From the physical space of her cliff-side studio, Lisa Lala explores the larger, intangible questions of our existence through her luscious, expressive oil and her carpenter's pencil stream-of-conscious writings and drawings. Her work connects to the white space, the peace and exuberance of our most contemplative moments. While known primarily for her paintings, Lala’s practice also includes sculpture, light art, and installations.
Lisa Lala was born in California to artistic parents who encouraged her instincts from an early age. Her mother allowed her to maintain a work table alongside her in her fiber art studio. She also accompanied them on humanitarian trips world-wide, which fostered her unique perspective and exposed her to many different ways of life. Her education continued at the University of Kansas where she received a BFA. Subsequently she studied under New York painter Wolf Kahn, Slovenian painter Tjasa Demsar (in France), and abstract painter Philomene Bennett in Kansas City. With over two dozen sell-out shows since her launch in 2003, Lala’s work is now in many notable public, private and museum collections.