One-Person Exhibitions: 2
2022  “Eco-Peril,” CANO community arts network of oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2020  “Wax Impressions,” Betty’s Restaurant, Buffalo
2019  “Trees & Bees,” Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo2018  “Resource Art: Mark Lavatelli,” Hotel Henry, Buffalo 2017  “Verdant: Recent Work by Mark Lavatelli,” Indigo Art, Buffalo
2014    “TreeHistoric,” Big Orbit Gallery,
2012    “Schoenberg/Lavatelli: Pierrot Lunaire,” Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo (collaboration with the Buffalo Chamber Players)
2010    “Arboretum,” Indigo Art, Buffalo
2005    “Taos Paintings,” Nichols School, Buffalo
2004    “Treescapes,” Buffalo Arts Studio,
2002    “Recent Encaustic Works,” Bryant Street Studio, Buffalo
2000    “Recent Paintings,” Olean Public Library Gallery, Olean, NY
1999    “Ten-Year Mini-Retrospective,” Biac’s World Bistro, Buffalo
1996    “Glade: New Paintings by Mark Lavatelli,” Castellani Art Museum,
Niagara University, NY
1993    “Recent Work,” Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
1992    “Junctures,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
1991    “True Gravity,” Calumet Gallery, Buffalo
1989    “Recent Paintings,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
1987    “Mark Lavatelli,” The Watson Gallery, Houston
1986    “Recent Paintings/Works on Paper,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
1984    “Recent Work,” Eastfield College, Dallas
1982    “Mainstream Abstractions,” Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas
1980    “Psychic Landscapes,” White Oak Gallery, Albuquerque
University of New Mexico, M.F.A. (Painting and Drawing), 1979 University of Illinois, M.A. (Art History), 1973
Cornell University, A.B. (Art History), 1970 University of Massachusetts, Summer Session in Bologna, Italy, 1968 Selected Collections: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo; Marshall Field; Nieman-Marcus; IBM; ARCO; Pepsico; USWest, Phoenix; Dupont; Texas Instruments; Green Collections, Tokyo; Trans World Corp.; Club Corporation of America; Frito-Lay; Societé Generale, Houston Branch; Post Oak Bank, Houston; Mountain Bell, Denver; Southeast Banking, Miami; Interfirst Bank, Dallas; Southwestern Bell, Dallas; Medaille College, Buffalo; University of New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, Albuquerque; First National Bank of Chicago; Tam Brands; Western Savings Corp., Lewisville, TX; Illinois Bank and Trust, Houston. Numerous private collections. Awards and Grants:
Artist Residency, Vermont Studio School, March 2017 Top Award, Big Orbit Annual Member’s Show, Big Orbit Gallery, February 2013 Site-Specific Installation Award, echo Art Fair, Buffalo, July 2012 Gold Medal Award, 115th Catalogue Exhibition, Buffalo Society of Artists, UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Nov. 2011 Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, Medaille College, 2011 Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, Feb.-Mar. 2009 Artist Residency, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA, July – August 2008 Artist Residency, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico , Taos, NM, May – August 2004 First Place, “11th Annual Member’s Show,” Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, February 2002 Artist Residency, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts , Ithaca, NY, June – July 2001 & May – June 2008 Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, May & November 1999 & April 2006 Sabbatical Leave, Medaille College, ’99-’00, ’08-’09, Sp. ’17 Faculty Development Award, Medaille College, 1999, 2016, 2017 1st Prize, Juried Art Show, Lamplighter’s Auction, Dallas, March, 1990 1st Prize (Painting), Festival of Lights 6th Annual Juried Show, Niagara Power Project, Niagara Falls, NY, December 1989 Top Award, “National Juried Exhibition,” Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, October 1988 Merit Award, 14th Annual TFAA Spring Art Exhibition at ARCO Tower, Dallas, Spring 1987 King/Haggar Faculty Development Grant, University of Dallas, 1985-86
Teaching/Employment Experience:
Professor of Humanities/Art, Medaille University, Buffalo, 8/88 – 6/20

Director of Visual and Digital Arts, 9/01 – 6/08

Chairperson of Humanities, 1/1994 – 8/1999 & 8/2013 - 8/2015

Assistant Director, Moss/Chumley Gallery, Dallas, 5/87 – 7/88
Assistant Professor of Art, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 8/80 – 5/87 Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 8/77 – 8/79 Instructor of Art, Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, 10/72 – 8/76

   Selected Invitational and Juried Group and Two-Person Exhibitions:

2024: “Adjacent Spaces,” (with Karen Tashjian), Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2023: “Abstract Inclinations,” (with Karen Tashjian), Hunt Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2022: “Kindred,” Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY
2021 :“Cadeaux,” Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY
2016: “Mark of the Brush,” Castle Hill Art Center, Truro, MA
          “Sequel,” Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2015:  “Amid/In Western New York Part 5,” Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
          “Singular Impressions,” Indigo Art, Buffalo, NY 2013  “echo Art Fair,” Central Library, Buffalo,             NY
2012:    “116th Buffalo Society of Artists Catalogue Exhibition,” Niagara Arts and Cultural Center,               Niagara Falls, NY
2011 “Charged Brushes,” The Painting Center, New York, NY
         “Buffalo Society of Artists 115th Catalogue Exhibition,” UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010:    “Surface/ Substance,” 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY (two-person show)
2009: “Encaustic Monotypes,” University at Buffalo Center for the Arts,  Amherst, NY
           “Working in Wax,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
           “Treescape: Works by Mark Lavatelli & Robert Schultz,” Burchfield Nature & Art Center,                     West Seneca, NY
          “Embedded Light,” Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI
          “Word-Themed Art,” Merge, Buffalo
2008:    “What Is Western New York Art?” Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo
            “Into the Forest,” Insite Gallery, Buffalo (two-person show)
2007:  “Yinyang,” Insite Gallery, Buffalo
2006:  “Trees Interpreted: Charles Burchfield and Mark Lavatelli,”  Burchfield-Penney Art Center,               Buffalo
2005:    “Trees – A Group Exhibition,” Neighborhood Collective, Buffalo
2003:    “A Walk in the Wood,” Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY January – March (three-person                       show)
2002:  “Text and Texture: 6th Annual Saltonstall Show,” State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
2001:  “Rochester – Finger Lakes Exhibition,” Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2000:  “Herd About Buffalo,”Buffalo (permanent installation at Medaille College)
1999:    “Convergence ’99 Y2K,” Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY
               “Mark Lavatelli and Robert L. Wood,” Gallery 101 Bistro, Buffalo
               “El Museo Invitational,” El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Buffalo
               “Icons & Relics: The Hallwalls 1999 Members Show,” Hallwalls, Buffalo
1998:    “Nature Interpreted,” Medaille College, Buffalo
1997:    ¨In Western New York,¨ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
1996:    “46th Western New York Exhibition,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
                “1996 Rochester – Finger Lakes Exhibition,” Memorial Art Gallery,
                Rochester, NY
                “1st Annual Digital Elements National Exhibition,” St. John’s University
               Gallery, Jamaica, NY
1995:  “Mark Lavatelli, Sherry Owens, Reinhard Ziegler,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
               “Polly Little and Mark Lavatelli: Paintings, Drawings, Prints,” Missouri Western State                          College, St. Joseph (two-person show)
1994:   “Exquisite Corpses, Recently Executed,” McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
              “Regional ’94,” Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo
              “Summer Repertoire, ” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
              “Annual Painting Show, ” Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
1993:  “500X at 15,” 500X Gallery, Dallas
             “25th Niagara Frontier Exhibition,” Kenan Center, Lockport , NY
             “X-Sightings ’93,” David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo
             “52nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition,” Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
1992:  “44th Western New York Exhibition,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
             “Spring Kaleidoscope,” USX Tower Lobby, Pittsburgh
             “Expose Yourself,” Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo
1991:  “Deck the Walls,” Barbara Schuller Gallery, Buffalo
             “Many Voices,” Calumet Gallery, Buffalo
             “The Decorative Impulse,” Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster
             “Fire and Ice,” Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo
1990: “Festival of Lights 7th Annual Juried Show,” Niagara Power Project, Niagara Falls, NY
           “Works on Paper,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
            “43rd Western New York Exhibition,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
            “Inaugural Exhibition,” Robischon Gallery, Denver
1989:  “Festival of Lights 6th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Niagara Power Project, Niagara Falls, NY
            “Dialogues,” Artist’s Gallery, Buffalo (two-person show)
1988:  “All on Paper and Sculpture,” Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo
             “National Juried Exhibition,” Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo
             “The Self-Portrait Show,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
1987:  “Figurative Messages,” The Art Center. Waco, TX
             “1987 Texas Fine Art Association Annual Spring Exhibition at ARCO Tower,” Dallas
             “Couples in Art,” Sheraton Gallery, Dallas
              “Presence: Twelve Artists,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas
1986:   “New American Talent ’86,” Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX
             “Collage,” University of Texas at San Antonio
             “29th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
              “Mark Lavatelli and Bob Stuth-Wade,” Longview Museum and Art Center, TX (two-person                show)
1985:    “12 Texas Painters,” University of Texas at El Paso
              “45th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
              “Texas Visions,” Museum of Art of the American West, Houston
1984:  “The Gateway Gallery Exhibition,” Dallas Museum of Art
             “About Abstraction,” Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
             “27th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
             “Art in the Metroplex 1984,” Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
             “Visual Dialogues,” Texas Woman’s University, Denton (two-person show)
1983: “Actions and Reactions II,” Richland College, Dallas (two-person show)
              “Art in the Metroplex 1983,” Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
              “7th Biennial Five States Art Exhibition,” Port Arthur, TX
1982:  “Here and Now, 4th Annual Austin Contemporary Art,” Dougherty Cultural Arts Center,                       Austin, TX
             “The Lawndale Competition,” University of Houston Art Annex
             “Southwest,” Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA
            “25th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
1981:  “Stable II,” 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas
            “Selections,” Vertex Gallery, Taos, NM
            “Actions and Reactions,” University of Dallas, Irving, TX (two-person show)
1980:  “36th Annual Painting Competition,” Abilene (TX) Fine Arts Museum
             “Big Name Show,” 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas
1979:    “Exhibition – Albuquerque Contemporary Arts,” Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos

Reviews of Exhibitions:

J. Tim Raymond, “The Art of Installation,” Artvoice, v10n50 December 15, 2011. Jack Foran, “Lavatelli,Parisi & Cocktails,” Artvoice,v9n37 September 15, 2010. Colin Dabkowski, “Taking a Bough,” The Buffalo News, March 21, 2008. Richard Huntington, “Bark and bite,” The Buffalo News, August 18, 2006, Gusto, 14. Gaasch, Cynnie, “Nature into Form at Buffalo Arts Studio,” Artvoice, V3n6, February 5-11, 2004, 28. Adams, Bruce, “Out on a Limb,” The Buffalo News, March 15, 2002. Richard Huntington, “Three artists in the modernist vein, one making myth from experience,” The Buffalo News, April 28, 1998, C6. Elizabeth Licata, “At Medaille: Four on Form,” Artvoice, V9n16, April 22-28, 1998, 12. Richard Huntington, “For Mark Lavatelli, a branch of abstraction,” The Buffalo News, December 28, 1996. Richard Huntington, “Lavatelli paintings find power in old-style abstractionism,” The Buffalo News, November 19, 1991, C-5. Richard Huntington, “Fire & Ice, exhibit by members of Hallwalls, runs hot and cold,The Buffalo News, January 31, 1991, B-12. Richard Huntington, “Energetic Installation Lifts Western New York Show,” The BuffaloNews, March 25, 1990, H1, H5. Janet Kutner, “Deep Ellum Expatriates,” Dallas Morning News, April 24, 1989, 5C, 10C. Manya Fabiniak, “National Juried Exhibition at Clary-Miner,” Arts in Buffalo, October26, 1988. Janet Kutner, “Small Art, Big Impact,” Dallas Morning News, December 22, 1987, 5C-7C. Wade Wilson, “Unsettling Mindscapes,” Dallas Art Revue (#23 Spring 1987), 3. Linda Brown, “Delta Show deserves Long Look,” Arkansas Gazette, October 3, 1986, 1B, 6B. Alan and Jody Govenar, “Combination Images and Mainstream Abstractions,” Artspace, (Winter 1982-83), 57. Janet Kutner, “Acquisitions Are Only Part of the Action,” Art News, December 1982, 86. Peterson, William, “Mark Lavatelli at White Oak, Albuquerque,” Artspace, September, 1980, 58.
Selected Published Articles:
“Blue Mythologies,” Buffalo Spree, October 2022.
“Imagine Enigma,” Cornelia, September 2021.

“On the Front Lines,” Buffalo Spree, June 2016.
“Awkward Beauty,” catalogue essay for Richard Diebenkorn Works on Paper 1949-52 exhibition at VanDoren Waxter Gallery, New York, Jan.- Feb. 2016 “Moth Awareness,” The Public, (9/22/15). “Creative Freedom,” The Buffalo News, (4/17/14), Gusto, 11. “Surveyors, surveyed,” Buffalo Spree, May 2011, 22-24. Diebenkorn in New Mexico,” Museum of New Mexico Press (book, co-author), 2009 “Humans, Nature,” The Buffalo News, (10/19/07), Gusto, 16. “Ray of Light,” The Buffalo News, (8/10/07), Gusto, 18. “An Artist Revealed,” The Buffalo News, (3/17/07), Gusto, 13. “Picture perfect,” The Buffalo News (2/24/06), Gusto, 15. “Painter’s painter,” The Buffalo News (12/23/05), Gusto, 20. “Holocaust Recast,” Artvoice (2/6 – 12/03), 23. “Cartoon Confrontations,” Artvoice (6/20-26/02), 20. “Bodies of Work,” The Buffalo News (10/27/00), Gusto, 21. “The Old is New Again,” The Buffalo News (4/21/00), Gusto, 18. “Jazz Immersion,” The Buffalo News (3/17/00), Gusto, 22. “Full Moon,” The Buffalo News (02/18/00), Gusto, 21. “Compare, Contrast,” The Buffalo News (1/7/00), Gusto, 19. “The Big Picture,” The Buffalo News (11/5/99), Gusto, 23. “The Cutting Edge,” The Buffalo News (10/15/99), Gusto, 21. “In the House,” The Buffalo News (10/8/99), Gusto, 18. “‘Watercolors’ by way of pixels and printers,” The Buffalo News (9/21/99), C-6. “Monet at Giverny: Impressionism becomes Expressionism,” Artvoice (Buffalo, 7/1- 7/99), 26-27. “Gestural Romanticism,” Artvoice (Vol. 10#13, 4/8-14/99), 35. “In tattoos and piercings, beauty on women’s terms,” The Buffalo News (9/9/98), D-5. “Shunning traditional style for collage,” The Buffalo News (6/27/98), C-10. “Bill Cooper: Signifying Abstractions,” Artvoice (Vol. 9 #21, 5/27/98), 14. “Form and Spirit: An Art of Balance,” Artvoice (Vol.9 #1, 1/7/98), 10. “Dale Chihuly: A Modernist Triumph,” Artvoice (Buffalo, Vol. 8 #43, 11/5-11/97), 4-5. “Building Blocks,” The Buffalo News (10/10/97, Gusto, p. 27). “A photographer’s eye mixes reality and illusion,” The Buffalo News (9/27/97). “A painter’s mix-and-match mishmash,” The Buffalo News (9/25/97). “Altered Iconography,” Artvoice (Vol. 8, #21, 5/28-6/3/97), 8. “Threshold Issues,” Artvoice (Vol. 8, #7, 2/25/97), 9. “Retinal Pleasures,” Artvoice (Vol. 7, #21, 10/16-22/1996), 6. “The Folksy Surrealist,” Dallas Art Revue (#23 Spring 1987), 7-8. “From Courbet to Cezanne: A New 19th Century / Preview of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris,” Artscene (Houston, Fall 1986), 34. “Contemporary Italians, Eugene Binder Gallery,” Artscene (Summer 1986), 82-83. “New Talent in Texas at TCU,” Artspace (Albuquerque, Summer 1984), 57. “David Bates at DW,” Artspace (Spring 1984), 61. “Vernon Fisher at Delahunty,” Artspace (Spring 1983), 74. “Richard Diebenkorn – The Albuquerque Years,” Artspace (June 1980), 20 – 25. Commissions:
A 54″ X 42″ oil painting for a private collector in Massachusetts, 2005 A 43″ X 53″ encaustic painting for a private collector in Chicago, IL, 1996 Two 50″ X 60″ encaustic (hot-wax) paintings for the Penta Hotel, Atlanta, 1990 A 72″ X 60″ oil painting for Mrs. Vernon Smith, Jr. , Dallas
Selected Exhibitions Curated:
“Pour: Paintings by Dana Hatchett,” Medaile College, Buffalo, September – October 2001 “Nuclear Legacy: Landscape Photographs by Paul Shambroom,” Medaille College, Buffalo, November-December 1995 (co-curated with Bob Hirsch, CEPA Gallery) “Leonel Lopez-Nussa,” Medaille College, Buffalo June-July 1993 (co-curated with Craig Centrie, El Museo Diego Rivera y Francisco Oller) “AIDS: An Acquired Awareness,” Medaille College, November 1992, (co-curated with Sara Kellner, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center) “Contemporary Iroquois Art,” Medaille College, October 1991 “Wilhemina Godfrey Retrospective,” Medaille College, February 1990 “Expressions,” Moss/Chumley Gallery, Dallas, May 1988 “Gary Komarin and Linda Emmerman,” University of Dallas, Irving, 1983 “Susan Linnell,” University of Dallas, Irving, 1981 “Tony Naponic and Thom Glabman,” Missouri Western State College, 1974 Selected Public Lectures: “Diebenkorn’s Albuquerque Period,” Richard Diebenkorn Symposium, Taos Center for the Arts, August 24, 2007 “African Art and Cultural Difference,” Medaille College Faculty Forum, September 1994 “Aspects of Gothic and Renaissance Style in the Florence Baptistery Doors,” University of Dallas, October 1992 “On My Painting,” Calumet Gallery, Buffalo, November 1991 “Impressionists and Impressionism,” St. Thomas More Institute, Fort Worth, TX September 1987 “Changing Frames,” Albert Einstein Symposium, University of Dallas, October 1980 “Earth Art,” and “Minimal, Conceptual, and Performance Art,” Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri, March 1974 Affiliations:
Contributing Reviewer, The Buffalo News
Contributor, Buffalo Spree, Artvoice & The Public (Buffalo)

Vice-President for Exhibitions, Buffalo Society of Artists, 2012-2014
Correspondent, Artspace, 1980-84 Member At-Large, Board of Directors, Albuquerque United Artists, 1979-80 President, Graduate Students for the Advancement of Art, University of New Mexico, 1978-79
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