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                         Lisa Deloria Weinblatt paintings
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CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Albany Center Gallery, New York -'Interact' May/June 2019, Opening Friday June 7, 2019

Chashama Gala Artist - Roving Portraitist - June 2019, NYC

Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, Maryland -Solo- SCHOOL LUNCH - September, 2019

LUNCH TICKET Magazine, Antioch University, CA - Featured Artist - SCHOOL LUNCH - Winter/Spring 2018/19

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Campus Artist 2018 University of Maine, Farmington, Solo - 8/18-12/18

The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, "Signal" - June 30 - July 29 2018

LUNCH TICKET Magazine, Antioch University, Los Angeles CA

Featured Artist SCHOOL LUNCH - Winter/Spring 2018

The Armory Show, Piers 92/94 NYC

De Sarthe Gallery, "The Gallery"/SCHOOL LUNCH March 2018

Arkelle Museum, Canajoharie, NY, "The Art of New York" - 11/2017 - 1/2018

Morristown County Government Building, Atrium Gallery,
Morristown, NJ 07960
SCHOOL LUNCH
September 7, 2017 - January 5, 2018

GENDERED
Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC - June 16 - July 21, 2017

URBAN EXPO
Masur Museum, Monroe, LA - Invitational - National March 29 - July 9, 2017

Jefferson Market Library, NYC - "Urban Expo" - May 6 - 13, 2017

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA - Solo - October 13, 2016 - January 18, 2017

Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA - "Art of Forgiveness" - Man/Woman Series - November, 2016

The Woodstock Museum of Art, NY - Solo Wall - May, 2016

Citicorp LIC - "Neighbors & Neighborhoods" April - August, 2016

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum, CT - " Big Idea?" November/ December 2016

ARTIST'S STATEMENT SCHOOL LUNCH

I am a figurative painter whose imagery is informed through personal experience, imagination and direct observation.  The paintings comprising the SCHOOL LUNCH series, present images concerning the nature of relationships.  My goal is to create humanistic awareness in a framework which is universally recognized. 

The SCHOOL LUNCH series is a visual essay of contemporary student life, in real educational settings.  Current cross-cultural issues and their emotional attitudes are explored in the shared experience of school lunch.  SCHOOL LUNCH is generated from direct observation, drawing on location, afternoons in the lunchrooms of High Schools and College campuses throughout the country.   

My ambition as an artist is to present a vision of our current multi-cultural society, in order to foster  understanding, communication and focus on issues of interpersonal relationships, diversity and social justice for all.

SCHOOL LUNCH is created by drawing each student independently, from life.  Every individual in my paintings is an actual person, observed at-the-moment, in reality.  This integral process allows me the opportunity to speak with students and listen to their concerns.  The drawings and accompanying visual notes are the basis of my compositions and paintings.
 
Dennis Wepman, Curator of the Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, NY states “Weinblatt incorporates a dynamic narrative in her paintings, implicit of the energy and tension of personal interactions…”

As part of the college exhibitions, I am often invited on campus as a “resident/visiting artist".  I was the 2018 Fall Campus Artist at the University of Maine, Farmington. This engaging opportunity allows me access to a wide scope of activities to record.  Visually recording campus events (i.e., La Guardia Community College’s ‘Salsa/ Jazz’ Festival), creating drawings in the moment, of the interaction of students and musicians.  As a visiting artist, I offer presentations, workshops, discussions and critiques, to engage the students in the ‘curriculum beneath the curriculum’ experience.

SCHOOL LUNCH underlines perceptions which affirm cultural identity, brings together ideas espousing contemporary concerns and encourages a belief in the quality of the human spirit.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT: A MAN / A WOMAN

I use the vocabulary of daily life and historical reference to inform the content of the A MAN / A WOMAN series. The images in these paintings investigate the interactions of interpersonal relationships within a time-frame. This series, in creating awareness of the multi-faceted roles of women, recognizes and views the importance of relationship cycles.
Within this series, balanced real and abstract elements coexist, to create images which allude to the myths of womanhood. The MAN/ WOMAN series, distinguished by evocative motifs, are activated by current issues and concerns of women, which challenge the uneasy boundaries of possession, substance, perception and hallucination.

BIO

Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt graduated Magna Cum Laude, Art Department Honors, 1987, Queens College, Flushing, New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1991 She has been awarded five Artist-In-Residence National Scholarships
In 2005, Lisa exhibited in nine museum shows across the USA. She has had over 35 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over 175 group shows.

AWARDS

National Endowment Partnership Grant, 'Emerge', through the New Jersey State Art Council and ALJIRA Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
NYC public Art Grant through NYSFA, NYFA, and ABACA, exhibiting work in Artist Space in Soho
Nabisco Foods Gallery "Faces of America: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Black History Month" SCHOOL LUNCH exhibit cover




" Superb, large, figurative paintings that tell stories... of a social nature...Active and pensive only begin to describe the intent behind these remarkable works...a wealth of remarkable paintings that address such important contemporary issues as cultural diversity and the challenges inherent in personal relationships"...
                                                        Stephanie H. Plunkett, Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum