Bio

Lisa Liedgren Alexandersson

Lisa Liedgren Alexandersson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA. Working in a range of media including painting, drawing, photography and weaving, her studio practice is process-oriented, contemplative and has both formal and conceptual rigor. Her work, which is often project based, places subject matter hand-in-hand with the study of mind and body in relationship to materiality.

Liedgren Alexandersson left her native Sweden at a formative age to study in France, then moved to the United States. This experience of moving between cultures is an integral part of her artistic framework, which negotiates between varied economic and cultural value systems and is attentive to aspects of place and identity. As such her work takes a broader social and political point of view.

Liedgren Alexandersson received a MFA from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in Paris and BFA from Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm. She is a two-time finalist of the Betty Bowen Award and the recipient of Artist Trust GAP Project Grant, the PONCHO Special Recognition Award and a grantee of the French Ministry of Cultural and Foreign Affairs. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada and is featured in museum and private collections including the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum and Seattle University.


EDUCATION

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (MFA)
Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm (BFA)


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Whatcom Art Museum, Bellingham National, WA 2017
Hedreen Gallery/Lee Center for the Arts, All Things Equal, Seattle 2011
Gallery 4Culture, 100 Years For Better or Worse, Seattle 2009
Punch + Soil Gallery, International Juried Exhibition by Eric Fredrickson, Seattle 2007
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Intense Focus, Portland OR 2004
Seattle Art Museum, First Person Singular I and II, 2003 – 2004


SELECTED
SOLO-EXHIBITIONS

Prole Drift Gallery, Seattle WA, New Work, 2013
James Harris Gallery, Seattle WA, Moons, 2003
L’Oeil de Poisson, Centre D’art Actuel, Walk With Me I and II, Quebec City, Canada, 2003
DoCP Project, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, WA 2002


AWARDS

Artist Trust GAP Project Grant, 2017
PONCHO Special Recognition Award, 2011
Betty Bowen Finalist, 2011
French Ministry of Cultural and Foreign Affairs, 1992


COLLECTIONS

Seattle Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum
Seattle University
Microsoft Art Collection


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Seattle Art Museum
Cornish College of Art, Seattle
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound
Microsoft Artist Lecture Series