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Art Salon: “Miner, Hacker, & Manipulator” with Lisa Rockford
January 5, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for this FREE virtual art salon.
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Attendance at Art Salons is FREE, thanks to a generous donation by Ezra Hubbard.
Though you may know Lisa Rockford for her wide ranging, innovative and often provocative curated exhibitions, Lisa also maintains an active studio practice, with artwork that is equally provocative. The work addresses cultural topics from body image and gender to patriotism, consumerism, and the media, utilizing and re-interpreting archetypes, and questioning American traditions and behaviors.
Lisa is attracted to interdisciplinary approaches, utilizing whatever media or processes will achieve the idea, whether by drawing, painting, collage, sewing, or assemblage, using oils, image transfers, found objects, quilted lambskin, and more.
In this Art Salon, Lisa will present a lecture about her own artwork, entitled “Miner, Hacker, & Manipulator,” presenting several different series’ that are a result of her “hunting, gathering, and cooking” method – collecting, sorting, and curating images and objects into artworks.
About the Speaker:
Lisa Rockford is an artist, educator, and curator. Lisa was raised in in Palm Beach County Florida, earned her BFA in Painting and BS in Art Therapy from Bowling Green State University, OH in 1999, and in 2001, earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Painting & Drawing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Since returning to South Florida in 2007, Lisa has established her reputation in the South Florida art scene. In 2013, she was dubbed a “Rising Star” in Gold Coast Magazine’s article, “40 under 40,” for her presence and impact in the local art community.
Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative FAB Grant for her solo exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in 2011 and featured in the 2015 survey of Florida artists “100 Degrees in the Shade,” the 2018 “All Florida Biennial,” the Girls’ Club/Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection tenth anniversary exhibition “Change Agents,” and most recently in “Why Shouldn’t we Talk About these Things at the Table?” at Florida Atlantic University.
Her work has also been shown in over 70 national and international exhibitions, and at museums including The Lowe Museum of Art, Miami (FL), The Toledo Museum of Art (OH), WomanMade Gallery, Chicago (IL), CPR-Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, (NY), Modesto Art Museum (CA), Grafisch Centrum HogeDRUKgebied, The Netherlands, Galleria L’ Arte Molinella, Bologna, Italy, the Museum of International Contemporary Art, Florianopolis, Brazil, and is in the collections of Girls Club, and Young at Art Museum.
Lisa is a tenured Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department at the Broward College North Campus. Lisa was awarded the Robert Elmore International Exchange Award through the Honors Department at Broward College in 2014 to travel to China, awarded Endowed Teaching Chair in 2018, and selected to for the Critical Thinking Scholars Program. Lisa has presented research at the International Arts & Humanities conference in Athens Greece, The Hawaii International Conference of Arts & Humanities, and an invited speaker at The Perez Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Dillard High School, Bowling Green State University, Girls Club-The Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, and the Boynton Beach Public Library, presented workshops for Young at Art Museum, and is annually contracted to be an official tour guide for Art Nexus magazine at the official Art Basel Miami Beach and Armory New York city art fairs.
About the Art Salons
The Art Salons are a unique gathering place for artists from throughout the South Florida region. They offer thoughtful presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida, nationally and internationally. Presenters show their work and talk about their influences, followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience. These discussions cover the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, scientific, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and how our own work relates to the world of contemporary art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Art Salons have been facilitated by Elle Schorr, in conjunction with the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations.
The Art Salons will now be presented virtually on Zoom! Tuesdays, once a month, from October to May from 7pm to 9pm.
See the Armory calendar for dates or visit www.elleschorrphotography.com