Lalénya Laurie Vann
Artist Painter – Contemporary Art – Resumé/CV
Now living on Maui, after 11 years in southern France. Born in California, she lived in Santa Cruz for 30 years, where she was an exhibiting artist, Open Studios participant, and curator of exhibitions. Her styles and mediums have evolved over the years. Current series are: “Dream Journeys” and “Tropical Abstracts” with acrylics, collage and mixed media.
While in France, she exhibited her previous series, “Veiled Emotions” in Paris, and her Mediterranean town of Collioure, in 2009, a 30 year anniversary of her first solo exhibit in Santa Cruz. In 2014 she exhibited “Dream Journeys” and “Collioure Collages” at Gallerie du Soleil, Collioure.
Previously, in California, her paintings, mixed media work and wearable art have been exhibited at the Triton Museum of Art, San Jose; Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville; The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County’s Open Studio Tour and Government Building Exhibits; the Santa Cruz Art League, Cooper House Gallery, Chaminade Gallery; and, numerous other solo and group exhibits at galleries, artist organized expositions, and contemporary craft expositions.
During her Santa Cruz years, she worked as a curator of art exhibits for the Cultural Council of SCC, the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, the Santa Cruz Arts League; and independently curated art exhibits as well. She also organized events, such as Children’s Art Fairs, cultural diversity awards, and performance art /art fashion shows. She has a BA in Art from San Jose State University.