Ellen Starr Lyon
3629 S. Bainbridge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Ellen Starr Lyon, b. 1974 in Columbus, Indiana. Ellen is a figurative painter showing throughout the United States with a focus on the Midwest. She is a current member of PoetsArtists, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists (IN/A) and Juniper Gallery. Ms. Lyon has shown at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL and several online exclusives on Artsy through the Zhou B Art Center. She has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine highlighting artist self-portraits. Her paintings have been featured online on sites such as Bored Panda and Buzzfeed. Ellen has a BFA in Painting and BA in Art History from Indiana University. IU has acquired several of her paintings.
2019 22nd International Open, juried exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 95th Annual Exhibition Juried Exhibition, Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2019 Familial Muse, online exhibition and publication Variety Issue, Poets and Artists
2019 5 x 5 Project, juried exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2019 87th Annual Juried Exhibition, Indiana Artists, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
2019 Women Rising, two-woman show, Untitled Light gallery, Bloomington, IN
2019 Adorn Me, Online Exclusive Group Exhibition and Publication, Poets and Artists
2019 2nd Annual Midwest Open Juried Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Onyx + East, Annual juried color-themed show, Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Annual Holiday Miniatures Juried Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2018 59th Mid-States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum, Juried Show, Evansville, IN
2018 Anderson Museum of Art, Annual Members Exhibition for Indiana Artists, Anderson, IN
2018 Black Point Plein Air Art Invitational, Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva, WI
2018 Solo Exhibition, Sphere of Influence, Untitled Light/Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2018 Indianapolis Art Center, Art From the Heartland, large Midwest juried group show, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Reflected Light, 7th annual juried show, Avon, IN
2018 Rapp Family Gallery, Off the Record, group show, Indianapolis Landmarks Center, IN
2018 I Fell Gallery, A Sense of Place, juried group show, Bloomington, IN
2018 Indiana Artists group show, Fishers, IN
2018 Solo Community Show,Tinker Coffee, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Acceleration Art and Photography, Gaggle, juried group show, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Harrison Center for the Arts, Emerald City, juried group show, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Acceleration Art and Photography, Game of Clones, juried group show, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Solo Exhibition, Self . Centered: Paintings of My Life, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN
2017 Bloomington Open Studios Tour, juried 2-day event, Bloomington, IN
2016 Bloomington Open Studios Tour, juried 2-day event, Bloomington, IN
2015 Evelyn E. Jorgenson Gallery, Still Lifes: Perceptions of Inanimate Objects, juried group show, Moberly, MO
2015 Solo Exhibition, Grown Compositions, Gather, Bloomington, IN
2015 Bloomington Open Studios Tour, juried 2-day event, Bloomington, IN
2014 Two-person Exhibition, Interior Views, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2013 Art of Chocolate Gala Juried Show and Sale, Indiana University Art Museum Atrium, Bloomington, IN
2012 Solo Exhibition, The Spaces In Between, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN
2012 Bloom Local Artist Showcase, Artist Booth, Convention Center. Bloomington, IN
2005-08 Tutto Bene, Permanent Exhibition of new work, Bloomington, IN
2006-08 Wandering Turtle Gallery, Member artist Bloomington, IN
2006 John Waldron Arts Center, Juried Group Show, Bloomington, IN
2005 Kemp Gallery, Juried Group Show, Vincennes University Jasper Center, Jasper, IN
2003-05 Gallery North on the Square cooperative, Charter Member, Bloomington, IN
2002 Solo Exhibition, Border’s Books & Music Café, Bloomington, IN
2001 Artists’ Row Gallery, Member artist, Bloomington, IN
1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Show, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1998 National Society of Arts and Letters, Group Show, John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, IN
1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Group Show, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University, portrait commission as part of the Women of IU permanent exhibition
Indiana University. Purchased oil painting for donor gift.
Indiana University. Purchased oil painting for use as cover-art on summer academic bulletin. Work is on permanent display in Indiana University’s Franklin Hall, Bloomington, Indiana.
2019 Portrait of Dottie Frapwell for Indiana University
2016 Cocktail Party, Marble Family, Peaches, Peaches II, Cape San Blas. Commissioned by various
2015 Favorite Marbles. Commissioned by Sara Bohs
2013 Lucky Cats. Commissioned by Natasha Ritsma
2006 Large Still Life. Commissioned by Mary Madore.
2005 Blue and White Ware. Commissioned by Gene Ha and Lisa Sharkey.
2004 The Moroccan Dish. Commissioned by Matt Press.
2002 Full Portrait, oil on canvas. Commissioned by Scott and Elizabeth Beauregard.
1999 Full Portrait, oil on canvas. Commissioned by Heather and Dennis Pund.
Max Gillies, When Artists Depict Themselves, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, March/April 2019
Adorn Me, online exclusive group exhibition and publication, Carol Hodes-curator, Poets and Artists, March 2019
Tracy Zollinger Turner, Meet Ellen Starr Lyons Family, Emotional and Real and Healthy , Bloom Magazine, August 31, 2017
Yael Ksander, Remembering To Be An Artist When Life Gets in The Way , The Limestone Post, October 12, 2017
1992-1997 Fine Arts Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. Art History
AWARDS AND HONORS
2000 Accepted to Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Painting Program at Boston University under Professor John Walker.
1997 CAREER AWARD. Painting. National Society of Arts and Letters Group Show, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana.
1996 HARRY ENGLE AWARD. Artistic Excellence in Painting. Undergraduate Group Show, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
1994 RUTH N. HALLS PERFORMANCE AWARD. Undergraduate Fundamentals Group Show, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
2008-present PAINTINGS CONSERVATION LAB TECHNICIAN.
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana.
1997- 2008 Assistant Manager. Framemakers, Bloomington, Indiana.
1999-2000 New York Sales Representative. A Street Frames, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1997-1998 Curator of Art Collections Intern. Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana.
1997 Interpreter and Research Aide. T. C. Steele Historic Site, Belmont, Indiana.