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With a B.A. in painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University, Lisa Adams is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant.
She has successfully taught in many reputed art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997-1999.
In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on special projects as an independent curator. In 2000, she co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar.
Her public art projects include the West Valley Branch Library, Reseda, California, Fire Station No. 64, Watts, Los Angeles and the Chatsworth Station of the Los Angeles Metro Orange Line Extension to be completed in 2012.
In fall 2011, Adams' first monograph book titled Vicissitude of Circumstance published by ZERO+ Publishing is now available for advance purchase. Save 30% if you order now: https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/8CUMHWJQ8L05. The first book signing event is Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2-5pm at Offramp Gallery in Pasadena, California. For more information click here: http://www.offrampgallery.com/adams_lisa_gouaches_2.html. Other book signings to follow at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood, sponsored by Artillery Magazine and at CB1 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
James Scarborough's essay that will appear in the book was recently published on the Huffington Post. Adams will also have two solo exhibitions, the first September 11, 2011 of small gouache work at Offramp Gallery and the second December 11. 2011 of oil paintings at CB1 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum, the Laguna Museum of Art. and the Edward Albee Foundation.
From 2007 to 2009 Lisa was the lead consultant of the Fine Arts Division at Christine Anderson and Associates Public Relations and remains an outside resource for that firm.