 in

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Stormy Ridge #2 - Clearing, 2015, Oil on panel, 24 x 24 in 19


Jivan Lee EDUCATION Bard College, BA Bard Center for Environmental Policy, MS

2012 2011 2010

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM Our Land, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2016 LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM Atmosphere, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY For the Wild, Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM 2015 Hallowed Ground, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM 2014 Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM 2013 Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO 2011 Milagro Gallery, Taos, NM SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 Coors Art Exhibit, Denver, CO Lynn Boggess, Lui Ferreyra, and Jivan Lee, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO 2016 Out West Art Show, Great Falls, MT Coors Art Exhibit, Denver, CO 2015 Deep Forest / High Desert, Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM Great American Landscapes, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT Wandering the West, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO Desert Mythos, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2014 Holiday Lookbook, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY Summer Gala Exhibition, Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM Jivan Lee and Peter Campell, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM MasterWorks of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL Heinley Fine Arts, Taos, NM 2013 Under the Hill, E.L. Blumenschein Museum, Taos, NM Masterworks of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM PAPNM Members Exhibition, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM Common Ground 2013, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

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Taos Contemporary, Center for Visual Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO 16th National Juried Exhibition, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art & Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Taos, NM Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL Common Ground 2012, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM A Russian Night in Taos, Taos Art Museum and Fechin House, Taos, NM Annual Members Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Taos Select, Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM ¡Encantada! 2012, Albuquerque, NM Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM 3rd Annual Taos Self Portraits, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM Land and Light, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM Taos Select, Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM A Russian Night in Taos, Taos Art Museum and Fechin House, Taos, NM The NOW WOW Project, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH Portraits of the Sacred, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM Solutions, Trillion Space, Albuquerque, NM The Arts UpStairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY

SELECTED AWARDS 2017 Fine Art Connoisseur Award, Coors Western Art Exhibit 2016 "Three to Watch" Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur 2015 Cover Artwork - February 2015, Landscape Issue, Southwest Art magazine 2014 Solo Exhibition Award, 2015 Solo Series, Harwood Art Center Winner, 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2014 Showcases, ArtSlant 2013 Best of Show, 15th Annual Masterworks of New Mexico Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM 2012 Award of Excellence, ¡Encantada! 2012 exhibition, Albuquerque, NM 2011 National Semi-Finalist, Plein Air Salon Armadillo Santa Fe Award, “Land and Light,” Millicent Rogers Museum


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Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com Š 2017 LewAllen Contemporary LLC Artwork Š Jivan Lee

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