Lawrence Dobens
368 East 8th St. Apt. 5F
New York, NY 10009
phone/fax (212)529-7553


2002 -  Pratt Institute, Arts Partnership Initiative, Teaching Certification
1977 - 1979Yale University School of Art, MFA in painting
1974 - 1977Parsons School of Design, BFA in painting
1976 (summer)  Yale at Norfolk
1972 - 1973   Attended University of New Hampshire


2002 - present - Art Instructor, New York City Department of Education, MS 194, PS 184,188 and 29, Dis. 25 and 26.   Currently teaching at PS 76, Bronx, NY
2007 - 2009 -      Adjunct Professor, The City College of New York,  School of Education. Taught: Art and Expressive Activities in Early Childhood Education
1992- present -  Art Specialist, Battery Part City Parks Conservancy. Conducting Art classes for children and adults.                                                                                                                       Art Instructor, "Drawing in the Park", a landscape painting course for adults.  
1990 - 2002-     Art Instructor, A Studio In A School Assoc. Long Term Program at PS 105, Bronx and 209, Queens.  Also engaged in staff development of public school                       teachers, and mentoring new studio artist.
1998 -  Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford CT.
1993 - 1994 - Assistant Professor of Art, C.U.N.Y., Hostos Community College, Dept. of Humanities.1986 - 1991 - Painting Instructor , Pre - College Program in France, Parsons School of Design. Dordogne and Paris, France.1982 - 1988 - Art Instructor, Third St. Music School After School Program, PS 4 and 15.
1981 - 1984 -  Adjunct Professor, Drawing 1, Dept. of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York.


2019 - (Light) Invitational, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Against the Wind, Group Show, Art Sites Gallery, Riverhead NY

          -"Juxtaposition", The Painting Center, New York City, NY

2017 - (Home) invitational, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         -National Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY2016 - National Juried Exhibition , Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

2015 -  Steel, Grass, Stone, Sea. Landscape Paintings of Contrasting Worlds. (2 person show) Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY
         -  Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition. Salmagundi Club, NYC
2014 -  “Appearances” International Art Ecco Exhibit.Provincetown Land Trust. MA
2013 -  “Working It Out”, the Painting Center, Group Exhibition, 547 W.27th St, NYC
2012 -  “Memories In Pigment and Water”, A9/11 Memorial Exhibition, recent watercolors, Morningside Heights Library, NYC
2011-   A Sense of Place, Space LTD,  Long Island City, Queens, NY
         -   Invitational, Noho Gallery, New York, NY
2009 -   Drawing Invitational. Paint Can Studios, Long Island City, Queens NY
2006 -   "LICA at CITICORP" Citicorp, Long Island City, Queens NY
2004 -   "Long Island City Artist". Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
2003 -   "Brave Destiny".  Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
              "Painters on Location". Rye Arts Center, Rye NY.
2002 -    "Former Fellows, 1985-86".  The Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
          -    "Nothing But Good Art". The Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL.
2001-    "Landscape: Real and Imagined". The Rye Arts Center. Rye, NY.
2000 -    "Teacher / Artist = Artist / Teacher". The Abrams Art Center, Henry St. Settlement, NY.


2006 - 08 "The Big Draw".  Design and Facilitate the outdoor public drawing event held in Battery Park City,  Teardrop Park. Sept, 06, 07 and 08


1989 -  Visiting Artist, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
1998 -  1999,   Painting Fellowship. Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
1988 -  Artist Space Materials for the Arts Grant, NY(money used to mount exhibition at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts), Sweetbriar, VA.
         -  Residence Fellowship, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA.
 1985 -  1986,  Painting Fellowship, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
         -  Residence Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA.
         -  Residence Fellowship, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY.

1996-  Floor Mural, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX.
1995-  Set Design, "Spring Into Summer", Dance Adventure, Greenwich, CT.
1994-  Outdoor Mural, "In Praise of Older Women", Fountainbleau, France


Yale University Gallery of Art, Dept. of Prints and Drawings. New Haven CT>
Provincetown Art Association. Provincetown, MA
The Millay Colony for the Arts. Austerlitz, NY
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Sweetbriar, VA.
Trenton State College Gallery of Art. Trenton, NJ.
Athlie Sports Complex. Kawasaki, Japan
Kries Co. Ltd. Kyoto, Japan
Ms. Luisa Kriesburg. The Kriesburg Group. New York, NY