Spaces Imagined – Lisa Scadron (Class of 1993)

Lisa Scadron Class of 1993

Encouraged by my parents and grandfather, a painter, I began oil painting lessons at the age of eight and have been making art ever since. A native of Tucson, Arizona, I have exhibited work in the U.S. and internationally.

In 1998, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Human Biology and Art History, and in 2018, completed an Integrative Health Coach certification through Duke University Integrative Medicine Center. Since 2008, I divide my time between Tucson and Mumbai. I grew up immersed in Southern Arizona's beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape.

The influence of that desert's color and vastness, combined with my early travels around the world, helped me understand that I innately visualize my surroundings, natural or man-made, in terms of shapes, colors and compositions. My creative process is an antidote to my tendency to overthink almost everything, as the act of making forces me to be present, favoring what feels right in that instant, instead of insisting on preconceived images and ideas. A painting's magic usually only shines when I follow “mistakes” and “tangents,” using them to navigate the unknown territory of a work in progress.

Multiple layers of textures and colors applied to the same surface come together in unexpected ways, forming a visually cohesive whole. Vivid colors combined with the glittering intensity of iridescent paint and metallic leaf allow me to express my visceral connection to the landscape of the Southwest and to the scapes in my mind. When I play with materials and trust the process, beauty coalesces from the layers of media.

Though many of my prints originate from imagery in my paintings, they are not reproductions of my paintings, but original works of art created digitally. They are printed on aluminum, using a dye sublimation process. A work of art, for me, can feel immensely satisfying to simply “be” with; it creates its own contained world. Simultaneously, that artwork can invoke real and imagined worlds—spaces of possibility.

SPACES IMAGINED: Artwork by Lisa Scadron
August 23 - October 4, 2018
1Art on Broadway 1 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

The show is located in TWO buildings, at 1 East and at 1 West on Broadway.

To schedule a viewing from Aug 23 - Oct 4: 520-800-3746 OR