Los Angeles, California, USA
With a B.A. in painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University, Lisa Adams is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant.
She has successfully taught at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997-1999.
In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on special projects as an independent curator. In 2000, she co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions. She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public
collections of Eli Broad, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation.
From 2007 to 2009 Lisa was the lead consultant of the Fine Arts Division at Christine Anderson and Associates Public Relations and remains an outside resource for that firm.
She currently blogs on Los Angeles art for the Huffington Post.