B. Santa Cruz, California
Lives and works in Lexington, Virginia
 
EDUCATION
2000 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration: Photography, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 
True Story: Clews, Shenendoah Fringe Fest, Staunton, VA (site-specific installation)
2014
True Story: Clews, Barnstable Historical Society, Barnstable, MA (solo exhibition)
Art in Odd Places: FREE, Public Art Festival, New York, NY
2013
The Way We Live Now, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Shirley Irons)
2012
Nothing to be Done, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)
Don’t Think Twice/Twice, Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, VA (two-person exhibition)
how far back do you want me to go, Medicine Factory Gallery, Memphis, TN (solo exhibition) 

14 Years: My Own Retrospective, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA (solo exhibition)
From These Hills, William King Museum, Abington, VA
2011
Every Little Thing, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA (solo exhibition)
Don’t Think Twice, Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, VA (two-person exhibition) 
a futile attempt to avoid geometry, On View: 305 Van Brunt, Brooklyn, NY (solo installation) 
2010
That Passed the Time, Charles Harris Library Gallery, Wise, VA (solo exhibition)
Washington & Lee Faculty Exhibition, Capital One Corporation, Richmond, VA
2009
New Waves 2009, Contemporary Art Center of  Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA (juried by Josée Bienvenu & Brian Holcombe) 
2008
May I Reason On, Caro D’Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo exhibition)
Inscape, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)

yes lets go, they do not move, Roanoke College, Salem, VA (solo exhibition)
2007
End(s) of Photography, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH (curated by Saul Ostrow)

Gang of Eight, Gallery 5th & Water, Charlottesville, VA

Colorist Chess Project, Caro D’Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006
Flower Bike Trailer, Ferrum College Art Gallery, Ferrum, VA (solo exhibition)

The Funeral Book Project, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, VA (solo exhibition)

Works on Paper, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2005
Annual Autumn Juried Show, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, VA

Portraits, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2003
Info@Blah, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA (curated by iKatun)
2002
www.anthology-of-art.net, Jochen Gerz’s Performance, Video and Internet Retrospective 1969-2002,
 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2001
Paintings on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Tone Johansen)

Emerging Artists Unusual Exhibition, HEREArt, New York, NY
2000
MFA Thesis Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY

Wish You Were Here, Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Exurbia, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Shirley Irons)
SoFo: Artists South of Fourth Place, Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Given Circumstances, New Work by Clover Archer & Julia Sass, The Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY

The Jack Goodman Awards, The Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
 
DISTINCTIONS
2016    
​Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship (True Story: Clews), Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2015    
Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship (True Story: Clews), Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2014
Drawing Installation, 21ST.PROJECTS Viewing Program, Critical Practices Headquarters, New York, NY
Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2013
Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2012
Artist’s Grant, The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA

Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2011
Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2009
Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2006-2009
Juried Gallery Member, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, VA
2008
Visiting Artist, Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA
1999-2000
Graduate Fellowship Recipient, New York University, New York, NY
1999
Jack Goodman Award for Art & Technology, New York University, New York, NY
 
LECTURES
2014
Public Lecture: True Story: Clews, local history, notional art & unsolved mysteries, Tales of Old Cape Cod/Barnstable Historical Society, Barnstable, MA
2013
Artist’s Talk: 14 Years: My Own Retrospective, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
2010
Artist’s Talk: That Passed the Time, University of Virginia-Wise, Wise, VA
2009
Artist’s Talk: Over Time, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
2008
Artist’s Talk: yes lets go, they do not move, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
2006
Artist’s Talk: Bike Flower Trailer, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
Powers-Smith, Conor. Searching for 'Clews' at the Barnstable Historical Society, Wicked Local Barnstable News from the Register, July 7, 2014.
Meier, Allison. An Edward Snowden Statue, Slow Dancing with Strangers, and More Art in Odd Places, Hyperallergic, October 14, 2014.
2013
Irons, Shirley (ed.). The Way We Live Now, Exhibition Zine, Gallery Luisotti, July/August

Knight, Christopher. Art Review: “The Way We Live Now” at Gallery Luisotti is a resonant group effort, Los Angeles Times, August 23
2012
Kollatz Jr, Harry. Heightened Perceptions, Richmond Magazine.com, January 3

Dwayne Butcher. Q&A With Clover Archer Lyle, memphisflyer.com, August 31
2008
Pernia, Garin. Clover Archer, NewCity Chicago, March 20

The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge. 40 Days + 40 Nights (Cover image), The Roanoker, September
2007
Parsons, Laura. Culture - Arts Feature, The Hook, July 19
2004
Gerz, Jochen. Anthology of Art: Art and Theory in Dialogue, Germany: Dumont; France: Actes Sud, Sherman, Mary. 
Medium Trumps Message in Info@Blah, Boston Herald, April 27

McQuaid, Cate. Taming technology overload with artful systems, The Boston Globe, May 2
 
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS & REGISTRIES
Barnstable Historical Society, Barnstable, MA
Capital One Corporate Art Collection, Richmond, VA
The Drawing Center Slide Registry, New York, NY
Irving Sandler Artist File, New York, NY
 
CURATORIAL
2008-present
Gallery Director, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2005-2008
Curator, Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Waynesboro, VA
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