Lisa Kenion

 
 

    My name is Lisa Kenion.. I was born in Charlotte, N.C. in 1959. I grew up in Charlotte and then attended East Carolina University, earning a B.F.A in painting in 1982.  I moved to Ohio in that year and in 1983 started attending graduate school at Kent State University.  I earned my M.F.A. in 1987 in painting, although I had started to make three-dimensional work as well.

    Not long after graduate school I began working as a contractor casting bronze at Studio Foundry, a lost wax casting facility.  In 1988 three associates and I bought the foundry and we’ve been managing it ever since.


    The themes in my work are the result of a great love for nature, a keen interest in art and cultural history, my yoga practice, and an enduring interest in the intersection of science, philosophy and spirit.

 
Paintings And Sculpture
Contact Lisa Kenion: 

216-459-8651

Work Experience


            1988 - present         co-owner of Studio Foundry (fine arts casting facility)


2004 –2007             Adjunct Art Instructor, Lake Erie College


2003                        Painting Instructor, Arthouse, Cleveland, Ohio


1994                        Painting I Instructor, Lorain Community College, Lorain, Ohio


1992 - 1993             Urban School summer outreach program, Cleveland Ohio


1991                        Techshop in conjunction with the International Sculpture Center


1987 - 1988             Associate of Studio Foundry, Cleveland, Ohio


1986 - 1987             Akron Art Museum, mounting and packing exhibitions


1985 - 1986             Teaching Assistant, Kent State University, taught Drawing I, four semesters




Education


1986                        MFA in painting, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


1985                        Blossom workshops with Sylvia Mangold, April Gornik (scholarship awarded)


1982                        BFA in painting and drawing, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.




Exhibitions


                2013                        Three Person Show, Harris Stanton, Akron Ohio


                   2013                        Juried Show, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve (best in show)


                   2012                        Anniversary Invitational, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, Ohio


                   2012                        Arts District Show, Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio

                 


                   2011                        May Show (juried), Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio



                   2011                        Four Person Show, South Wing Gallery, Cleveland Heights, Ohio



                   2011                        Four Person Show, River Gallery, Rocky River, Ohio



                   2010                        Three Person Show, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, Ohio


                   2009                       Group Show, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio



                   2007                        Three Person Show, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, Ohio

                  


                   2007                        Solo Exhibit, Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio



                   2007                        Group Show, Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, Ohio


2006                        Group Show, Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio


2004                        Solo Exhibit, Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio


2004                        Group Exhibit, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio


2003                        Two person show, Deadhorse Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio


2000                        Group Exhibit, Deadhorse Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio     


2000                        Four Takes on the Figure, Deadhorse Gallery, Cleveland,Ohio


1994                        Faculty show, Lorain Community College, Lorain, Ohio


1988                        Five from the Midwest (invitational), 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY


1987                        Three person show, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio


1986                        Animals in Art (invitational) Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio


1986                        May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


1985                        May Show (honorable mention), Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

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