Annie Lapin


The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley
Exhibition: January 5 – February 12, 2017
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Annie Lapin


Art and Cake
Annie Lapin: Watchers and Winks at Honor Fraser
By Shana Nys Dambrot
December 11, 2016

Annie Lapin


art ltd.
Critics Picks: Los Angeles
By Molly Enholm
November 2016

Annie Lapin


Her Crowd: New Art by Women from
Our Neighbors' Private Collections
Exhibition: September 24–December 31, 2016
Bruce Museum

Annie Lapin


Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2016: Annie Lapin
Monday, May 9, 2016, 12-1pm
UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of Arts

Annie Lapin


Lecture with Annie Lapin
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute

Annie Lapin


The Go-Between, a selection of emerging international artists from the Ernesto Esposito collection
Curated by Eugenio Viola
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
December 13, 2014 – January 13, 2015

Annie Lapin


Los Angeles Times: California Sunday Magazine
Land of Artists
Photographs by Daniel Shea
Words by Carolina A. Miranda

Annie Lapin on Daily Serving


Whenever it seems that painting has run its course, an exhibition like Various Peep Shows comes along to restore our faith in the medium. For her third solo show at Honor Fraser Gallery, Annie Lapin presents a series that contains within each work the broad spectrum of paint's physical and representational possibilities.

Annie Lapin in The Huffington Post


The Huffington Post Arts and Culture reached out to interview Annie Lapin about her latest exhibition, Various Peep Shows.

Annie Lapin on Franks-Suss.com


The Franks-Suss Collection interviewed Annie Lapin during a recent studio visit.


Annie Lapin in the Los Angeles Times


Review: Annie Lapin's 'Various peep Shows' a whirlwind of imagination
By David Pagel

In her third solo show in Los Angeles, titled Various Peep Shows, Annie Lapin continues to dip into styles and schools of painting from faraway places and far-off times.

Annie Lapin in New American Paintings


Annie Lapin's Various Peep Shows is included in New American Painting's monthly review of Must-See Painting Shows.

Annie Lapin in Burnaway


In her ninth solo exhibition since receiving her MFA from the University of California–Los Angeles in 2007, Lapin offers 13 new and recent paintings on linen and canvas—six from 2011 and seven from 2013—that are mostly abstract but allude to representation. They have an unfinished look but are carefully made, and are steeped in art history but very much of the moment. Lapin wants to have it both ways, and often does exactly that.

Annie Lapin in the TWO X TWO Auction


TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is the contemporary art auction benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Dallas Museum of Art, held annually at the Rachofsky House in Dallas, Texas.

Annie Lapin at the Weatherspoon Art Museum


As the Fall 2013 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Annie Lapin will present a lecture and gallery talk on her work and participate in MFA graduate student critiques


Annie Lapin at Josh Lilley Gallery


Amnesiacs is LA-based painter Annie Lapin's debut exhibition in London.

At first glance, Annie Lapin's pictures seem to be content resting in the natural order of abstracted landscape painting. However it soon becomes clear that her impulse targets the historical understanding of painting – our perceptions of it, and what relevance such forms and associations have today.


April 12 - May 16, 2013
44 - 46 Riding House Street
London W1W 7EX

Congratulations to Annie Lapin, Winner of the Falk Visiting Artist Award 2013-2014


The Falk is a program that historically seeks to nominate highly established contemporary artists. Annually the program selects three outstanding contemporary artists. These artists work closely with Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Museum, to curate an exhibition during the following academic year. In addition to this, Annie Lapin will also have a solo exhibition in the Weatherspoon Art Museum.


Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Annie Lapin in Artnews


Stone Gravy: Ameringer McEnery Yohe
By Christopher French
October 2012

Los Angeles-based critic David Pagel grouped six painters and three sculptors from the West and East coasts inspired by the "Stone Soup" fable, titling it "Stone Gravy." Exhibiting the austerity of abstract formalism (represented by stone), leavened and enriched by sensory overloads of color, texture, and pattern (standing in for the gravy), were the painters Brad Eberhard, Annie Lapin, Kim MacConnel, Allison Miller, Richard Allen Morris, and David Reed. Sculptors Polly Apfelbaum, Ron Nagle, and Matt Wedel, by contrast, argued for expanding sensory delight beyond the strictures of wall-mounted rectangular planes.


October 2012

Annie Lapin at Yautepec, Mexico City


Lapin's own assertion in "Find Finding ing" is that the components that comprise the closed set of a painting exhibition now sit squarely within the realm of the ordinary, former delusions of grandeur presently rendered suspect at best. In turn, however, this placement — or acceptance — of the painting exhibition as part of the real allows Lapin to then treat the exhibition itself as a found object, opening it up to further levels of dissection, recombination, and reinterpretation in which "making" and "being" become fluid states, recursively mirroring the emergent nature of the paintings themselves.


Yautepec, Mexico City
September 13 - October 20, 2012
Opening Reception September 13, 2012 8:00 PM

Annie Lapin in Huffington Post


Annie Lapin: Paintings Are Both Furniture and Talismans
By Tracey Harnish
August 6, 2012

"I am obsessed with how meaning radiates through various forms and materials, so I do consider and play with every medium in my studio. However, I find I always return to painting. Painting can splinter experience, embodying the most extreme dualities, in a way that's pretty unique. It can be the most basic physical record of an action, and yet it will operate like a magnet for intense mental projections. It can be a commodity, and also a ritualistic object that psychologically warps space even while it flatly and silently hangs on the wall. It is this thing in the world, sometimes just a surface, but despite all its thingy and coded baggage, history and deconstructability, it can still project an aura. To me, the fact that it can be all these things means that it has the potential to cut through the cynicism inherent to itself... there's something urgent in that thought to me."


August 6, 2012

Annie Lapin in Stone Gravy at Ameringer McEnery Yohe


Annie Lapin is included in the group exhibition, Stone Gravy, curated by David Pagel, at Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe in New York. Stone Gravy is on view from May, 31 - July 07, 2012. Opening reception May 31, 2012 6:00 - 8:00PM.


525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Annie Lapin at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock


Annie Lapin has work in Chasm of the Supernova, a group show curated by Adam D. Miller at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Chasm of the Supernova opens February 11th at 7pm and will feature works by fifteen Los Angeles based artists.


2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Annie Lapin and Robert Lazzarini at Gavlak Gallery


Sentimental Education
November 22 – January 7, 2012

Sentimental Education includes 69 works by 40 international established and emerging artists and examines the many lures with which art history seduces the artist and how the artist returns the favor.

The title comes from the 1869 Gustave Flaubert novel in which an impressionable young man falls in and out of love with a worldly, sophisticated married woman. Much like in the novel's affair, an artist's relationship to the history of art can range from impassioned idolatry to bemused flirtation to scornful critique.

Sentimental Education also illuminates the shared sensibilities present in works created during different time periods, the Renaissance, and Rococo to Dadaism, Pop art, and the Pictures Generation to the generation working (and still appropriating) today.

Annie Lapin at Josh Lilley Gallery


Alexandra Grant, Annie Lapin, and Glenn Kaino in Angel Art Auction



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
7:00PM Cocktails & Viewing
8:00PM Live Auction

Annie Lapin at Public Fiction


Annie Lapin and Ed Schad in Conversation


Brenna Youngblood, Annie Lapin and Kenny Scharf at LACE



16 June – 28 August, 2011
Opening reception 16 June, 8-10pm

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is proud to present Unfinished Paintings, a provocative curatorial project organized by Los Angeles artists Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster. The headlining exhibition for our 2011 summer season, Unfinished Paintings is an exhibition of 38 medium sized paintings by 38 artists, hung alphabetically by the artist's first name. This show is meant to dissect and turn contemporary painting in-side-out. Works-in-progress will be put on view and offered as a point of entry into each painter's respective creative world.

Annie Lapin in Artweek.LA


By Bill Bush
Jun 10, 2011

In this new group of paintings on canvas, Lapin's luscious, high-energy compositions co-mingle painterly conventions of representation with an obliterating gestural abstraction. Through July 9 at Honor Fraser.

Annie Lapin in Artslant


by Charmaine Felix-Meyer

Annie Lapin's The Pure Space Animate builds on her explorations of landscape and figure and transforms the picture plane into fluctuating microcosms of pigment and earth, light and space. The viewer is playfully lead through de-stabilizing notions of here and there in painterly articulations that fold and unfold, envelope and expel.

Art Review: Annie Lapin at Honor Fraser


Annie Lapin in New American Paintings Video Series



Featured in edition #91 of New American Paintings as a Noteworthy artist, Annie's work will be featured in a forthcoming solo show at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.

To watch the video, click this .

Annie Lapin Mentioned in Houston Press


by Kelly Klaasmeyer
Jan. 10, 2011

"Plentitude" is a big group show of "emerging and established artists" and as such, it's a well-chosen grab bag of nice work. Among the standouts is Hoary Squeezy Conversation (2010) by Annie Lapin. The artist uses paint in a way that's engaging and modern -- it looks alternately brushed and squeegeed on -- while the imagery looks simultaneously abstract and representational.

Open Daybook Exhibition at LACE


Opening reception 6 January 8-10pm
Curated by David Earle, The Open Daybook is both a compilation of original artwork and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, three hundred and sixty five artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each day is a page in the book.

Annie Lapin is Editor's Pick in New American Paintings


Alexandra Grant and Annie Lapin at Galerie Lelong


December 16, 2010 - February 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 pm

Galerie Lelong is pleased to present Five from L.A., an exhibition of paintings by five emerging and mid-career artists-Whitney Bedford, Kirsten Everberg, Alexandra Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, and Annie Lapin-who each uniquely employ bold and saturated colors, an elusive sense of space, and fluid movement between abstraction and representation. Currently working in Los Angeles, the artists hail from diverse backgrounds and explore a variety of themes, including language, turmoil, and the fragility of memory and perception. Five from L.A. opens to the public on Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 pm.

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