Born:           Louisville, Kentucky

Resides:       Chico, CA.

Education:   1967 - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, B.A. Philosophy

Ongoing Exhibition

2016       The Vagabond Rose Gallery, Chico, CA.
2016       True West of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.
2015       Art Etc., Chico, CA.

One-Person Exhibitions
2004       “Einstein’s coming to Aspen”, The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO.
2002       "The Fish About Women", Woody Creek Store, Woody Creek, CO.
1995       "Art of Larry Lefner", Herb Smalley Canyon Collection, Santa Fe, N.M.2004  
   
Group Exhibitions

2016       Gonzo Gallery, Aspen, CO.
2015       David Rothermel Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
2015       Royal Street Fine Art, Aspen, CO.
2015       Dolce Home, Chico, CA.
2015       Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale
2010       Owner/Artist of the Woody Creek Art Studio from 2004 to 2010; representing
                local artists with an ongoing showcase of his own wood sculpture.
2009       Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO.
2008       Geyserarts, Geyserville, CA.
2008       “Pastels and Wood”, Red Brick, Aspen, CO.
2006      “Artwalk”, Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO.
2006       Western Design Conference, Cody, WY.
2005       Alderfer’s Antiques, Aspen, CO.
2003       “Roaring Fork Open”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO.
2003       Loveland Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO.
2003       David Maxwell Gallery, Aspen, CO.
2002       "Wood You Believe", Edwards, CO.
1996       "Fall Artfest"  Toklat Gallery, Ashcroft, CO.
1995        The Hand Artes Gallery, Truchas, N.M.
1995        Herb Smalley’s Canyon Road Collection, Santa Fe, N.M.
1994        Expressions in Fine Art, Santa Fe, N.M.
1989       "Third Annual Big Wood Festival", Ketchum, ID.
1957        Laguna Beach Arts Festival, Laguna Beach, CA.

Invitational Exhibitions
2009        Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO.
2002       "Wood You Believe"", Philinda Gallery, Edwards, CO.

Bibliography
2013      “Etched in Time”, Santa Barbara News Press, S.B.,CA.
2013      “Artist Transforms Huge Tree in Montecito”, Santa Barbara Talk, S.B.,CA.
2012      “Hummingbird Haven”, Santa Barbara Independent, S,B.,CA.
2011      “Lightning Struck Tree”, Boerne Star, Boerne, TX.
2011      “Transforming Nature”, Kerrville Daily Times, Kerrville, TX.
2011      “Chiseling in the Texan Heat”, San Antonio Express
2011      “Lightning-struck tree at Joshua Creek Ranch”, National Press Release
2008      “Inside Business”, Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.
2008      “Larry Lefner sculpts a creation”, The Aspen Daily News, Aspen, CO.
2007      “Scene and Galleries”, Aspen Magazine
2006      “Basalt Wood Sculpting”, Aspen Daily News, Aspen, CO.
2005        Feature Story, Resort Properties of Aspen, Aspen, CO.
2005       “Living Tree Sculpture”, Fly Fisherman Magazine
2005       “The Art of Larry Lefner”, World of Wood,
2004       “From Cottonwood to Catch”, The Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.
2004       “That’s no Dead Tree, That’s a Piece of Art”, Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.       
2004       “Living Tree Sculpture”, Aspen Daily News, Aspen, CO.
2004       “Carving Out a Gallery”, The Aspen Times Weekly, Aspen, CO.
2004       “Woody Creek Neighborhood”, Aspen Daily News, Aspen, CO.
2003       “Celebrating Toad with a toad”, The Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.
2003       “Looking for Genius”, Time Out, The Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.
2001       "Distinctive Décor," Aspen Snowmass Sojourner, Aspen, CO.
2000       "Art Emerges from the Wood," The Aspen Times Weekly, Aspen, CO.
2000       "The Wood Whisperer," Western Style, Telluride, CO.
1997       "When Larry Lefner is done, the walls can talk," The Aspen Times, Aspen, CO.
1995        The Log Home Book: Design, Past & Present by Cindy Teipner Thiede

Private Collections

Mr. Christopher T. Du Pont
Greg Benton
Linda Wachner
Admiral (ret.) Henry "Hank" and Peggy Mauz
Brooke Shields
Doug Walton and Ms. Diana Whiting
Anne Kercheville
Andy Moszynski
Don Soffer
Jerry and Linda Goodman
John Terkanian
Jack Stievelman
Peter Gache
Henry Catto, Ambassador to England
Mary Jane Garth
Wynn Lauder
Donald Ziraldo
Michael Silverman
Peter C. LaRose
Flora Kung
Braxton Moody III
Sen. (D-Wash.) Russell Austin
Count Gary Schellhammer
Karen Wing
Eli Weiss
Kevin Doyle
Hunter S. Thompson
Jimmy Ibbotson
Ron & Joyce Heller
Byron Karrys
J.Ross Newell
Dan Gruener
Dr. Rym Partridge
John Oates
Julie and Tom Hotz
Betty Weiss
John Clendinin
Kevin Doyle
Leonard and Laura Beaulieu
David Bonderman
Lloyd Cotson
Joe Fredericks
Rev. Bishop Franzo King
The John Coltrane Church (San Francisco)
Woody Creek Tavern (Woody Creek, CO.)
Dan Collins
Betsy and Warren Dean
Ernie Ashley Goodnough
Julio Sparacino
Maggie DeWolf
Sandy Moore
Pat Bolin
Michael Christino
Sandy and Archer Bishop
Anita Waxman
Larry and Christine Mills
Dr. LeRoy Pesch
Kate Fischer, Fischer-Price
Jay & Harriet Cowan
Ryan Cavan
Michael Dorsey
James and Val Kindgren
Kathy Muldoon
Robert Hudler
Lyn Hock
D.J. Watkins
Lynne Mace
Tim McHugh
Andy Austin


Public Art
The John Coltrane Church (San Francisco)
U.S. Post Office (Woody Creek, CO.)
Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. (Woody Creek, CO.)
Woody Creek Tavern (Woody Creek, CO.)
Town of Basalt, CO.
Town of Ketchum, Idaho
County of Blaine, Idaho
Town of Woody Creek, CO.
Elk Mountain Lodge (Aspen, CO.)
“Sammis Cup”, Sun Valley Town Downhill Trophy
“Toad”, Buttermilk Mt., Aspen Ski Company
WIN Institute, Basalt, CO.

Gallery Representation

True West of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.
Gonzo Gallery, Aspen, CO.
David Rothermel Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
Royal Street Fine Art, Aspen, CO.
Dolce Home, Chico, CA.
Art Etc. Chico, CA.
Woody Creek Art Studio 2004 to 2010, Owner/Artist
Royal Street Fine Art, Aspen, CO.
David Maxwell Gallery, Aspen CO.
Woody Creek Store Gallery, Woody Creek, CO.
Philanda Gallery, Edwards, CO.
Jeffery Mann Gallery, Basalt, CO.
Aspen Grove Fine Arts, Aspen, CO.
Life Forms For Living, Aspen, CO.
Aspen Mountain Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Earl Biss Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Toklat Gallery, Ashcroft, CO.
Herb Smalley's Canyon Collection, Santa Fe, N.M.
Hand Artes Gallery, Truchas, N.M.
Expressions in Fine Art (Canyon Road Location), Santa Fe, N.M.
Expressions in Fine Art (Guadalupe Ave. Location), Santa Fe, N.M

 

Virtual Representation

 

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