MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2013
Artist StatementMARBLEIZED POSTCARDS FROM THE BASTIAN BAY, LA Using traditional marbleizing techniques, I created large sheets of marbleized papers and over 80 marbleized postcards out of Bay water from the Gulf of Mexico. On June 9, 2010, outside of New Orleans, LA, I collected both oiled water from an oil slick and oil dispersed with chemicals. My marble pigment is made exclusively from the polluted waters created from the Deep Oil Horizon rig . I have photos, a video and a text on the experience documented on an on-going blog: lisamoren.tumblr.com CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER WATERCOLORS I made watercolor pigments out of various urban waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the world. I created paintings, including and displayed postcard watercolors on a spinning postcard rack on the docks of Baltimore's Inner Harbor during the Transmodern Festival. The public were invited to make a painting and to either take their painting with them or to donate their painting to the postcard rack, while I demonstrated and discussed the process of turning buckets of the surrounding waters into quality pigments. In addition to the public, artists such as Alison Knowles and Mark Luce donated watercolors from these pigments. For more info see and performance documentation see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vKaKeH_n_bg4
Lisa Moren is a conceptual artist who makes works on paper, interactive installations, and public interventions. She has exhibited her work at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, Walter Phillips Gallery and abroad at Ars Electronica Akademie der Kunste and others in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. She has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts (2003), Maryland State Arts Council (2002, 2005, 2007, 2010), CEC Arts International (2002 and 2006) and many others. Lisa Moren is a Fulbright Scholar (Prague, 2006) and an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.