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Lisa Lockhart


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.



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

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

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

Magnificent Obsession, PDX, Portland, OR

Operating Systems, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley CA

Constructed Curiosities, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

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

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

Recent Work, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR

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

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

Lisa Lockhart, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Il

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

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

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

Lisa Lockhart, Cockpit Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

PDX Window Project curated by Jenene Nagy

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

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

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

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

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

Physical Manifestations, PDX, Portland, OR

Sculpture and Conception, Judith Racht Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR