Lisa SOLBERG - Artist in residence, September, 2017

 
 

It never stands still...

spinning
sometimes
sparking

bewilderment
burning like cedar
a perpetual wheel

essential spirit
just a lover…topless maid-ing
in a fly bath

flux is fact
little temples
right here.

(time)

-    A.S.S. (Artist Spiritual Statement)


A multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional artist producing paintings and installations that reveal inner emotions and moods, Lisa Solberg creates art that is honest, raw, and resonant. While she finds direct inspiration in everyday life, Solberg is particularly drawn to immersive experiences for their capacity to produce discomfort, and seeks to create all-encompassing artworks and powerful memories that allow viewers to discover something about themselves. On multiple occasions, Solberg has created installations — a strip club in the case of Mister Lee’s Shangri-La and a revamped ski mountain snow groomer in Night Rider — that create a fully immersive experience. She translates such multidimensionality to smaller-scale paintings drawings by focusing on visual, metaphoric, and symbolic layers that invite close-looking and contemplation.

CV

Born 1983, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

2005 BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2001 Summer Studies, at Art Institute of Chicago

Artist in residence programs

2017 Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy
2015 Summit, Powder Mountain, Utah
2014 Atelier am Domagpark, Munich, Germany

Solo exhibitions

2015-2016 Mister Lee’s Shangri-La, MAMA, Los Angeles, CA
Mister Lee’s Shangri-La Preview, Soho House, Miami, FL
2013-2014 Cry Wolf, Centercourt Gallery, Munich, Germany
LIFT-FACE, 24HR PSYCHIC, Los Angeles, CA
2012 STALKER, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Lisa Solberg: Works, Kinsey/DesForges Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
I Spy Ying Yang, Swiv Tackle Circus, Oceanside, CA

Group exhibitions (selected)

2016 Someplace Else Right Now, Frank Zappa’s Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market (24HR PSYCHIC), Los Angeles, CA
UNICEF NextGen Art Party, Los Angeles, CA
2015 TO HIDE TO SHOW, MAMA, Los Angeles, CA
Cash Machine, presented by FatherSons, Los Angeles, CA
Heaven, Art of Elysium Auction, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Maroon Bells, curated by Simmy Swinder, Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles, CA
California Dreaming, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Art Stage Singapore, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Heaven, Art of Elysium Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Young Americans: Antimatter, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
These Friends Four, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Heaven, Art of Elysium Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Rush, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Untitled, Carmichael Gallery, NYC, NY
Pieces of Heaven, Art of Elysium Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
These Friends Three, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Now Not Never, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
These Friends Two, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 The Happy Tree, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, AU
2008 Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Grit, Holster Projects, London, UK
2006 Colorado Biennial, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
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