Artist Bio

Gail Lehman Fine Art
Gail Lehman was born in New York City and spent her childhood and young adult years on the East coast. Although her major during her years at Cornell University and Harvard University was Government, her fascination with design led her to The New York School of Interior Design and the completion of their graduate design program. Gail subsequently moved to the west coast and in Los Angeles worked for three major international design firms before relocation to the Monterey Peninsula and striking out on her own. She successfully designed two and one-half million square feet of commercial office space, hospitals and schools and was three times the winner of prestigious international design awards including “The Prix de Femmes International”. Her work has been featured in “The International Compendium of Women in Design International”. In 2000, Gail fulfilled a long-delayed commitment to devote herself full-time to study painting through many classes at the college level, personal instruction with some of the Peninsula’s renowned Artists and many workshops, both on the Monterey Peninsula and in France. She has energized her canvases with a great luminosity and sophistication. In her stylistic progression from traditional still life composition and figure painting to abstract and figurative expressionism, Gail has emerged an artist of merit. Her work has been acquired by collectors in Berkeley, Boise, Boston, Los Angeles, The Monterey Peninsula, New York, Napa, Rancho Santa Fe, San Francisco, and San Jose. In Europe, her work has been collected in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris, and Valencia. In 2013, her painting “The Lady in Red” was installed in the Private Collection at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A commissioned work to honor a scholarship for the collector’s mother will be installed adjacent to “The Lady in Red” at Marywood University.

Shows

  • Gala Auction and Party • Carmel Art Association/Arts Habitat • Carmel, California • June 2015
  • Solo Show • The Avenue Gallery • San Francisco, California • June through July 2015
  • Bach Festival • Carmel, California • July 2015
  • Art Basel Miami 2014 @ SPECTRUM
  • Arps & Co., Amsterdam 2014
  • B.J. Spoke Gallery, Expo 33, 2014
  • Art Basel Miami Beach Exposure at Select Fair 2013
  • Monterey Museum of Art, Museum Store, 2012, 2013
  • Monterey Museum of Art, Miniatures Exhibit  2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Santana Row, San Jose Solo Show October, 2011 Artist of the month
  • Sylvan Gallery, Sand City Juried Show 2009
  • Sylvan Gallery Solo Show 2010
  • The Pacific Grove Art Center 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The Central Coast Art Association 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The Sunset Center Bach Festival, Carmel 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Artists Equity Open Studios Monterey Peninsula 2011
  • Central Coast Art Association Juried Show 2010, 2011

Associations

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artist Member
  • Central Coast Art Association
  • International Society of Acrylic Painters
  • Artists Equity of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Carmel Art Association, Associate Member

Gail Lehman Fine Art; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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