Gina Lerman AKA Lermworm is a story-teller working in the mediums of painting, illustration, and comics. Her art is a celebration of every-day magic, and an exploration of our natural worlds, our constructed worlds, and our dream worlds. She lives at an intersection of those places in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Lerman is the current Creative Director and Graphic Designer at Motif Magazine. Her work has also appeared in Apiary Magazine, Current Affairs, Milk & Honey Comic Anthology, Means TV, Rust Belt Review, and Urgency Reader.

Her self-published diary comics collection, "Pawtucket Comix" is available to purchase locally and online.


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Select Group Exhibitions

2023   Small Works Show, The Collaborative, Warren, RI.

2023   Pics and Poets: A Night of Visual Verse, Waterfire Arts Center, Providence, RI.

2022   Vibrant Life in the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Art Show, Sprout Coworking, Providence, RI.

2022   Fall Juried Show: TEXT, The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI.

2022   Printed Copy: Exhibition by Partners and Son, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.

2022   Summer Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA.

2019   Perspectives: A Night of Womxn Artists, Colorspace Labs. Philadelphia, PA.

2018   Posters for Revolution, Philly Socialists HQ. Philadelphia, PA.

2017   Combination Skin, Little Berlin. Philadelphia, PA.

2016   Drexel University Booth, International Contemporary Furniture Fair. New York, NY.

2014   Young Artists Showcase, Mitchell Clinic Gallery. Emmaus, PA.

2013   Annual Senior Art Exhibit, Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery. Allentown, PA.

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Asleep in the Field of Grass, Drexel Pearlstein Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.

Craft, Small Press, and Zine Fairs 

2023   Art in the Jungle, Pawtucket, RI.

2022   Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD.

2022   PVDfest, Providence, RI.

2021   Art Revolt, Providence, RI.

2020   Quaranzinefest, Online.

2019   Small Press Faire, Philadelphia, PA.

2018   Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD.

2017   Philalalia, Philadelphia, PA.

In Print

2023   Editorial illustration in multiple issues of Motif Magazine.

2023   Cover art in “Cannabis Issue,” Motif Magazine.

2022   Comic in Volume Four, Rust Belt Review.

2021   Comic in Issue Six, Milk & Honey Comics Anthology.

2020   Editorial illustration in Volume 5, Issue 2, Current Affairs Magazine.

2020   Editorial illustration in Volume 5, Issue 4, Current Affairs Magazine.

2020   Multiple artworks, Crab Conspiracy Anthology.

2020   Comic in "Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis," queer.archive.work.

2020   Comic in "Small Business Tyrants," Street Fight Radio Zine.

2019   Illustration in "Apiary X," Apiary Magazine.

2019   Cover art in “Holding Onto Our Homes,” The Philadelphia Partisan.

2019   Comic in "Dreams," Street Fight Radio Zine.

2018   Comic in Issue Three, Milk & Honey Comics Anthology.

2018   Cover art in "Nation Building,” Street Fight Radio Zine.

2018   Editorial illustration, Antoinette Westphal D&M Magazine.

​Awards & Residencies

2021   Featured Artist, Tiny Showcase.

2019   Ghostshrimp Fellow, Hardwick, VT.

2017   Secret Society of Ghostscouts Residency, Hardwick, VT.

2017   Student Merit Award Winner, Industrial Designers Society of America.

2013   Gold Key, Silver Keys, and Juror’s Award, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

​Teaching & Workshops

2023   Workshop Assistant, Ghostshrimp Classic Online Workshop.

2022   Assistant Teacher, Providence Comics Consortium.

2020-2021   Host, Friday Night Virtual Drawing Party.

2020    Assistant Teacher, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.


2023   “Small Artworks Stun at The Collaborative” GoLocalProv.

2023   “On the Cover” Motif Magazine.

2020   “On Going Freelance” She Spends.

2018   “Prodigies of PROD” Drexel D&M Magazine.

2017   “A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories” Antoinette Westphal News.

2015   “Turning Social Media Data Streams into Interactive Art” Drexel News Blog.

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