Lisa Adams With a B.A. in painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University, Lisa Adams is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant. She has successfully taught at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997-1999. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on public art projects, which have included the Chatsworth/Orange Line Metro Station, Fire Station No. 64 in Watts and the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda. In 2000, she co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions. She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation. Lisa's first monograph book, Vicissitude of Circumstance, published by ZERO+ Publishing was released in Fall 2011. Lisa’s work is represented in Los Angeles by CB1 Gallery and she currently blogs on Los Angeles art for the Huffington Post.
  • Lisa Adams: The Day the Shade Came Down After emergency surgery, painter Lisa Adams temporarily lost her sight but gained a new vision after a long recovery.  Her solo exhibition Second Life is on view at CB1 Gallery from April 7-May 12. “The shade came down” was a term unknown to me before August 2012 when I had an emergency vitrectomy for a torn […] No responses April 9, 2013
  • Lisa Adams: Paradise Notwithstanding The idea of paradise as a pretty place has never really sat well with me.  Perhaps because I don’t embrace its biblical connotations.  Paradise is simply the best we can conjure for ourselves. My paradise is broken, melancholic maybe, but beautiful nevertheless.  It’s a place that makes me feel comfortable. Though the landscape at once […] No responses June 1, 2012