Past Artist In Residence
Lisa Adams is a painter and public artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with a B.A. in Painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and received her M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant. In addition to her practice as an artist, Adams works as an independent curator, who in 2000, co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica. Looking at her work is often like listening to someone else’s dream–weirdly wonderful, oddly incoherent yet begging for interpretation that seems out of reach. For all her imagery’s pictorial clarity Adams’ narratives remain suggestive puzzles. An example is the artist’s brightly colored oil on panel paintings, which presents a tableaux of active serpentine vines and fragments of trees, each pumped with a kind of tenacious exuberance for life.