Abstract Earth Gallery

SculpturePainting & DrawingFiber and Paper

Lucile Driskell

Artist's Statement  ::
My approach to art ignores current affairs and social messages to emphasize purity of form, response to light and appeal to the mystical. Socrates has given me an artistic credo, “I will try to speak of the beauty of shapes- and I do not mean the shapes of living figures or their imitation in painting, but I mean straight lines and curves and shapes made by them- they are not beautiful for any particular reason or purpose- but are eternally and by their nature beautiful and give pleasure”.

Non-objective abstract art allows complete freedom for expression and also for viewing. Any reference to objectivity, no matter how distorted or abstracted, brings preconceived images into association and disturbs the concepts I attempt to project. I do not deny the beauties of nature but believe the camera can capture theses qualities. My work goes beyond the camera to figures of imagination, a place where my joy in creating can be shared with your pleasure in viewing

Pieces by Lucile Driskell:

* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Biography  ::
Lucile Driskell is a native of New York and a graduate of Finch College, Manhattan, with additional courses at the La Jolla Museum of Art. The artist lived in Italy for 7 years working closely with a foundry in Pietrasanta. In recent years she studied printmaking with Michael Ponce de Leon at the Art Students League in New York, where she is a life member. She is a subject of biographical record in the current editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World.

Sculpture is her primary medium of expression. Her first interest was direct carving in marble and granite, but gradually shifted to bronze casting. Some of her recent work has been in wood or a combination of wood and metal. Several designs have been created for large outdoor sculpture. She became interested in woodblock printing as a natural extension of sculptural shapes and also colorful wall reliefs and paintings have been added to her repertoire.

She has had two solo shows in New York, three in Philadelphia and one in Wellsboro, PA., plus many group shows. Her sculpture and prints have been selected for a variety of juried shows. The Rodger LaPelle Gallery in Philadelphia and the Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery in New York represent her work. Her art is enjoyed in many private collections and corporate offices such as Exxon, Macy’s and Dupont. The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, has a Driskell sculpture in their permanent collection.

She currently has a home and sculpture studio in Wellsboro, PA and an apartment/studio in Philadelphia

Selected Exhibitions:  ::

Finch College, New York City, AA Graduate
La Jolla Museum of Art, Special classes
Study and work in Switzerland. one year
Study and work in Italy- Ferdinando Palla stone sculpture studio and Fratelli da Prato bronze foundry,
both in Pietrasanta. Seven years.
Art Students League of New York, printmaking studies with Michael Ponce de Leon.

National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.)
Washington Sculptors Group, Wash. D.C.
Art Students League, New York, NY
International Sculpture Center

1998 Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women
2000 Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World 2001 Featured outside sculptor for Sculpture, Inc. members exhibit, Baltimore, MD

1972 Environment Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Works from Italy”, Environment Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Sculpture and Prints, The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, Wellsboro, PA
1989 Sculpture and Prints, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994 “Esoterica”, Sculpture, Reliefs and Prints, Rodger La Pelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Sculpture, Reliefs and Prints, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1968 thru 1984 Environment Gallery, New York, NY
1984 thru 1988 Art Students League, New York, NY,Annual Printmakers Show, (purchase award 1987)
1984 thru 2001 Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Annual Gallery Show
1993 thru 2001 Agora Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
2000 Washington Sculptors Group at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2001 Rodger LaPelle Gallery at Philadelphia Art Museum
2002 thru 2005 Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, New York, NY
2002 thru 2004 Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC 2005 April 1 to April 30 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

1986 Printmaking: Ease/West Exchange, Chongqing and Tianjin, China
1986 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 161st Annual
1986 Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1987 The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 72nd Annual
1990 Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Bucks County Annual Sculpture Show, Pearl S. Buck Estate, PA
1994 Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition, “Across Borders/Sin Fronteras”,
The Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, Washington, DC
1995 Washington Sculptors Group at Washington Square, Washington, DC
1995 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,”Back to Beauty”, Wilmington, DE
1998 Pittsburgh Print Group,”Printmakers ‘98”, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Washington Sculptors Group at Washington Square, Washington, DC
2004 Art Students League of New York, Members Juried Exhibit

Verizon Corp., Philadelphia
Rockefeller Center Mgmt. Corp., New York
Dupont Corp., Wilmington
Trammel Crow Development., “Westlakes”, PA
Blue Cross, Philadelphia
Great American Insurance, Cincinnati
First Union Bank, Wilmington
Subaru Corp. of America, New Jersey
Macy’s, Washington, DC
Hoffman-LaRoche, New York
Exxon Mobile Corp., New York
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC
Long, Vasbinder and Johnson, Columbus, OH