Lisa Gilley spends part of her year traveling around the country and back country photographing select landscapes that are translated later into to her paintings. In the last few years she began focusing her attention on National Parks and Monuments, wilderness areas or land seeking protection under different Wilderness Acts in attempt to bring awareness to their fragile existence. Lisa was awarded Artist Trust of Washington's Grants for Artists (GAP) in 2015 for her (continued) work titled Chasing the Snake, a body of work documenting the Snake River and its surrounding tributaries. She was one of the few chosen artists to be the Grand Canyon's Artist-In-Residence (AIR) during the National Parks Centennial Celebration and will be the Zion National Park Artist-In-Residence in October/November 2017.
Lisa’s work has appeared exhibitions throughout Northwestern US and is held in private, museum and public/collections throughout the US, Canada and Europe including the Paul G Allen/VULCAN Collection and Microsoft Art Collection. Lisa Gilley is currently represented by Woodside Braseth Gallery in Seattle, Washington.