Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

Visiting Artist: Lisa Sigal


Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Lisa Sigal to Fishers Island for the weekend of September 23 and 24th. Lisa is visiting the island as part of our Visiting Artist Program.

In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our Fall fellows, Lisa will be presenting her work at an artist talk which is open to the public. The talk will take place at Lighthouse Works which is located just west of Silver Eel Cove, where our ferry makes port, and north of the intersection of Hound Lane and Greenwood Road.

Lisa Sigal is an artist based in Brooklyn. Utilizing and expanding upon notions of space, she combines painting with architecture to investigate how art can challenge set ideas about property, containment, and freedom. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Whitney Museum’s Biennial 2008, The New Museum, MoMa/PS1 Museum, The Sculpture Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Albright Knox , the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect 3 International Biennial in New Orleans, the DeCordova Museum in Boston, the Essl Museum in Vienna, LAXART space in Los Angeles, Samson Projects in Boston and the 2016 Anyang Public Art Project, Seoul Korea among other venues. Currently she is working on a MTA Public Art Commission. She is a 2015 Anonymous Was A Woman grantee, 2012 Art Matters Foundation grantee, a Creative Capital grantee, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship awardee, among other awards. After receiving a Guggenheim and Creative Capital grant, Sigal was inspired to produce public art and to combine resources with other artists and activists. She is one of the founding artists of Blights Out, an initiative based in New Orleans which is designing new models for neighborhood development that generates art, action and dialogue to challenge displacement, blight and gentrification. Sigal is also currently curating Open Sessions, a hybrid residency/exhibition program for artists at The Drawing Center.

The Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.