Lisa Renee Falk - glasshead & artist
Develop an interest in life as you see it: in people, things, literature, music--the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
About the Artist
Lisa was born in Pontiac, Michigan to an entrepreneurial/artistic father and loving mother. Her family moved to California when she was two years old. As a young girl, Lisa was encouraged to follow her artistic nature by taking ballet lessons and learned to paint alongside of her father. Inspired by her older sister, Lisa learned the craft of stained glass which led her to the various uses of glass in her artwork.
After studying the techniques of printmaking and metalsmithing at Mission College, Lisa signed up for a glass blowing class at San Jose State University. In contrast to the freedom of printmaking, glass required more perseverance and physical labor to create a desired form. Yet the very essence of glass inspired Lisa by its endless possibilities.
A recent graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Lisa has experimented with the combination of glass and various mixed media which led to her latest creations of textiles and glass. Using fiberglass screen, bird netting, fused glass, and fibers, Lisa
creates wearable art clothing which suggests the concept of fashion as sculpture. Typically glass is viewed as a functional element, yet Lisa uses it as a sculptural component in her work.
Lisa resides in Northern California and lives happily with her husband John.
2003 Bay Area Glass Institute: Great Glass Farmer's Market,
Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.
2002 Glass Art Society Glass Conference Student Exhibition,
2002 Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media,
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA.
2002 California Glass Exchange: Wearable Art Glass Fashion Show,
Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose, CA.
2002 California Glass Exchange: One Week of Glass,
Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA.
2002 dp FongGallery, San Jose, CA.
2002 Conference of Northern CaliforniaHandweavers, Inc., Textile Traditions, Santa Clara, CA.
2002 Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival,Palo Alto, CA.
2001 Bay Area Glass Institute Great Glass Auction, Palo Alto, CA.
2001 Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto, CA.
2001 Glass Art Society: Glass Fashion Show, Corning NY.
2001 Members Show, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA.
2000 Glass Art Society: Bridge to the Future Student Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY.
2000 Monotype Print Marathon, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA.
1999 Class Glass Show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, CA.
1999 Monotype Print Marathon, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA.
1998 Olympiad of the Arts, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.
1998 Monotype Print Show, Michael Vargas Gallery, Santa Clara, CA.
1999 Passages, San José State University Gallery 8, San Jose, CA.
2002 Leaded glass cabinet doors, Ratliff-Dick Residence, San Jose, CA.
2002 Indoor mural painting, Culp Family Residence, Seattle, WA.
2001 Indoor mural painting, Center for Integrated Medicine, San Jose, CA.
2000 Indoor mural painting, Stevens Family Residence, Warren, NJ.
2000 Wine cellar signage, Falk Family Residence, Indianapolis, IN.
1997 Outdoor mural painting, Spring Lakes Park, Scotts Valley, CA.
Indoor mural painting, Bissell Family Residence, San Jose, CA.
Honors and Awards
1999-2001 San José State University Dean's Scholar List
Olympiad of the Arts, Second Place Award, Santa Clara, CA.
1998 Cover design for Mission College 1998-99 Catalog, Santa Clara, CA.
1999-2002 Glass Art Society Student Member
2001 San José State University Glass Artist Guild Vice President
2000 San José State Glass Area, Student Representative to G.A.S.
Publications & Catalogues
2002 San Jose Mercury News/Silicon Valley Home; Local Luxuries,
Kelly Gastman, p70, December.
2002 Bay Area Glass Institute Great Glass Auction;
Annual Auction Catalog, p29, December.
2001 Bay Area Glass Institute Great Glass Auction;
Annual Auction Catalog, p34, December.
1998 Cover art for Mission College 1998-99 Catalog