Lisa D. Watson - Mixed Media
Lisa is an artist and an activist. She works hard to reduce her carbon footprint by using 90% reclaimed materials for her creations. Her unique multidimensional pieces use volumes of recycled materials of tulle, privacy envelopes, plastered wood, acrylic, and reclaimed items. "I'm trying to make uplifting art that has a message," Lisa says.
Her recent solo show, Avanguardia, in Savannah's museum, The Jepson Center, explored the disconnect inherent in how we view the natural world from the window of a car. Using mostly reclaimed materials, Lisa seeks a balance between progress and conservation in her work. Subsequently The Jepson purchased, Convergence, a piece by Watson for their permanent collection!
Lisa's work is also featured in a group show at Ships of The Sea Maritime Museum show, Making Waves: A Collective Perspective on the Pollution of Our Waterways. (Show runs through August 26, 2018)
Watson’s solo exhibition, Interurban, is currently on display at Brassworks with Imlay Gallery in Montclair, New Jersey. Also, she will have her work in the Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair in Saratoga Springs, NY this summer and in the Affordable Art Fair in New York City Fall of 2018.
August 14 - September 9, 2018, Lisa will work on and display, Antidotes, during her On::View Residency at Sulfur Studios, here in Savannah.
She earned a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and a Certificate in Interior Design from Learning Tree University in Chatsworth, California.
Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and fairs nationally including Art on Paper Fair in NYC, The Armory Center for The Arts in Pasadena, The Gallery of Metal Canvases in Pennsylvania and The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta, GA where she was awarded with 2 Merit Awards.
Her mural work can be seen in four of Bill Viola’s Film Art Installations including Going Forth By Day - Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Five Angels For The Millennium - Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London and The Passions - Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Since 1992, Lisa has been freelancing as an eco-conscious artist, designer, film production art director and scenic painter. She approaches every project focusing on sustainability. She has created commissioned residential and commercial murals in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Hilton Head and Savannah, GA. Besides her scenic work on such projects as the Academy Awards, Fox Kids Network and many commercials, she art-directed infomercials and videos, including Hip Hop Abs and Gaiam exercise videos.
Lisa currently owns Plan It Green Design in Savannah, Georgia. When not consulting clients in green interiors, outdoor living spaces and native and drought tolerant garden design, she produces art.