Lisa K. Blatt,
Lisa K. Blatt, "gale force wind," 2012, archival digital photo.

Lisa Blatt

Lisa K. Blatt has exhibited extensively in museums, galleries and non-profits on an international level. Blatt often works in extreme landscapes. To make art she has survived an Antarctica storm trapped in a tent for six nights on top of a live volcano, woken up to find an unexploded missile next to her tent in 29 Palms, and traveled with NASA to the driest spot on Earth. Her images explore how perception is shaped by how and what one sees, media and cultural perspectives, politics and pop culture. She investigates how landscape may be defined by what is not visible, what is memory or what is trace primarily using photo and video installations as well as mixed media.

Blatt's work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennial, China, the Havana Biennial, Cuba, Museo de Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Contemporary Art Platform and Freud Museum, London, Kunstverein Haus, Germany, Mills College Art Museum Oakland, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, Phillips Collection Museum, Washington, DC and Sean Kelly in New York.

Renowned photographer Cindy Sherman once chose Blatt, when asked which one artist she thought was doing groundbreaking work (Smithsonian Magazine (March 2012)). She has been awarded grants and residencies including from: the National Science Foundation, NASA and Carnegie Mellon, the Kitteredge Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Djerassi Foundation.  Her work is in public and private collections and was commissioned for the Sierra Fund’s Tribute Trail in California and the J. Michael Bishop Art Collection at the University of California, San Francisco.