julius|lyles ©2020


“Art isn't a mirror, but a window or lens for criticism, provoking sociocultural change within external and internal development.”


CONTENTS

· About the Artist
· Exhibitions
· Projects


︎  ︎  ︎



CONTACT 
P.O.Box 43021
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143

Home   

Terms/Copyright
julius|lyles 01

About the Artist




Photomontage: Titled; OREO ©2006


I strive for internal change within self and the process of creating is extremely therapeutic.
“Over the past ten years, I have focused all of my curatorial and solo exhibitions around a general them of sociocultural media with detail towards identity, social and institutionalize inequality individual and organized racism and political dysfunction.”



Julius Lyles

Independent Curatorial Advisor
Artist Consultant
Professional Artist
Painter
Photographer
Sculptor



BIOGRAPHY

Julius Lyles lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University in the discipline of Photography & Sculpture. He is also a recipient of a master’s degree from the University of Akron in Arts Administration.

His work has been featured at several galleries all through out Ohio and has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in Pennsylvania, Portland, Washington D.C., Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

Creating works in Assemblage, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography and Sculpture, Julius Lyles is one of the most innovative multimedium artists exhibiting. His artistic strategy is provocative, innovative, aggressive, colorful, diverse and complex.

Lyles has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics.

Founder of the non-profit, LYLESART, Lyles is the executive director of the Cleveland community based organization.

Lyles interest in a critique of social practice, shared economies and the question of objects in relation to political and cultural thought.

Lyles readdresses the ongoing struggle for civil rights and many of the works have special iconic significance in relation to particular episodes in recent American history.


EXPERIENCE

2014 –Present –Executive Director, Lylesart Cleveland, OH
Management of the day to day activities for nonprofit that focuses on youth development through Artist Mentorship

2011 –Present –Independent Curatorial Advisor Cleveland, OH
Exhibitions with a primary focus on social and political themes

2010 –Independent Workshop Facilitator Cleveland, OH
Implemented Beginning Folk Art Painting program to alternative school programs at The Carole Robertson Center for Learning in Chicago, IL

Implemented Beginning Photography program at The Collinwood Arts Center in Cleveland, OH

2009/10 –Independent Curator Cleveland, OH Exhibitions with a primary focus on social and political themes

2007 -–Independent Fine Art Exhibitor/Promoter/Consultant/Curator Cleveland, OH
Exhibitions, Organization, Networking, Artist Promotions

Exhibitions with a primary focus on social and political themes

Promotion of all Art Mediums and Media of Emerging and Professional minority Artists in Greater Cleveland

Implemented new exposure to local minority artists, local area photographers within Northeast and Midwest North America

2002-2007 –Independent Fine Art Consultant/Abstract Painter Cleveland, OH Exhibit Displays, Organization, Networking

Promotion of Abstract Paintings to galleries

Managed 6 Artists


Implemented new exposure to local minority artists

1998–2000 –IBM Cleveland, OH ~ Graphic Designer
Production Developments from Concept to Print

Layout, organization, creating product templates

Managed 3 designers team

Implemented new design procedure that increased productivity by 33%.


1990–1992 –Prosperity on Payne Cleveland, OH ~ Ceramic Painter
Painting and designing ceramic jewelry

Managed 5 painters

Implemented training course for new painters

1989–1990 –BP America Inc. Cleveland, OH ~ Graphic Designer

Desktop publishing, Exhibit display, Illustration

Goal setting in relation to design problems and target dates for completion, attention to detail and follow through

1988–1989 Columbus Dispatch Newspaper Columbus, OH ~ Graphic Designer, Intern
Page layout, typesetting, key-lining, Editorial illustration


EDUCATION

2016 MBA from University of Akron, Akron, OH  Arts Administration

2014 BA from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Major: Photography/Sculpture/Studio Arts
Minor: Non-Profit Administration

1997, 2000 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Course of Study: Studio arts/Painting/Web page design

1983-87 Kent State University, Kent, OH
Course oif Study: Graphic Design Painting/Marketing 


EXHIBITIONS  (S) Solo (G) Group (C) Curator

2019

September 20 2019 - November 16 2019
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1910

The seenUNseen Exhibition http://www.artistsarchives.org/event/seenunseen/  (G)

2018

Sept 5, 2018 – Sept 15, 2019
Photographic Installation on Public Transportation in Cleveland, Ohio

The INTER|URBAN project  
http://interurban-cle.com  (S)

2017

Photomontage: Yaa-Asantewa ©2017-18
Finishing size: 24” x 36” metal print


July 07, 2017 - August 06, 2017
The William Hill Gallery on Cottage
6144 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Ideal Beauty Exhibition  http://www.williamhillgallery.com (S)  

2016

Dec. 9, 2016 – Feb. 5, 2017
Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, Illinois

Not Just Another Pretty Face Exhibit
(Tribute to William Savage)

https://www.hydeparkart.org  (G)  

November 5, 2016 – December 10, 2016
The William Hill Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

"Nothing but Racial Slurs" Exhibition
http://www.williamhillgallery.com (C)(S)

2015

September 5, 2015 - November 7, 2015
The William Hill Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

http://www.williamhillgallery.com (C)(S)

Jan. 15, 2015 - March 12, 2015
The Sculpture Center
Cleveland, Ohio  

http://www.sculpturecenter.org (S)

Jan. 30 - March 15, 2015
Father Ryan Art Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (G)  

2014

August 30, 2014 - October 3, 2014
The William Hill Gallery
Chicago, Illinois  

http://www.williamhillgallery.com (C)(S)

March 15 - April 30, 2014
Broderick Art Gallery
Longview, Washington (G)

February 16 - March 15, 2014
Father Ryan Arts Center
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania (G)  

2013

December 15 - March 30, 2014
Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, Illinois (G)

March 7 - 10, 2013
The Armory Show 2013
New York City, New York (S)  

2012

November 9 - Dec.13, 2012
The 20th. People's Art Show
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

September 29 - April 16, 2013
William Savage Collection
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (G)  

2011

Nov. 20, 2010 – Feb. 11, 2011
Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, Illinois (G)  

2010

Mixed Medium Sculptural work: Eggplant ©2010
Finished size: 17"x 18"x 16.75"


Sept 24 - 26, 2010
“Illuminated Surrogates of Self”
Ingenuity Festival of Art andTechnology
Cleveland. Ohio (S)

July. 28 – Sept. 4, 2010
Murphy Hill Gallery
Chicago, Illinois (S)

April 9 - April 11, 2010
Spaces
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

Feb. 2 - Feb 26, 2010
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio (S)

Dec. 21 2009 – Jan 28, 2010
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, Ohio (C)(G)  

2009

Sept. 18 – Nov. 3, 2009
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, Ohio (G)

Aug. 12 - AUG. 28, 2009
Doubting Thomas Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (C)(G)

July 10-12, 2009
Ingenuity Festival of Art andTechnology
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

May 8th. 2009
MOCA
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

April 17 - MAY 1, 2009
Spaces
Cleveland, Ohio

April 10 – May 2, 2009
Asterisks Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

Feb. 7 – Mar. 7, 2009
Cleveland Pubic Library, MLK Branch
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

December 16, 2008 – Jan. 31, 2009
Lakeland College
Kirtland, Ohio (G)(C)  

2008

Oct. 20 – Dec. 14, 2008
Cleveland Public Art
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

October 10 - November 7, 2008
Asterisks Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

April 4 – May 11, 2008
Asterisks Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)(C)

February 2 - March 3, 2008
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio (S)

Jan. 11 – Feb 22, 2008
Valley Art Center
Chagrin Falls, Ohio (G)

December 17, 2007 – Jan. 26, 2008
Lakeland College
Kirtland, Ohio (G)(C)  

2007

June 8 - 29, 2007
Asterisks Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

May 3 – 31, 2007
Cleveland State University
Cleveland Ohio (G)

April 28 – 30, 2007
United Way Metro Fund Raiser
Atlanta, Georgia (G)

March 24 - April 3, 2007
Spaces
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

Photography: Ronald Clayton ©2007
Finished size: 19"x 13”


February 13 – Mar. 3, 2007
Forced Alterego Exhibition
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio (S)

February 12 – Mar. 2, 2007
Booz Allen Hamilton Event
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

January 2 – 28, 2007
Lakeland College
Kirtland, Ohio (G)(C)  

2006

Nov. 10 – Dec. 9, 2006
Doubting Thomas Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)(C)

March 24 - April 3, 2006
Spaces
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

March, 2006 
Lake Erie Artist Gallery/Bravo Event
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

January, 2006
Lakeland College
Kirtland, Ohio (G)

Dec. 2005 to January 2006
Lake Erie Artist Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)  

2005

July 1-15, 2005 
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio (S)  

2004

August 2004 to May 2005
Atmosphere Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)  

2003

October 3-31, 2003
Boot Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (S)

September 17-19, 2003
Tremont Arts Cultural festival
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

August 17-October 1, 2003 
Creative Impetus Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

May 9-24, 2003
Doubting Thomas Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio (S)

April 24-27, 2003
Spaces
Cleveland, Ohio (G)  

1985-2002

Nov.17, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003
Chagrin Valley Art Center
Chagrin falls, Ohio (S)

2002/1992/91 
Cleveland State Art Gallery,
Cleveland, Ohio (G)

1987
Big Show Expo 87
Washington D.C. (S)

1987/85, Derring Gallery
Beachwood, Ohio (G)

AWARDS

CPAC Logo

Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture Fellowship $20,000.00 awarded in the category of Photography/Visual Arts from Cleveland, Ohio in 2009.


COLLECTIONS

East Cleveland Public Library, OH
Patric McCoy Collection Chicago, IL
William Savage Collection Pittsburgh, PA 
Woman Care Center of UPMC HorizonHospital Hermitage, PA


PUBLICATIONS

CAN Journal
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Winter 2019

Chicago Reader
(Chicago, IL)
2/2010, 2/2013, 8/2014, 9/2015, 11/2016, 12/2016, 7/2017

The Lakelander Newspaper
(Kirtland, Ohio)
Jan/27/2009

The Lakelander Newspaper
(Kirtland, Ohio)
Jan/12/2009

The News Herald
Jan/9/2009

The CityNews USA
(Cleveland/Akron/Columbus edition)
Dec/18-24/2008

Artist Review Magazine
Dec/2008 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Oct/31/2008 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Oct/17/2008 

Scene Magazine Vol. 39 #16
April/16-22/2008 

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April/11/2008 

Scene Magazine Vol. 39 #15
April/9-15/2008 

Cleveland Freetimes,Vol.15 #49
April/9-15/2008 

The CityNews USA (Cleveland/Akron/Columbus edition) March/20-26/2008 

Northern Ohio Live Magazine Vol. 28 #6
Feb/2008 

The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
Jan/22/2008 

Northern Ohio Live Magazine Vol. 28 #5
Jan/2008 

The Observer, CWRU Newspaper Vol. XXXIX #19
March 2/2007

Cleveland Freetimes,Vol.14 #45
Feb 28-March 5/2007 

Scene Magazine Vol.39 #8
Feb/21-27/2007 

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy. Massachusetts)
Jan/5/2007 

The News Herald
June/19/2006 

Cleveland Freetimes,Vol.13 #11
July/ 13-19/2005 

Ar’t-e-fakt Magazine
Oct/2004

FOX News Morning Show
Sept/27-to Oct/1/2004

Solon Herald Sun Press
Sept/16/2004

Cleveland Sun Press
Feb/13/2003

Chagrin Valley Times
Feb/6/2003

Kent Stater Newspaper
Nov/1987

AM Cleveland
NBC/WKYC, Dec/85

Cleveland Magazine
Sept/1985


untitled painting 48” x 48” created in 2011


“I’m not really interested in offending anyone, as opposed to bringing you on a journey and creating an experience. Through this involvement, we can start to dissect and talk about the deeper context that’s sublime or hidden within the work. I’m interested in re-contextualizing these objects in order to cast a new light on their place in history.”


NEXT PAGE     HOME     INDEX