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Lisa Oxley
updated: 07/30/2009
website: www.lisaoxley.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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bear in a lair
2000 sq ft loft
playing field
gorilla cave
monkey cage
corporate windows
corporate windos
corporate windows
corporate windows
corporate windows
habitat
elevator
corporate windows
comp usa
pink walmart
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, architecture, figurative, abstract, childhood, geometric, nature, humor, domestic, mimetic
 
 
bear in a lair by Lisa Oxley
bear in a lair
oil on canvas
2008
12" x  16" 
2000 sq ft loft by Lisa Oxley
2000 sq ft loft
oil on paper
2005
122" x  9" 
playing field by Lisa Oxley
playing field
oil on paper
2006
12" x  9" 
gorilla cave by Lisa Oxley
gorilla cave
ink on paper
2009
12" x  9" 
monkey cage by Lisa Oxley
monkey cage
ink on paper
2009
9" x  12" 
corporate windows by Lisa Oxley
corporate windows
sumi ink on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
corporate windos by Lisa Oxley
corporate windos
sumi ink on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
corporate windows by Lisa Oxley
corporate windows
sumi ink on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
corporate windows by Lisa Oxley
corporate windows
sumi ink on paper
2009
9" x  12" 
corporate windows by Lisa Oxley
corporate windows
sumi ink on paper
2009
9" x  12" 
habitat by Lisa Oxley
habitat
oil on paper
2007
24" x  38" 
elevator by Lisa Oxley
elevator
sumi ink on paper
2009
12" x  16" 
corporate windows by Lisa Oxley
corporate windows
sumi ink on paper
2009
9" x  12" 
comp usa by Lisa Oxley
comp usa
acrylic & sumi ink on paper
2008
9 " x  12 " 
pink walmart by Lisa Oxley
pink walmart
acryic & sumi ink on paper
2008
35" x  52" 

Artist Statement

 

In this work which deals with the enclosed spaces and habitats of zoos, corporate offices, shopping malls, I am dealing with an emotional content of absence, wandering, longing, hollowness, exile, and wilderness.  I am interested in the space that contains these things.  In most of the spaces, there are no bodies present, and if there are, they are bodies out of place in the space where they dwell.

 

I am looking for the precise point between figuration and abstraction where space is both described and abstracted at the same time.  I am abstracting the representation of something concrete- a specific place.  Yet it is that place and something more than that place; I would like it to point towards what is present, what resides, dwells, inhabits, what is absent, what has disappeared.

 

For me drawing and working on paper allows the possibility of the blankness of the paper to act as space, and limits the means down to it's most essential: a line or black stroke of ink.

 

 


 

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Los Angeles, CA.  

Works and Lives in Los Angeles and Barcelona 

EDUCATION

 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.

State University of New York, Hunter College.

School of Visual Arts

 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2008

Mixing Memory and Desire, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles 

 2005      

a beautiful place, Galeria Pèrgamon Quatre, Barcelona

2003       

Lisa-Lights, Can Serrat Arts Center, Barcelona.

2001      

as is, Galeria Claramunt, Barcelona.

1999       

Botó de Roda. Torroella de Montgrí.

1994           

Sala Atrium. Barcelona, Spain

1992               

Gir Art, Calafell, Spain

1990       

ABC No Rio.  New York, New York

 SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2008

Neo Realism, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

2007

Sketching Solutions, Glen Irani Studios, Venice, California 

2004     

Fauna, Mas Art, Barcelona

2002     

ARCO 02, stand Galeria Claramunt, Madrid.

Art Frankfurt, stand Galeria Claramunt, Frankfurt

2001     

obert per obres, Galeria Pèrgamon, Barcelona. (catalogue)

Third Austrotel Contemporary Art Fair, Galeria Claramunt, Vienna

Interart, stand Galeria Claramunt, Valencia.

Group Show, Helix Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Art al Hotel, Galeria Claramunt, Valencia.

2000      

New Art, Galeria Carmen de la Calle, Barcelona.

Art al Hotel, Galeria Claramunt, Valencia.

1998     

Partenaire-Sintoma, Galería Maeght, Barcelona.

1996     

Maneras, Sala Atrium, Barcelona.

1995     

Se Inaugura, Sala Atrium, Barcelona.

Hipermercat, Galeria Fernando Alcolea/AmericanPrints, Barcelona

1990     

Pintura Joven, Sala Pares, Barcelona

1986     

The Wonderful Guise, Kreutzburg Church, Berlin

GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2004    

Artist-in-residence Bursary Grant,

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghamakerrig, Ireland