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Lisa Tubach
updated: 01/12/2013
website: www.lisatubach.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Torrent (The Heart)
Interference (Beauty for the Monster)
Cinnabar Fields
Cinnabar Fields (DETAIL)
Raw at the Roots (Scotland #1)
Pittenweem (For Jenny and Fillan)
Alien Creature (Loved and Lost)
Bruise #5
Bruise #2
Bruise #1
For The Smallest Amongst Us
Paradise
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, biomorphic
 
 
Torrent (The Heart) by Lisa Tubach
Torrent (The Heart)
Oil on canvas
2012
48" x  72"  x 2" 
Interference (Beauty for the Monster) by Lisa Tubach
Interference (Beauty for the Monster)
Oil/acrylic on canvas
2012
36" x  42"  x 2" 
Cinnabar Fields by Lisa Tubach
Cinnabar Fields
Gouache, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and ink on paper
2012
85" x  50" 
Cinnabar Fields (DETAIL) by Lisa Tubach
Cinnabar Fields (DETAIL)
Gouache, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and ink on paper
2012
0" x  0" 
Raw at the Roots (Scotland #1) by Lisa Tubach
Raw at the Roots (Scotland #1)
Gouache on paper
2012
31" x  23" 
Pittenweem (For Jenny and Fillan) by Lisa Tubach
Pittenweem (For Jenny and Fillan)
Gouache on paper
2012
23 " x  31 " 
Alien Creature (Loved and Lost) by Lisa Tubach
Alien Creature (Loved and Lost)
Oil/acrylic on canvas
2011
42" x  36"  x 2" 
Bruise #5 by Lisa Tubach
Bruise #5
Gouache and graphite on paper
2010
31" x  23" 
Bruise #2 by Lisa Tubach
Bruise #2
Gouache and graphite on paper
2010
31" x  23" 
Bruise #1 by Lisa Tubach
Bruise #1
Gouache and graphite on paper
2010
31" x  23" 
For The Smallest Amongst Us by Lisa Tubach
For The Smallest Amongst Us
Gouache and graphite on paper
2010
31" x  23" 
Paradise by Lisa Tubach
Paradise
Acrylic, gouache and graphite on paper
2010
85" x  50.5" 

Artist Statement

“Our symbiotic relationship with nature [has become] the most pressing spiritual and political need of our time” –Suzi Gablik[1]

 

My creative work investigates a balance between the beauty of our natural world and hidden threats to our existence. Illness and well-being, as it relates to the environment as well as our selves, is a central theme present to the work’s motivations and imagery. My paintings have explored many levels of environmental interference and interface: specific ecological systems interrupted, disease emerging and/or cured, as well as the larger implication of our ability to easily create or destroy.

 

The content of the recent work includes references to unchecked chemical use, environmental mismanagement, propagation of certain species at the detriment of others and related pathogens. The paintings and drawings often contain a deliberate visual density that is symbolic of the profound persistence of nature, as well as a confusion of how to protect it from harm. The dangers, often represented through molecular formulae, aggressive non-native vegetation, and microscopic representations of disease, are equally beautiful, providing their own duplicitous seduction.

 

Ultimately, I enjoy exploring dichotomies—abstraction versus representation, the personal versus the global—and with this, these pieces additionally traverse between tangible and psychological landscape. They are about the health of self, as well as the health of our ecological existence—an undeniable, yet often under-recognized, symbiosis.


[1]From Gablik’s The Reenchantment of Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991. Print. (p. 77)



-Lisa Tubach


Artist Bio / CV

Lisa Tubach has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in a number of locations including Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, Alaska, Tokyo and Paris. Her work is represented by the Anderson O’Brien Gallery in Omaha, NE, ArtGallery in Norfolk, VA and The Drawing Center's Viewing Program in New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Anderson O’Brien Gallery (2012) and the Hospitalfield Centre for the Arts (Scotland, 2012), where she also was granted an artist’s residency; other recent solos include the Smith House Gallery (2011), ArtGallery (2010) and at the La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris (2010), where she was granted a residency fellowship. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at ArtGallery in November 2013.

 

Recent group shows include exhibitions at the Artspace Gallery and the 1708 Satellite Gallery (Richmond, VA), the Gallery Blue (Nantucket, MA), the International Gallery of Contemporary Art (Anchorage, AK), the Arts and Literature Laboratory (New Haven, CT) and the Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL); and a three-person invitational (Stehekin, WA 2012). Her paintings have additionally been included in invitational exhibitions in Lima, Peru and Paramaribo, Suriname through the "Art-in-Embassies” Program.

 

Her work is included in the following collections: the U.S. Department of State/Monrovia, Liberia; the Museum of Nebraska Art; and private collections in Boston, New York, Tokyo, Kansas City, Atlanta and Chicago. Other residency opportunities include the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and Dorland Mountain Artists Colony (Temecula, CA). She received a B.A. from Macalester College, an M.F.A. from Michigan State University, and a certificate in digital video production from New York University. Currently, at James Madison University, she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Art, Design and Art History. Originally from Omaha, NE, she lives in Harrisonburg, VA.