Perez received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and currently lives and works in Rhode Island. Her work has been exhibited locally (RISD, David Winton Bell Gallery, Chazan Gallery) and nationally (Drawing Center, NYC; Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami; Headlands Center for the Arts, CA.) and is in the RISD Museum as well as private and corporate collections. "I make sculptural paintings, objects and works on paper. The forms invoke minimalism, but with deeper engagement also express playfulness in their color, shadow, form and subtle humor. A grid may evoke rigid order but then embrace the expressive, wobbling beauty of something made by hand. A horizontal line may hint at a landscape but then shift like a tectonic plate. Using canvas, wood, paper and paint, I seek a place where these materials meet, overlap, unify and resonate. The geography of where this leads me is both familiar and as elusive as the space between seconds. " -Lisa Perez
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