"Botanical Grit" 2016 | acrylic on canvas | 24" x 36", 61cm x 91cm
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic paint on a two dimensional surface. Physicality takes over, leading itself into a kind of chaotic disorder. Through this disorder and imbalance, somehow the painting begins to settle itself. Bold shapes rest themselves against almost stick like lines. The fluid drips embrace the constraints of the canvas. Eventually, a balance of the roughness and the softer elements begins to emerge.
Born in Madison, WI, USA, she currently lives and works in New York, NY.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a B.F.A in Painting in 1992, and went on to study painting and Catalan culture at the Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona, Spain in 1993. In 1995, she lived and worked in central Mexico for a period of time to study black and white film photography at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. In 1999, she returned to Mexico to live and work in Oaxaca. She moved to New York City in 2000.
Her work has been included in several exhibitions at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY, M55 ART, New York, NY, Vit Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, The Painting Center, New York, NY, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, and the Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea. Permanent collections include Ralph Lauren Corporation, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and private collections in the United States and Europe. Her work can be found on Artsy.net and 1stdibs.com
Recent commissions include Ralph Lauren Corporation, 2015.
In Sept 2012, she was a recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship to attend the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY, as an Artist in Residence. Previous Artist in Residencies include Cat'Art in Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2006, and The Julia and David White Artist Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, 2005.