Lisa Cirenza

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Cirenza’s work examines the connective tissues that in her words “make us a single human species with very similarly sized shoes.” Adopted at the age of 6 weeks, she describes spending most of her youth walking in other people’s shoes to see if they fit. With a small semblance of identity, she started moving around the world, and once again found herself seeking the roots of our common humanity to find her fit. Her work reflects what she learned: empathy is the foundation for peaceful co-existence, and humour is the secret sauce.

 

She believes her art should reflect the age and society it is created in and for, and hopefully serve as a temporal testimony for future generations. She pushes coloured pixels and pigments around 2D surfaces often with manipulated photos. Using the iPad she paints live moments and the human energies that surround us anywhere at anytime, and using pigmented mediums she adds multiple dimensions to those visuals. She might photograph her painting and work on it digitally, or digitally create/paint, print and then work on it traditionally. Her work is iterative, and depends on the visual she’s attempting to create, often mirroring the iterative moments around her.

 

Layering moments in time as they are experienced, creating visuals with multiple human perspectives; she asks multi-layered questions, demanding the viewer to look and look again.  We are pummeled with images. We are more connected than ever, but never more disconnected. She asks her viewers take more than a moment to look, to ponder, to celebrate, to challenge, and to connect with her art and their fellow human beings.

Exhibitions:

Current/Upcoming/Events & Exhibitions 2019-2020:

  • 9-13 October Salon D’Automne, Champs Elysees, Paris France

  • 17-26 October “Human Condition” Group Show, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 11-15 December Salon National Des Beaux Arts, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France

  • 28 March-4 April, LoruenserSporthotel,Artweek-Solo Exhibition, and Workshops, Zurs, Austria.

  • May, The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UK

 

Selected Past Exhibitions/Events:

 

2019

  • Musee Maillol, “Disruptive Technologies, Impressionists, and the Parallels with Contemporary Digital Art Trends:” private art tour and talk, Paris, France.

  • Contemporary Museum of Art, Salon D'Automne Selected Artists Exhibition, Xian China

  • Barclays’ Bank Corporate HQ, SOLO Exhibition and workshops, London, UK.

  • Art Ventures Gallery Residency, Half Moon Bay, California, USA.

  • Art Residency and Commission work, Kyoto, Japan

  • Wynwood Art, with Steidell Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA.

  • Steidel Contemporary Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

  • LoruenserSporthotel,Artweek-Solo Exhibition, and Workshops, Zurs, Austria.

 

2018

  • Le Salon Nationale Des Beaux Arts, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

  • SOLO show--The Bermondsey Gallery, London UK

  • Aqua Miami with Steidel Contemporary, Miami Florida, USA.

  • Le Salon D'Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France

  • The Other Art Fair, London, UK

  • Art Below, Public Art in the Tube, Regents Park, London UK

  • Responding to The Digital World, Herrick Gallery, London UK

  • Art Below, Public Art in the Tube, Hyde Park, London UK

  • Journeys and Connections, SOLO Show, The Stanford House, Oxford England, UK

  • Threads, The Artists Pool, Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland and Espacio Gallery London, UK

 

2017

  • Live Art Perfomance, Apple Union Square San Francisco, USA

  • Le Salon D'Automne, Ave des Champs Elysées, Paris, France

  • Transformation, Gallery MC, New York, NY, USA

  • The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London, UK

  • Illusions, Menier Gallery, London, UK

  • En Pleine Air, Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

  • Hampstead Summer Arts Festival, London, UK 

  • Threads, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

 

​2016           

​Art Below Group Show, Truman Brewery, London, UK

Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner Auction, London, UK

Art Below, Bakerloo Line Platform, Regent’s Park Tube Station London, UK

Mobile Digital Top 100 Juried Exhibition, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, California, USA

Solo Show, Connection’s, Balthazart Gallery, Seven Dials Club, London, UK

Brighton Arts Festival, Wolf At the Door Gallery, Brighton UK 

2015

​Ebola Survivors, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Hahnemuhle Exhibitions, Art in Action, UK

Wells Next the Sea, Quayside Gallery, Norfolk, UK

Kyoto Museum of Art, Jarfo Gallery, Kyoto Japan

The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts Int’l, New York, USA

EWAAC Exhibition, Jarfo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Contemporary Boom Art Vera Gallery, Geneva, CH

2014            

​The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

Art Below, Regent’s Park Tube Station, London, UK

Framer’s Gallery, Fitzrovia, London, UK

Art of Angel, Angel Tube Station, London, UK

Art Below, Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London, UK

2013            

Summer Show, TAA, Southwark, London, UK

2011         

Hackney Wicked, Hackney, London, UK

2008       

Drawn Together, Shoreditch, London, UK

Gallery K, Hampstead, London, UK

2002    

Summer Show, HSA, Hampstead, London, UK

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Selected Prizes/Residencies:

2016            Top 100 Digital Artists Juried Award, MDAC, Palo Alto, California, USA

2015            East West Art Prize (EWAAC) Residency—Kyoto, Japan

2014            EWAAC Artist Prize, Short-listed 2D category, UK

2012            TAA Multimedia Award, Southwark, London, UK
 

​Lectures, Teaching and Workshops:​

​2017    

“Rythms of San Francisco” Live painting demo, on the big screen, Apple Store Union Square, SF Ca, USA

Tikehau Corporate Workshop, Creatively Thinking Outside the Box, Paris France

Casa Suraya Refugee Center, designed and Taught Art workshop with Refugees, Milan, Italy

“Capturing Urban Rythms” Live Painting Demo, and Urban Painting Crawl, The Apple Store Union Square, SF, Ca USA

“Capturing Urban Energies Through Linework on the iPad”, The Apple Store, Covent Garden, London, UK

2016          

​Charity Art Workshop, Createscape, “Selfie Montage” Project for Anti-Bullying Charity, London, UK

“From Painting to Pixels”, Apple Store Covent Garden, London, UK

Teaching, Intro to Creative Digital Techniques, Junction Studio, London, UK

2015   

“Burgh House Museum, Hampstead London, UK

 

Selected Coursework/Education:

2002-07      The Royal Drawing School, London, UK

2014-15      Jean Pierre Brazs Atelier, Paris, France

2013-17      Norfolk School of Painting, Norfolk, UK

2012-14      The Art Academy, Southwark, London, UK

2009-11      Central St. Martins, London, UK

2000-02      Sumi-e Master Sessions, Tokyo Japan

1985/87      Stanford University BS (Hons), MA, California USA​
 

Other

Certified Canadian Ski Instructor, bilingual English/French, basic level Japanese, I love open water swimming, hiking, travel, my better half, my 4 adult kids, and seizing life’s challenges and opportunities far and wide!

 

 

 

 

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