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“The Sculptured figures are so inviting and York so unassuming that before long, you have entered into a pact with her and have become involved in her vision”   

                                                                                                            New Mexico Magazine, May 1993


Born:          April, 1952

Education:  University of Maryland ……Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art 1975

                   Baltimore Institute of Art

                   Corcoran, Washington, DC

1976-1978  Taught Metal Design and Fabrication at Prince Georges Community College in Upper Marlboro, MD





          Sorrel Sky Gallery   Santa Fe, NM

          Medicine Man Gallery   Tucson, AZ

            K.Newby Gallery  Tubac, AZ

          Sorrel Sky Gallery   Durango, CO

          The Signature Galley   Scottsdale, AZ

            Davis-Blevins Gallery   St. Jo, Texas





     Western Community College in Silver City, NM  Lecture and Workshop 2016

      Annual Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Museum Art from the other half of the West

     Invitational Exhibition, Wickenburg, AZ, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

     An honorary Artist: selected by The Millicent Rogers Museum Taos NM 2013

      Turquiose Gala   Millicent Rogers Museum   Taos NM   2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016

      Power of the Horse Exhibition     Phippen Museum    Prescott AZ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

      Haley Historical Museum and Library Show and Sale   2015, 2016

      Mountain Oyster Club Museum of the Horse Show and Sale    Tucson, AZ 2015

      AWA Prevailing Winds Exhibition   Booth Western Heritage and Art Museum   Cartersville, GA             

      Oct 2014

      Horsescapes  Show    Factory 5 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM   2010

     Horse and Pony Show, Brandon Michael Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 2010

     National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Heart of the West” Fort Lewis, TX 2008, 2009

     Trappings of the American West Show, Santa Fe, NM 2004

     Sky Arbor Wild Live Exhibit, 2003

     Koshare Museum, La Junta, CO 2002

     Cowboy Artist of America Museum, Romancing the West, 2002 Phoenix, AZ

     American Women Artist, from 1999-2012

     Trail of Painted Ponies Show and Exhibition, Founder of and painted several horses for this

     Non-profit organization, Santa Fe, NM 1999 - 2001

     Horse Power, Traveling Exhibition, Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2000

     Horse Power, Traveling Exhibition, Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1999

     One Woman Show, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, 1998

     Two Person Show, Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1998

     Zaplin-Lampert Sculpture Garden:  Monuments, Santa Fe, NM, 1997

     National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY, 1996

     Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 1996

     The Classic Art Show, Albuquerque, NM, 1996 - 1992

     Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ "Woman & The West", 1994 - 1991

     Nita Haley Library & Museum, Western Art Show, 1993, 1992, 1989

     Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM 1991-1993 & 1996

     Invitational “Wild West” Show, Dewey Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1989

     Canton Museum, Canton, OH  1985

     Pioneer Museum, Colorado Springs, CO, 1986

     Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Hereford, TX, 1985




“Range Duty” Desert Caballeros Western Heritage Museum in Wickenburg AZ 

Sculpting Maria Martinez (master pueblo potter) for the annual Millicent Rogers Museum Turquoise Ball, Taos, NM

     “Range Duty”, Life Size (Rancher with Branding Fire) Texas Christian University, Fort Worth,


     “Distant Thunder”, Monument (Apache Indian woman with child) UNM Cancer Center,  

     Albuquerque, NM

     “Blessing Way” Monument, ( Navajo Medicine Woman) Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

     “Dreamcatcher” Monument, ( Apache Indian woman with child) Oklahoma University,

     Oklahoma City, OK       

“Magic of the Hunt”, Monument (of a charging bison for the First National Bank), Fremont, IN 

     “This Fragile Life”, Monument (of an Amazonian Indian girl), Miami Zoo in Miami, FL

     “Earth Medicine” (Anasazi Diorama) Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC




     2014     Honorary Artist “Prevailing Winds” at Booth Western Heritage and Art Museum

      2013 An Honorary Artist, The Millicent Rogers Museum Taos, NM

     2012  2012 Honored Artist for Art Smart, Santa Fe, NM

     2009  Artist Choice Award, National Cowgirls Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX

      2001    30 Stars of 30 Years Southwest Art, best in 3 decades of Southwest Art

     1994  Best of Show, The Classic Art Show, Albuquerque, NM

     1990  Western Artist of the Year, Collectors Society, Minneapolis, MN

     1989  Judges Merit, Minneapolis Western & Wildlife Art Exhibition, MN

     1987  Council of American Artists Society Award, Catherine Lorillard Art Club, New York, NY

     1987  Best of Show, Traditional Western Art Show, Gallup, NM

     1986  Buckaroo Heritage Award, Indian Heritage Award, Western Art Roundup, NV

     1982  First Place, Miniature Painters, Gravers, Sculptors Society of Washington, DC

     1981  Second Place, Miniature Painters, Gravers, Sculptors Society of Washington, DC

     1980  First Place, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY

     1979  First Place, Miniature Painters, Gravers, Sculptors Society of Washington, DC






     My World a visit with Star Liana York, Southwest Art, by Bonnie Gangelhoff, February 2014

     Star Liana York, Southwest Art, by Anne Hopper Vickstrom August 2013

     Star Liana York, Cowboys & Indians, by Allyn Hulteng, June 2012

     Telling Moments, Southwest Art, by Gussie Fauntleroy, July 2009

     Bronze Storyteller, Western Art Collector, May 2008

     The Enduring Western Spirit, Focus/Santa Fe, by Francisco Arechiga August/September 2007

     Passion about Art and Life, Wildlife Art, by Tony Varro July/August 2007

     The Studio, Art of the West, by Barbara Coyner March /April 2007

     Star Liana York and Jeffery Lee Brock  . . . “Merging Art and Life, June2007

     Horse Power in Life and Art, Cover Artist for the Equine Image, Feb/Mar. 2000

     Star Liana York:  Bridging the Gap, Art of the West, March/April 1999

     Cover the West: Cover Artist of the SW Art Magazine 1997

     Leading the West:  100 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors by Don Hagerty, September, 1997

     Visions of the West through the Work of Six Sculptors, Inform Art, Summer, 1997

     Sculptor Inspired by Nature..., Arizona Republic, July, 1997

     New Land Gives New Spirit to Star York, New Mexican, May, 1996

     Unfamiliar Paths, Southwest Art Magazine, February, 1995

     Sculpture in New Mexico, Art & Antiques, July/August, 1991

     No Clichés Here, Art of the West, May/June, 1989