BORN, New York, currently lives and works in Jupiter, FL www.eileenlyonsart.com


University of Virginia
Secondary Teaching Certification in Education, May 2004

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C., 2001 — 2004

M.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1995
Arts Management, Museum Studies, concentration in the Visual Arts

B.F.A., St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1982
Major: Fine Arts, Concentration in Painting; Minor: Art History and Philosophy


Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Adjunct Faculty Member
Instructor for adult painting workshops and 8-week painting sessions year round November 2018 – Present

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Teaching Artist for Drawing and Painting Workshops July 2021, October 2021

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Teaching Artist / On Staff as Contractual Employee in the Department of Education
Presents adult drawing workshops and in-gallery experiences
August 2015 – Present (on hold due to Covid-19)


Navigation of Place: Elemental Forces at Work, Armory Arts Center East Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida November – December 2020
The Work from Spain, Via Umbria Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC  September 1- October 9, 2016
Urban Landscape: Place, International Arts & Artists @ Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC,  July 2011


Armory Art Center Faculty Show, West Palm Beach, FL
January 2022

Martin Arts Center, 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show, Stuart, FL
October 12-November 20, 2021

Armory Art Center Faculty Show, West Palm Beach, FL
March – April 2021

Lighthouse Members Show, Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL
March – April 2020,

Armory Art Center Faculty Show 2020, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
March 12 – May 6, 2020

Biennial 2019, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL
May 31 – August 13, 2019

Lighthouse Members Show, Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL
March – April 2019

Group Show, SR/A Interior Design, Bethesda, MD
January – March 2018

Mid City Artists Group Show, Cove Gallery, 14th Street NW, Wash, DC
April –September 2015

Mid City Artists, Open Studios
October 18-19, 2014, tour led by Elizabeth Carriger of DCCAH

Group Show, MidCityArtists
Art 17, May – July 2013

Mid City Artists, Open Studios
May 21-22, 2011

CentroNia Fine Arts Gala, Katzen Center at American University
2010, 2009

Greater Reston Arts Center, Fine Arts Festival Live Auction
2011, 2009, 2008, 2007

AP Studio Art Teacher Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
August 2008

Bienal de Pintura Balconadas, Fundacion CIEC, Betanzos, Spain

Chapter V: Four Women from the Corcoran, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC

New Work, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC
October 2005

Recent Works, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC
February 2004

Art Student Show, Waddell Art Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College. First Place in Painting
April 2004

Visual Dialogue, JoAnne Rose Gallery, Reston, VA
2004, curated by Joanne Bauer

White Halls White Walls, Corcoran College of Art + Design, curated by William Christenberry
May 2003

Group Exhibition, curated by Steve Cushner, Washington, DC
May 2002

Twenty Years of German-American Friendship through Art, Blackhorse Museum, Fulda, Germany
May 1988

Student Art Exhibit, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, First Place in Drawing
May 1978


Canvas Art Consultants, Atlanta, GA
Site-specific art installation with RD Jones & Associates, Interior Design Firm in Baltimore, MD
Mixed use building in Washington, DC with 3 large paintings in progress for Penthouse Lobby
Project completion/installation projected for March 2022

Hired by Carlyn & Company Interior Design firm to execute 20 paintings for site-specific locations of  The Maren mixed use building in Washington, DC.
Installation completed, February 2021


Plein Air Painting Residency Monhegan Island, Maine Oil painting
Summer 2017

Project Zero/Harvard
WISSIT Global Learning/ Summer Institute 2016
Sponsored by the National Gallery of Art

Fundación CIEC (through the Corcoran School of Art + Design) Betanzos, A Coruńa, Spain
Summer Residency 2009