June - August, 2011
In an effort to comprehend the contemporary movements in which we witness and participate as well as the history that has propelled these changes, Lisa Iglesias explores cultural and nationalistic representations. Her projects take the form of graphite drawings, stop-motion animations and paper sculptures. Communicating a disconnection from setting and themselves, her renderings and objects hint at our estrangement from the world we’re in and construct constellations of association and meaning.
Lisa Iglesias was born and raised in Queens, New York, received her BA from Binghamton University in 2001 and attended the University of Florida for an MFA in 2006. She has attended residencies such as the Santa Fe Art Institute (New Mexico), the Blue Mountain Center (New York), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska), 6_a Inc (Tasmania) and Tiny Circus (Iowa), among others. In 2009, she was awarded a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and has exhibited nationally and internationally at various spaces including Taller Boricua, the Queens Museum of Art and the Jersey City Museum. A recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts and the 2009/2010 Urban Artists Initiative/New York City, she works both individually as well as collaboratively with her sister, Janelle under the name Las Hermanas Iglesias. For more information about Lisa’s individual and collaborative work, visit