Lydia Panas is an American photographer. Her work has been exhibited many times to date, primarily in the United States. In 2007, Panas was invited by curators of the Houston's to take part in a International Discoveries, a prestigious exhibition. That same year another American photography festival, Photolucida, selected her for the finals of their book design competition. Many-time recipient of grants awarded by various foundations supporting the arts, such as the Puffin Foundation, John Anson Kittredge and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grants.
Panas holds two degrees, one from The School of Visual Arts at Boston College and the other from New York University/International Center of Photography. She also completed an individual course of study at New York's Whitney Museum.
She has delivered lectures at many renowned institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Lafayette College and at Maine Photographic Workshops.
Panas's work may be found in many art collections, including the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Maine Media Workshops and Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania.
Selected solo exhibitions:
Lydia Panas - Foley Gallery, New York, USA
Family Pictures ... Untold Stories - Banana Factory, Betlehem, USA
Portfolio - Wall Space, Seattle, USA
Lydia Panas: Public Works - Northampton Community College, Betlehem, USA
Mona Lisa Smiles - Zendai MoMA, part of Intrude: Art&Life 366 Project, Shanghai, China
Outside / In - Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, USA
The Mark of Abel - Minnesota State University, Moorhead, USA,
Relations - Khaki Gallery, Wellesley, USA
Lydia Panas: Recent Works - Keystone College, La Plume, USA
Chocolate, Hairs and Lint - Reading Public Museum, Reading, USA
Lydia Panas: New Work - Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA,
Penthos - David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baun Schooll of Art, Allentown, USA,
Italian Series - Moravian College, Betlehem, USA
Selected group exhibition:
All My Lovin - Fotofestiwal, Łódź
Mirror, Mirror: Contemporary Portraits & Fugitive Self - Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Center Award Winners Exhibition - Photographic Center NW, Seattle, USA
London Calling - Scream Gallery, London, UK
National Competition - Soho Photo, New York, USA
Humanscape - Seoul International Photography Festival, Seoul, Korea
Discover - Galerie Poller, New York, USA
The Looking Glass - Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, USA
Resonance - Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, USA
Spectra Photo Triennial (juror: Barbara Hitchcock) - Silver Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, USA
Identity - Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA
Split/Vision (curated by Laurie Simmons i Robert Mapplethorpe) - Artists' Spaces, New York, USA