Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lisa DuPree, Visual Art Submission Example

A.W.'s Christina's World (In Thread)
by Lisa M. Dupree

The New Duprees
by Lisa Dupree

Artist Biography: Lisa M. DuPree

I moved to Louisville from Charleston, SC in December 2003 pursuing a permeable art scene while working a full time job. Since I moved here I have worked as a security guard at the Speed Art Museum, a PBX operator at Baptist Hospital East, a hostess at Bravo! Cucina Italiana, a receptionist for the Eye Specialists of Louisville, a Portrait Sales Consultant for Photography Company of America. I am currently working as a Precertification representative at Humana and am looking to advance within the company.

I work in a couple different mediums including amateur photography, found objects, and mail art, but the most interesting is a medium I created myself, called thread portraits. I lay fine strands of colored thread one at a time on a sticky surface until I’ve created a whole picture. This process is very time consuming and labor intensive. My unique, self-taught art form has allowed me to participate in art shows at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort, Cinderblock Art Gallery, North End CafĂ©, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, River Bend Winery, and The Forecastle Show.

Most recently, I have shown two pieces in a traveling show called, “Finding Family,” which has shown at Mount Sterling’s Art Gallery in Eastern Kentucky, 21C Museum in downtown Louisville, and Georgetown College. I would love to someday live independently as an artist, but my student loan is far from being paid off, I now have a mortgage, and the artwork isn’t quite selling out yet. I look forward to further.

Artist Lisa Dupree
Louisville, Kentucky

1 comment:

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