An abstract painter who works in both oil and water based mediums, Lord majored in Art History at Vassar and has studied at the Art Students League in New York with Ronnie Landfield and Larry Poons. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Lord now lives in New York City.

Artist's statement:

"I love abstract painting. I love the unexpectedness of it, the way it feels like exploring uncharted territory. I love the way color leads the way in a kind of visual search. I even love the way the process can be free and spontaneous in one painting and a lengthy struggle of fits and starts in another. Both of these can work. If it is successful the painting itself seems to take over. It begins to find its own energy and personality and mood. This feels wonderful. It means the painting has found its way.

I know a painting is done when it starts seeming whole to me, yet still open. I look for this rather than any composed resolution. The final step is the the title. This can be a name, a place, a phrase - whatever strikes me at the moment. It is a kind of recognition But ultimately the real subject is visual. At the end of the day how the painting looks is what it says. " — Sally Lord

Exhibitions:

  • 2020 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2019 - K&P Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2019 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2018 - Able Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2018 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017 - The Painting Center (juried show), New York, NY
  • 2017 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017 - K&P Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2016 - The National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 2016 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2016 - Busan International Art Show, Busan, South Korea
  • 2016 - Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Sejong Cultural Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2016 - Namsong International Art Show, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2016 - Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, juried group show
  • 2015 - The Painting Center, New York NY
  • 2015 - Elga Wimmer PCC, New York NY
  • 2015 - Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York NY
  • 2015 - Prince Street Gallery, New York NY, juried group show
  • 2015 - The Conference Board, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Manhattan Borough Presidents Office, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012-13 - ATKearney, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Art Partners, New York, NY
  • 2011 - Manhattan Borough Presidents Offices, New York, NY
  • 2011 - Masters & Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 - Squire Sanders, New York, NY
  • 2009 - Tower 49, New York, NY, two-person show
  • 2008 - Six, Buchmann Tower Lobby Gallery, New York, NY, solo exhibit
  • 2007 - Columbia University Center for Women's Reproductive Care, New York, NY
  • 2007 - AAWAA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2007 - Grace Institute Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007 - Tower 49, New York, NY
  • 2004 - Red Dot award, Art Students League, New York, NY
  • 2004 - NPAP Salon Series, New York, NY, solo exhibit
  • 2002 - Red Dot award, Art Students League, New York, NY
  • 2000 - Art Workshop International, Assisi, Italy

Private Collections:

  • Maggie Brenner, New York, NY
  • Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Liz and Fred Cross, New York, NY
  • Louise Duncan, New York, NY
  • Bernard Ehrlich, A.I.A., New York, NY
  • Grace Institute, New York, NY
  • Judy Grossman and Phil Harris, Tenafly, NJ
  • Linda Grunbaum, New York, NY
  • Lauryn Hart, New York, NY
  • Linda LeClair, Albany, NY
  • John Lord, New York, NY
  • Janet Mackin, New York, NY
  • B. Rosin, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sabena, Busan, South Korea
  • Janet and Ken Schur, Greenwich, CT
  • Simun Simunovic, New York, NY
  • Nancy Steinson, Brooklyn, NY
  • Elizabet Wurtmann, Brookfield, CT
  • Judith Young and Art Kuchuck, Asheville, N.C