Lisa Qualls’ second BRG exhibition since joining the gallery, “The Familiar Wilderness,” is a body of work created with the freshness of relived childhood memories. With subjects ranging from still life to portraits and landscapes, this collection of tightly rendered drawings and abstracted paintings reinterpret classical styles through both Modernist and Postmodernist eyes. She portrays the world with awe and innocence, inviting the viewer to recall the excitement of discovering their world through familiar objects.
Qualls is a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Houston, TX. Her work has been exhibited in numerous locales across the United States including Texas, New York, Oregon, New Jersey and North Carolina, among others. In 2011, Qualls received a Fellowship Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and was a Hunting Art Prize Finalist in 2010. In October, 2010, her work was also featured in the Strawmen and Sugarbones Catalogue.