CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Albany Center Gallery, New York -'Interact' May/June 2019, Opening Friday June 7, 2019
Chashama Gala Artist - Roving Portraitist - June 2019, NYC
Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, Maryland -Solo- SCHOOL LUNCH - September, 2019
LUNCH TICKET Magazine, Antioch University, CA - Featured Artist - SCHOOL LUNCH - Winter/Spring 2018/19
Campus Artist 2018 University of Maine, Farmington, Solo - 8/18-12/18
The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, "Signal" - June 30 - July 29 2018
LUNCH TICKET Magazine, Antioch University, Los Angeles CA
Featured Artist SCHOOL LUNCH - Winter/Spring 2018
The Armory Show, Piers 92/94 NYC
De Sarthe Gallery, "The Gallery"/SCHOOL LUNCH March 2018
Arkelle Museum, Canajoharie, NY, "The Art of New York" - 11/2017 - 1/2018
Morristown County Government Building, Atrium Gallery,
Morristown, NJ 07960
September 7, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC - June 16 - July 21, 2017
Masur Museum, Monroe, LA - Invitational - National March 29 - July 9, 2017
Jefferson Market Library, NYC - "Urban Expo" - May 6 - 13, 2017
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA - Solo - October 13, 2016 - January 18, 2017
Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA - "Art of Forgiveness" - Man/Woman Series - November, 2016
The Woodstock Museum of Art, NY - Solo Wall - May, 2016
Citicorp LIC - "Neighbors & Neighborhoods" April - August, 2016
The Sharon Historical Society & Museum, CT - " Big Idea?" November/ December 2016
ARTIST'S STATEMENT SCHOOL LUNCH
I am a figurative painter whose imagery is informed through personal experience, imagination and direct observation. The paintings comprising the SCHOOL LUNCH series, present images concerning the nature of relationships. My goal is to create humanistic awareness in a framework which is universally recognized.
The SCHOOL LUNCH series is a visual essay of contemporary student life, in real educational settings. Current cross-cultural issues and their emotional attitudes are explored in the shared experience of school lunch. SCHOOL LUNCH is generated from direct observation, drawing on location, afternoons in the lunchrooms of High Schools and College campuses throughout the country.
My ambition as an artist is to present a vision of our current multi-cultural society, in order to foster understanding, communication and focus on issues of interpersonal relationships, diversity and social justice for all.
SCHOOL LUNCH is created by drawing each student independently, from life. Every individual in my paintings is an actual person, observed at-the-moment, in reality. This integral process allows me the opportunity to speak with students and listen to their concerns. The drawings and accompanying visual notes are the basis of my compositions and paintings.
Dennis Wepman, Curator of the Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, NY states “Weinblatt incorporates a dynamic narrative in her paintings, implicit of the energy and tension of personal interactions…”
As part of the college exhibitions, I am often invited on campus as a “resident/visiting artist". I was the 2018 Fall Campus Artist at the University of Maine, Farmington. This engaging opportunity allows me access to a wide scope of activities to record. Visually recording campus events (i.e., La Guardia Community College’s ‘Salsa/ Jazz’ Festival), creating drawings in the moment, of the interaction of students and musicians. As a visiting artist, I offer presentations, workshops, discussions and critiques, to engage the students in the ‘curriculum beneath the curriculum’ experience.
SCHOOL LUNCH underlines perceptions which affirm cultural identity, brings together ideas espousing contemporary concerns and encourages a belief in the quality of the human spirit.
ARTIST'S STATEMENT: A MAN / A WOMAN
I use the vocabulary of daily life and historical reference
to inform the content of the A MAN / A WOMAN series.
The images in
these paintings investigate the interactions of interpersonal relationships
within a time-frame. This series, in creating awareness of the multi-faceted
roles of women, recognizes and views the importance of relationship cycles.
Within this series, balanced real and abstract elements coexist, to create
images which allude to the myths of womanhood. The MAN/ WOMAN series,
distinguished by evocative motifs, are activated by current issues and
concerns of women,
which challenge the uneasy boundaries of possession, substance, perception
Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt graduated Magna Cum Laude, Art Department
Honors, 1987, Queens College, Flushing, New York. She received
her MFA from
the School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1991 She has been awarded five Artist-In-Residence National Scholarships
In 2005, Lisa exhibited in nine museum shows across the USA. She
has had over 35 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over 175
National Endowment Partnership Grant, 'Emerge', through the New Jersey State
Art Council and ALJIRA Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
NYC public Art Grant through NYSFA, NYFA, and ABACA, exhibiting work in Artist Space in Soho
Nabisco Foods Gallery "Faces of America: Celebrating Cultural Diversity
and Black History Month" SCHOOL LUNCH exhibit cover