Lia Halloran b. 1977

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Professor of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Director of Painting and Drawing Area for Studio Art (2009- present)


2001  MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1999  BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1998  Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2014  The Wonder Room, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

2013  Dark Skate Vienna, BROTKunsthalle & Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria Project Space, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012  Metamorphose, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

          Sublimation / Transmutation, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Folding/ Unfolding, Artisphere, Terrance Gallery, Arlington, VA (Two person collaboration Collider with the architecture firm, Big Prototype in New York

          The Only Way Out Is Through, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY 

2008  Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

Dark Skate Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Dark Skate, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2007  Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, Pulse London, London, UK

2006  The World is Bound with Secret Knots, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2005  And the Darkness Implies the Vastness, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2014  Your Shell is Made of Air, The Meaningful City, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange,CA

2013  Sidewalk Surfing, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Scranton, PA

Cash, Cans and Candy; Art and Commerce BROTKunsthalle & Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria

ArtPad, Blythe Project, San Franciso. CA

Drawings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012  Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

Critical Faculties, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

2011  Universe City, The Fine Arts Gallery at CSULA, Los Angeles, CA

        Oniomania, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

        X-TRA’s, 1 Image 1 Minute, Angelenos Present Significant Images, Ray Kurtzman Theater, Creative Arts Agency, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Girls Just Want to Have Funds, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY

Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Skateboarding Side Effects, Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, Arlington, VA

The Rise of RAD: Contemporary Art and the Influence of the Urethane Revolution, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2009  Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, LA, CA *

2008  Ultrasonic International III: Elementary, My Dear Watson, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

           Group Exhibition, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2006-8  Space is the Place, curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps for Independent Curators International

2008  Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Contemporary Arts

            Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

2006  Art Girls, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Flatfiles @Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2005  Not too Loose, Not too Tight, DCKT Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2004  Enchantment, untitled (space) gallery, New Haven, CT

SHAZAM!, Contemporary Artists and the Influence of Comics, MICA, Baltimore Institute, Baltimore, MD

Works on Paper, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

New Location, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003  Art Space, New Haven, CT

2000  Yale 2001 MFA Painting /Printmaking Exhibition, Norfolk, CT *

1999  Yale School of Art First Year MFA Show, A&A Gallery, New Haven, CT

Dynamo Punch, UCLA, Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Future Fantastic, East Central Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998  Mandare, Kerchoff Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Disposable Doodles, East Central Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mani Mario, Chiostro dell'Ammannati, Florence, Italy *

* = catalogue


Curated Exhibitions

2012  Gestalt , Advocate Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA.

Measure for Measure, Co-curated with Dr. Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics. Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA

2011  Measure for Measure, Co-curated with Dr. Lisa Randall, Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA

2010  Measure for Measure, Co-curated with Dr. Lisa Randall, Los Angeles Art Association, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


Selected Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Bingham McCutchen, Boston, MA

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY

Dechert, Philadelphia, PA

Heller Ehrman, San Francisco, CA

McKenna Long & Aldridge, Washington, DC

The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY



2013  Personalized Education Grant, Chapman University, Orange, CA   

2012  Scholarly/ Creative Activity Grant, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Personalized Education Grant, Chapman University, Orange, CA

2010  Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation,Santa Monica,CA

2003  Parsons Artist-In-Residence, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2000  Schoelkopf Travel Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1998  Werner Hirsch Award for Drawing, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Bibliography

2013  Outside the Lines: An Artists Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations

Hong-Poretta Souris, Publisher: Penguin Group USA.

Haeney, Caitlin, ‘Sidewalk’s Up’, The Times-Tribune, PA

Grega, Alicia ‘The Artists’ Studio: Sidewalk Surfing’, The 570

Hughes, Christopher J., ‘A 360-Degree Look at Skateboarding’, Timesleader

2012  Reviews, Harpers Magazine, November 2012

Mason, Shana Beth, ‘Lia Halloran’ Artvoices Magazine, August, 2012

Grattan, Nikki, ‘Lia Halloran, Painter, Artist’, In The Make, Studio Visits with Artist and Designers, Spring 2012.

Amir, ‘Lia Halloran’s Photographic Line Drawings Created by Skateboarding with Light’, Beautiful Decay Magazine, June 2012.

Loud Speaker, ‘Skateboarding with light- stunning photographs by Lia Halloran’ Mumble in the Jungle, June 2012.

Bonker, Dawn ‘Get Creative’ Chapman Magazine, Spring 2012.

Alumit, Noel, “Tilt-shift: Queer Art Moving in Different Directions. Huffington Post, February 16, 2012.

Martinez, Alanna. “10 Global Art Exhibitions, From Daniel Heidkamp’s Luscious Landscapes to Ed Kienholz’s Early Works,” ARTINFO, January 27.

2011    Lacoste, Christina, “Off the Wall” Dig Boston, November 11th

Walsh, Colleen, “Scaling up and down”. Harvard Gazette, November 10th

Slawitschka, Kurt “’Measure’ a Measured Success”, The Harvard Crimson, November 8th.

“Size Matters” Boston Globe, November 7th.

Dela, Sasha. “Texas Contemporary Art Fair,” Temporary Art ReviewNovember 1.

2010  Rule, Doug. "Crystal City: Lia Halloran and Sarah Strauss have created a ‘cave’ of huge ‘crystals’, on              display at Artshpere," Metro Weekly, November 18.

Campbell, Rebecca & Nicole Walker, ed. “A Game of Artist’s Telephone, Day 7,” The Huffington PostSeptember 1.

Siegel, Miranda, ed. “Galleries – Downtown – Lia Halloran.” New York Magazine, April 5.

2009  Melrod, George. ’Superficiality and Superexcrescence’ at Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz               GalleryArt Ltd., September.

Myers, Holly. “Art Review: ‘Superficiality and Superexcrescence’ at Ben Maltz Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, July 8.

2008  Griffith, Kristie, “Light It Up: Artist Lia Halloran’s Work Combines Her Loves of Science and Skating"                Foam Magazine, October - November.

Banal, Nuit. “Art: Reviews: Lia Halloran, ‘Dark Skate,” Time Out New York, September 4-10.

Goings on About Town, Art : Galleries: Downtown Lia Halloran,” The New Yorker, September 1.

Baker, R.C., “Best in Show,” The Village Voice, August 27.

Photographer Lia Halloran Captures Skaters Hitting Warp Speed,”, August 22.

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Space Adventures, Real and Imagined,” The New York Times, August 10.

Hershenson, Roberta, “View of Space From One Who Was There,” The NewYork Times, August 9.

Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, August 8.

Ouellette, Jennifer, “Rockets Red Glare,” Twisted Physics, August 6.

Tully, Judd, “Summer Art Shopping in New York,” ARTINFO, July 28.

Finel Honigman, Ana, “Skater in the Dark,”, July 24.

Ashman, Angela, “Sweet Shot,” The Village Voice, July 16-22.

McQuaid, Cate, “Lia Halloran: Dark Skate,” The Boston Globe, June 12.

Cook, Greg, “Fringe Festival,” The Boston Phoenix, June 10.

Griffith, Kristie, “LA People 2008 - Lia Halloran: Sk8er Grrl,” LA WeeklyMarch 14.

Pearce, Sara, “Easy to Get Lost in Space,” The Enquirer March 28.

Kilduff, Angela, “Review: Space is the Place,CityBeat, March 10.

Jones, Richard O., “’Space is the Place’ exhibit out of this world,” The Oxford Press, February 8.

Moon, Grace, “Skater Artist Lia Halloran,Velvetpark Magazine, January 11.

2007  Foust, Jeff, “Review: Space is the Place,” The Space Review, December 3.

Wasserman, Burton, “InSight: Space is the Place,” art matters: The Philadelphia Region’s Magazine of the Arts, November 2.

Strimpel, Zoe, “Off to London, Art in Hand,” The New York Sun, October, 11.

“The World is Bound with Secret Knots,” NY Arts, January / February.

Speers Mears, Emily, “Space Race,V Magazine.

Ascarelli, Brett, “Art Blasts Off,” Diablo Arts Magazine.

2005  Goodbody, Bridget L., “Reviews: Lia Halloran/Sandroni Rey,” ARTnewsDecember.

Pagel. David, “Price’s Resplendent Sculptures Pack a Punch,” Los Angeles Times, February 11.