Lainard Bush


I create paintings because of an obsessive need to give expression to the idea of infinite beauty and the mystery of being. This need arises from my experience of the joy and wonder of this world.   My work has a kinship with the tradition of sacred geometry.  Process is central to the work.  It as a kind of alchemy:  I combine the elemental, formal aspects of abstraction, which includes experimenting, inventing, exploring and exercising my powers of observation and analysis. Over many years of practice I have developed and refined my own methods, and perfected my means for creating paintings that have the potential to engage and transform.  This satisfies my desire to create art that is life affirming.




1979-81   MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1973-76   BFA, magna cum laude, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1973         Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

1970         Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio





2000       "77th Annual Spring Show", Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania

1995        Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 85th AAP Annual Exhibition

1994        Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 36th Annual Hortt Competition and Exhibition

1989        "Bolinas Artists" Bolinas Museum Living Artists Project, Claudia Chapline Gallery,

               Stinson Beach, CA





2016     "Affirmation", UH Hospitals Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery,  Cleveland, Ohio

2014 Wiesenberger Gallery,  Cleveland, Ohio

2014      "Mind Garden", Wolfs Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2014      "New Works",  River Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2011       Longstreth Goldberg Gallery, Naples, Florida

2010     “Dynamic Balance”, Ellen Charapko Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2007     “Sudden Illumination”, Charapko Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2006    “Matrix”, LaFond Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2002     University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California

1996      Carlynn Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida

1995      Coplan Gallery, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida

1994      Joel Kessler Fine Art, Miami Beach, Florida

1992      Gallery Camino Real, Gallery Center, Boca Raton, Florida



2017    “Spectacle” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California                                            


2017    Clio Art Fair, New York, New York                                                            

2015      Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland Institute of the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio                                                   2015      Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

2015      HW Gallery, Naples, Florida                  

2010      Affordable Art Fair NYC, Wyndham Fine Arts, New York

2009     Red Dot Art Fair Miami, Windham Fine Arts, Miami, Florida

2008     Art Basel Week, Ellen Charapko Gallery, Wynwood, Florida

2004     LaFond Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2003     Handsel Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2002     PLG Art, Naples, Florida

2001      Longstreth & Goldberg Fine Arts, Naples, Florida

2000     "Intricate Methods", River Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1995      Gallery 500, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

1996      Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1993       Salley Harvey Fine Arts, Aspen, Colorado

1992       Art in Public Places, Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, Florida

1991        "L.A. Art", Ayzenberg Gallery, Los Angeles,

1990       Jaffe Baker Gallery, Gallery Center Boca Raton, Florida

1988       "Overview" S.F. Art Institute Alumni Annual San Francisco, CA                                        

Juror: Nathan Oliviera



GlaxoSmithKline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fischer College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Permanent Collection, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Permanent Collection, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

National Re-Insurance Corporation, Glendale, California

Enron Access Energy Corporation, Columbus, Ohio

KPR Sports International, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

The Scotts Company, Columbus, Ohio

Gardner Incorporated, Columbus, Ohio

Ron Foth Retail, Columbus, Ohio

Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Corporate United, Cleveland, Ohio