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Lisa Agaran

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20121104073819-torchginger
Torch Ginger Mixed Media Collage Painting 12" X 12" © © 2012 Lisa Agaran
20140514181608-plume
Plume Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects
20130804165157-unveil
Unveil, 7/2013 Mixed Media Acrylic & Collage 12" X 12" © Lisa Agaran
20140514180023-ascendingshadow
Ascending Shadow Mixed Media Acrylic, Collage & Found Objects
20121104074629-lighthousesml
Lighthouse Mixed Media Collage Painting 10" X 10" © 2012 Lisa Agaran
20140813185401-riversolace
River Solace, 2013 Mixed Media Collage 12 X 16 In. © Lisa Agaran
20130709192233-petalslikewings
Petals for Wings Mixed Media Acrylic, Collage & Found Objects 10" X 10" © 2013 Lisa Agaran
20130730153446-illuminatingrays
Illuminating Rays, 7/2013 Mixed Media Acrylic, Collage & Found Objects 12 X 12 © Lisa Agaran
20130804165049-hopefaithlove
Hope, Faith, Love, 7/2013 Mixed Media, Collage & Found Objects on Wood Panel 16" X 12" © Lisa Agaran
20140813185215-rubysunrise
Ruby Sunrise, 2013 Mixed Media & Found Objects 12 X 12 In. © Lisa Agaran
20130804164855-lotusunfoldedsml
Lotus Unfolded Mixed Media Collage Painting 12 X 16 In. © 2013 Lisa Agaran
20131012152153-prayerenlighmnt
Prayer for Enlightenment, 9/2013 Mixed Media Acrylic & Collage 16 X 20 © 2013 Lisa Agaran
20140813185255-demonlover
Demon Lover, 2013 Mixed Media & Found Objects 12 X 12 In. © Lisa Agaran
20121104140855-lakeofdreamssml
Lake of Dreams Mixed Media Collage Painting 12" X 12" © 2012 Lisa Agaran
20130124055831-evolving
Evolving Mixed Media Collage Painting 12" X 12" © 2012 Lisa Agaran
20130602013209-night_day
Night & Day, May 2013 Mixed Media Acrylic 12" X 16"
20121104074243-artifacts
Artifacts Mixed Media Original Painting 8" X 12" © 2012 Lisa Agaran
20140813185346-spiritarises
Spirit Arises, 2014 Mixed Media 12 X 24 In. © Lisa Agaran
20130602013318-themuse
The Muse Rising, May 2013 Mixed Media Acrylic & Collage 8" X 10"
20130709191446-blossomglow
Blossoming Glow, 6/2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic and Collage 12" X 12" © 2013 Lisa Agaran
20130822135249-illuminatingrays
Illuminating Rays Mixed Media, Collage & Found Objects on Wood Panel 12 X 12"
20130822135629-lotusunfolded1
Lotus Unfolded, 1/2013 Mixed Media Acrylic & Collage 16 X 12" © 2013 Lisa Agaran
20131008043951-buddhashow_back_cc
SEEING BUDDAH, October 12, 2013
20141014062121-overseer
Overseer
20151030154346-elemental_found
Elemental Found, October 2015 Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects 10 X 10 X .75 Inches © 2015 Lisa Agaran
20151030154359-prayformysoul
Pray for My Soul, October 2015 Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects 16 X16 in © 2015 Lisa Agaran
20151030154424-ladyofcythera
Lady of Cythera, September 2014 Mixed Media Acrylic on Wood Panel. 18 X 18 in © 2014 Lisa Agaran
20151030154431-athirstyfish
A Thirsty Fish, October 2014 Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects 30 X 40 In. © 2014 Lisa Agaran
20151030163052-blinded
Blinded Mixed Media Acrylic & Found Objects on Canvas 36 X 48 In. © 2015 Lisa Agaran
20151030163233-ascendingshadow
Ascending Shadow Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects on Wood Panel 18 X 24 In. © 2014
20151030163336-furyoftime
Fury of Time Mixed Media Acrylic on Wood Panel © 2015 Lisa Agaran
20151030163431-elemental_found
Elemental Found Mixed Media Acrylic and Found Objects on Wood Panel © 2015 Lisa Agaran
20151030163718-ladyofcythera
Lady of Cythera Mixed Media Acrylic on Wood Panel 18 X 18 In.
20151030154200-1stlargepiecesmall
Quick Facts
Schools
Art Center College of Design, 1989, BFA
Tags
Mixed Media abstract, mixed media collage, original abstract art, mixed-media, abstract
Bio & Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My body of work unfolded during a time when what I once defined myself by began to deconstruct. Forced to surrender to uncertainty and the unknown, I immersed myself in the creative process. It became the steady ground anchoring me and eventually led me back to my authentic self. Like for many artists, it became an avenue to heal and integrate oneself towards wholeness. Through the emerging of intuitive story, my art is a vehicle in which I discover meaning and deeper understanding of myself and the world.

Similar to an approach I once used in art therapy, my process is spontaneous and often intuitive. I allow each piece to dictate the direction it wants to go. Forms, themes and textures organically emerge, guiding the next step in the process and so on. I find this mindful path an opportunity to surrender to the moment, without a predetermined plan. Through a blend of different acrylic mediums, my original photography, collage and found objects, I channel and transform the subconscious into art.

I’m often fascinated by the sense of history revealed in textures found in natural stones and weathered surfaces. I try to recreate this unrefined, organic quality in my pieces to give it a feel of aging. I also incorporating objects I have found along my journeys, such as stones and pebbles. I believe that each object has its own story to share, which adds to the narrative of each piece.

One of the most marked characteristics in my work is the mysterious, ethereal dream like feel of the imagery. When we dream, our subconscious creates scripts as an avenue to uncover meaning, clarity and resolution to our awaken life. In the same way, I strive to produce work that invites the viewer to create his or her own individual experience by projecting their own interpretations onto each piece. 

 

Artist Bio

Lisa Agaran was born in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in various group and solo shows throughout Los Angeles and New Mexico. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, 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 and Toyota. With a background in psychology specializing in Creativity, she also worked as a therapist, creativity coach and taught one of the core certification courses at the Creativity Coaching Association where she also trained under well renown creativity coach, Eric Maisel. Lisa currently teaches various Mixed Media, Visual Art Journaling and Creativity Enhancement Workshops. Her work has appeared in both Incite 1: Dreams Realized and Incite 2: The Art of Storytelling published by North Light Books. Expressing herself artistically has always been an essential part of her life. Her other creative channels include writing and photography. Currently, Lisa is a professional mixed media artist producing original artwork that invites the viewer to experience the depth, meaning and process of each piece.

To view more work visit ArtbyLisaAgaran.com

To view current workshops visit TrueCreativityWithin.com