HEIDI LANINO-Horse Fair IV-2017


Horse Fair IV 2017

24" x 48" x 1.5" (60.96cm x 121.92cm x 3.81cm) Acrylic, and charcoal on canvas, unframed

"I love the transparency of drawing, the layering, the marks left behind, the possibilities and depths of a piece allowing the drawing or painting to become what it was meant to be. These abstract works, sensually dynamic and rhythmic depictions of horse and rider in movement explore gestural lines, strokes, and marks that become the subject matter itself, revealing the kinesthetic beauty and strength of the body in motion." - Heidi

The artist is influenced by Matisse, Picasso, Delacroix, de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Amy Sillman.


Heidi Lanino is a figurative abstract painter from New York with a strong base in gestural drawing influenced by the transformative nature of the movement. She creates work that embodies the freedom and sensuality of her subject with an intuitive immediacy. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous private and public collections. She earned her BFA in 1989 from Pratt Institute. Her artistic practice includes drawing, sculpture, ceramics, teaching and community installations. 




Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, recipient full tuition scholarship, BFA with honors – 1989



Woodstock Arts, Woodstock, NY – 2016

Saratoga Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY – 2013 (catalogue)

Gallery W, Warwick, NY (curated by Michael Gaydos) – 2012

Lycian Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY – 2010



SUNY Orange Gallery, NY – 2017

The Gallery at ORMC, NY – 2016

Gallery W, Warwick, NY – 2013



Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ - Studio Montclair (curated by Karen Wilken) – 2017

BWAC, Recycle, Brooklyn, NY (Juror: Harriet Taub) – 2017

PLAYA, Warwick, NY (curated by Jessica Tracy) – 2017

Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, NY (curated by Chris Davison) – 2017

Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, NY (Juror: Vivien Abrams Collens) – 2016

Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, NY (curated by Chris Davison) – 2016

A.I.R. Gallery, Generations: Razzle Dazzle, Brooklyn NY – 2016

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn NY – 2014, 2015

Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY – 2012 - 2015

Blue Hill Center Gallery, Pearl River, NY – 2014 (catalogue)

Sliverwood Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY – 2013 - 2016

BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY – 2009 thru 2013

Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC – 2011

Traillworks, Newton, NJ – 2011 – 2013 (catalogue)

Seilgman Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY – 2010 - 2015

Artery Gallery, Milford, PA – 2008 - 2012

Port of Call Gallery, Warwick, NY – 2007 - 2008

Long Island University Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – 1992

Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – 1989 (catalogue)



Corporate collection, Hyatt, Louisville, KT

Corporate collection, Hyatt, Coral Gables, FL

Corporate collection, Orange County Trust, White Plains, NY

Private collection, Charleston, SC

Corporate collection, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Private collection, Kleve, Germany



Corporate Commission, 10 large-scale paintings, Orange County Trust, White Plains, NY - 2015

Corporate Commission, 300 large-scale paintings, Hyatt, Louisville, KT - 2016

Corporate Commission, 4 large-scale paintings, Hyatt, Coral Gables, FL - 2016

Corporate Commission, Guidecraft Catalog cover, art lesson and video, Tuxedo, NY - 2016



Dawn Ansbro, OC Arts Council Interview, WTBQ Radio, Orange County, NY, August 2016.



The Shoe Last Project. Warwick, NY 2017.



“Courage in 3D” Sculpture Installation at Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, NY. Recycled wood sculptures installed for 12 months.

Planned Parenthood, NY Benefit – Create yearly thematic artwork for non-profit fund-raiser – 2009-2016

Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour – 2010-2017

Warwick Valley School System – "Crossroads Mural Project". Led group of fifth graders from four different schools to install mural in Warwick Middle School – 2011, 2012

Warwick Valley Farm Aid – Community mural project. This mural was one of the projects that helped to raise 50,000 to be distributed to farmers affected by Hurricane Irene flooding. – 2011

Warwick Summer Arts Festival 

Carnival – Inspired by Keith Haring Tarps project. The Banner Project is a collaborative piece that brings together our community, our voices, marks and symbols.  – 2016

Fusion – Community installation art project with the goal of bringing awareness of our environment and natural resources, creating upcycled art installations with recycled plastic – 2015

The Mural Project – Community mural project with the goal of connecting generations through a growing patchwork of art – 2009, 2010

The Big Draw – community mural project. Created public mural installations with the theme of interior and exterior landscape: lost and discovered landscapes – 2006 - 2008

Community Windows – community mural project. Created public mural window installation with local high school students using translucent paper with the theme of music and light – 2008

The Mannequin Project – public arts project in which participants use full-scale human form to explore issues related to nature and environment resulting in on-site installations – 2007

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center – Mural – 2007



Teaching Artist, Director and School Founder – Fine Arts: Fine art school and summer workshop program for children and adults taught from the perspective of a working artist – 2005 to present

Workshops and classes, Heidi Lanino Studios, Tuxedo NY – 2015 - 2017

Teaching Artist, Warwick Summer Arts Festival: Art in the Landscape, on-site mural project, tarp project, upcyled plastic art, upcycled cardboard installations – 2007 - 2017

Teaching Artist, Storybook Art Studio, funded by New York State Council on the Arts – 2013

Teaching Artist, Bard College Summer Arts Workshop – 2008, 2009



Orange County Art Council

Warwick Life Drawing Group

Amity Arts Ceramics

Warwick Art League

Warwick Summer Arts Festival



Featured in THE WORLD OF INTERIORS UK March 2017 issue.

Featured Artist; Saatchi Art, 2016, 2017.

Featured in VOGUE UK August 2015 issue.

Featured on the cover of New York Cottage & Garden Magazine | Designer Showhouse of New York 2015.


Artist's media includes some of or all: Acrylic, oil, charcoal, canvas, paper