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Lisa Adams - Sight Specific

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 to Thursday, 23 March 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017 - 2:00pm


The first exhibition for the spring semester features Los Angeles painter, Lisa Adams. Ms. Adams is a graduate of Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Her exhibition list is long including many museum exhibitions. She has accomplished more than most artists, a Fulbright Scholar, National Endowment for the Arts award recipient, UCLA Instructor of the year (1997) and Artist in Residencies in France, Japan, Finland, Costa Rica, and The Netherlands. She is currently represented by CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.

The COC Art Gallery will feature 10 paintings created within the past three years.

“Lisa Adams has created her own, unique, visual language. Using carefully chosen representational images along with a spare, almost minimal abstraction and a deft use of painterly techniques she speaks of the big issues of life, especially as it pertains to the artist. This vision is certainly influenced by her studio practice deep within the heart of industrial Los Angeles.”  Larry Hurst, Director, COC Art Gallery.

“I have long been interested in the interpretation of the natural world by an urban inhabitant; the collision of the human-built world and the natural world. I imagine what that visually looks like in a metaphoric and poetic way. The embracing of dichotomies and resulting tensions, both beautiful and bereft, are critical to my work.” Lisa Adams

Artist ( Description ): 

With a B.A. in painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University, Lisa Adams is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant.

She has successfully taught at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997-1999.

In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on public art projects, which have included the Chatsworth/Orange Line Metro Station, Fire Station No. 64 in Watts and the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda.

In 2000, she co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions.

She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation.

Lisa's first monograph book, Vicissitude of Circumstance, published by ZERO+ Publishing was released in Fall 2011.

Lisa’s work is represented in Los Angeles by CB1 Gallery.

(661) 362-3612
Venue ( Address ): 

Santa Clarita Community College District
College of the Canyons Art Gallery
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Valencia, CA 91355

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