LISA CONRAD

734 60th St., Oakland, CA 94609 (415) 309-4336 lisaconrad@gmail.com

 
 

EDUCATION


Master of Library & Information Science, 2008
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
 
Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, 1997
The University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of Art and Design
 
Bachelor of Arts, English/Creative Writing, 1985
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
 

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES


4 1/2 feet-Drawing Ride 1: WA-MT; June 2014
The first of a series of rides across the country, the aim of which is to explore the American landscape by bicycle, from the perspective of abandoned railroads, and to illuminate a new line, drawing it as we go.
Publicity: “ The Art of Cycling: Artist’s 443-Mile Ride Reframes American Landscape, ” Posted 07/08/15
by Daniel Plautz in America's Trails, Rails to Trails Conservancy Blog
 
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; 2007
Close Calls 2007
 
Williamsburg Art neXus (WAX), Brooklyn, NY; 2002
Set Design for American Floral, dance concert; choreography, Maureen Ellenhorn
 
P.S. 122 Performance Space, New York, NY; 2001
Spring Hothouse, dance improv series; performance with Maureen Ellenhorn
 
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD (traveling show); 2000
Snapshot
 
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; 2000
20th Annual Artist in the Marketplace Exhibition
 

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY; 1999 Intervistas, outdoor sculpture show

 

Franconia Sculpture Park '98 / '99, Shafer, MN; 1998-99

 

Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY ; 1998
Animal Landings, collaborative dance performance with choreographer Maureen Ellenhorn & musician David Watson

 

P.S.122 Performance Space, New York, NY; 1998
Spring Hothouse, dance improv series; performance with Maureen Ellenhorn

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; 1998
Thaw '98, film/video/digital-media festival

 

De Paul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL; 1997
eee!motional

 

Chicago River, Chicago, IL (Polk Bros.Foundation Fellowship); 1997
riverrun, in collaboration with Horizons Gay & Lesbian Youth Services

 

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; 1997
Present

 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; 1997 Spring Film Festival

 

Gallery 400, Chicago, IL; 1997 MFA Thesis Show

 

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; 1996
Tag (about play), Judy Ledgerwood and Doug Ischar, curators

 

Victoria Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA ; 1994-95 Outdoor Installation

 

24-Hour Show, San Francisco, CA; 1994 Victoria Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 1994

6x9 Self-Portraits

 
Fillmore Center, San Francisco, CA; 1993
Windows
 
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA; 1992
Musee D'Honneur Miniscule
 

Upaya Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 1990-91
3 Shows: Disparate: 7 Workers, (Miles Bellamy, curator); a native place, one-person installation; Mining; a performance

 

PUBLICATIONS


“The Names before the Names,” map research & accompanying essay, “Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas,” by Rebecca Solnit, published by University of California Press, San Francisco, CA; 2010.


“The Opposite Shore,” essay in “The Claremont Hotel,” a book published on occasion of the historic hotel's 100-year anniversary, published by Greyhouse Creative Group, Brantly Martin; 2016.

 

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES / CONFERENCES

 

SECA Art Award Nominee; 2002
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

 
Artist in the Marketplace seminar program; 1999/2000
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
 

Independent Radio/Sound Art Fellowship; 1999
Media Alliance with the support of the Jerome Foundation, NY

 

Video Residency, Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY; 1998

 

Panel Discussion, eee!motional show, Chicago, IL; 1997
Sponsored by De Paul Women's Studies Center and The University Art Gallery, moderated by critic Anne Wiens

 

Live Banquet, Chicago, IL; 1997
Artist dialogues sponsored by Chicago Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College


Polk Bros.Foundation Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago; 1997
Artist-in-Residence fellowship at Horizons, Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, culminating in riverrun, a canoe-based art action on the Chicago River
 
Bennington Writer's Workshop, Bennington College, VT; 1991
With poets Hayden Carruth and Mary Oliver
 
Foothill Writer's Conference, Palo Alto, CA; 1989
With poets Robert Hass and Sandra McPherson
 

Squaw Valley Writer's Conference, Squaw Valley, CA; 1988
With poets Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Robert Hass, and Brenda Hillman

 

Academy of American Poets Award, Bennington College, Bennington, VT; 1984

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