These drawings are all hand-made, intricately cut-out and carefully layered together using a variety of adhesives. In combination with collage which I cull from a variety of found sources, I use pencil, enamel, acrylic and gouache on either mylar or paper. I am continually fascinated by the both the differences and similarities of species and look for parallels often combining elements in the creation of some strange new hybrid creature. An arm becomes the stem of a flower, feet become the claws of a bird, the head of a beetle becomes the torso of a woman. I look for unexpected combinations as a way to re-interpret phenomena or suggest new possibilities. More of my work can be seen at www.lisalindgren.com
Lisa Lotta Lindgren lives and works in New York City. She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough,NH, Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain, NY and the Baer Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland. She received her Master’s of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Massachusetts in 2001, after receiving a Bachelor’s of Design in Architecture at the University of Florida. Her work has appeared in recent group exhibitions at the A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, at the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts and at Alpan Gallery in Huntington, NY. Solo exhibitions include an exhibit of paintings at Heskin Contemporary in New York City, Project 4’s Corporate Space in Washington DC and at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, FL. Recent work has been selected for inclusion in the exhibit Green at the Annmarie Garden and Art Center on Solomons Island, MD this summer.