the USA since 1998, Australian born contemporary artist RANNA®
in American, Australian, and European galleries and museums,
including at premiere venues like the Institute of Modern Art
in Brisbane, Australia; Amerika Haus in Munich, Germany; and
the Australian Embassy Gallery in Washington D.C.
serious positive attention from reviewers, Lachlan has produced
a prodigious and significant body of work (1).
During her almost 40 years of art making, Ranna®
has been one-pointed about her life's work. Her work has developed
in a sumptuous but logical progression since the early 1970s
when she completed her first stint of training at the Queensland
College of Art in Brisbane, Australia.
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those early days she has produced several major bodies of work,
always pushing into new territory - technically, conceptually, and
visually. Fueling her work, she has lived and worked in her native
Australia, various parts of Asia including Thailand, India and Japan,
and in the United States. While living in Japan she trained in koto,
shamisen, shodo, and sumi-e.
- Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD), also has two graduate qualifications
from James Cook University, Australia, one in material anthropology
and the other a studio-based PhD (2) in the
creative arts, for which she produced an innovative synthesis of Asian
concepts, synaesthesia, ethnomusicology, anthropology and the visual
achievement for a woman artist, Ranna's
was the first
studio-based PhD in Australia - James
Cook University has made claim to having led Australia in introducing
studio-based PhD degrees to arts training in Australia (see
their web site) and Ranna's
was the first submitted, leading the art field in Queensland and Australia
currently maintains a studio in the fabled northern Shenandoah Valley
of the United States, about 1.5 hours from downtown Washington D.C.,
and one in New South Wales, Australia.
EXHIBITIONS, REVIEWS, WRITINGS
TO 2000 - links within this site
& recent work is at www.ranna.com
links to selected reviews
info about Ranna ® - her work in the Movement
doing Tai Chi on the Kalalau trail, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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during filming of her yoga TV series (2007 & 8). Link
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(1) Thompson, F. 1998. Director's foreword in catalog to Walking
into Light, Perc Tucker Gallery, Australia)
(2) Lachlan, R-L. 1995. Transcultural Synaesthesia: Visual and
Musical Experiment Across Cultural and Sensory Planes, PhD Thesis
- 2 vols, James Cook University, Townsville. (Includes video and catalog
of Homages to Chimerae, the doctoral exhibition of visual and
(3) ARTnews writer: Kennelly, E. 2000. Island, Continent,
catalog, Axel-A Gallery, Washington
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