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 fabric, privacy envelopes, wood scraps and other reclaimed items.
"I'm trying to make uplifting art that has a message," Lisa says.
Her recent solo show(s), Avanguardia, exhibited in Savannah's contemporary museum, The Jepson Center and also The Fine Arts Gallery in Georgia Southern University, 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 urbanization and conservation in her work. Subsequently, The Telfair Museums Jepson Center, purchased Convergence, a piece by Watson for their permanent collection!
In 2018, Watson exhibited her work locally and nationally including the solo exhibition, Interurban, at BrassWorks located in Montclair, NJ. She also had work displayed in New York City during Art On Paper, ICFF and The Affordable Art Fair. During her month-long On::View Residency at Sulfur Studios, she constructed wall pieces and planters displaying how nature will always break-thru human obstacles.
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.
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.
This year (2019) Lisa’s piece Refuge, Land For Sale will be displayed during Artfields in Lake City, SC. Watson is currently working on her exhibition Deer Humans that will premier in Islamorada, FL.
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.
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.