2011 Arnett Hartsfield Bust, African American Firegihter Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Emerging First Man 12ft. bronze, Le Jardin Estates, Atlanta, GA

2005 Detroit Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett bronze life size bust Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

2000 Rosa Parks bronze portrait and three 12’ panels installation Rosa Parks Memorial Library,Troy State University, Montgomery, AL


Rosa Parks Bust, bronze portrait, Smithsonian Institute National Portrait Gallery

Rosa Parks Congressional Medal of Honor Design, US Congress

Nelson Mandela Courage Award for TransAfrica Forum

Eugene McCabe and Randolph Guggenheimer,plaque/bas relief,North General Hospital


2007  A Woman’s Journey, Retrospective ~ California African American Museum 

2003  The Artwork of Artis Lane ~ M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

2003  Emerging ~ G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2000  The Many Facets of Artis Lane ~ M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

1997  Emerging Into Spirit ~ Satori Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

1996  Emerging Spirit ~ Black Academy of Arts & Letters,Dallas,TX 

1995  Emerging Into Spirit ~ Dilliard University, New Orleans, LA 

1993  Emerging Into Spirit ~ Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA 

1993  Emerging Into Spirit ~ Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

1993  Two Dimensions of Artis Lane ~ Pyramid Gallery, Little Rock, AK 

1989  Images by Artis Lane ~ M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

1989  Artis Lane ~ Isobel Neal Gallery Ltd., Chicago, IL 

1987  The Soul of Artis Lane ~ G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI 

1984  Artis Lane: the Art ~ Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 


2012 Places of Validation, California African American Museum, Art & Progression, Los Angeles, CA

2010  CAAM’s 7th + Fig Showcase ~ arts>Brookfield, Los Angeles,CA 

2009  Collaborations:Two Decades of African American Art ~ Hearne Fine Art, L.R, AK 

2008  Daughters of the Diaspora ~ Hearne Fine Art, Little Rock, AK 

2007  The Art of Feminine Form ~ Hearne Fine Art, Little Rock, AK 

2007  In the Hands of African American Collectors ~ DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL 

2006  Black Masters of the 21st Century II ~ 626 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2005  Degas & New Mexico Sculptors Exploration in Bronze ~ Museum of Fine Arts New Mexico, NM 

2005  15 Years 15 Artists ~ Thelma Harris Art Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2004  White Linen Nights ~ Thelma Harris Art Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2003  Masterpieces of African American Art: An African American Perspective ~ M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002  Just February: Works by African American Artists 1817-2002 ~ Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  Prints by the Masters ~ M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

2002  100 Executives ~ Joseph Bender Gallery, El Paso, TX 

2001  Black and White ~ LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 

2001  Prints by the Masters ~ M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

2000  20th Century African American Icons, Series VI ~ Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2000  People, Places and Things ~   LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 

2000  From the States ~ National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC 

1997  Emerging Into Spirit ~ Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto, Canada 

1996  Legends Artists’ Salute to Black History Month, Pasadena, CA 

1996  Southwest ‘96 ~ Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 

1995  Inside Visions/Outside the Mainstream ~ Horwitch Lew Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

1994  African American Representations of Masculinity ~ Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA 

1994  Contemporary African American Artists, 1980-1994 ~ National Arts Club, New York, NY 

1994  Figurative Sculpture/Representational Painting ~ Magulies-Taplin Galleries, Miami, FL 

1993  An American Renaissance ~ Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

1992  Santa Monica,Museum of Art, Santa Monica,CA 

1989  American Resources, Selected Works of African American Artists ~ Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY 

1988  Affirmation ~ York Quay Gallery, Toronto, Canada 


Mr. & Mrs. Ted Arison, Carnival Cruise Lines

AT&T, Chicago, IL

Anheuser Busch

California African American Museum City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dilliard University, New Orleans, LA

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Holloway, Continental Cruise Lines

Howard University, Washington DC

Motown Records Corporation

National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

National Council of Negro Women United Negro College Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Sherwood Weiser, Continental Companies


Mr. & Mrs. Walter Annenberg 

Ms. Maya Angelou 

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Avant 

Ms. Diahann Carroll 

President George & Barbara Bush 

Ms. Natalie Cole 

Kephra & Susan Taylor Burns 

Mr. Don Cornelius 

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Cosby 

Miles Davis Family 

Mrs. Nancy Davis 

Mr. Morgan Freeman 

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Getty 

Mr. Cary Grant 

Mr. Berry Gordy 

Mr. & Mrs. Armand Hammer 

Ms. Cathy Hughes 

LaTonya & Samuel Jackson 

Mr. Ervin Johnson 

Mr. Quincy Jones 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jordan 

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kinsey 

Mr. Henry Kissinger 

Mr. Nelson Mandela 

Mrs. Mattie McFadden-Lawson

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Poitier 

Mr. Lionel Richie 

Mr. Steve Ross, Time Warner 

Ms. Cicely Tyson 

Oprah Winfrey 

Mayor Coleman Young 

Mr. & Mrs. James Worthy 


Mrs. Walter Annenberg 

Barbara Bush 

Dyan Cannon 

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook 

Sammy Davis Jr. 

Mrs. Henry Ford II 

Aretha Franklin 

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Getty 

Mrs. George Getty II 

Jennifer Grant 

Dr. & Mrs. Armand Hammer 

Audrey Hepburn 

LaTonya & Samuel Jackson 

Michael Jordan 

President John F. Kennedy (for Frank Sinatra) 

Mrs. Jaqueline Kennedy 

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kinsey 

Prof. Radford W. Logan 

Mrs. Winnie Mandela and Mr. Nelson Mandela 

Johnny Mathis 

HIH Princess Ashraf Pahlavi 

Mrs. Rosa Parks 

Governor George Romney 

Barbara Stanwyck 

Mr. & Mrs. Sherwood Weiser 

Prof. Charles H. Wesley 

Oprah Winfrey 

Mayor Coleman Young 


Stevie Wonder, Don Cornelius Productions, Los Angeles, CA

Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder’s Mother), Los Angeles CA

Mary McLeod Bethune, National Council of Negro Women Building,Washington DC

Ms. Irene Dunne, St. John’s Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Dorothy Height, National Council of Negro Women Offices, Washington DC

Ervin “Magic” Johnson, private collection, Beverly Hills, CA 

Quincy Jones, private collection, Bel Air, CA 

Dr. Lewis Latimer, AT&T Collection

Marian O’Fallon Oldham, Library, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Rosa Parks, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

Dr. Frederick D. Patterson for the United Negro College Fund

Mayor Coleman Young, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI


Luminary Award, "Light, Learning and Liberty," University of the West Indies, Toronto, Canada

Alain Locke International Art Award, Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of African and African American Art, Detroit, Michigan

Life Time Achievement Award, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Dream of Los Angeles Award, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

Torch Award, Legacy Ladies, Los Angeles CA

Women For Women Award, ML King Jr. General Hospital Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Legends Award, Artists’ Salute to Black History/Barbara Wesson, Pasadena, CA

Museum of African American Art Award, Los Angeles, CA

State of Louisiana Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts, LA

Women of Excellence Award, Chatham-Kent Family YMCA, Ontario, Canada

Legacies Award, Black Students Alliance, Ontario College of Art & Design, Ontario, Canada

We See You Awards, Sisters at the Well, Los Angeles, CA


University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomsfield, MI

University of Toronto,Toronto,

Canada Ontario College of Art, Ontario, Canada


The Kinsey Collection, KFA&E 2010

Distinctly Los Angeles, An African American Perspective, M. Hanks Gallery, M. Hanks Gallery Press 2009

COLLABORATIONS, Two Decades of African American Art 1988-2008, Hearne Fine Art, Blue Lotus Press, New York 2008

Studios and Workspaces of Black American Artists, Dennis L. Forbes, Forbes Press 2008

African American Art and Artists, Revised and Expanded Edition, Samella Lewis, University of California Press, 2003

Artis Lane Seeks The Divine, Women In The Arts, Jeanette Lee, National Museum of Women In The Arts, Fall 2000

Colleen Douglass, Artis Lane at M. Hanks Gallery, Our Times, Los Angeles Times, 2000

Marlena Donahue, Artis Lane, St. James Guide to Black Artists

Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, Detroit, 1997

Afrique Diaspora Noire Art Madagascar, Canada Revue Noir, June, 1997

Lindsay Davidson, Artis Lane Honored, Share Newspaper,Toronto, Canada, 1996

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2012 Luminary Award, "Light, Learning and Liberty", University of the West Indies, Toronto Canada

2012 Alain Locke International Art Award, Alain Locke International Art Award

2011 The Art of Artis Lane, Solo Exhibition Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

2009 First Lady, Michelle Obama, Unveiled Lane’s Bust of Sojourner Truth, sculpture installed in the United States Capitol

2009 Bust of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an African Canadian/American heroine unveiled in Chatham, ON, Canada, installed in Freedom Park across the street from Lane’s childhood home

2009 President Barack Obama’s Sculpture unveiled by Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa during African American Heritage Month

2008 Lane honored by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City of Los Angeles with the Dream of Los Angeles Award

2007 A Woman’s Journey:The Life and Work of Artis Lane, Retrospective, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by the California African American Museum