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Lisa Agaran

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Art Center College of Design, 1989, BFA

abstract, mixed-media, original abstract art, mixed media collage, Mixed Media abstract

Bio & Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My body of work unfolded during a time in my life when all that I defined myself by began to deconstruct it self. Forced to surrender to uncertainty and the unknown, I immersed myself in the creative process. It became the consistent solid ground that would anchor me. My art is a vehicle in which I redefined myself, discover new meaning and a deeper understanding. Like for many artists, it became an avenue to heal and integrate oneself towards wholeness.

Each piece is created spontaneously and intuitively allowing the painting to dictate the direction it wants to go. Forms, shapes, themes and textures that organically unfold guide the next step in the process and so on. I find this mindful path an opportunity to surrender to the moment without parameters and predetermined definitions. It allows me to channel and transform the subconscious into art through exploration.

I’ve always been drawn to textures found in natural stones and formations as well as textures that result from the aging process like withered paint on walls or wood. I strive to recreate this feel in my paintings in order to give it an unrefined and organic quality.

Through the process of experimentation my work often reflects a natural and atmospheric dream like feel. The mystery of images not clearly defined or out of focus invites the viewer to create his or her own individual experience by projecting their own memories, dreams, perspectives and interpretations.


Artist Bio

After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Lisa originally began her artistic career as a graphic designer. She worked in the corporate arena for 18 years with companies such as Disney, Nestle, Nissan Kaiser Permanente and Toyota. Having the itch to revisit one of her original passions, she returned to school and obtained her Masters in Psychology in 2003. Lisa has always had an intense interest in understanding not only herself as a creative person, but the creative process as well. Integrating both her artistic and psychology background she spent the last several years working with artists and creative professionals as a therapist and creativity coach. Expressing herself creatively has always been an essential part of her life. She has channeled her creativity in different venues such as dance, writing, oil painting and photography. Currently, Lisa is now creating original mixed media collage pieces.





Recent Exhibits

Lisa Agaran participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Mysterious Flight…and other beautiful tales
Aug, 2013 Wanderlust Sutra
Gallery 39
Jul, 2013 Dreams & The Lotus
Eighth Day Arts
Jun, 2013 Sierra Madre Art Walk 2013
Sierra Madre
Feb, 2013 Elusive Reflections
The Center for Wellbeing
Click here to see all exhibits for Lisa Agaran
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