Lisa Weiss

Kentucky based artist Lisa Weiss received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the Middle Tennessee State University  and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. Her works is included in numerous public and corporate collections including Hunter Museum of Art (Chattanooga, TN) and Tennessee Watercolor Society (Nashville, TN). Weiss' paintings are process driven, created with a variety of water based materials such as ink, watercolor and acrylic on collaged papers.  She constructs her surfaces by seeking out varieties of paper with idiosyncratic tones and structures such as Bhutanese, Kozo, Lokta, Mulberry and Arches paper.

 

STATEMENT

I am always relating the art process with living in general. I am interested in what the process has to teach about living wisely & fully. I think art is a necessity in society and pivotal for human progress.

I love the idea of changing the larger world by everyone starting with themselves. Looking at the world today, some would say this idea is idealistic, perhaps naive. This group of works seems to be about heading toward more positive thought, working from instinct, relying on chance occurrences with a reliance on repetition as a grounding element to inform a disciplined life. The works are about creating a universal shared space while also retaining an intimate meditative quality. Perhaps they are about balance, walking a middle path, engaged, yet unattached.

My work explores mark making, patterning, gesture, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. The connection between place, process, and materials in relation to a meditative state is always present. Non-objective forms that predate label, things imperfect and evolving are of interest. The work is inspired by architecture, primitive art, metaphysics and the practice of yoga. I am concerned for the state of the earth, the feminine wave and the reflective slow revolution of expanding consciousness.

 

RESUME

Education

1995  Master of Fine Arts: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

          Painting & Drawing

1992  Bachelor of Fine Arts: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

          Painting & Sculpture

Collections

 Hunter Museum of Art: Chattanooga, TN.

 Hot Springs National Park: Hot Springs, AR.

 Harrahs: Las Vegas, NV.

 Creative Arts Guild: Dalton, GA.

 Iberia Bank: Memphis TN.

 Hilton Hotel: Washington, DC.

 Sand Point Corporation: Sand point, FL.

 Baptist Hospital: Nashville, TN.

 Glanker Brown Law: Memphis, TN.

 CoCa - Cola Bottling Co.: Knoxville, TN.

 Creative Arts Guild: Dalton, GA.

 Tennessee Watercolor Society: Nashville, TN.

 Private Collections:  United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Holland

Exhibitions

2018

Abstraction Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN.

Solo Exhibition, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2017

Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

Aberson Exhibits: Group Show, Tulsa, OK.

TSKW Small Works: TKSW Gallery, Key West, FL.

Solo Show: L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN.

Solo Show: JLB Gallery, Hopkinsville, KY.

Art of Resilence: L Ross Gallery, Memphis TN.

2016

Charleston Arts Festival - Group Exhibition

Aberson Exhibits: Three Person Show, Tulsa, OK.

Lemonade Stand Gallery - ’Small Works Show’, Key West, FL.

Julia Martin Gallery - ‘Maps’, Solo Exhibition, Nashville, TN.

L Ross Gallery - Ten Year Group Show, Memphis, TN.

2015

L Ross Gallery – ‘Layer & Mark’, Solo Exhibition, Memphis, TN.

Julia Martin Gallery – Solo Exhibition, Nashville, TN.

2014

MTSU Alumni Exhibition , Murfressboro, TN.

Lemonade Stand - Small Works Exhibition, Key West, FL.

Julia Martin Gallery - Bevy - Group Exhibition, Nashville, TN.

Twilight Gallery - Summer Moon - Small Works Exhibition, Seattle, WA.

2013

 L Ross Gallery –‘ Thin Space’ – Solo Exhibition, Memphis, TN.

 Tinney Contemporary – Three Person Show, Nashville, TN.

2012

Copper Fox Gallery - Inaugural Opening, Leipers Fork,

 L. Ross Gallery: Paper Exhibition – Memphis, TN.

 L. Ross Gallery: Group Show – Memphis, TN.      

 L Ross Gallery: Common Thread - Memphis, TN.

2011

 Nina Kuzina Fine Art: Group Exhibition - Nashville, TN.               

 L Ross Gallery: Paper Group Exhibition - Memphis, TN.

 Bennett Gallery: 7 in 11 Group Exhibition - Knoxville, TN.

2009

Waterworks Art Center:  Seedlings Exhibition - Salisbury, NC.

L. Ross Gallery: “Nature Forms’ – Solo Exhibition – Memphis, TN.

2008

Gallery Up: ‘Papillon’ – Solo  Exhibition - Rock Hill, SC

2007     

Project A: ‘Sequence’ – Group Exhibition – Nashville, TN.

2006

L. Ross Gallery: ‘Prana’ – Solo Exhibition – Memphis, TN.

Bennett Gallery: ’New Works’ – Two Person Exhibition’ – Knoxville, TN..

2005

Upstream People Gallery: ‘7th Annual All Media International’ - Omaha, NE.     

 L. Ross Gallery: ‘Inner Garden’ - Solo Exhibition   Memphis, TN

Awards

 2016 The Studios of Key West, Artist Residency, Key West, FL.

 2015  Images in ‘Inquiring Mind’, a Buddhist Journal

 2008  Yandara Yoga Teacher Training: Todos Santos, MX.

 2008  ‘The Conversation’: Inspired from the painting ‘Empire’: Rock Hill, SC.

 2005  Nantucket School of Art & Design: Artist Residency, Nantucket Island, MA.

 2004  Helene Wurlitzer Foundation: Artist Residency, Taos, NM.

 2003  Maho Bay Environmental Arts Program: Artist Residency, St Johns, VI.

 2001  Millay Artist Colony: Artist Residency, Austerlitz, NY.

 1999  Hunter Museum Purchase Award: Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN.

 1998  Dorland Mountain Artist Colony: Artist Residency, Temecula, CA

Teaching Experience

2003 - 2005        Winthrop University: Rock Hill, SC. - Drawing

2000 – 2002        Eastern New Mexico University: Portales, NM. - Drawing I, Painting I, Figure Drawing, Special Studies: Collage & Drawing, Advanced Painting

1998 – 1999        Watkins College of Art & Film: Nashville, TN. - Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Design,                                         

1995 – 1997        University of Southern Mississippi: Hattiesburg, MS. - Drawing I, Drawing II, Painting I, 2D Design, Art Appreciation

1995                    Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA. - Teaching Assistantship: 2D Design