Lisa Kirk (b. New York City, 1967) makes work that investigates the contradictions of consumerism and the aestheticization of formerly politically radical signifiers. "My projects are intentionally infused with an overflow of cultural symbols whose meanings seemingly depict that something "real" is happening." This among other strategies are employed to draw in an an audience that often stretches beyond the parameters of the contemporary "art world" and challenges what art can mean in the 21 century.
Lisa Kirk is a visual artist and curator. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from the University of California. She has had solo exhibitions and projects at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of MOMA; Galeria Comercial, PR; Participant INC, NY; and MOT International, London. Her curated projects include LEGION, Bonds of Love at John Connelly Presents, NYC, The Outlaw Series and You. Additionally, she has created site-specific projects for NADA ART Fair in Miami and SCOPE, NY, and Hamptons. She has also contributed projects North Drive Press, NYC, Creative Time, NYC, and Charlie, NYC. Kirk’s work has been reviewed favorably by Art Forum, L’Uomo Vogue, Plan B, The Guardian, Time Out London and New York, The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Art Review Magazine. Her web site can be viewed at http://lisakirkprojects.com.