Lisa Lockhart

Statement

Some of my work I made in a dream and make when I wake up. Some of the work is made when I can't sleep. Some pieces grow over time in an intuitive, unconscious layering. My work may be linear in nature but I work in cycles - ellipses and spirals. I prefer a continuous evolution. My work grows out of a process of collecting, sorting, assembling, and rearranging.

Some supplies come from abandoned buildings, auctions, estate sales and our village dump. The history of an object interests me very much, especially obsolete or primitive tools and the stories they tell. I am the obsessive tinkerer in her workshop, assembling, carving, cutting and wrapping till a new object appears which provokes either personal memories or biographical sketches of people either real or imagined.

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Education

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Master of Fine Art, Major: Fiber

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Fine Art, Major: Fiber/Surface Design

Solo Exhibitions

2007
Cut & Paste, Passion & Politics: The Constructed Curiosities of Lisa Lockhart & Hugh Spector, The North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2005
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Freeark Gallery, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

2004
Magnificent Obsession, PDX, Portland, OR

2001
Operating Systems, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley CA

1999
Constructed Curiosities, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1998
PDX, Portland, OR
Line and Sculpture, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI

1996
Assemblages, PDX, Portland, OR
Letters I Never Sent, Drawings, Paintings and Artist Books, Dorothea Thiel Gallery, South Suburban College, Soth Holland, IL
The Tool Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

1994
Recent Work, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR

1993
Lisa Lockhart, Dorothea Theil Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

1992
Lisa Lockhart, Kirk Lockhart, Illinois Artisan's Shop, State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL

1991
Lisa Lockhart, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Il

1990
Lisa Lockhart, Moreau Gallery, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

1989
Lisa Lockhart, Kirt Lockhart, Gallery Great Lakes Chicago, Chicago, IL

1987
Lisa Lockhart, Kirt Lockhart, Ann Brierly Memorial Gallery, New Trier High School, Winetka, IL

1986
Lisa Lockhart, Cockpit Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009
PDX Window Project curated by Jenene Nagy

2007
Hot House, Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook 1970-2007 June-September, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
It’s all about Maps, Bebbu Wiarda Gallery Curated by Leo Michelson, July, Portland, OR

2006
The First Illusion: The Transitional Object, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA. Curated by Signe Mayfield
Interpretations: Jewelery By Unexpected Artists, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005
Next, PDX, Portland, OR
Think Small, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004
Collecting Words On and Off the Page, Gallery 114. Portland, OR. Curated by Nancy Palmer.
Summer Group Show, PDX, Portland, OR

2001
Language, Image, Object (in the realm of books), Arizona Arts Commission Traveling Exhibition

2000
Physical Manifestations, PDX, Portland, OR

1998
Sculpture and Conception, Judith Racht Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
Gallery Artists, PDX, Portland, OR
The Boy Mechanic, curated by Paul Arensmeyer, Quatersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
The Garden Show, curated by Victoria Beal, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

1996
All Things Great But Small V, Stremmel Gallery, Reno NV
Let Them Eat Cake, Acanthus Gallery, Portland, OR
Fire and Ash, PDX, Portland, OR.

1995
The Uncommon Book, Sun Valley Center for The Arts and Hummanities, Sun Valley, ID
Domestic Bliss, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seatle, WA.
Fifteen Years, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
The Dress as Form and Symbol, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR

1994
All Things Great But Small 4, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
After The Apple, Dorothy Theil Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL
Lisa Lockhart, Flechemuller, Robert Yoder, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
Only the Shadow Knows: Revelations From the Unconscious, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1993
Language Made Visible, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR

1992
Lisa Lockhart, John Lubar, Richard Kelly, Tough Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lisa Lockhart and Kirk Lockhart, Illinois Artisans Program, Chicago, IL

1991
A Chicago Sampler: 21 Chicago Artists, Union Art Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1990
Dias de las Muertes, Near Northwest Arts Council, Chicago, IL
Ten X Ten, Near Northwest Arts Council, Chicago, IL
1989Women Artists, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI
Urban Archaeology, Gallery Great Lakes Chicago, Chicago, IL
1988Greater Midwest Regional Exhibition, Central Missouri State, MO
1987Young Faces Going Places, Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
Works on Paper, Elgin Community Gallery, Elgin, IL

Selected Bibliography

2004
Row, D.K. “Shows of Note.” The Oregonian, September 24.
1999
Smith, Tracy A. “Lisa Lockhart at PDX.” Art in America. April.
1998
Bonansinga, Kate. “Artists Archive Experience.” Willamette Week. December 22.

Collections

Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR