January 03, 2017

Annie Lapin

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


December 13, 2016

Annie Lapin

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

Art and Cake

November 16, 2016

Annie Lapin

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

art ltd.

September 21, 2016

Annie Lapin

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

Bruce Museum

May 03, 2016

Annie Lapin

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

April 21, 2015

Annie Lapin

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


December 02, 2014

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

Museo di Capodimonte

October 05, 2014

Annie Lapin

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

The California Sunday Magazine

January 30, 2014

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.

Daily Serving

January 25, 2014

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.

The Huffington Post

January 23, 2014

Annie Lapin on

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

The Franks-Suss Collection

January 23, 2014

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.

Los Angeles Times

January 07, 2014

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.

New American Paintings

December 18, 2013

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.


October 25, 2013

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.


October 12, 2013

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

Weatherspoon Art Museum

April 12, 2013

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.

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

November 12, 2012

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.

Falk Visiting Artist Award
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

October 06, 2012

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

September 06, 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.

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

August 07, 2012

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."

Huffington Post
August 6, 2012

May 31, 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.

Ameringer McEnery Yohe
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

February 11, 2012

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.

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

November 18, 2011

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.

October 12, 2011

Annie Lapin at Josh Lilley Gallery

Josh Lilley is delighted to announce the opening on Tuesday 11th October of Incredulous Zealots – a group exhibition featuring work by four LA-based artists - Analia Saban, Annie Lapin, Asad Faulwell, and Jeni Spota.

October 04, 2011

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


7:00PM Cocktails & Viewing
8:00PM Live Auction

September 09, 2011

Annie Lapin at Public Fiction

This fall, The Gold Rush / Manifest Destiny series at the Museum of Public Fiction will unravel in three parts of one story. The first, La Californie, is named after Picasso's Mediterranean Villa. This exhibition will contain the work of eight California-based artists whose work swells with searching, SoCal colors, entrepreneurialism, invention, and fame. The second part will transforms the museum into a Californian hotel, with a rotating cast of East-coast artists who will travel West to vacation, perform, and make souvenirs within it's walls. The third will be a landscape, a post-quake set, a hollywoodian facsimile of LA.

June 19, 2011

Annie Lapin and Ed Schad in Conversation

Honor Fraser is pleased to announce, in conjunction with Annie Lapin\'s exhibition Pure Space Animate, a conversation between Ed Schad and Annie Lapin, Saturday, June 18, 4 to 6pm.

June 15, 2011

Brenna Youngblood, Annie Lapin and Kenny Scharf at LACE

Unfinished Paintings

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.

June 10, 2011

Annie Lapin in Artweek.LA

Annie Lapin: The Pure Space Animate
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.

May 31, 2011

Annie Lapin in Artslant

A Mystic Flaneur Across Pigment and Earth
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.

May 27, 2011

Art Review: Annie Lapin at Honor Fraser

Indefatigable is the first word that comes to mind when looking at Annie Lapin's new paintings at Honor Fraser. These canvases possess an energy so relentless it begins to feel a bit suspect — more affectation, perhaps, than affect. Many of the surfaces are busy in the way everyday, plugged-in life is busy, with an unproductive, self-important freneticism that feeds on itself, regenerating with false urgency. And yet, on plenty of occasions in this show, that urgency does feel real and wondrously integrated: mind, motion and matter in sync.

April 05, 2011

Annie Lapin in New American Paintings Video Series

Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin has made a career out of taking something obvious and completely tearing it apart visually, and while her compositions might appear obscurely rendered, her talent is unmissable. The third in our New American Paintings/Video series with Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck focuses on the studio practice of Annie Lapin, the recent winner of both our inaugural Reader's Choice Poll and our first NAP Annual Prize.

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 link.

January 10, 2011

Annie Lapin Mentioned in Houston Press

"Plentitude" Is a Well-Chosen Grab Bag at Barbara Davis Gallery
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.

January 06, 2011

Open Daybook Exhibition at LACE

6 January - 6 February 2011
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.

December 30, 2010

Annie Lapin is Editor's Pick in New American Paintings

As with many artists of her generation, Annie Lapin is deeply concerned with the fluid space between abstraction and representation. In her extraordinarily lush paintings, bits of the real world emerge and recede as they actively compete for dominance with the elements of their creation—surface, stroke, and color. Lapin's paintings are about wresting meaning from chaos, but they are equally about an unabashed love for the medium of painting itself. – Evan J. Garza

December 16, 2010

Alexandra Grant and Annie Lapin at Galerie Lelong

Five from L.A.
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.