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Lisa Foster

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figurative, mixed-media, feminist, quilting fabrics, emerging, craft materials, fabrics mixed-media


B. 1973 Massachusetts

I am making shapes on canvas, but my shapes are self portraits and my paints, reproduction quilting fabrics. I am using fabrics not to decorate but to make something solid like rubber, poured paint or steel. I do not consider my work collage. I like shaping space, like Sera, In my newer work the leg becomes the line rather than the line of the leg being the line. I want the shapes to exist without the human. I found my voice in my naked body; nudity is always political. I am a painter of the color field tradition. I am specimen, I am spectacle, I am object, but I am not too.

I developed Dissociative Identity Disorder as a child. My work let's my body tell it's story and it is the vehicle through which "I" have found my art. D.I.D. and trauma have allowed me a unique relationship with myself. I get to explore and share this in my paintings. They are our voice and our playground. They have made manifest that which the eye can not see.

Recent Exhibits

Lisa Foster participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2011 Verge Art Brooklyn
Verge Art Brooklyn
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