With work in MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, public and private collections, Lisa Fromartz does painting, sculpture, and prints. Her art has been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Europe, and Asia. Fromartz attended Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. Born in Brooklyn, she lives and works in NYC.
All of my work is an expression of my process of constantly questioning my relationship to the visual images and content I encounter daily. I take commercial materials, found objects, and printed images, all culturally coded by their original, intended contexts, and recombine them in a kind of visual mash-up, a remix of unintended juxtapositions that assigns new value and meaning. Collage and assemblage as compositional strategies allow me to be improvisational as well as intentional. My process of selecting and sifting these images and objects is my way of being mindful in the face of an expanding universe of information aimed at shaping our thoughts and emotions.
My work is an attempt to reflect both the complexity and the connectedness of everything in a way that is visually powerful enough to engage the viewer while subverting ordinary perceptions. I want my work to express both the impossibility of fully understanding our predicament and the passionate desire to confront it, to see what's in front of us with clear eyes and a sense of wonder, and to imagine the rest. I want the viewer to be more than edified. I want her to be moved. lisafromartz.com