As a native of Tucson, Arizona (b.1975), Lisa Scadron grew up immersed in Southern Arizona's wondrous landscape, the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The influence of that desert's color and vastness, combined with her early travels around the world, helped her understand that she innately visualized her surroundings, natural or man-made, in terms of shapes, colors and compositions.
Her creative process is an antidote to her tendency to overthink almost everything, as painting forces her to be present, favoring what feels right in that instant, instead of insisting on preconceived images and ideas. A painting's magic usually only shines when she follows “mistakes” and “tangents,” using them to navigate the unknown territory of a work in progress. Saturated colors, iridescent paint and metallic leaf allow Lisa to express her visceral connection to the landscape of the Southwest and to the scapes in her mind. When she plays with the materials and trusts the process, beauty coalesces from the layers of media.
Encouraged by her parents and grandfather, a painter, Lisa began oil painting lessons at the age of eight and has been making art ever since. She has exhibited work in the US and India. Earning bachelor degrees from Stanford University in Human Biology and Art History, more recently, Lisa completed Duke University’s Integrative Health Coach training program. Since 2008, Lisa divides her time between Tucson and Mumbai.
Shows / Galleries
Solo Show, 1Art on Broadway, Tucson, AZ, USA (2018)
Studio Show, Art Excursion, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017)
Group Show, Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Ventana Gallery, Oro Valley, AZ, USA (2017-2018)
Gallery, CasaBella Fine Art, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017-2018)
Studio Show, SAACA Open Studio Tours, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017)
Gallery and Group Shows, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014-2018)
Gallery, J Compton Gallery, Wimberly, TX, USA (2014-2016)
Group Show, The Tower Antique Show, Dallas, TX, USA (2014)
Group Show, Midwest Antique & Art Show/Collector's Eye, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA (2014)
Group Show, Objects of Art Santa Fe Show, Santa Fe, NM, USA (2014)
Solo Show, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2012)
Group Show, Artist of the Month Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (2012)
Gallery, ArtConcoction Artist, online and Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2011-2013)
Group Show, India Art Festival, ArtConcoction Gallery, Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2011)
Group Show, Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (2005)
Group Show, Councilman Ronstadt's Office, Tucson, AZ, USA (2005)
Gallery and Group Shows, Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, Tucson, AZ, USA (2004-2005)
Group Show, University of Arizona Student Union Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (1995)
Gallery, Puzey Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (1992-1993)
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