Lisa Williamson



Artist Statement


A tumble of vines growing at the edges of a field led to this series of meadow paintings that portray the containment of chaotic growth within dance-like organic structures on fields of color. The series began in June 2006 in memory of my father, who loved the hills and woods of his Kentucky farm. The process of layering color speaks of the timelessness of nature’s events, and the power of place



Solo Exhibitions

2008 November
         "New Paintings"
          International Visions Gallery
          2629 Connecticut Avenue NW
          Washington D.C. 20008

2004 Purses and Paintings, Sansar, Bethesda, MD

2004 Two-person show with Nancy Barr

2003 Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2001 Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL

1997 Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL

1996 Gallery Five, Tequesta, FL

1990 Gallery Five, Tequesta, FL

1988 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY

1987 Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY

1986 Ormond Beach Museum, Ormond Beach, FL

1983 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

1983 Landscapes: Two Views, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

1982 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Group Exhibitions

2006 Winter Art Exhibition, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, three-person show

2006 Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schwenfirth Art Center, Auburn, NY, Nov.-Jan. 2007

2006 Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, Gretchen Keyworth, Juror

2005 Quilts for Arts Sake IV, Make-Ready Gallery, Montclair, NJ

2004 Anonymous Returns, WA Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

2001 All Things Small & Beautiful, GRACE Gallery, Reston, VA

2000 Art Quilts, Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL

1998 Ken Elias Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

1996-97 Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL

1995 Southeastern Fine Crafts Invitational, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL

1991 Out of Bounds, 901 Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1991 Art Quilts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

1991 Fiber: The State of the Art, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

1989 Art of Kentucky, Headley Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY

1988 Florida Artists, Ormond Museum of Art, Ormond Beach, FL

1986-87 Gallery Artists, Sara Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

1985-87 Gallery Artists, Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY

1982 30 Florida Women in Art, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, FL

1982 Of, On and About Paper, Columbia South Carolina Museum

Selected Bibliography

Knowles, Laura, Crafts National Exhibit at Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster Sunday News, April 9, 2006

Aimone, Katherine, Stylish Screens, Lark Books, 2003

Costello, Kevin, ‘Garden’ Quilts Reinterpret the Vitality of Nature, Herald Tribune, Sarasota, FL, May 23, 2003

Stark, Brandy, The Never Fading Garden, St. Petersburg Times, June 2001

Smith Favis, Roberta, Lisa Williamson: The Wild, The Timid, and the Invisible, Fiberarts Magazine, Nov./Dec. 1997

Whitman, Sylvia, Water Colors, Creative Ideas for Living Magazine, January 1991

Minton, David, Artists Give New Meaning to Mundane Objects, Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY, Oct. 8, 1989

Selected Public Collections

Cleartel Communications, Washington, D.C.

Crone Associates Architects, Chevy Chase, MD

Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL

Foreman, Heiderpriem & Mager, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Greenan, Walker & Billman, L.L.P., Greenbelt, MD

Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL

Pensacola Junirn College, Pensacola, FL

Ravdin & Woofford, P.C., Washington, D.C.

Michelle Rivera, M.D., McLean, VA

Showtime Network, New York, NY

Trust for Public Land, San Francisco, CA

Tampa Science Center, Tampa, FL

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C.

JM Zell Partners, Ltd., Washington, D.C.


1976 Scholarship, North American Admissions Fund Scholarship, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

1983 Fellowship, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL: studied with Richard Anuszkiewicz


1980 Bennington College, Bennington, VT, studied with Pat Adams and Neal Welliver

1975 MFA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

1973 BA, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

This page was last updated 18 January 2008.

Photography by Mark Gulezian/Quicksilver Photographers.

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