2015 – Adelante (pop-up) Gallery, New York, NY
2014 – Metro Gallery, Reno, NV
2011 – Cafritz Gallery, Sitar Arts Center, Washington DC
2006 – Cascade Art Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2006 – Lt. Governor’s Art Council Gallery, Olympia, WA
2005 – Kent Arts Commission Gallery, Kent, WA
2004 – Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Or
2003 – Marghitta Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 – Ersgard Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 – Chemetka Gallery, Salem, OR
1986 – Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 – Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 – Municipal Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA
1981 – Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980 – Festival Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1980 – Churchill Gallery, Perth, Australia
1979 – Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1978 – Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
1976 – Centre Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
1974 – International Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1969 – Emerson Gallery, Encino, CA
Group Exhibitions, partial list:
( * denotes major exhibition)
2022 – Garbology, Hollerbach Art Haus, Sanford, FL through Oct. 26
2022 -*Techspressionism: Digital & Beyond, Southampton Arts Center, NY
2022 – When in the Woods, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR
2021 – Techspressionism 2021, online at www.techpressionism.org, professionally curated.
2020 – Female, online at www.bestpicture.com/best-of-the-month (October)
2020 – Focal Point, The Foundry Centre, St. Charles, MO
2020 – Still Life, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2020 – 4th Annual Photographic Exhibition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020 – The Heart Goes Nine, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
2020 – In Between, Galeria Zero at Primerent, Milan, Italy CANCELLED due to pandemic.
2019 – PNW Photo Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR through March 2020
2019 – Beyond the Limits, Galeria Zero, Basel, Switzerland
2019 – Abstract 2019, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
2019 – Artworks NW, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR
2019 – 3rd Annual Photographic Exhibition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 – Art Is Personal, Galeria Zero at Ateller Pilar Gueil, Barcelona, Spain
2018 – *Barcelona Foto Biennale, Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona, Spain
2018 – Mono-Kromatik, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2018 – Wunderkammer, Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2018 – 2nd Annual Black & White and 3rd Artist’s Choice exhibitions at Fusionartps.com
2018 – Faces of Humanity 2018, Gallery25N.com
2018 – Abstracted, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
2017 – 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusionartps.com
2017 – Abstract 2017, Gallery25N.com
2017 – *9th Pollux Awards International Exhibition, Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain
2017 – 40th National Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2017 – Luck of the Draw, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
2016 – *Berlin Foto Biennale, Palazzo Italia Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 – Abstracted, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2016 – On the Road, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
2016 – *Novus Conceptum, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery, Houston/Bellaire, TX
2015 – The Big Picture (photography), Denver, CO and worldwide.
2014 – *Accreted Terrane, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2014 – The Contaminated Landscape, Photosynthesist Gallery, Manchester, CT
2014 – Winter Air (photography), View Arts Center, Old Forge, NY
2014 – Snow & Ice (photography), 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 – Visiting Artist, January First Thursday Art Walk, Studio F Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 – Visiting Artist, November & December First Thursday Art Walk, Studio F Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 – Nature Undisturbed, Serenbe Photography Center, Palmetto, GA
2012 – Photo-work 2012, Main Gallery, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2012 – Art & Earth: My Art – My World (photography), The Arts Centre, Martinsburg, WV
2012 – White, Black & Shades of Gray (photography), Bancroft Gallery SSAC, Cohasset, MA
2011 – Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, Photo-stop Gallery, White River, VT
2011 – Couplings, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2011 – 4th Annual Invitational, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
2010 – Hundred Valleys, Umpqua Valley Arts, Roseburg, OR
2010 – Brushes with the Land, Gallery By-The-Bay, Stanwood, WA
2010 – National Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
2010 – 3rd Annual Invitational, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
2010 – Daydreams, La Familia Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 – Rabbitual, Two Vaults Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2008 – On, Of and About Paper, O. C. Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2008 – Au Naturel, Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2007 – Works-On-Paper, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
2007 – * Over the River/Through the Woods, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2007 – Pacific Northwest Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2007 – 10th ISAP International, San Luis Obis Art Center, San Luis, CA
2006 – A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
2006 – Landscape in the Postmodern, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006 – * Over the River/Through the Woods, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
2004 – Bringing in the Wood, Colville Arts Foundation Gallery, Colville, WA
2004 – * Bumberbiennale: Consumables, Seattle Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 – Expressions, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2004 – Pacific NW Art Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2003 – Home-land, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
2002 – Cows for Kids, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR
2000 – * Artists in the Forest (traveling exhibit), Central Washington Museum, Wenatachee, WA; Adams East Museum, Moses Lake, WA; Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
1999 – Art Equinox, Paris-Gibson Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT
1998 – Northwest Expressions, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
1998 – Contemporary Landscape Painting: 4 Artists, Eastern Washington University, WA
1997 – Inspired Visions, Clymer Museum, Ellensberg, WA
1995 – Rational & Emotional Abstractions: 3 Artists, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
1995 – New Forms, Boise State University, Boise, ID
1995 – About Drawing, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 – Abstract Lineage, South Bay Museum of Contemporary Art, Redondo Beach, CA
1995 – So. California Open, San Bernardino County Museum, S. Bernardino, CA
1995 – 24th Annual National Small Painting, NM Art League, Albuguerque, NM
1994 – Big Littles, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 – * Constructivism in the West: 4 Artists, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, CA
1994 – Ark: A Spiritual Place, Permanent Installation, Ark of Refuge Church, Los Angeles
1993 – ART/LA Art Fair, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992 – Intimate Images, Tatischeff Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991 – * Constructive Concepts, Ersgard Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988 – California Four, Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
1986 – Translated Visions, County of Los Angeles Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
1986 – City Terrace Sculpture Invitational, Orange, CA
1986 – National Landscape, Visual Arts Center, Pensacola, FL
1985 – Sculpture in the Park, Peter Strauss Sculpture Park, Agoura, CA
1985 – Sculpture Invitational, Public Corporation for Art, Long Beach, CA
1984 – Sculpture in the Park, Peter Strauss Sculpture Park, Agoura, CA
1983 – Permanent Sculpture Installation, Integrated Ceilings, Santa Monica, CA
1983 – Pacific Regional, Cabrillo Beach Museum, San Pedro, CA
1983 – Sculpture in the Park, Peter Strauss Sculpture Park, Agoura, CA
1981 – New Visions, Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1980 – Introducing, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1979 – Group Exhibit, Mining Industry of W.A., Perth Australia
1978 – Five Artists, Brand Library Galleries, Glendale, CA
1978 – Annual Juried Exhibit, Burbank Fine Art Federation, Burbank, CA
1977 – Faculty Exhibit, Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA
1976 – Annual Media Mini, Redlands Art Association, Redlands, CA
1976 – Annual Juried Exhibit, Thousand Oaks Art Association, Thousand Oaks, CA
1975 – Faculty Exhibit, Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
1975 – Annual Juried Exhibit, Thousand Oaks Art Association, Thousand Oaks, CA
1973 – Group Invitational, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
1973 – Gallery Artists, Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA
1973 – Group Exhibit (Juried), Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1972 – Faculty Exhibit, Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
1972 – Group Exhibit (Juried), Downey Art Museum, Downey, CA
1972 – Invitational Group Exhibit, Studio City Arts Association, Studio City, CA
1971 – Gallery Artists, Emerson Gallery, Encino, CA
1970 – Annual Juried Exhibit, Downey Art Museum, Downey, CA
1969 – 17th All City Art Open, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition Catalog’s & Art Books/Magazines/Videos:
Open Show L.A. #68, September 20, 2022, via Zoom featuring 26 images with commentary by Lee Musgrave and a Q&A session produced by Richard Chow and Jonas Yip.
Techspressionism: Digital & Beyond exhibition catalog, 2022, available in print and online from Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY. Forward by Helen A Harrison director of Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center.
Artistonish Contemporary Art Magazine summer 2022 issue, featured Celestial Swirl, a Techspressionism print by Lee Musgrave.
Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine Fall 2021 online edition, interview of Lee Musgrave featuring several of his staged abstract photographs and Techspressionism images.
Techspressionist Salon #19 – Gregory Little & Lee Musgrave – June 8, 2021, video on YouTube. Segment starts at 44:27 with an overview of Lee Musgrave’s art history including his most recent photo-based computer altered images followed by a Q&A session.
Artavita e-zine, available online via Artavita.com; features Lee Musgrave’s Real Time Memories painting series and artists statement.
The Photo Review Magazine online edition, special 36th Annual International Photography Competition, curated by Kathy Ryan and Jessica Dimson, includes Line In Winter, a non-staged 2020 abstract still life photograph by Lee Musgrave.
Still Life exhibition catalog 2020, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Center, Minneapolis, MN
F-Stop Magazine, Issue 97, Abstraction 2019, includes 3 of Lee Musgrave’s staged abstract still life photographs selected by editor Christy Karpinski.
The Photo Argus e-magazine October 2019, Beautiful Sunset Photography article includes Lee Musgrave’s nature abstract Sweet Risings 7 photograph.
The Photo Review Magazine online edition, special 2019 exhibit curated by editor Stephen Perloff and his staff, includes Lee Musgrave’s Readymade Duchampian Equalibrium 1 staged abstract still life photograph.
Art Ascent Magazine, Abstract Art edition, May 2019, page 60 with two photos about Lee Musgrave’s staged abstract still life photography. Forewood written by Alexis Culotta PhD.
Pastiche Magazine, Issue 5, May 2019, features several of Lee Musgrave’s staged abstract still life photography.
The Photo Review Magazine online edition, special 2018 exhibit curated by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, includes Lee Musgrave’s Tilled Dream With Sleeping Cat 12 staged abstract photograph in the Still-Life section.
Artness Contemporary Magazine, September 2018, interview with five photos about Lee Musgrave’s staged still-life abstract photography.
WakeUpScreaming – Trees e-zine, Edition 13, features an extensive article with photos about Lee Musgrave’s Surrealistic paintings concerned with societies need to save guard old growth trees.
ArtAscent Magazine Volume 31, June 2018. Two pages with photos about Lee Musgrave’s abstract photos.
Mono-Kromatik 2018 exhibition catalog, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Center, Minneapolis, MN
A5 Magazine (pop-up), March 17, 2018. Photo of Joyous Misbehavin’ 1 with related text.
Dodho Magazine, November 2017 online version. Ephemeral Treasure Revealed & Celebrated article with 19 photographs.
LandEscape Contemporary Art Review, 2017 Anniversary Edition, 16 page interview with photos about Lee Musgrave’s abstract photography. Curators Katherine Williams and Josh Ryder.
Create Magazine, Issue 1 November 2016. This inaugural issue includes six pages of images and text about Lee Musgrave’s recent abstract photography. Based in Philadelphia, Create Magazine in available on line and in print.
Berlin Foto Biennale exhibition catalog by curator Julio Hirsch-Hardy, Oct. 6, 2016, includes a photo and text about Lee’s most recent abstract photography series’.
Abstracted exhibition catalog by Brett Kallusky, Sept. 16, 2016, includes a photo and text about Lee’s Fiddle Diddle With Red Bean #5 abstract photograph. SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC.
Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 Annual Book, listing of Honorable Mention Award, Abstract Category.
L’Oeil de la Photographie e-magazine, Feb. 27, 2016 edition, includes an article and 12 photographs from Lee’s Light Ring Caress still-life Series. The article is translated in English, French and Chinese.
The Photo Review, 2016 Competition issue, includes two of Lee’s recent abstract photographs: Savvy Proclivities #32 and Tickled Fancy #44… selected from over 1,830 photos submitted by 430 artists.
LensCulture 2015 Editors Invitation features 24 abstract photographs and text from four of Musgrave’s recent series. Associated with Magnum Photos, LensCulture sponsors international photography awards, grants and exhibitions. See lensculture.com.
Accreted Terrane exhibition e-catalog by curator David Francis, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, October 2014
eXel Photography Magazine, 2015 printed edition. This is the first print issue of this new platform for photography and it includes one of Lee’s recent abstract photographs along with related text.
The Contaminated Landscape exhibition catalog, Photosynthesisct Gallery, Manchester, CT, May 2014
Snow & Ice exhibition catalog, 1650 Photography Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014
Gathering Clouds: A Magazine of Contemporary Art, August 2013
The theme of this issue is “Memory” and the editors selected several of Lee’s semi-abstract photographs because they capture an ephemeral world of transitory sights and reflect upon how one’s memories are embedded in time. The issue may be viewed (and printed copies can be ordered) at: gatheringcloudsmagazine.com
The Four Seasons exhibition catalog by Kirsten Hoving, PhotoPlace Gallery, February 2012
Psychescapes: Contemporary Art That Explores the Human Psyche book by Liz Afif, 2010
Pacific Northwest Art Annual exhibition catalog, Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, 2004
1996 – National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Recipient (Painting). Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts; Artist Trust, Seattle, WA; and the Washington Arts Commission, Olympia, WA.
Recent Municipal Purchase Awards:
2005 – Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Permanent Collection
2004 – Eastern Oregon University Permanent Collection
2002 – King County, WA King County International Airport Collection
2001 – City of Portland, OR Portable Works Collection
2000 – Washington State Arts Commission, Art In Public Places Collection
2021 – Honorable Mention, 16th Pollux Awards, Abstract Series Category.
2021 – Top Tier Shortlisted, Black & White, The Motif Collective, Fernandina, FL
2020 – 1 of 3 Finalists, DekUnu Magazine, March Issue, Berlin, Germany
2020 – Top Tier Shortlisted, Minimalism & Street, The Motif Collective, Fernandina, FL
2018 – Second Runner-up Award, 11th Pollux Awards, Abstract Category
2017 – Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Photography Awards, Abstract Category
2017 – Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2017, Los Angeles, CA
2017 – Honorable Mention, 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA
2017 – Finalist & Honorable Mention, 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award, Fine Art Category
2016 – Finalist, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 9th Pollux Awards, Fine Art Category
2016 – Shortlisted, International Print Exhibit 159, Royal Photographic Society
2016 – Honorable Mention, Monochrome Awards, International Black & White Photography, Abstract Category
2015 – LensCulture Editors Invitation, lensculture.com
2015 – 2nd Place, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 7th Pollux Awards, Abstract Category
2015 – Honorable Mention 5th Place Award, Fine Art Photography Awards, Abstract Category
2014 – One of six finalists, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards / 6th Pollux Awards, Abstract Category
2013 – Bronze Award, Nature, Espon International Panorama Awards (photography), Adelaide, Australia
2013 – Award Winner, Seasons, 69 Leonard Gallery, New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York
2010 – 3rd Place Award, Hundred Valleys, Umpqua Valley Arts, Roseburg, OR
2007 – Awards (2) Winner, Works On Paper, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
1978 – Finalists, State of California Art In Public Buildings
1977 – Award Winner, Annual Juried Exhibit, Burbank Fine Art Federation, Burbank, CA
1977 – Award Winner, Media Mini, Redlands Art Association, Redlands, CA
1975 – Award Winner, Annual Open Exhibit, Centre Gallery, Valley Center of Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA
1973 – Abstract Juried Exhibit, Long Beach Arts Association, Long Beach, CA
1969 – Honorable Mention, 17th All City Art Open, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Northridge, CA
Lee studied primarily with Fritz Faiss and Hans Burkhardt. Hans was a studio partner of Arshile Gorky and Mark Tobey. Fritz studied at the Bauhaus with Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. “I am deeply indebted to Fritz and Hans for their unfailing encouragement and enduring friendship,” stated Musgrave.
2015 – Published by O’Delle Abney on Aug 7: NYC GALLERY OPENING – http://nycgalleryopenings.com, youtube.com/watch?v=Lfts-kuAzUQ
2015 – Photo of the Day, Photo District News, April 2, 2015.
2014 – Art Review on Newsreview.com and Arts4nevada.org, August 11, 2014
2009 – WEEKLY VOLCANO (Tacoma, WA), September 10, Catch These Shows, Alex Clayton
2009 – THE NEWS TRIBUNE (Tacoma, WA), August 26, 2009, Go Arts, Rosemary Ponnekanti
2008 – WILLAMETTE WEEK, April 9, 2008, Live Review: Cap Auction, Richard Speer
2007 – THE WORLD (Coos Bay, OR), February 23, 2007, Seeing Green, Chip Dombrowski
2005 – KING COUNTY JOURNAL (King Co., WA), June 30, 2005, On Living
2004 – Oregon Public Broadcasting Television, December 30, 2004, Oregon Art Beat, Mike Midlo
2004 – THE OBSERVER (La Grande, OR), January 15, Art Review by Jeff Petersen
1997 – ELLENSBERG DAILY RECORD (Ellensberg, WA), January 3, Clymer Museum
1995 – YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC, Dec. 20, Hear & Say by Matt Cooper
1994 – GRANTS PASS DAILY COURIER, Nov. 30, Art Review by Kathleen Alaks
1994 – ARTWEEK, April 7, Great Open Spaces by David DiMichele
1994 – L.A. WEEKLY, April 7, Art Picks of the Week by Peter Frank
1994 – LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 3, Galleries by Susan Kandel
1991 – L.A. WEEKLY, June 28, Art Picks of the Week by Peter Frank
1986 – LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 16, Galleries by Colin Gardner
1985 – NEWS CHRONICLE, Feb. 15, Feature by Ray Hughey
1985 – LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 29, Galleries by William Wilson
1985 – ARTSCENE Magazine, March, Art Reviews by Beate-Bermann-Enn
1981 – LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 22, Galleries by Robert Pincus
1980 – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN, February 28, Art by Murray Mason
1980 – THE ADELAIDE TIMES, May, In The Galleries
1979 – VALLEY VIEW, May 9, Art Reviews
1979 – L.A. DAILY NEWS, June 8, Art Reviews by Tricia Crane
1979 – LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 8, Galleries by Suzanne Muchnic
1979 – MALIBU TIMES, June 2, In The Galleries
Curator of Exhibits, 1996-2009, 59 exhibits, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
Director/Curator, 1991-95, 33 exhibits, County of Los Angeles Century Gallery, Los Angeles/Sylmar, CA
Director/Curator, 1986-88, 27 exhibits, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Curator, 1983-85, 15 exhibits, Municipal Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA
Director/Curator, 1974-82, 38 exhibits, Campus Gallery, Mission College, Los Angeles/Sylmar, CA
2011, Celebrating Family Farms, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR
2005, Lux, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, OR
1993-94, 4 exhibits, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991-92, 5 exhibits, Ersgard Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1983-86, 17 exhibits, Los Angeles County Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
1983-85, 6 exhibits, State of California Peter Strauss Ranch Arts Park
1978-79, 7 exhibits, Seaver Gallery, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Note: for further information about any of the above curated exhibits, send a request to email@example.com
As an artist/curator it has been my honor to serve as juror for competition exhibitions and for artists grant application review panels as well as a guest speaker. Recent activities include:
2018 – Barcelona Foto Biennale, Round Table Discussion speaker, Barcelona, Spain
2009 – Regional Art Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Walla Walla, WA
2009 – GAP Grants, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2009 – National Art Jobs Support Program, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA.
2006 – Sculpture Without Walls, Cannon Beach, OR
2006 – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
2004 – 25th Annual Artists of the Gorge,Stevenson, WA
2003 – Regional Art Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Walla Walla, WA
2003 – Spilyay Native American Art Show, Toppenish, WA
2000 – Artists On the Edge, Pendleton, OR
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