Lanny Frances DeVuono is an Associate Professor Emerita of Painting and Drawing at the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught at Eastern Washington University and taught part time at New York University, William Paterson in New Jersey, Rangsit University in Thailand and Trivandrum College of Fine Art in India.
DeVuono has received numerous awards for her work, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship, a GAP Grant, and artist residency awards at Yaddo, Centrum, Jentel and RedLine. Her work is in collections such as NW Museum of Art & Culture, Washington State Medical Center, Swedish Hospital, Jundt Art Museum, the Kent Justice Center, Great Western Bank, as well as private collections. She also writes on contemporary art under the name Frances DeVuono. Past publications include: Art News, New Art Examiner, Arts and Artweek, among others.
At CU Denver she teaches Introduction to Drawing, Life Drawing, and all levels of Painting/Drawing. Her own work, a mix of graphite, gouache and oils, uses the landscape as a metaphor for both the physical environment in which we live and the social/ psychological environments of our expectations.