1987 M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. Studied with: Viola Frey, Dennis Leon, Squeak Carnwath, Dennis Gallagher, Art Nelson, Chris Johnson, Charles Fiske
1972 Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley.
1971 Bachelor of Arts Degree, European History, San Francisco State University, California.
2014 Harvest Inn New Sculpture Garden, Curated Art Installation of 6 large scale sculptures, (September 2014 - September 2015), St. Helena, Ca.
2014 Taylor Blue Designs, Flights of the Imagination Exhibition, Berkeley, Ca
2013 Nineteenth Annual Sculpture in the Garden, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, Ca.
2013 Berkeley Art Center ORIGINS: Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture, Berkeley, Ca.
2012 Oakland Museum of California Art Guild Day Trip visit to Studio and Sculpture Garden, Berkeley, Ca.
2012: Add: HEADS UP! The Human Head Interpreted by 7 Sculptors, A New Leaf Gallery|Sculpturesite, Sonoma, Ca.
2011 San Franicsco Bay Area Sculpture Garden opens to public, Berkeley, CA.
2011 “Sculpture in the Garden”, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek CA.
2011 “Animal Dreams”, Cornerstone Sonoma, CA.
2011 “ArtSpace Orinda” Extended Year-Long Public Arts Exhibition, Orinda, CA.
2010 A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite: A Selection of Recent Works, Sonoma, CA.
2010 20th Anniversary Cirqe de Sculpture, San Francisco, CA.
2010 "ArtSpace Orinda" Year-Long Public Arts Exhibition, Orinda, CA.
2009 " Ruth Bancroft Garden: 15th Annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit, Walnut Creek, CA
2009 "Celebrate the Ceramic art of berkeley" Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA
2009 "Menlo College presents: Outside the Box, Inside the Frame" Menlo College, Atherton,CA
2009 "Spring Garden Book Signing" Collectors Sculpture Garden, Lafayette, CA
2008 "Enclosed Passage", Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA,
2007 “CCA Sculpture Selections”, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco
2006 “Sculpture Invitational”, Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland California “ A New Leaf Gallery at Cornerstone Gardens”, Sonoma , California “Body Language”, at Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 “Vernissage: Celebrating Contemporary Sculpture and Public Art”, San Francisco, California, “Works on Paper” Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California, “ CCA Ceramics; the Family of Clay” CCA, Oakland California
2004 “Celebrating an Urban Oasis”, A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, California, “Wind and Water” , A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, California, “ Dwelling”, A juried international competition and Benefit Event, Juror: Steven Oliver, A New Leaf Gallery Berkeley, California, “ Inner Workings: Staff Artists from Creative Growth Art, Center”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California, "Terra Forma" a juried exhibition of ceramic sculpture, Arts Benecia Gallery, Benecia ,California., "Secret Gardens of the East Bay", Park Day School, Oakland, California, "San Francisco Flower & Garden Show", Garden Design Magazine, San Francisco, California "Sculpture & The 4 Elements", A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, "Focus on the Figure" contemporary figurative sculpture, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, Frostad Atelier, Grand Opening, Granite Bay, California
2002-2003 "Dreamworks Of The Contemporary Figure" Frostad Atelier The Gallery ,Sacramento, California
2002 "A Scultpture Tour" The Giffen/ Pisarra Collection, Lafayette California, Presented By A New Leaf Gallery, "Focus On The Figure" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley California, "Water Visions" / "Contemporary Water Sculpture" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, "Ceramics: Bay Area and Beyond" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, "The Artist Studio" Studio Tour Sponsored By A New Leaf Gallery, California
2001 “Website Premiere Opening” Web Launch, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California.“The Figure Au Plein Air; Contemporary figurative sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery , Berkeley, California.“ Water Visions 2001 10th Annual Show of Contemporary Water Sculpture” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California.
2000 “10th Anniversary Show” Showcasing Sculptors Introduced During Each of the l0 Years:’” A New Leaf Gallery. “A class Act” Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California.
1999 “The Figure Au Plein Air: l999” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, “Water Visions l999” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, “Form and Function” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, “Re-Collections” California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
1998 “The Figure Au Plein Air: “ A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California, “Water Visions ‘98” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, California
1997 Nina Lyons at Studio For, Oakland California
1993 Nina Lyons “The Homestead Series” Oakland, California, Nina Lyons and Ann Weber, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, California
1992 New Ground Gallery, Oakland, California “ Five Artists”
1991 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery “ Sculpture” San Franscico, California.Gallery Concord Invitational “ Vessels” Concord, California.
1987 Nina Lyons, MFA Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland , California.
1997 A New Leaf Gallery “Figure in a Landscape” Berkeley,California. New Leaf Gallery “ Contemporary Figurative Sculpture” Berkeley, California. San Francisco Landscape Garden Show “ Figures in a Landscape” A New Leaf Gallery, San Francisco, California. A New Leaf Gallery “ Water Visions 97: Contemporary Water Sculpture” Berkeley, California. A New Leaf Gallery “ Sit on Art 97: Furniture As Art.” Berkeley, California.
1996 A New Leaf Gallery “ The Figure Au Plein Air: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture” Berkeley, California
1994 A New Leaf Gallery “ The Art of Giving” Berkeley, California
1993 Creative Growth Art Center “Pairs. The Teaching Annual” Oakland, California.
1991 Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland , California
1990 The Downtown Gallery, San Jose Art League “ 2 Dimensional Reality” Juror: Mary Jane Jacobs, San Jose, California. The Stockton Arts Commission and the Haggin Museum Stockton National V Print and Drawing Exhibition Juror: Terri Cohn Gallery House Juried Exhibition, Palo Alto, California Juror: Giorgianna Lagoria. Gallery Concord, “ The Second Annual Concord Open”, Concord, California. Berkeley Art Center Association Exhibition Part I, Berkeley , California Jurors: Viola Frey, Chris Brown, Phil Linhares.
1989 Gallery Route One” Fourth Annual Juried Show” Point Reyes, California Juror: Stephen Wirtz. Auburn Arts ‘38, Auburn, California Juror: Janet T. Riesbach, Curator, Crocker Art Museum. Gallery House, Juried Exhibition, Palo Alto, California Juror: Joe Zirker
1988 Berkeley Art Center “ Annual Membership Show” Berkeley, California. Artspace National Show V “A New Direction” Sacramento, California. Juror: April Quick
Auburn Arts 37, Auburn, California . Juror: Rena Bransten. Sun Gallery “ 26th Annual Exhibition” Hayward, California. Berkeley Art Center National Juried Group Show “ 4th Annual Exhibition” Juror: Rolando Castellon.
2009 Bancroft Gardens Honorable Mention Award, Walnut Creek, CA.
1990 Sculpture Award, Berkeley Art Center Exhibition, Berkeley, California.
1989 Fourth Place Award Winner, Drawing and Sculpture Auburn Arts 38, Auburn, California. Sculpture, Fourth Annual Juried Show, Gallery Route One. Pt. Reyes, California.
2014 St. Helena Star, New Sculpture Garden At Harvest Inn, September 2014
2013 Leaf Magazine, Art Beneath the Open Sky
2009 Menlo Advantage Magazine, "Outside the Box, Inside the Frame" exhibition review, Nina Lyons featured, Palo Alto, CA
2009 Orinda News, "Artspace Orinda" Nina Lyons featured, Outdoor public arts exhibition, Orinda, CA
2008 "Poetry of Form" Book publication, Berkeley, CA
2007 CCA Sculpture Selections Catalog (Feature), Sculpturesite Gallery
2007 Artist Review (Feature) of CCA Selections, By Cariadne Margaret MacKenzie
2006 Interior Design Magazine, features "East" by Nina Lyons, Sculpuresite Gallery review
2005 A New Leaf Gallery Commemorative book, limited edition, celebrating 15 years in Berkeley
2004 Robb Report Collection, Magazine, One of a Kind Custom Works
2003 Garden Design Magazine ,review of featured Bronze Sculpture"East" San Francisco flower & Garden Show
2003 Diablo Magazine, "10 To Do" "Sculpting the Elements" with photo of "Drift"
2003 "Creating A Culture of The Imagination" (An interview with Nina Lyons) Author Wendy Jeanne Burch
2002 Art In America" Sculpture "April 2002 Issue, Guide To the Arts
2002 "Art Shows-City of Sacramento, "Four Artists Featured In Fall Shows At Frostad Atelier-The Galley" Fall 2002 Issue
2002 San Francisco Chronicle "Art Al Fresco" "First Light" Ceramic Sculpture Bay Area and Beyond at A New Leaf Gallery, October 11th 2002
2000 “The Creative Process and The Art Of Nina Lyons” Video Documentary.
1991 Contra Costa Times,” Vessels” Gallery Concord, California. May Issue
1989 Gallery Route One, Fourth Annual Juried Show, Exhibition Catalog, Point Reyes, California.
1988 California College of Arts and Crafts, Masters of Fine Arts Catalog, Oakland, California.
2013 Berkeley Art Center, Panel Discussion, Origins Exhibition Private Collections Commissions and New Works
2014 City of Berkeley Public Art Commission, Halcyon Bird Sculpture Project, Phase I, Berkeley, Ca.
2009 An Evening with Alumni: Real Life Part II California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
2002 Small Firm Architects Forum, Slide Presentation, Oakland California
2000 California College of Arts and Crafts, Slide Lecture: Ceramics Department Alumni, Oakland, California.
1993 Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, California “Gallery Talk” Gallery Concord, Walnut Creek, California “ A Morning with the Artist”
2011 Completion of Commission for Private Collector, Berkeley CA
2009 Sculpture for Giffen/Pisarra Collection, Lafayette CA
2005 Sculpture for Giffen/Pisarra Collection, Four Bronze Limited Editions, Frostad Atelier Foundry
2003 Bronze Sculpture Commission, Restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona
First Bronze Casting, "EAST"(First In Edition Of 7) Signed and numbered by artist Frostad Atelier Foundry, Rocklin California
Giffen/Pisarra Collection, Commission "ANGLE OF REPOSE II" Lafayette, CA
Collectors include: Berkeley, Belmont, Beverly Hills, Kensington, Oakland, Sea Ranch, Point Reyes Station, Lafayette, Europe Belgium, Germany
California College of Arts and Crafts, Ceramics Department
California College of Arts and Crafts, Library Collection