Having moved around frequently growing up, I use the suburban home - like the houses reminiscent of my childhood – as an idealistic icon of the American Dream. My art plays with the associations these quintessentially domestic buildings evoke about our personal dreams, political issues, popular culture, and current events. Through my interventions with these houses, I address the love-hate relationship I have with them and the sprawling communities they create.
Lisa Dahl is a visual artist who works in painting, photography, sculpture and video. Born in Minneapolis, MN, Dahl currently lives in Staten Island, NY. She received her BA in Art History from Bowdoin College in Maine and her MFA from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and video festivals both nationally and internationally. Recent honors include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, PS122 Project Studio, and inclusion in New American Paintings. Her work has received reviews in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, New York Magazine, Artinfo, and Metro, among others.