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BIOGRAPHY LISA DAHL is a mixed-media artist who works in painting, photography, installation and video. Born in Minneapolis, Dahl has lived throughout the United States, and currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BA from Bowdoin College, and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and video festivals both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include DM Contemporary NYC; Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY; Coleman Burke Gallery Portland, ME; and LUMEN video festival, Staten Island, NY.

In 2013, the NYC DOT's Urban Art program, in conjunction with Staten Island Arts (SIA), commissioned Dahl to make a 60-foot banner installed longterm at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Previous awards include an "Excellence in the Arts Award" (2013) and "Premier Grant" (2011), both funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, through SIA; and an "Original Work Grant" (2011) funded by the NY State Council on the Arts, also through SIA. Other honors include a residency fellowship to The MacDowell Colony; participation in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum; a Project Space studio at PS122; and inclusion in the publication New American Paintings. Her work has received reviews in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, New York Magazine, Artinfo, and Metro New York, among others.

EDUCATION
MFA
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
BA
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
(* denotes solo exhibition)
2016
Pop Up House, public art installation, Staten Island, NY (solo)
NARS Foundation, Artistic Developments - Artists and the Language of Real Estate Advertising, curated by Katherine Gressel, Brooklyn, NY
Alice Austen House, Staten Island Unlimited Photography Triennial, Staten Island, NY
Culture Lounge, Great White, curated by Victoria Munro, Staten Island, NY
2015
LUMEN, Video art and projection festival, Staten Island, NY
The Re Institute, I didn't ask for it to be over…, collaborative with Ghost of a Dream, Millerton, NY
Illuminate Stapleton, Flatpack Victorian, Staten Island, NY
2014
NYC DOT Urban Art Commission, Public Banner installation at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, NY
2013
Castle Gallery, Debris Field, The College of New Rochelle, NY
LUMEN, Video art and projection festival, Staten Island, NY
Memphis Social, curated by Tom McGlynn, Memphis, TN
DM Contemporary NYC, Suburbia Revisited, New York, NY
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Paradise Deferred, Demarest, NJ
Pierro Gallery, Snow in North Jersey, South Orange, NJ
2012
Art Connects New York, Affordable Art Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Bulletspace @ ABC No Rio, Toothsome, New York, NY
Spattered Columns, Trash Talk, New York, NY (catalogue)
New York Studio Gallery, No Other Medicine, New York, NY (catalogue)
Hunter College, Everything Is Falling Apart, New York, NY
2011
NARRACJE, Nature of the City video festival, Gdansk, Poland
Woolpunk Studios, This End Up, Jersey City, NJ
Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park, installation of Suburban Export, Staten Island, NY
LUMEN, Video art and projection festival, Staten Island, NY
Ann Street Gallery, Frame of Reference, Newburgh, NY
Mass MoCA, An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, North Adams, MA
Peter Fingesten Gallery, In Absentia, Pace University, New York, NY
Are You Faux Real?, online exhibition, curated by soft-spot.net
Whitney Art Works, The Jar Project, Portland, ME
2010
Coleman Burke Gallery, Trickle Down, Portland, ME *      [exhibition page here]
Davis Orton Gallery, Photobook, Hudson, NY
LUMEN, Video art and projection festival, Staten Island, NY
I-House, Homeland, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Blank Space, Color of Dreams, New York, NY
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sweet Spot, Larchmont, NY
Maxwell Fine Arts, WET!, Peekskill, NY
2008
The Hunterdon Art Museum, Lisa Dahl: No Place Like Home, Clinton, NJ *      [exhibition page here]
DiVA Digital & Video Art Fair with Kenise Barnes Fine Art, New York, NY * (catalogue)      [exhibition page here]
The Garage, Park Place, Jersey City, NJ *      [exhibition page here]
Yoo Art Space, Over the Rainbow - Next (I)s Seoul 2008, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)
One-Minute Film & Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland
LIMN Gallery, Forces of Nature, San Francisco, CA
Lumen Eclipse, Home – June Video Showcase, Cambridge, MA
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Dwell, New York, NY (catalogue)
Jersey City Museum, Sprawl, Jersey City, NJ (catalogue)
chashama, Accumulation Project: Selections, New York, NY
Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Lack of Desire, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Surf & Turf, Larchmont, NY
SPACE Gallery, A Time and a Place, Portland, ME
Sharon Arts Center, Viewing MacDowell, Peterborough, NH
AG Gallery, Home Sweet Home, Brooklyn, NY
video_dumbo, Eye Candid, Brooklyn, NY
Homeland: Borders and Boundaries, Mexicali, Mexico and Woodstock, NY
Kunstfort, HOME show, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
New Jersey City University, Homegirls, Jersey City, NJ (catalogue)
2006
video_dumbo, Flooded, Brooklyn, NY
Kouros Gallery, Wrote For Luck, New York, NY
Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM 26, Bronx, NY (catalogue)
Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Flash, Chatham, NY
Nurture Art, Once Upon a Time, Brooklyn, NY
2005
PS122 Gallery, Lisa Dahl and Haejae Lee, New York, NY
Lunar Base Gallery, Accumulation Project: Discarded Dreams, Brooklyn, NY
Leonardo Gallery, Cut Out, Toronto, Canada
Abrons Art Center, At Home, New York, NY
The Matzo Files, flat file gallery, New York, NY
2004
Pentimenti Gallery, Home Sweet Home, Philadelphia, PA
Tattfoo Gallery, XS: The Mini Works Exhibition, Staten Island, NY
2003
The Parrish Art Museum, 38th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Southampton, NY

AWARDS / HONORS / COMMISSIONS
2015
Historic Tappen Park, Community Artist Award for Illuminate Stapleton, Staten Island, NY
2013
Excellence in the Arts Award, made possible by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and awarded by Staten Island Arts for SummerFest
NYC DOT Urban Art Commission, Public Banner installation at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, made possible through Staten Island Arts
2011
Premier Grant, funded by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, awarded by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, NY
Original Work Grant, funded by the NY State Council on the Arts, awarded by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, NY
2010
The New York Times Magazine, illustration commission, December 5, 2010 cover story, New York, NY
2006
The MacDowell Colony, Residency Fellowship and Travel Award, Peterborough, NH
2005-06
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts Seminar Program, Bronx, NY
2004-05
Painting Space 122, Project Studio Award, New York, NY
2003
The Parrish Art Museum, Best in Show Award, Southampton, NY. Jurors: Tom Eccles, Wendy Olsoff, and Amei Wallach
( for a more extensive resume, download the printable pdf at top right of page )