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Solo Exhibitions:

2018: Serious Play, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY (summer)

2016: Language Lessons, Millbrook Library, Millbrook, NY

2015: Jewelry For The Mind, Schoolhouse Theater Gallery, Croton Falls, NY

By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Materials, and Meaning, Kurt Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY Three solo exhibitions of works by Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka-Gramimski, and Riva Weinstein. Curated by Olivia Baldwin.

2013: Secret/Garden, PS 209, Stone Ridge, NY curator Lori Van Houten

2011: No Farmers, No Food, Habitat for Artists, Stony Kill Environmental Education Ctr., Wappingers Falls, NY

2010: The Secret Life of Plants, Garden Gallery of the Hudson River Health Care, Peekskill, NY

2009: Artswalk, LKS Gallery, Hudson NY

2008: Waves and Windows, LKS Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006: Private showings of sculpture for special interest groups, Kyoto, Japan

2003: Clive Christian English Furniture, Ridgewood NJ

1988: Hudson River Museum, Palisades Gallery, Yonkers,NY

1983: Lisa Breznak, Columbus College, Columbus, GA

In-Tile, One-Person Exhibit, Elliot Pratt Center, Plainfied VT

1982: Lisa Breznak, Ballard's Mill Center for the Arts, Malone, NY


Public Art:

2015: Saunders Farm Project, 10th Aiversary Exhibition, Garrison. NY

Beekman Street Banners, Beacon, NY

2014: Beekman Street Banners, Beacon, NY

2014: Articulture, Hudson Valley Seed Library, Philadelphia Flower Show, PA

2013: TRANSported, ArtPac Kit, New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival, NY, NY

curator, Amy Lipton, Habitat for Artists, project director Simon Draper.

2011: Windows on Main, Habitat for Artists, Beacon Natural Market, Beacon, NY

2010: Saunders Farm Project, Collaborative Concepts, Garrison, NY

2009: Saunders Farm Project, Collaborative Concepts, Garrison, NY

City Spaces, Peekskill, NY

2008: Saunders Farm Project, Collaborative Concepts, Garrison, NY


Two Person Exhibitions:

2016: Side by Side, (with Howard Goodman) BAU Gallery, project room, Beacon, NY

2013: Lisa Breznak & Howard Goodman, Studio A Gallery, Tarrytown , NY

2009: World Views, Park Row Gallery, Chatham, NY (with : Laura Cannamela)

2001: Myougei Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2000: Zogei Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, (with Jo-Ann Brody)

Artist Exchange: Nishijin & Peekskill, Consortium Student Center, Kyoto, Japan

1989: Lisa Breznak/Howard Goodman, Alligator Gallery & Performance Space, SF, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018: Gold and Black and White, Argazzi Art, Lakeville CT

2017: REDUX, 6 x 6, International Invitational, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, Leigh Taylor-Mickelson, curator

Wish You Were Here, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, invitational

Spaces & Places: Real, Imagined and Philosophical, SIA Gallery, Peekskill, NY, Nadine Gordon-Taylor, curator

100! Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

2016: Meeting Past VI, Akin Library & Museums, Pawling, NY Bibiana Matheis, curator

Wish You Were Here, Interstate Projects/AIR, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, invitational

Behold the Moon, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY

Smaller Footprints: Artists Examine Global Warming, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA

Women Artists of the Hudson Valley, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

Loving the Earth, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2015: Art in a Box, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NYC, invitational

Meeting Past V, Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY Bibiana Matheis curator

The Alternet, traveling 2013-16, 18 venues, Carla Rae Johnson curator

2014: Meeting Past IV Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY Bibiana Matheis curator

Working Culture, Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

FOODshed, Amy Lipton, curator, SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY

Souls on Fire, Mitche Kunzman, curator, Arts at Onatru, South Salem, NY

Winter Salon, PS 209 Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY, Lori Van Houten, curator

2013: Where Have All the Flowers Gone, A tribute to Pete Seeger, Paramount Center, curated by Amy Lipton and Simon Draper

Art of the Pumpkin, VanCortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Meeting Past, Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY Bibiana Matheis curator

100+1, invitational, bau Gallery, Beacon , NY, Carla Goldberg, curator

Elegy, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, NY, Eleni Smolen curator

The Alternet, traveling exhibition, Carla Rae Johnson curator

2012: Art In A Box, Masters Pelavin Gallery, NY, NY

Dear Mother Nature, Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz NY, Linda Weintraub curator

Martin Luther King Celebration, Keeping the Legacy Alive, Preservation Company, Peekskill NY

Words Become Air, curated by Karen Fitzgerald, Holiday Inn Manhattan View, Long Island City, NY

2011: Songs for Persphone, original art CD Art Boxesfor sound track for BAM commissioned performance

by Ben Neill and Mimi Goese, Brooklyn NY

Habitat for Artists, The Studio Recycled, Temporary Workspace, Peekskill, NY

eARTh, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY curated by Leigh Taylor Mickelson

(inside) Joke, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst, curated by Sherry Mayo

American Craft Week, Peekskill Clay Studios and Studio No. 9

Generations, A.I.R. Gallery Invitational, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

2010: Transformations, The Hat Factory, NY

Sneak Peak, Studio No. 9, NY

2009: Marking Time, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

Off the Beaten Track, Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY

2008: Playing With Fire, (part of Clay Art Center's All Fired Up consortium exhibition)

Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY

Primordial Considerations Maxwell Fine Art, Peekskill, NY

2007: Hat Factory Guerrilla Gallery, Peekskill, NY

A.I.R. Invitational, NY, NY

2004: Generation .04, A.I.R. Gallery Invitational, NY, NY

2002: Generation III, invitational, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY

Essential Art, Cooperstown Art Association Galleries, Cooperstown, NY

2001: The Size Show: Abstract Art on a Sliding Scale, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY, Marcy B Freedman, curator

2000: Art in Nishijin, Machiya Club, Kyoto, Japan

Westchester Arts Workshop of Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY

1998: Mid Atlantic Contemporary Tilemakers Invitational, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA

Face to Face, Artist's District, Peekskill, NY

1997: Framed, Westchester Arts Council, Neiman Marcus, White Plains, NY

1996: Cachepot Cache, Westchester Arts Council, Neiman Marcus, White Plains, NY

1995: "Mirror Mirror", Paramount Center for the Arts Gallery, Peekskill, NY

1993: Arts Alive Celebratory Vessels, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains

1992-1994: Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT

1990: Martha Stewart/Paul Newman Benefit Show House, Westport, Ct.

1989: Art Adventure No. 219, South Norwalk, CT, mailer and poster image

1987: Seasonal Celebrations, Group Show, Alligator Gallery & Performance Space, SF, CA

1986: Celebration, White Light Gallery, NYC, NY

Small Works, Somerstown Gallery Somers, NY

1984-1986:Faculty Exhibitions, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

1983: New York State Ceramics Invitation, Arts Guild of Old Forge, NY

Parsons School of Design, Faculty Exhibit, Lake Placid, NY

The Sculpted Edge, 'I Love NY' Invitational Series, SUNY Galleries


Selected Publications:

"Methods and Models for Museum Learning at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art" by Sarah Mead Wyman, Jennifer Turner Waldo, and Dennis Doherty, The New Botanicals, illustration (page 17) 2016

Vassar/Dutchess CC consortium paper, Clark Xu, Loving the Earth, with photo, 2016

Record Review, Jewelry for the Mind, with photo, 2015

Poughkeepsie Journal, Meeting Past, Skin Library and Museums, 2015

Phantasmaphile, Pam Grossman's blog, (writer, curator,Visual Trends Director @gettyimages)

with photo of "Dances for Waxing and Waning", 2015

Canvas Magazine, By Chance, with photo, 2015

NY Times, NY Region, with photo, Museum of Pumpkin Art, The Blaze,

VanCortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 2013

Blue Stone Press, with photo, Secret Garden, 2013

New York Times, NY Region, with photo, 2/2011, 10/2011

New York Times, NY Region 2009; Arts Alive; CCSCOOP webzine 2009;

All Fired Up Website, 2008; Kyoto Shimbun, 4/6/06; Ecolo Newsletter 5/20/06, Japan;

Making & Installing Handmade Tiles, by Angelica Pozo, 2005, Lark Books; 2 projects.

It's Your Kitchen, by Joan Kohn, 2003, 2 projects;

Westchester County Times. (photo) 2001; NY Times Footlights, 2001;

Mainichi, Asahi, and Yomiuri Newspapers, Kyoto 10/15/2000; Kyoto Shimbun 10/24/2000, Japan;

Architectural Ceramics for the Studio Potter, by Peter King, 3 Photos, 1999; NY Times, March 1996;

Martha Stewart's New Old House, 1992. Clarkson Potter Publishing, NY; Martha Stewart Living , 1990;

New York Times, 1989; House & Garden, 1989; Country Living, 1988; Ceramic's Monthly,1985,1988;

Westchester Spotlight , 1986; Journal News, 1985, 1987 (photo); NY Times, 1986; Lewisboro Ledger 1986


Selected Collections:

Eco-art Museum, Polinya de Xuquer, Valencia, Spain; Ivan Lendl, CT; Eric Roberts, NY, David Bowen, Caracas, Venezuela; A & R Kramer, NY; Hudson River Healthcare, NY; Lee Pope, FL; Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY; Martha Stewart, CT; The Wise Collection, NH; Jean Chalopin, Nassau, Bahamas; Smallbone Inc., Devizes, UK, & US; Sano Jyushyo, Myorenji Temple, Kyoto; Etta Boot, Chicago, Il; Janet & James Kloppenburg, NY; Anti-Hydro Inc, NJ; Ali Nemerov, Alexandria, VA; Susan Weinreich, Boulder, CO; Zaiki Kouta, Mon Design Institute; Hiroshi & Megumi Oishi; Hiroshi Wantanabi, Kyoto, Japan; Marcy B. Freedman, NY; Jan Hanvik, NY; Christa Blatchford, NY


Lectures and Panels:

2015: Akin Library and Museums, Ornamentation: Inspiration and Association, Pawling, NY

By Chance, Artists' Talks by Lisa Breznak, with Mimi Cjazka-Graminski and Riva Weinstein

2013: Panel Menber, "Best Women in eARTh", discussion on making art from clay

Carla Rae Johnson, moderator, First Monday SAlon, BCR Gallery, Peekskill, NY

2012: Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Gallery Talk, Dear Mother Nature, Linda Weintraub, Curator

2011: Panel Member, The Fine Edge, Honoring Technique, First Monday Salon, BRC Gallery, Peekskill, NY

2010: Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Artist Presentation

2009: Hudson Opera House "Marking Time" Gallery Talk

2008: New York Foundation for the Arts: Mark Program,

Hudson Group Presentation and Individual Artists' Talks, Exit Art, NY, NY

NYFA- Mark, Presentation of Hudson Mark Artists ' Talks, Hudson Opera House, Hudson , NY

2001: Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, Panel member, The Japan Experience

Westchester Art Council, Panel: Abstract Art on a Sliding Scale

2000: Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan Art Dept. Masters program, Ceramics

Kyoto International Group, Inspiration and symbolism in my work during residency.

Kyoto Prefectual University

1997: Featured Speaker, Women’s Artists Series, One Station Plaza, Peekskill, NY

1985: Invited Guest Artist, Westchester Arts Workshop, White Plains, NY

1984: Artist Talk Series, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, NY

1983: Gallery Talk, Elliot Pratt Center, Plainfield, VT



2017: Vilarcangel Residency and ECOMuseum, Valencia Spain (fall)

2015: Newburgh Free Library

2014: Arts Brookfield at World Financial Center, Camp HAFAGE, NY, NY

2013: HFA, Newburgh Free Library and Pelham Art Center, NY

2011: Habitat for Artists, Shed Project, 3 weeks, Stonykill Environmental Education Ctr., Wappingers Falls, NY

2006: Guest Artist, 9 weeks, Machya Club, Kyoto Japan,

2000: Artist-in-Residence, 8 weeks, Network Nishijin, Kyoto, Japan

1984-1987: Artist-In-Residence, Somerstown Gallery, Somers, NY.


Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships:

New York Foundation for the Arts, Special Opportunities Stipend, 2010, 2000

New York Foundation for the Arts Mark Program Fellow, Columbia Council on the Arts, Hudson NY 2008

Parson's School of Design, 3 Master Class workshop scholarships, 1983

Utica College, 2 week private study scholarship with sculptor Henry DiSpirito



Master of Arts, Ceramics, Goddard College

Graduate Study, Parsons School of Design, Ceramics

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Associate in Applied Science, Illustration & Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Studied Ceramic Arts with Don Reitz, Dorothy Hafner, Chris Gustin, Judith Salomon, Charlotte Potok, Bill Klock.

Technical & Teaching Assistant to Rick Hirsch, Andrea Gill, Dorothy Hafner, Geoffrey Meek & Vanessa Carder

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