Lisa Sisley-Blinn holds a Master of Fine Art in Printmaking from Western Michigan University, Gwen Frostic School of Fine Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she is counted as one of the Alumni 100 for her work combining art and technology.
During her graduate studies she earned numerous awards and scholarships, studied waterless lithography in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan, and was awarded a second scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. While at Western Michigan University she taught Lithography on Aluminum Plate, Foundation Drawing, and 2D Digital Imaging, and supervised both the undergraduate, and graduate galleries.
Lisa taught at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, the Battle Creek Art Institute in Michigan, and was selected as guest artist at numerous private and public schools. She continues to teach at the St. Louis Artist Guild in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Charles Community College in St. Charles, Missouri, and her private studio in O’Fallon, Missouri. In mid-2012 Lisa formed a new artist group in St. Louis, Missouri, WaxCentric.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Lisa has combined her aesthetic vision and technical expertise in web master positions at Western Michigan University Libraries, and Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
Lisa graduated with her undergraduate degree from Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she was awarded a full scholarship. Her BA degrees are in K-12 Art Education, Secondary Education in Science, with a minor in Biology.
Over her artistic career Lisa has had the opportunity to study with painters Bernard Chaet, Wolf Kahn, Marjorie Portnow, Denise Lisiecki Freed, and John Walker, as well as print makers Robert Nelson, Nik Semenoff, and Dan Welden.
Lisa is currently exploring the intersection of technology and fine art, using the mediums of painting, printmaking, photography and digital imaging. Recent work combines liminal spaces and the interplay of digital generative systems. Her work is held in private collections around the country.
Current and Past Organization Memberships
Art St. Louis
St. Louis Artist’s Guild
St. Charles County Arts Council
St. Louis Art Museum
College Art Association
American Library Association
Michigan Library Association
Southern Graphics International
Mid-America Print Council
American Print Alliance
Women’s Caucus for Art
International Encaustic Association
National Art Education Association
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
Leonardo Education and Art Forum
New Media Caucus
Missouri Association for Museums and Archives
Great Lakes Colleges Association (New Directions Initiative)
National Museum of Women in the Arts (Founding Member)
Kalamazoo Institute of Art
Detroit Institute of Art
WaxCentric (founding artist): http://waxcentric.wordpress.com/WaxCentric MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com/WaxCentric/
The blog launched in February of 2009. While a primary web site could be considered a catalog of work and development, the blog is a journal of what Lisa is doing in the studio, current aesthetic investigations, and information on resources that support artists working in similar mediums online.
- “Love Lisa’s @SisleyBlinn work, been wanting to own one for 20 years!” P.T.