First Street Gallery, New York, 14 Solo shows 1976 - 2012

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, March 10 - May 7, 2000


Two-Person: Stephen Austin State University, Texas, 1981

Partial List of Group Exhibitions:

First Street Gallery, New York, National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Jed Perl, 2014

First Street Gallery, New York, numerous group shows from 1975 - 2012

2 x 13 Gallery, New York, Three Person Group, 2006

First Street Gallery, New York, Four Person Group, 2003

Broome Street Gallery, New York, Holiday Invitational, 2002

National Academy of Design, New York, 175th Annual Exhibition, 2000

Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, The Waking Dream, 1998

Park Avenue Atrium, New York, Animal Attractions, 1996

Babcock Galleries, New York, Peaceable Kingdom, 1994

The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, 1993

Stelling, Fruits de la Passion, Leiden, Netherlands, 1992

Witzenhausen Meijerink, Fruits de la Passion, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992

Jill George Gallery, London, England, 1990

1 Penn Plaza, New York, Short Stories, Juried by Judd Tully, 1986

The Clocktower, New York, Costumes, Masks, & Disguises, 1986

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, 1985

Artists' Choice Museum, New York, The First Eight Years, 1984

Hudson Highlands Museum, Cornwall on Hudson, New York, Juried by Ivan Karp, 1984

Artists' Choice Museum, New York, Bodies and Souls, 1983

Joanna Dean Galleries, New York, 1982

Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia, Post-Modern Man, 1979

P.S. 1, New York, and Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy, Postcard Size Art, 1978

Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy, 1978

Azuma Gallery, New York, 1976

Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New Talent Show, 1976

Convent Garden Gallery, London, England, Critical Discoveries, 1973

Publications and Reviews

Alina Adams, “A Family-Friendly Exhibit Where Art Meets Music,” Red Tricycle, New York, October, 2012

Ken Johnson, The New York Times, November, 2002

Robert Rosenblum, "Lisa Zwerling: Reinventing Myth," catalogue, Frye Art Museum, 2000  

Grace Glueck, The New York Times, April, 1997

Donald Kuspit, "Lisa Zwerling's Seasonal Dreams," catalogue, First Street Gallery, 1997

Robert C. Morgan, "Lisa Zwerling's Mythical Paradise," catalogue, First Street Gallery, 1994  

Jed Perl, "Getting Emotional," The New Criterion, February, 1993

Lucio Pozzi, "I nuovi carbonari: i figurativi," Il Giornale Dell'Arte, #107, January, 1993     

Gerrit Henry, "Beauty and the Beasts," catalogue, First Street Gallery, 1992

Lisa Zwerling, "Intimate and Intense: The New Genre Painting," curated and wrote catalogue        essay, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1986

Grace Glueck, The New York Times, October, 1982

Amei Wallach, "History Painting Revived," Newsday, October, 1982     

Lisa Zwerling, Guest Editor, New Observations, No.3, October, 1981

Harold Olejarz, Arts Magazine, October, 1978

Selected Collections

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia

LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New York University, New York

Dong Ah Exim Corp, Seoul, Korea

Grants and Awards

New York University Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

Pollock Krasner Foundation, 3 grants, 2009, 1997, 1995

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support grant, 2003

National Endowment for the Arts, travel grant, 1996

Art Residencies

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2009, 1995 and 1993

Recollet, Paris, France, 2007

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Self Directed, 2006, 2000, Leighton Studios, 2002

Moulin D'Ande, France, 2002

Byrdcliffe, Woodstock Guild, 2001

American Academy in Rome, 1998

Ragdale, 1996

Vermont Studio Center, 1994

Millay Colony, 1993

New York University, Degree Studies, School of Professional & Continuing Education,

McGhee Division, Adjunct Full Professor, Painting, Drawing, Art Materials, Art History,

1979 - 85 and 1988 to the present, New York University Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, Art History, 2019 to the present

Berkeley College, New York, NY, Art History and Drawing, 2010 - 2018

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Drawing, 1986-87

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Drawing 1986

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey, Art History, 1979

London American Art Studies Centre, Stowe, England, Studio and Art History, 1977

Staten Island College , Staten Island, New York, Art History, 1974


Producer, Misplaced, feature film, directed by Louis Yansen, starring John Cameron Mitchell, Viveca Lindfors, Elzbieta Czyzewska, 1989

Film Production

New York University, M.A. in Painting

Cooper Union, B.F.A.

Sarah Lawrence College, B.A.