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Drawing from contemporary popular imagery and historical narrative, I create seductive images that refine the onslaught of visual clutter. My current work hacks and manipulates existing children's imagery in order to investigate prescribed notions of glamour, virtue, power, innocence, and gender.

These humorous, yet acute studies are originally drawn from an extensive variety of toy rubbing plate sets which depict familiar and influential children's characters ranging from cartoons heroes like Superman, miscellaneous monsters, aliens, Disney princesses and Barbies, or movie characters like Jurassic Park. These assorted embossed plates act as an instant graphic printmaking tool, allowing me to lift and fuse imagery and produce frottage sketches. These first draft montages are further generated into large-scale oil paintings, the scale of which, reflect the grandeur of advertising while questioning contemporary iconic or banal imagery.

Through play and mischievous exploration, I have found a venue for both amusement and conceptual creation. It is liberating to create new characters; hybrids of feminine and masculine, animal and artificial, then situate them within historical allegory, or create my own mythology.

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ARTICLES & REVIEWS

"Princess Save Thyself," (New Times), May 2011

City Link Fresh Art, Feb 2010

New Times , Feb 2010

Miami Herald Tropical Living, Aug 2008

Miami Art Zine: Artist Spotlight, 2009

Broward College Juried Faculty art show, Sep 2009

 

Art and Job Resimay

 
Education

2001               Master of Fine Arts                          School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL       

1999               Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting     Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

1999               Bachelor of Science, Art Therapy Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Selected Exhibitions & Performances

Solo Exhibitions


2011

(scheduled) She-Monsters: A Sideshow. The Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
2010

TWIST: Paintings by Lisa Rockford, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2009

Rubbing it Raw, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2001

MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1999

Works by Lisa Bulten, The Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, OH

Group Exhibitions


2010

Smash & Grab, Locus Projects, Miami, FL
Future Selves, Curated by The Big Screen Project, New York, NY
Game Play, Curated by Echotrope, Criss Gallery at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE
8 Bits per Pixel, Curated by DieNADA, Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Miniature Masterpiece Art Exhibition/MMAE 2010, Galeri ASWARA, National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage, Kuala Lampar, Malaysia
Monsters Under my Bed, Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
Hopes and Hand Grenades, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2009

10x10, ArtSite, Curated by Kara Walker-Tomť, Lake Worth Storage, Lake Worth, FL
Broward College Faculty Art Exhibit, Juried by Dr. Carol Damian, Frost Art Museum,
Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Darwin's (R)evolution, Museu de Ciencia da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Art against the Crisis, Galleria Lí Arte Molinella, Bologna, Italy
Cat vs Dog, Shopfront Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Abracadabra, The Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Third Millennium Woman, Centro Italiano Femminile, Macerata, Italy (catalogue)
Surrealism: the Cutting Edge of Art, Mistlin Gallery, Modesto Art Museum, Modesto, CA
Peep Show: The Soffer Collective Poster Show, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Ideas for Maintaining a Healthy Planet, Foothill College Library Gallery, Los Altos, CA
Push the Envelope, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2008              
War or Peace, Museum of International Contemporary Art, Florianopolis, Brazil
Small Works Invitational, Arts West Gallery, Elon, NC
Clash: 10 Artists, 10 Styles, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
The Ocean, FranÁoise Giroud Library of Castries, France
Mail Art Project III, Itami City Gallery, Ogino Itami, Japan
Transformation, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Breaking Ground, 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2007              
Countdown 2012, Invasion, Villars, Switzerland
Varteum, Galeria Efimera, Puebla, Mexico
Red Eye, Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Fun around Town, Art in Public Places, Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach, FL
Crash, Jakmel Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Sham to Shame, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006              
La Superette, Eyebeam, New York, NY (catalogue) nbsp;  
IM-PRESSION 2006, Grafisch Centrum HogeDRUKgebied, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sexuality 2, an Eve Interrupted show at the Wynwood Lofts, Miami, FL
Endless Forms, Slusser gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Justice for All? Online Exhibition, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

2005              
La Superette, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Urban Gardening Show, Version Fest, 31st St., Chicago IL
NFO Expo, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
Self Portraits & Mail Art, Heimbold Art Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2004               
La Superette, the Multiples Show, 37th Street storefront, New York, NY
OxBow School of Art Benefit Auction, Saugutuck, MI
Summer Show, Artrageous Gallery, (Cornerstone Festival) Bushnell, IL
The Infinite Palette, Marshall Fields 7th floor Atrium, Chicago, IL

2001              
MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois*
Propaganda and Decoration: a Public Art Exhibition, Chicago, Ilinois

2000              
Works by Lisa Bulten, The Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, OH*

1999              
The All-Ohio Juried Exhibition, The Pearl Conard Gallery at The Ohio State University
The Northern National Art Exhibition, LRC Gallery, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
Our Visions: Women in Art, National Women's Art Exhibit, Smith Theatre Gallery,
Oakland Community College, Oakland, MI
47th Annual Spring Show, Artspace/Lima, OH
BFA Thesis Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, OH

1998              
Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, OH (catalogue)
Salon Des Refuses, Spectrum Downtown Gallery, Toledo, OH (catalogue)
The Scratch & Sniff Show, The New School of Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Summer Open: Ohio Artists, Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH
22nd Annual Juried Show, The Findlay Art League, Findlay, OH
The Best of Ohio Colleges & Universities Exhibition,
Maumee Valley Country Day School, Maumee, OH
Open Fall Show, The Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH

 

 

Exhibitions Curated

2010   The Myth of Power, 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2010   Love thy Liberty, 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2008   Breaking Ground, 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2000   3 Artists, 1 Installation, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2000   Paperclips, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1999   Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, OH

 

Bibliography (Articles/Interviews/Reviews)

      
* Collleen Dougher, “Fresh Art: Lisa Rockford,” City Link Magazine, Feb 10-16, 2010, 30-31.
* Jonathan Vinazza, “Artist Lounge: Lisa Rockford,” Artistocats Magazine Volume 2.2, Jan – Feb 2010, p 4.
* Mickie Centrone, “Flair to the Vday Affair,” New Times (BPB), Vol. 13, #15, Feb 11-17, 19-20.
* “Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts celebrates Women’s History Month,” Sun Sentinel, Society Scene, Wednesday, April 8, 2009, p 13.
* Mary Damiano, “Artist Spotlight: Lisa Rockford,” Miami Art Zine, Volume 4, Issue 85.
* Audra D.S. Burch, "Living Art," The Miami Herald, Tropical Life, Sunday, August 3, 2008, 3M-4M.
* Jillian Mills, "Residence for the Right-brained," Home Ft Lauderdale, Aug/Sept 2008, 72-77.
* Holly Combs, "The No Boys Issue," Peel Magazine, # 6, July 2006
* Margaret Griffis, "Girls on Film...and totally in your face," Miami New Times, May 18, 2006.
* Leah Pietrusiak, "Out There," Time Out Chicago, # 28, September 8-15, 2005, p 4.
* Dan Weissman, "Just Don't Do It, (The Artwork of Lisa Bulten)," Cover story, The Chicago Reader, Vol 32, #45, August 8, 2003, 1, 20-22
* Lara Marsh, "The Purity Panacea," Pistil Magazine, #2, Fall 2003, 10-11.
* Katherine Mieszkowski, "Culture Shocked: Nun for You," The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol 37, #32, May 7, 2003
* Sylvia Krissoff, "Scratch' Exhibit Meant to Raise Awareness of World Around Us," Grand Rapids Press, November 15, 1998
* Wesley Smith, "Undergrad Art Show Displays Diversity," The BG News, March 19, 1998, N-1.

 

Awards

2011 Innovative Collaborative Grant FAB, Funding Arts Broward Inc.
2011 Mini Grant Broward Cultural Division
2008 Cultural Awards Grant Broward Community College Foundation
2008 to Present, Resident Artist, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
2004 Honorable Mention, Reflect Lipstick: Infinite Palette Contest
1999 Studio Space Award, Bowling Green State University
Honorable Mention, Painting Undergraduate Art Exhibit, Bowling Green State University
1998 Special Talent Award: Art Bowling Green State University
First Place, Bloch/Heskitt Ethnic Arts Award
1997 Second Place, Bloch/Heskitt Ethnic Arts Award
1994 Portfolio Scholarship, Bowling Green State University >
1994-1999 Dean's List, Bowling Green State University

 

Professional Experience

 

2010
Art Nexus Tour Guide, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center

2008 - 2010
Instructor, Drawing I, Broward College, North Campus, Coconut Creek, FL

2005-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Broward College, North Campus, Coconut Creek, FL

2005
Instructor, Art Appreciation, Broward College, North Campus, Coconut Creek, FL

2005
Instructor, Drawing I, Morton College, Cicero, IL

2003
Art Teacher, San Miguel School (Gary Comer Campus), Chicago, IL

2002-2003
Art Teacher, Heritage Middle School, Lansing IL

2002
Instructor, Introduction to Watercolor, North Central College, Naperville, IL

2001
Teaching Assistantship with Doug Huston
Course: "Advanced Offset Productions," School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Visiting Artist Coordinator for the Painting & Drawing Visiting Artists Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching Assistantship with Barbara Rossi
Course: "Advanced Drawing: Form Invention," School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000
Teaching Assistantship with Andrew Winship
Course: "Drawing: Materials & Techniques," School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999-2000
Art Services Director, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Director and Curator of the Dittmar Gallery and Supervisor of the Craft Studio

 

Visiting Artist Lectures

2001   Lecture for “Women’s Studies” Class, Bowling Green State University, OH

2001   Visiting Artist Lecture for “Art: New Media Class”, Bowling Green State University, OH

1999   Graduate Student Colloquium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

 

 

CONTACT LISA at: nunsopink@yahoo.com

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