Banning Lary’s paintings are prized by collectors from Palm Beach to Beverly Hills - Oscar winners, physicians, lawyers, businessmen, and others such as the actor Richard Burton.
He was one of the first to incorporate digital imagery into mixed media works and has created over 100 educational documentaries on science, law, medicine, psychology and the social sciences and won numerous awards.
Banning’s style of Catharcism expresses the unconscious mind through large colorful abstractions, drawing on his studies in psychology and the social sciences.
Banning holds a Bachelors in communication from UT Austin, and a Masters and PhD in psychology from Walden in Minneapolis
Selection of educational documentaries written, directed, produced and edited that have been seen by millions of people around the world in schools, colleges, universities, institutions, professional organizations and government:
CHOICE THEORY: Basis for Reality Therapy; ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH; PSYCHOMETRICS I: Intelligence And Ability Assessment; PSYCHOMETRICS II: Personality & Forensic Assessment; COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY; HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY; EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM; PSYCHOLOGY CRIMINALITY & INCARCERATION IN AMERICA; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET; CIVIL COURT PROCESS AND PROCEDURE; CRIMINAL COURT PROCESS AND PROCEDURE; HISTORY OF WORLD CRIMINAL JUSTICE; HISTORY OF AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE; RELIGION POLITICS AND LAW; SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION; PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION; THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (Three Volumes - 2006); HISTORY OF ACADEMIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA; THEORIES IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE; AMERICAN LAW: HOW IT WORKS; THE HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY; INTERPRETING NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION; CULTURE IDENTITY BEHAVIOR; CHEKHOV’S THE SEAGULL: MILESTONE IN WORLD THEATRE; CHARACTER EDUCATION (Eight Volumes); CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS; TEENS SEX & THE LAW QUIZ SHOW; TERRORISM: Weapon Of Fear; PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR; IDENTIFYING THE VIOLET AT-RISK STUDENT; TEEN DEPRESSION: You Are Not Alone; TEEN VIOLENCE: Think Before You Act; TEEN GAMBLING: Don’t Bet On It; TEEN SMOKING: You Don’t Have To Start; TEEN DRINKING: You Don’t Have To Do It; TEEN FINANCES: Don’t Risk Your Future; HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS THEORY; HEROIN STORY: Please Remember Suzi; RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES; THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: The Body’s Regulator; THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION KIT (Two Volumes); THE BELLI TAPES: WINNING AT TRIAL (TEN VOLUMES); CHILDPROOF: HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST: TEN PROCEDURES FOR AVOIDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE; PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES; TEN COMMANDMENTS OF AVOIDING LEGAL MALPRACTICE; HOW TO TELL IF SOMEONE IS LYING; MONEY LAUNDERING: Detection & Prevention; LOAN FRAUD: Internal & External; ROBBERY: THE AFTERMATH; EMPLOYEE THEFT: A Matter Of Crime; THE EXTORTION SET (Two Volumes); BAD PAPER: Kiting And Check Schemes.
www.banning.net current online gallery
Round Rock Arts Council juried show 2011
aether (magazine covers), 2007, 2008
MOFAA Christmas Show 2004
AVAA Show Display, winter 2004
Snap n’splat, 2004.
Museum of Fine Art Austin, featured artist, Winter 2003.
AVAA Show, Fall 2002.
“Can You Compute?” Feature story, U.S. ART, May 2000.
Live painting demonstration, Leo Burnett, March 2000.
AVAANTI 10 Retrospective, juried, June 1999.
Exhibit J, juried, Spring 1999.
“Electronic Impressionism,” article: Digital Fine Art, Winter 1999.
Electronic Impressionism , Fairchild Gardens, Florida – 1998.
25th Anniversary Show -- AVAA, Summer, 1997.
Cathartic Aestheticism, avaanti, Winter 1997.
AVAANTI 10 -- selected as one of ten featured artists. 1996.
Cathartic Aestheticism, Chow Ciao! (solo), August 1996.
Cathartic Aestheticism, Hyde Park (solo), July 1996.
Exhibit I, Austin Visual Arts Assn. (invitational), 1996.
Ponderosa Stampede, mural 8' X 84', River Place CC, 1995.
Reunion, mural 14' X 56', Common Market Cafe, 1995.
Full Range of Motion, 3rd Place for KOBE, 1995.
Post-Apocalyptic Pagan Deconstructivism, (juried), 1995.
Exhibit H, Austin Visual Arts Assn. (Invitational), 1995.
Copy Art 1995, juried finalist.
ART @ Large exhibit, St. Edwards University, 1995.
War Stories, eight assemblages on canvas, Dobie Theatre, February-March 1991.
Recent Retrospective, West End Cafe, December 1989.
Slash Paintings, Katz's, November 1989.
Emotional Expressionism, Dobie Theatre, September 1989.
Eclectic Five, Capital City Playhouse, August 1989.
Seven Canvases, one-man show, Dobie Theatre, February 1988.
Copy Art 1988, juried finalist.
Wall murals - Cricket Club, various Miami residences 1975-78.
Superimpositions of MEST II, 12' X 60' - Los Angeles, 1974.
Mantra Paintings, Marina Del Rey, 1973.
First Paintings, Manhattan Beach, 1972.
Primitive Paintings, Sunset Galley, Venice Beach, 1972.
Paintings done in oil, acrylic, mixed media of various sizes, hundreds of them, in private collections.
Featured selection (TARANTULA) Oaxaca International Film festival 2015
First Families of Kentucky
Choice Theory / Reality Therapy Certified 2013
William Glasser International - member
Psi Chi Psychology honor society
Golden Key Scholastic Honor Society
American Psychological Association – past member
American Historical Association – past member
Certificate of Gratitude – Reel Women, 2009
Best Editing, El Pachuco, 48 Hour Film Contest, 2005
Telly Award, 2004
Award of Excellence, The Communicator 2003.
Outstanding People of the 20th Century – Cambridge, England
Austin Community Access Center Community Service Award - 1999
Bronze Apple - National Educational Media Festival 1999
Crystal Award of Excellence - Communicator 1999
Award of Distinction - Videographer 1999
Bronze Apple - National Educational Media Festival 1999
Pegasus Award (First Place) 1998
Gold Award - Flagstaff International Film Festival 1998
Top 100 Multi-media Producers in America 1998
Award of Excellence - The Communicator Awards 1998
Silver Award - Worldfest 1998
Certificate of Creative Excellence - International Film & Video Festival 1998
Second Prize, Community Affairs - Austin Community Access Center 1998
U.S. Patents #5,599,021 and #4,172,373
Bronze Award -- Worldfest 1995, screenplays
Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
"Full Range of Motion," Third Place for "KOBE."
Art Category First Place, ACTV Awards 1995
Finalist - ART @ Large Billboard Competition 1995
IABC Best of Austin - Audiovisual: Education / Training 1993
Bronze Award Worldfest Charleston 1993
Best of ACTV Video Programming 1993 - Comedy
Best of ACTV Video Programming 1993 - Community Service
Original Screenplay (Sci Fi) Finalist Award Worldfest 1993
Original Screenplay (Adventure) Finalist Award Worldfest 1992
Award of Excellence ACTV 1992 - Children's Programming
First Place - 1991 USA Hometown Video Festival
Silver Award - 1991 Houston International Film Festival
Prize Stories 1989 - The O. Henry Awards
Silver Award - 1988 Houston International Film Festival
Distinguished Achievement Award - 1987 ASIS Film Competition
Gold Award - 1987 Houston International Film Festival
IABC Best of Austin 1986 - video / films
"Security Film of the Year" – 1986 & 1987
The White Paper Editorial / Art Director Competition - Winner
PEN American Center - fiction co-winner 1984
Hollywood / South Florida Poetry Institute - founding member
Licensed General Contractor - Florida
Licensed Real Estate Salesman - Florida
Bachelor of Journalism - University of Texas
MUD AND STARS (short story collection) 2018
AIRWAVES (screenplay) 2018
THE STORY OF SELF 2018
PRISON PYRAMID: The Storm Report (novel) 2018.
THE HARVONI EXPERIENCE (2016)
SUPERCOOL MAGIC (2013)
THE ONLY ONE: THE ROY ORBISON STORY (2012)
TARANTULA (2007, 2013)
TEXAS TOUGH (2012)
BENEDICTS WARS (designer/publisher 2005)
HYPNOTIZE THIS! (editor / designer, 2004)
WEBMASTERS' SECRET INTERNET MARKETING & SEARCH ENGINE POSITIONING STRATEGIES (author, 1999)
LIVING WELL PAST FIFTY (CHELATION THERAPY) (editor, producer, 1997)
GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE WITHOUT STEROIDS (editor, book design '97)
DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO (Book design, publisher, 1996)
BIG GUYS (2001)
TWIST OF FAITH (2002)