Artist in Residence

Lisa Cirenza is a US born, London based artist pushing pigments and pixels on 2 dimensional surfaces probing today’s socio-political assumptions, connections and disconnections. She is a colourist with roots in cubo-futurism, and linework derived from her Sumi-e studies in Tokyo. Other training includes coursework at The Royal Drawing School, Central St. Martins, the Norfolk School of Painting, and the Jean Pierre Braz Atelier – Paris France. Her BS honors degree in Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University allows Cirenza a unique angle on the understanding of pigments, fluids, and mediums, whereas her MA degree in International Policy Studies (also from Stanford) provide her with many of the insights that fuel her visual inspirations. She is on advisory boards for Human Rights Watch, The Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Seeds of Peace, and the Stanford School of Earth Energy and the Environment. She has exhibited in Kyoto, New York City, Silicon Valley, Edinburgh, Paris and frequently in London. Her work is held in state, corporate and private collections in Japan, France, Finland, the UK, Canada, and the USA.

Learn more about Lisa’s work in a BBC Documentary, the Financial Times, Reuters, 1340 Contemporary Magazine, Riseart.com and a Paper53 Blog Article or on her website: www.cirenza.com