Lisa Rock was born in 1985 in Marlborough, MA, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Rock has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and she was an artist in residence at the Black Rock Desert NCA (AIR) program summer of 2022. Recent solo exhibitions include Overgrowth at Johansson Projects in Oakland in 2022, Monterey Museum of Art's Currents Gallery in 2018, and Merge Visible at NIAD Art Center in Richmond, CA in 2017. She was in the group show, Swelter, at Good Mother Gallery in Los Angeles and currently has work in an online group show, Summer Intermission, at Soft Times Gallery in San Francisco.

Snapshots from her daily walks become source material for her paintings. She searches for overlooked gems in the urban landscape which typically involve the relationship between natural and humanmade forms. The formal issues of color, pattern, and light/shadow are of particular interest to her. The paintings ultimately become a way for her to explore the space between abstraction and representation.


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