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Kris Lanzer
American born 1963

Selected accomplishments:

2021
"Small Works", a Group Exhibition at Dover Art Center, Dover, NH.
"Thirty Years of Drawings and Wall Sculpture" for Adelle's Coffeehouse, Dover, NH.
"Chippy's Art Sanctuary", a tiny installation for a stone retaining wall at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH.
"Space Between Road and Garden", a rebuild/restore project for metal sculpture at the Garden of Sustenance in Dover, NH.
"Traffic Light Garden", a volunteer project: Caring for a city roadside garden that features a traffic themed sculpture made with repurposed metal cans, and stewarding the land with permaculture ideology at Central and Stark, Dover, NH.

2020
"Dover Traffic Spiral", a roadside art installation inspired by traffic on Stark Ave. in Dover, NH.
"Traffic Light Garden", a volunteer project: Caring for a city roadside garden that features a traffic themed sculpture made with repurposed metal cans, and cultivating the land using permaculture ideology at Central and Stark, Dover, NH.
“ArtPM Challenge”, a group exhibition, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME.

2019
"Word Project”, a writing residency at Wellspring House, Ashfield, MA.

2018
"Suminagashi Project”, Japanese paper marbling demo with book binder Cynthia Hinds. Open Studios event Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.
“Artists in our Community”, the students from a Great Bay Community College art class taught by artist Shaina Gates, came to see my urban-garden-art-environment called “Garden of Sustenance”. The visit was central to their conversation of contemporary art and nature, at Garden of Sustenance, Dover, NH.
“Visualizing the Theatre of Love: Where Land Meets the Sea”, visionary and designer for a collaborative outdoor installation event in midcoast ME.
“ArtPM Challenge”, a group exhibition, Buoy Gallery in Kittery, ME.
“Write Here, Write Now”, with writing group Amherst Writers & Artists, we met at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH.
“Shift Register”, a group exhibition, Curated by artist Shaina Gates at Foundation Artspace Gallery in Exeter, NH.
“Water, Flour, Salt: Making a Salve", a project in solitude to transform a selection of journal entries into sculptural bivalve forms and personal prayer flags, Woods Hole, MA.
“Seacoast Prayer Flags for Peace”, a community project that began 2017: I was art consultant and facilitator of the burning ceremony. The project, created by Rebecca Gould and friends, began and ended at Gateway Taiji, Qigong, and Yoga School, Portsmouth, NH.

2017
“Write Here, Write Now”, with writing group Amherst Writers & Artists, we met at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH.
“When the World was Flat: Journeys Then and Now” group invitational exhibition curated by artist Lynn Hassan at Long Island University Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
“Amending the Soil, Declaring the Path”, a garden project at the “Garden of Sustenance” in Dover, NH.
“Winter Dies Spring Emerges Gingko Tree”: a Spring and time-sensitive outdoor process project. I suspended garlands of dream-journal entries that looked like multiples of Tibetan prayer flags painted black. The "dream-strings" were woven through the branches of a gingko tree where they eventually faded in spring rains and winds while the gingko’s swollen buds burst and bright green leaves unfolded. The faded "dream-strings" came down for a ceremonial burn. I mixed the ashes with compost and spread it all around the gingko in a circle and then topped it with fallen flower petals that I had collected from the base of flowering fruit trees in my neighborhood. The installation ran in conjunction with “International Sculpture Day” from April into May, at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH.
“Letters From Morpheus” a sculpture for a nightstand appeared at the “Dream-A-Book” group exhibition at BookWorks in Asheville, NC.

2016
“Passage”, a cardboard tunnel based on a double-spiral path, leading into and out of darkness. This tunnel allowed for people to walk through, one at a time. They could enter or exit either end. I foraged all of the cardboard during a summer of drought. I cut notches and tabs to connect the many pieces together to form a metaphorical tunnel experience for visitors at the Open Art Studios at Salmon Falls Mills, Rollinsford, NH.
“Cardboard24” a studio project about process and physics: I wondered what would happen in a space (studio), with time (round the clock-24 hours), matter (cardboard), and energy (me). I sorted, organized, and cut cardboard. I discovered ways to notch, and interlock. In following months, I developed four more projects out of “Cardboard24”. I made “interlocking sculptures”. I made “notepads” that sparked an invitation for me to instruct a How-to at a permaculture fair. I made a life size cardboard tunnel called “Passage” for people to walk through, and a “David Bowie cardboard-cutout” costume for Portsmouth’s annual and highly creative, Halloween Parade.
“Pulp & Shred” zine series, I worked with artist Beth Wittenberg making our own zines at Wrong Brain Head Quarters in Dover, NH.

2015
“Thanatopsis”, a metal sculpture animated by winds from the west, stands tall in the “Garden of Sustenance”, Dover, NH.
"Solitude Project": responding to SoCal light and "place where surf sounds loudly”, Chumash for “Himaliwu”, Malibu, CA.
“Pulp Project”: reviewing, sorting, shredding, and pulping. I used ten years of my art journals and discovered “pulp forms” and “pulp portraits”.

2011
“Poetry Project”, I was awarded scholarship and attended a writers residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

2007
“Flow”, I made an interactive group performance installation combining people, words, voices, architecture, and environment. I was awarded scholarship and attended a visual arts residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
“In the Dead of Winter”, an art installation that expresses the yearning for deep sleep after enduring the chaos of the holidays. Sourced locally, I altered artificial christmas trees, and related materials to transform and suspend at Artstream Gallery in Rochester, NH.

2006
“Considering the Space In-Between Road and Garden”, a metal sculpture, made of metal posts and recycled metal circles, runs ninety feet along the sidewalk at my home. It marks the first of the garden sculptures, at this quarter-acre urban oasis, called “garden of sustenance”, an organic-art-garden-environment in Dover, NH.

2005
"Dancing Bear", Community Sponsored Project, Dover, NH

2004
“Group Sculpture Exhibition Invitational”, curated by artist Kim Bernard. I made an outdoor installation connecting art, nature, and architecture at The Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine.
"Joe's Garage", celebration of cars, parts, and art, a slice of life event in an aLternative art space, directed by Eddie Langlois and hosted by Kruczek's Garage in Newmarket, NH.

2003
“Rooted Uprooted: A Walk in the Woods”, This indoor installation combined real space, made space, and dream space with the use of lighting, darkening, and transforming tree parts into sculptures at Artstream Gallery in Rochester, NH.

2001
"Stone Books", a group show at NAHCOTTA Gallery, Portsmouth, NH.

2000
“Sculptures and Drawings by Kris Lanzer”, an invitation from artist Ethlyn Honig to exhibit my recent drawings and suspended sculptures made of altered natural materials, hosted by 55 Mercer Gallery in SOHO, New York City, NY.

1996
"Yellow Remains Constant”, an installation created during the historical blizzard. It was inspired by the warm and fuzzy concept of yellow. I used architecture, light, shadow, air currents, pompoms, paint, and monofilament line. The Art Annex, Albany, NY.

1995
“Discovering Visual Vocabulary”; I was awarded assistantship to Chicago artist, Michiko Itatani, and attended with full scholarship to the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.

1990's
MFA, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY.

1980's
BFA, UNH, Durham, NH.
Studied at Lunevads Folkschool in Sjogestad, Sweden.