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.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (MFA) Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm (BFA)
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
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
Artist Trust GAP Project Grant, 2017 PONCHO Special Recognition Award, 2011 Betty Bowen Finalist, 2011 French Ministry of Cultural and Foreign Affairs, 1992
Seattle Art Museum Tacoma Art Museum Seattle University Microsoft Art Collection
Seattle Art Museum Cornish College of Art, Seattle Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound Microsoft Artist Lecture Series
Minimalism Reconsidered: writing by Liz A. Brown, November 2013 Art Ltd.: Critic’s Picks: Seattle by Suzanne Biel, Nov/Dec, 2013 Anacortes American: Arts Commission recommends mural design by Swedish artist, by Elaine Walker, October 18, 2006. Seattle Post Intelligencer: “Liedgren’s moons rise above looney cultural biases” by Regina Hackett, April 18, 2003. Seattle Times: Visual Arts Exhibit Guide, by Sheila Farr, April 25, 2003. Seattle Post Intelligencer: “Crossroads Exhibition” at Center of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle. Review by Regina Hackett, April 4, 2003. New American Painting: Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Number 43 (curated by Jessica Parker), January 2003. LAVA 2002 – Exhibition catalogue. Text by Rhonda Howard, essay by Anna Fahey Seattle Times: CoCA reframes itself with new location, director and annual show by Sheila Farr, June 14, 2002. The Stranger: Pacific Northwest Annual at Center of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle. Review by J.S Miller, June 27, 2002.