Libbet Loughnan


My work explores connectedness and the beautiful fragility of life. The pieces reflect a childhood very rich in family warmth under the Australian sun, stories encountered across countries in adult life, and a desire for more reflection on the place of humans within nature.

My main body of work is bright and dark acrylics on small portable wood panels, developed during 20 years at home in three continents. Increasingly I also produce large watercolors on paper, which means one chance in each layer of paint, and sculptures, in order to play with viewers from all perspectives.

Libbet Loughnan
NYC (USA), Mexico city (Mexico), Barwon Heads (Australia)
Phone: 917-868-7924


2020Ceres Gallery, New York, USA
2018Ceres Gallery, New York, USA
2017National Arts Club, New York, USA
2016Qube Gallery, Cebu, Philippines
2015Open Studio in Obracodobra Art Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015Gordon Art Gallery, Geelong, Australia
2015Cate De Mi Corazon, Mexico City, Mexico


2017Art Gwangju with Gallerie Bruno Massa, Gwangju, Korea
2015Affordable Art Fair NYC with Gallerie Bruno Massa, New York, USA
2015Osaka Art Fair with Gallerie Bruno Massa, Osaka, Japan
2015New York Select Fair, New York, USA​
2015Love Art Fair with Galleria Bruno Massa, Toronto, Canada


2013-2020 (every year)National Arts Club, New York, USA
2013-2020 (every year)Ceres Gallery, New York, USA
2019 St Charlie’s Bar, Melbourne, Australia
2018Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2016Golden Plains Open Studios, Golden Plains, Australia
2016Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Galera, Philippines
2016The Wintergarden Gallery, Geelong, Australia
2016Open Studio and group Pop-Up, Barwon Heads, Australia
2015For the Social Good Gallery Space, with Lark Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2015Museum of Civitella d’Agliano, Alto Lazio, Italy
2015Shibatacho Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2015Etch Gallery, Geelong, Australia
2015Tussock Gallery, Point Lonsdale, Australia
2014Stadtumbau, Studio Osk, Berlin, Germany


2019Margaret Martin Award for Watercolor, National Arts Club, New York, USA
2019Finalist Round, Art Battle Phoenix, Phoenix, USA 
2017Shortlisted in Graeme Hildebrand Foundation prize, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017Shortlisted in Toorak Art Walk, Melbourne, Australia
2016President’s Prize at the National Arts Club Exhibiting Members Exhibit, National Arts Club, New York, USA
2015Obracodobra Art Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015First Prize in Art Lab Award 2015 and fully hosted and supplied Artist Residency, awarded by the Academic Council of the Academia Luciana, Civitella, Italy
2015Awarded Prize at the National Arts Club Exhibiting Members Exhibit, National Arts Club, New York, USA
2015Starry Night Artists’ Residency, New Mexico, USA


2016-ongoingArtist Member, MOMA, New York, USA
2015-ongoingYoung Members Committee Member, National Arts Club, New York, USA
2013-ongoingRoundtable Committee, National Arts Club, New York, USA
2011-ongoingExhibiting Member, National Arts Club, New York, USA