EDUCATION

1967 B.F.A. Connecticut College, New London, CT

1967 – 69 Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1968    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2001 – 2010 Sanctuary Arts South, Elliot, ME

PROFESSIONAL COMPETIONS / SHOWS

2016    Transformations: beauty color form, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

2016    International FIDEM Congress Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

2015-16 Celebrating the Art of Sculpture, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

2013-16  Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, South Hamilton, MA

2015    Reflections: Five Visions, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH

2014    International FIDEM Congress Exhibition, Sofia Bulgaria

2013    Pigment, Wax & Metals, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013    Celebrating the Art of Sculpture, Peabody Institute Library. Danvers, MA

2012    International FIDEM Congress Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland
 
2011    Recent Medallic Sculpture, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY

2011    MASC Exhibition, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
 
2010    International FIDEM Congress Exhibition, Tampere, Finland

2009    Numismatics: The Art of Coins & Medals, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ

2009    New England Sculptors at the State Transportation Building, Boston, MA

2008    Summer Bliss, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2006    Art Miami, Miami, FL

2006    Expressions in Life; Past and Present, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2006    Fearured Showcase Artist - Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

2005    Joan Paul & Lindley Briggs - Painting and Sculpture, Hawthorn Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2004    Sculpture 2004, Sheraton Ferncroft Resort, Danvers, MA

2004    Expressions, Sheraton Ferncroft Resort, Danvers, MA

2004    Among Friends, Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2003    The Maine Event, Number Two Marborough Gallery, Newport, RI

2002 – 2013 Invited New England Sculptors, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

2002    Waves, Sam Sargent Gallery, Newburyport, MA

1993    Portraits from Imaginary Regions, Firehouse Art Center, Newburyport, MA

1989    Flights of Fancy, Engel Gallery, East Hampton, NY

1986    Marine Fantasy, Sam Sargent Gallery, Newburyport, MA

1983    Recent Work, Signature Gallery, Boston, MA

1979    Second Annual American Wood Show, Maker’s Gallery, New York, NY

1979    Expressions in Wood, The Kiva Gallery, Scarsdale, NY

1978    Over the Rainbow, The Galleries, Wellesley, MA

1976–77 Spring Show, Artspeak Gallery, New York, NY

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

The Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Barn Gallery, Ogunquit ME

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, FL

Graficas, Nantucket, MA

Mast Cove Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME

Medialia Gallery, New York, NY

Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH

Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA

COMMISSIONS

2007    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1997    Dr David Reczek, Newburyport, MA

1989    The Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank, Newburyport, MA

1988    Bloomingdales, New York, NY

1988    Bonwitt Teller, Boston, MA

1986    Governor of the State of Oregon, Portland, OR

1986    Freedlander Financial, Richmond, VA

1985    Drexel Burnham & Lambert - Stephen Weinroth, New York, NY

1982    Strem Chemicals, Newburyport, MA

1976    Artspeak, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

2004    Boston Globe, September

2002    Portsmouth Herald, June

2000    Newburyport Daily News, August

2000    Builder/Architect, June

1995    Newburyport Arts, October

1990    East Hampton Star, August

1987    Art Business News, March

1982–84 The Strem Catalog Cover Illustration

1984    Yankee Magazine, January

1979    Fine Woodworking Design Book II, September

1979    Westchester Weekend, April 6

1979    Gifts and Decorative Accessories Part I, March

1978    Honolulu MAgazine, November

1976    Hudson’s Home Guide, Issue 84

1976    Fine Woodworking, Fall

WORK EXPERIENCE

1970–88 Partner in Briggs Bugs & Butterflies–Fantasy Wood Sculptures, Newburyport, MA

1986–88 Designer for Microwood Inc., Ivyland, PA

1989–91 Colorist for Monica Dietrich Designs, Salem, NH

1990–93 Designer for PAK 2000, Mirror Lake, NH

1993–96 Designer and Product Development Talus Corp., Portland, ME

1993–96 Designer for Malden International, Wareham, MA

1987–01 Designer and Colorist for Fabricon Carousel Company Inc., New York, NY

1989–Present Partner in Briggs Design–Sculptural Design Company, Newburyport, MA

BIOGRAPHY

Lindley Briggs earned her B.A. from Connecticut College, New London Connecticut in 1967. She studied sculpture at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture from 1967 through 1969. In recent years she has returned to working with clay on portrait and figure sculpture at Sanctuary Arts in South Elliot, ME in order to gather some reality data to add to the mythical creatures she creates in her studio.

Throughout her career, she has had numerous shows featuring her sculpture, drawings, collages and prints. Her work has been featured in national publications such as - YANKEE MAGAZINE, FINE WOODWORKING, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ART BUSINESS NEWS and THE BOSTON GLOBE. Her current collection of bronze sculptures is represented in galleries from California to Florida as well as throughout New England.

In 2004, she was commissioned by Brandeis University’s the National Women’s Committee at to create a sculptural limited-edition brooch to be awarded to “Library Benefactors”. In 2009 she became a member of FIDEM (Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art). Last fall two of her bronze medallions were on display at the Belskie, Museum of Art & Science in Closter, NJ in “NUMISMATICS: THE ART of COINS AND METALS”. In 2010, four of her bronze medallions were juried into the International Exhibition at the FIDEM Congress in Tampere, Finland.

Lindley has been collaborating with her husband Jeff for the past 40 years. In 1970, she and Jeff started a wood sculpture business. Together they created sculptures that were sold to shops, galleries, and collectors throughout the country. Next they branched out into creating one-of-a-kind sculptural prototypes and designs that were produced and marketed by other companies. Many of their designs were produced in China. They collaborated on colossal props for the visual merchandising market in NYC - 6’ Chinese Ginger jars, vases, and plates for Bloomingdales, 9.5' Art Nouveau Ladies for Bonwitt Teller, a 10’ mountain for The Rockport Shoe Company, to mention a few. They both worked for the Fabricon Carousel Company of Brooklyn NY for many years - Lindley as a colorist and Jeff as principle designer. Samples of their collaborations can be seen on their website: www.briggssculpture.com.

The links below show some recent projects:

Lindley Briggs: Winged Migration

Lindley Briggs: National Sculpture Society

Lindley Briggs: American Medallic Sculpture Association