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Lisa Moren
updated: 09/23/2013
website: lisamoren.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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eLAND: Harmonograph
eLAND
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico
Collecting BP Deep Water Horizon rig oil
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
ChESAPEAKE BAY WATER Lipstick
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, mapping, mimetic, site-specific, organic, memory, gestural, public, landscape, process
 
 
eLAND: Harmonograph by Lisa Moren
eLAND: Harmonograph
Intaglio
2013
38 " x  49 " 
eLAND by Lisa Moren
eLAND
Intaglio
2013
29 " x  36 " 
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico by Lisa Moren
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico
Oil from the Deep Water Horizon rig on rag paper
July 2010
22 6 " x  30 4 " 
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico by Lisa Moren
Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico
Oil from the Deep Water Horizon rig on rag paper
July 2010
22 " x  30 " 
Collecting BP Deep Water Horizon rig oil by Lisa Moren
Collecting BP Deep Water Horizon rig oil
Photography
June 9, 2010
Dimensions variable
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS by Lisa Moren
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
Watercolors on Postcard Rack
April 2010
60" x  20"  x 20" 
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS by Lisa Moren
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
Performance, pigment making
April 2010
Dimensions variable
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS by Lisa Moren
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
Watercolor, pigments made from Bay water
April 2010
6" x  4" 
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS by Lisa Moren
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
Watercolor, pigments made from Bay water
April 2010
6" x  4" 
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS by Lisa Moren
CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS
Watercolor, pigments made from Bay water
April 2010
72 " x  12 "  x 12 " 
ChESAPEAKE BAY WATER Lipstick by Lisa Moren
ChESAPEAKE BAY WATER Lipstick
Bay water, oil, wax
2013
Dimensions variable
Récord, recórd, recollection ii by Lisa Moren
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Interactive audio and drawing installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Récord, recórd, recollection ii by Lisa Moren
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Interactive audio and drawing installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Récord, recórd, recollection ii by Lisa Moren
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Interactive audio and drawing installation
2008
60" x  39" 
Récord, recórd, recollection ii by Lisa Moren
Récord, recórd, recollection ii
Interactive audio and drawing installation
2008
60 " x  39 " 

Artist Statement

I made watercolor pigments out of various urban waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the world. I created dozens of paintings, including postcard watercolors and displayed them on a spinning postcard rack on the docks of Baltimore's Inner Harbor during the Transmodern Festival. The public were invited to make a painting and to either take their painting with them or to donate their painting to the postcard rack, while I demonstrated and discussed the process of turning buckets of the surrounding waters into quality pigments. In addition to the public, artists such as Alison Knowles and Mark Luce donated watercolors from these pigments. Since then, I've been marbleizing paper and postcards out of Bay water from the Gulf of Mexico for my work in progress "Marbleized Postcards from Bastian Bay, LA."

I've also included "Récord, recórd, recollection" where viewers were invited to draw on large vandyke printed portraits of citizens of Prague. Like the magnetic head of a tape recorder reading a cassette tape, the viewer draws audio from the portrait to hear the anecdotal memories from his or her former Communist past.  The vandyke prints are not fixed and fade leaving only the drawings that document the viewers listening. Underneath the ordinary rag paper are nearly 60 flat 7x7" sensors like trackpads on a laptop. Each trackpad (force sensing resistor, fcr) is connected to an audio file from my audio archive collected in Prague.

All 3 of these works on paper depend on both the making process, and the interaction of the public, for its content to be fully meaningful.

Artist Bio / CV
Lisa Moren is a conceptual artist who makes works on paper, interactive installations, and public interventions. Her recent public art includes “CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS” and "Marbleized Paper from the Gulf of Mexico.” She has exhibited her work at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Walter Phillips Gallery and abroad at Ars Electronica; Akademie der Kunste and others in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. She has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts (2003), Maryland State Arts Council (2002, 2005, 2007, 2010), CEC Arts International (2002 and 2006) and many others. Lisa Moren is a Fulbright Scholar (Prague, 2006) and an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where she lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children.