Robert   Avon   Lees

Selected Exhibits

2016-2017      Gallery 89               Steamboat Springs CO

2015               L Street Gallery    “San Diego Dreaming”  San Diego CA

2014 -2017     A.I.R Haus,  Carlsbad, CA,  “New Bookworks,Paintings,&Sculpture: Su Lund + Robert Avon Lees”

2014               Linus Gallery, “Spirituality” group exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2014               Encinitas Public Library, “Further” solo exhibit, Encinitas, CA

2013               Linus Gallery, “Spirituality” Group Juried online exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2012               Design 2 Share, online exhibit NY, NY

2008-2009      Art Movement, Boulder, CO

2006-2007      Cheryl Tucker Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2006                Robert Avon Lees and Su Lund: Art into Architecture, project on show Santa Fe, NM

2004                Santa Fe Art Institute, SElections 2001-2004 Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004                Sweeney Center Spirit In Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2003                Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999-2001       Telluride Guild Exhibitions, Telluride, Colorado

1998                The Ah Haa School of Art, The Light Show, Telluride, Colorado

1998                The Peaks Resort and Spa, Invisible Worlds: R. Avon Lees, Mt. Village, Colorado

1996                Calhoun Square Gallery, Art Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1994                Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Benefit Art Auction by Sotheby’s New York,

1994                Portland Art Museum, Art Trek, Portland, Oregon

1993                Irving Street Lofts Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1992-1994       Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1992                Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, Florida

1991                Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Small Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1991                Park Shore Gallery, Tropicool Fine Art Exhibition Naples, Florida

1991                Artforms Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1990                Park Shore Gallery, SW Florida, Artscape 1990, Naples, Florida

1990                Joan Hodgell Gallery, Spirit in Canvas and Bronze: Ludwig and Lees Sarasota, Florida

1989                Park Shore Gallery, Artscape 1989, Naples, Florida

1989                Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1988                Gwydion Gallery, La Jolla, California

1988                CAB Bldg, City Gates Sculpture Proposal Exhibition, San Diego, California

1987                Berkeley Art Center, National Juried Exhibition 87, Berkeley, California

1987                San Diego Art Institute, Midwinter Award Show, San Diego, California

1986                San Diego Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition, San Diego, California

1986                San Diego Art Institute, Midwinter Award Show, San Diego, California


2016                AOTA Press, publisher, Book Cover award“Spirituality in Occupational Therapy”

1990                Park Shore Gallery Award: Fine Arts Society of Collier County, Artscape 1990 Naples, Florida

1988                Honorable MentionWSU Veterans Memorial Sculpture Competition, Pullman, WA

1988                Third Place Award Architects Choice: Escondido Transit Center Site Specific

                        Sculpture Competition, San Diego, California

1987                Finalist: San Diego Harbor Island Sculpture Competition, Selected first runner up for

                        $100,000 site-specific sculpture


1969-1974       UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTABachelor of Landscape Architecture

                        College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

                        Focus: Site Planning and Environmental Design



 I am an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes Landscape Architecture, building, sculpture, painting and mixed media constructions.  I focus on integrating fine art, design, and architecture.  I work intuitively, creating in an improvisational manner with my materials.




1980-present            Artist/Designer/Architect/Builder for R. Avon Lees Designs

                                  Designer and Builder of creative environments, site-specific projects      

                                  Landscape projects and Architectural Homes.

1978-1980                  Designer/Project Manager/Builder for Ellison Design and Construction

                                   Designed and constructed solar and earth sheltered homes

1974-1978                   Landscape/Architectural Design and Construction

                                    Developed all areas from concept through final construction

1970-1973                   Art Teacher, Minnesota Public Schools: Project Gain.

                                    Summer sessions. Metal sculpture and welding, grades 6-12.