Lawre Stone's paintings explore her rocky romance with 20th c. abstraction, while engaging in conversation between an interior world and physical and psychological experience. Each painting is a forum for charting churned feelings, the chaos of our world, and the colors and nuances of everyday life. The immediacy of our time, and questions about stability and truth reside in a practice that explores the dynamics between the obscured and the revealed. Her method is direct and matter of fact while mining the nuances of our relationship to beauty, power, and discord.


Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe and has been reviewed in publications including,The New Art Examiner, The New York Times, and Art in America.


She received an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.


Lawre Stone lives and paints in Omi, New York, where she and her husband Dan Devine have raised their two sons and a rescue dog named Willie. 

Selected Exhibitions 


Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY. solo exhibition. 

Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY Solo exhibition with catalog. 

Wall Power, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY 

Window On Hudson, Project Space, Hudson, NY. upcoming project. 


Holiday, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY 

Together in Isolation, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY. Underground group exhibition. 

The Feminine Impulse, Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY. 


Summer, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY 

Ear to the Ground, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Curated by Julie Torres 


True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. Curated by Julie Torres 

The Nature Lab, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY. Curated by Eric Wolf. Catalog. 

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY 


Hygge, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY 

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY 


Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY. Four person exhibition 


Artist Teacher, Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 


Light Into Night, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 

Farm and Arts, LaMAMA, La Galleria, NY, NY 


CCCA Juried Exhibition, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY 


Painting From the River, Basilica Arts, Hudson, NY 


Pocketbook Factory, site-specific installation, Hudson, NY 


Works From the Flat Files, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY 


Endless Tangibility, Site-specific outdoor installation, Amere, The Netherlands 


Outer Boroughs, White Columns, NY, NY 


Little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, NY, NY 


Vertical Painting, P.S. 1 The Institute for Contemporary Art, Queens, NY. Curated by Alanna Heiss. 

Better Color Through Chemistry, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY. Curated by Karen Shaw. 

Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY 

Buttered Side Up, Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Curated by Giles Lyon. 


Buttered Side Up, Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. Curated by Giles Lyon. 


Four Rooms, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY. Curated by Joe Amhrein, Pierogi 2000 

Natural, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Flip Side, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NY, NY. 

Maux Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY. Curated by Chuck Agro, Martina Batan and Ronald Feldman. 


Update ’94, White Columns, NY, NY 


White Room, White Columns, NY, NY. 

Jour Tranquilles a Clichy, Paris, France and NY, NY. Curated by Alain Kirili. 

Twisted State, Organization of Independent Arts, NY, NY catalog. 

Tabu – Women, Painting, Subversion. Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY Organized by K. K. Kozik 

Group Grope, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Curated by Kenneth Goldsmith and Geoffrey Young 


Pain-ting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Curated by Steve Salzman. 

Persistence of Painting-Varieties of Vision, Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Ellen Handy. 

Ecstasy, Dooley le Cappellaine Gallery, NY, NY 


Take Five, Stephanie Theodore Gallery, NY, NY. 


Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards, traveling exhibition of grant recipients. 


Ten Painters, White Columns, NY, NY. Curated by Bill Arning. 

Lines of Vision, HIllwood Art Gallery, Long Island University & Blum Helman, 




Art/Omi International Arts Center Residency Program, Omi, NY. 


Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation/NEA Fellowship in Painting. 



Judy Collischan, Lines of Vision: Drawing by contemporary Women, Hudson Hills Press, pg. 136, illus., 1989 

Cheryl Donegan, One Portrayal, Four Portraits, Tema Celeste, Winter 1993, pg 68-71, 

Karen Emenhiser. Puerile Utopias, catalog essay for Buttered Side Up Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center Buffalo NY and Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario. 22 pgs, color illus., 1997 

Jim Huntington. Visual Pleasure at Hall Walls, The Buffalo News, October 11, 1996 

Mark Lavantelli. Retinal Pleasures, Artvoice, Buffalo, NY. Vol. 7, Issue 21, October 16-22, 1996 

Kim Levin. Art in Brief, The Village Voice, April 6, 1992. 

Robert Morgan. Doric Column, Cover, Sept. 1991. 

Mary Murphy. Subversive Pleasures, New Art Examiner, March, 1997. Pg. 14-20. 

Barry Schwabsky. Twisted State, Organization of Independent Artists catalog, 1993 

Roberta Smith. Old, New, Traditional and Alternative Spaces, The New York Times, May 5, 1989 

John Yau. The Drawings of Lydia Dona and Lawre Stone, Sulfur, #21, pg. 101-110. 1998