Born in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA


MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy


Sublimation | Transmutation, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Folding and Unfolding, Artisphere, Arlington VA
The Only Way Out Is Through, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY *

Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
Dark Skate Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Dark Skate, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, Pulse London, London, UK

The World is Bound with Secret Knots, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

And the Darkness Implies the Vastness, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Aesthetic Confinement; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT


Tilt-Shift L.A. New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Universe City, The Fine Arts Gallery at CSULA, Los Angeles, CA
Critical Faculties, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Oniomania, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
X-TRA’s, 1 Image 1 Minute, Angelenos Present Significant Images, Ray Kurtzman Theater
Creative Arts Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Girls Just Want to Have Funds, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY
Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Skateboarding Side Effects, Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
The Rise of RAD: Contemporary Art and the Influence of the Urethane Revolution, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA *

Ultrasonic International III: Elementary, My Dear Watson, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Space is the Place, (traveling) Cranbrook Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Bedoford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. MOCA Scotsdale Arizona, AZ. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PE. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Curated by Toby Camps and Alex Baker along with the ICI 2006-2008

Art Girls, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flatfiles @Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Not too Loose, Not too Tight, DCKT Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

Enchantment, untitled (space) gallery, New Haven, CT
SHAZAM!, Contemporary Artists and the Influence of Comics, MICA Baltimore Institute, Baltimore, MD
Works on Paper, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
New Location, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art Space, New Haven, CT

Yale 2001 MFA Painting /Printmaking Exhibition, Norfolk, CT *

Yale School of Art First Year MFA Show, A&A Gallery, New Haven, CT
Dynamo Punch, UCLA, Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Future Fantastic, East Central Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mandare, Kerchoff Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Disposable Doodles, East Central Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mani Mario, Chiostro dell'Ammannati, Florence, Italy *

* = catalogue


Bingham McCutchen, Boston, MA
Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA
Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY
Dechert, Philadelphia, PA
Heller Ehrman, San Francisco, CA
McKenna Long & Aldridge, Washington, DC
The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY


Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation

Guest Lecturer, Mills College, Graduate Art Department

Parsons Artist-In-Residence, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Lecturer, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Schoelkopf Travel Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

MFA Scholarship, School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Werner Hirsch Award for Drawing, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Art Centers International Scholarship, Florence, Italy


Alumit, Noel, “Tilt-shift: Queer Art Moving in Different Directions. Huffington Post, Feb. 16, 2012

Lacoste, Christina, “Off the Wall” Dig Boston, Nov. 11
Walsh, Colleen, “Scaling up and down”. Harvard Gazette, Nov. 10
Slawitschka, Kurt “’Measure’ a Measured Success”, The Harvard Crimson, Nov. 8
“Size Matters” Boston Globe, Nov. 7
Dela, Sasha. “Texas Contemporary Art Fair,” Temporary Art Review, Nov. 1

Rule, Doug. “Crystal City: Lia Halloran and Sarah Strauss have created a ‘cave’ of huge ‘crystals’, on display at Artshpere,” Metro Weekly, Nov. 18
Campbell, Rebecca & Nicole Walker, ed. “A Game of Artist’s Telephone, Day 7,” The Huffington Post, Sep. 1
Siegel, Miranda, ed. “Galleries – Downtown – Lia Halloran.” New York Magazine, April 5

Melrod, George. “’Superficiality and Superexcrescence’ at Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery,” Art Ltd., Sep.
Myers, Holly. “Art Review: ‘Superficiality and Superexcrescence’ at Ben Maltz Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, July 8

Griffith, Kristie, “Light It Up: Artist Lia Halloran’s Work Combines Her Loves of Science and Skating,” Foam Magazine, Oct. - Nov.
Banai, Nuit. “Art: Reviews: Lia Halloran, ‘Dark Skate’,” Time Out New York, Sept. 4-10
“Goings on About Town, Art : Galleries: Downtown Lia Halloran,” The New Yorker, Sept. 1
Baker, R.C., “Best in Show,” The Village Voice, Aug. 27
“Photographer Lia Halloran Captures Skaters Hitting Warp Speed,”, Aug. 22
Genocchio, Benjamin, “Space Adventures, Real and Imagined,” The New York Times, Aug. 10
Hershenson, Roberta, “View of Space From One Who Was There,” The New York Times, Aug. 9
Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, Aug. 8
Ouellette, Jennifer, “Rockets Red Glare,” Twisted Physics, Aug. 6
Tully, Judd, “Summer Art Shopping in New York,” ARTINFO, July 28
Finel Honigman, Ana, “Skater in the Dark,”, July 24
Ashman, Angela, “Sweet Shot,” The Village Voice, July 16-22
McQuaid, Cate, “Lia Halloran: Dark Skate,” The Boston Globe, June 12
Cook, Greg, “Fringe Festival,” The Boston Phoenix, June 10
Griffith, Kristie, “LA People 2008 - Lia Halloran: Sk8er Grrl,” LA Weekly, March 14
Pearce, Sara, “Easy to Get Lost in Space,” The Enquir, March 28
Kilduff, Angela, “Review: Space is the Place,” CityBeat, March 10
Jones, Richard O., “’Space is the Place’ exhibit out of this world,” The Oxford Press, Feb. 8
Moon, Grace, “Skater Artist Lia Halloran,” Velvetpark Magazine, Jan. 11

Foust, Jeff, “Review: Space is the Place,” The Space Review, Dec. 3
Wasserman, Burton, “InSight: Space is the Place,” art matters: The Philadelphia Region’s Magazine of the Arts, Nov. 2
Strimpel, Zoe, “Off to London, Art in Hand,” The New York Sun, Oct. 11
“The World is Bound with Secret Knots,” NY Arts, Jan. / Feb.
Speers Mears, Emily, “Space Race,” V Magazine
Ascarelli, Brett, “Art Blasts Off,” Diablo Arts Magazine

Goodbody, Bridget L., “Reviews: Lia Halloran/Sandroni Rey,” ARTnews, Dec.
Pagel. David, “Price’s Resplendent Sculptures Pack a Punch,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11

Cakewalk Magazine, Issue no. 5, winter

“MFA 2001 at Green Hall Gallery,” New Haven Register, Oct.

“Art in the News,” Pacifica Tribune, Aug. 1
“The Impact of Art,” Impact Magazine, Jan.


Aug. 2010- Present
Assistant Professor of Art
Chapman University
Classes; Advanced Painting, The Intersection of Art and Science, Beginning Painting, Beginning Drawing, Design

Sept. 2003- 2010
UCLA Extension Program
Painting and Drawing Instructor
Classes: Beginning Drawing, Figure Drawing, Beginning Acrylic Painting, Intermediate Painting, Mixed Media Painting Techniques, Advanced Oil Painting, The Intersection of Science and Art

Aug. 2003- 2009
Painting / Drawing Instructor
LACHSA, Cal State Los Angeles
Classes: Human Anatomy, Advanced Painting and Nature of Materials

Summers 2005- 2006
Painting Instructor
UCLA Undergraduate Art Department
Classes: Beginning Painting

Summers 2004, 2005
Instructor, Painting, Drawing, Portfolio Preparation
Idyllwild, School of Art
Class: Studio Portfolio