Lisa Call Fine Art - Award Winning Contemporary Textile Paintings

Web Name: Lisa Call Fine Art - Award Winning Contemporary Textile Paintings






Welcome! I have a fascination with making fabric do things that it doesn’t naturally want to do.Hello! I m Lisa Call and I live on the beautiful Kapiti Coast of New Zealand s north island. As you scroll down you can explore my artwork,read about my life as an artist and get a peak into my studio to see the process of how I coax fabric into my vision. In addition, you can also find out about my upcoming exhibitions, purchase my artwork and more. lisa“Of the hundreds of artist newsletters I receive in this position, Lisa Call’s is one I ALWAYS read!”~Judith Olivia HeartSong, Art Director, ArtMatters.PS To stay up to date with the latest news from my studio please subscribe to my mailing list: Subscribe Portfolio In the last twenty years I have created over 1000 textile paintings.I explore both abstract compositions and landscapes. The addition of mark making with paint brings an added dimension and complexity to some of my compositions.What is a textile painting? It is an artwork made from fabric constructed by stitching.Instead of painting with pigments, I paint with fabric. I tend to work in a series, exploring a theme in depth with by following designs from one composition to the next. Expanding and growing ideas, colors, shapes and lines that capture my attention.Here I share a selection of artwork from my current series. [Please click on the thumbnail images for a slide show with larger images.] Travel PatternsMy newest series of work exploring movement and pattern. My desire for adventure and travel married with my love of repetition and pattern. Memory and mark making underscore the meaning of these artworks. With a common thread of music running through many of them: my childhood piano lessons, concerts, singing with friends. Learn more about these series.New beginnings. What is possible when you step through the doorway? Learn more about this series.There are times when the results of my studio practice do not fall neatly within a existing body of work. The explorations are transitional pieces that provide the bread crumbs linking my series.My abstract textile paintings explore memory, movement, possibility and adventure. The inclusion of mark making in my most recent work allows me to explore layering of complex patterns. I bring along my signature thin lines as I explore my environment in abstracted landscapes. Having spent most of my time in the American Southwest with big open spaces, the endless horizon line is frequently the subject of my work.The influence of my extensive background in computer science can also be spotted in my geometric designs.I am drawn to textiles by the tactile nature of the medium and intrigued by the flexibility of woven fabric in contrast to its underlying rigid grid construction.I do all of my stitching on a small domestic sewing machine the Pfaff 1475, made in 1992.In the “you can never own too many tools” category I have seven identical machines.First is the creation of color. I start with white fabric and using dyes and paints I create my palette of colors, textures and patterns. This is the fun messy part of my process. Kind of like finger painting.The second step involves cutting up my fabric and arranging it into an interesting composition. After I ve found a dynamic composition, I stitch the fabric back together.This is the hardest part. It’s a dance between planning ahead and improvisation like putting together a puzzle where the pieces are constantly changing size throughout the project.Making marks by painting and stamping is the third process in my studio practice. I use tools mostly associated with sewing (such as empty spools of thread) and a selection of hand carved stamps to make my marks. In the forth step I create texture across the surface with oodles of thread. It takes hours and hours to add the dense stitching to the work.This is currently my favorite part of the process. The soothing repetition of sewing straight lines back and forth. For hours and hours. Meditation. About Adventure and connection are the underlying themes in all of my artwork be it abstract, a landscape or about a place.Embracing the unknown and exploring new possibilities in my work parallels the current adventure in my life. Moving from Denver, Colorado to New Zealand in the mid 2010s has been nothing short of exciting.It has also given me a chance to dive deeper into my exploration of connection as I miss my friends and family back home and I build a new community in my new country.Employing the thin lines that have become a signature of my work, I continue to ponder how disconnection and barriers impact our relationships.As the center of my art world shifts from the United States to New Zealand, I exhibit and sell my award winning work extensively in both solo and group shows across the globe.And as always, I fill my free hours with yoga, gardening, cooking, reading, of walking the beautiful beaches and tracks in New Zealand.PS You can find information about my art workshops and coaching on my other website Make Big Art.2018 Black and White, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA2016 Restructuring: Color and Line, Spark Gallery, CO2015 Portals: Beginnings and Possibilities, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA2015 Endless Horizon: 14000 feet to Sea Level, Spark Gallery, CO2014 Adventure Art, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA2012 Color and Line, The Art Quilt Gallery, New York, NY2012 Relationships, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA2019 New Zealand Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Juried2019 Mahara Arts Review, Mahara Gallery, New Zealand, Juried 2019 111 Group Exhibition, The Incubator, New Zealand2019 New Zealand Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Juried 2018 Christchurch Art Show, Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch, NZ, Juried2018 New Zealand Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Juried2017 American Craft Council, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, Juried2017 100 Days, Tutere Gallery, Waikanae Beach, New Zealand2017 New Zealand Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Juried2017 Mahara Arts Review, Mahara Gallery, New Zealand, Juried 2017 Christchurch Art Show, Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch, NZ, Juried2017 Art Expo Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, Juried2017 Winter and Spring Exhibits, Academy Galleries, Wellington, NZ, Juried2017 Dunedin Art Show, Edgar Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, Juried2017 Art Fusions, Carmel College, Auckland, New Zealand, InvitationalA complete CV including my 20 year exhibition history, awards, collections and publications is available in pdf form: Lisa Call Curriculum VitaeCan t make it to my corner of New Zealand right now? You can also follow along with my studio progress on instagram: lisacallfineart Art, inspiration, life. Abstract artist based on the beautiful Kapiti Coast of New Zealand. #textiles and #painting 3-6 June 2021 TSB Arena, Wellington, New ZealandNZ Art Show Website 7-8 and 14-15 November, 2020 My Studio in Paraparaumu, New Zealand(assuming we remain in lockdown level 2 or lower) Kapiti Arts Trail WebsiteThe IncubatorThe Historic Village17th AvenueTauranga South, New ZealandEach year I accept a limited number of commissioned projects that are in the style of my existing work.If you would like to discuss a possible commission, please email me and we can discuss the suitability of this option for your needs and additional terms. I did it! On August 31st I finished my 31 day challenge. And other than 2 days, I completed my work each day. This is the best I ve done with a challenge like this actually sticking to the work every day and posting my work daily. Felt great. And I was happy it was Continue reading Completion of my 31 Day Creative Challenge New Zealand is Back in Lockdown As you might have heard we back in a lockdown here in New Zealand. A little delta variant blues. Our restrictions, unless you are an essential worker, are pretty strict. We can go grocery shopping and out for a walk in our neighborhood. That s about it. Most Continue reading Creating during a Lockdown Round 2 It s the last month of winter here in New Zealand so I decided to join a 31 day creative challenge with the Aotearoa Quilters. I introduced the challenge a few weeks ago: Getting the Most from my Paletteful Packs And today and I wanted to share my progress at the half way point. So far Continue reading Half Way Through my 31 Day Creative Challenge +64 27-371-8926 New Zealand+1 303-910-1569 United States (text only or leave a message) Lisa CallContemporary Textile Paintings s l a l c +64 27-371-8926 - New Zealand+1 303-910-1569 - United States (text only or leave a message)Receive periodic updates from my studio - new artwork, news, exhibits, special promotions for subscribers and more.

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