Lisa Zukowski


About Lisa Zukowski

About Lisa Zukowski

Lisa Zukowski works both two dimensionally and sculpturally in multiple media. Since 1992, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Germany, and her work is in several private collections. Since 2010, her ongoing interactive installation Clootie Wall has been shown in the US and Germany, most recently at Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern Utah, in Cedar City, Utah. In 2014, she participated in the exhibition Material Consequences at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where she wrapped the exterior of Gallery X with Clootie Wall. Her current work deals with issues of transformation and change.In addition to her studio practice, Lisa has taught workshops at the Manhattan Graphics Center and multiple locations throughout the Hudson Valley. She also conducts an annual art holiday in Italy. Zukowski served for several years as president of the Warwick Art League, and in 2006 received the Artist of the Year award from the Orange County Art Federation. Lisa Zukowski was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York. She received her BFA from Brooklyn College, where she studied painting with Allan D’Arcangelo and Bob Henry, and served as printer for the Brooklyn College Press under the direction of Janet Carlile.

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Solo Exhibitions

2015 – Impedimenta, The Beacon Room, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
2015 – Beacon Arts Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
2015- Clootie Walls, Dream in Plastic, Beacon, NY
2014 – Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
2014 – Beacon Arts Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
2012 – Lisa Zukowski, Look Gallery at Ramiros, Mahopac, NY
2011 – Migrations, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
2010 – Clootie, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
2009 – Beneath the Surface, Good Question Gallery, Milford, PA
2008 – Littoral Translations and Multiplicities, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
2007 – bau 56: Lisa Zukowski, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon NY
Recent Works, Executive Suite Gallery, Goshen, NY
2006 – Aggregates, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh, NY
2002- Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Goloborotko’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2001 – Eyes on Printmaking, Goloborotko’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Two Person and Group Exhibitions

2015 –
ABC – Assemblage, Book Arts, and Collage,Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
NY Meets Berlin, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
MInimal/Maximal  Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA
One + One, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2014 –
Layers, The Gallery at ORMC, Middletown, NY
Material Consequences, Gallery X, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA
2013 –
Layers and Lines, Lisa Zukowski and Carla Goldberg, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
Once Upon A Time…The Arab Spring, Press Freedom Festival, Rabat, Morocco
Berlin Meets New York, Kunstleben Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Lisa Zukowski and Lila Turjanski-Villard, Look Art Gallery, Mahopac, NY
Metal Logic, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY
Red, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2012 –
Panta rhei, Stadtwerke, Witten, Germany
Homage to Kurt Seligmann, The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation, Sugar Loaf, NY
Berlin Meets New York, Kunstleben Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Visible Reform, Good Question Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lisa Zukowski, Transformations and Ivan Sanford, Emergence, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY
Under 30, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
2011 –
Deep Blue, Lisa Zukowski and Aphrodite Navab,  Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
Lisa Zukowski and Julie Tooth, Insight Gallery, Cold Spring, NY
RMAA Winners Circle, Ringwood Manor Barn Gallery, Ringwood, NJ
2009 –
Bits and Pieces, Bid Gallery 342, New Rochelle, NY
The Art of Numbers, Good Question Gallery, Milford, PA
Bau @ Amos Eno Gallery, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Bau in Chelsea, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
2008 –
Collage Logic, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Lisa Zukowski and Michael Gaydos, Gallery Warwick, Warwick, NY
1992-2007 –
Visual Memoirs, James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, NY
Vineyards, Valleys, and Views, The Gallery at Whitecliff Vineyard, Gardiner, NY
Artists Choice, The Captain David Crawford House Museum, Newburgh, NY
Vineyards and Valleys, The Art Barn, Marlboro, NY
Small Works, Bertoni Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY
Trees in Art, The Gallery at Port of Call, Warwick, NY
International Women’s Artist Conference, Barnard College, New York, NY
Women Artists of the Hudson Valley, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY
Summer Smalls, Casa del Arte, Highland, NY
Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary in the Hands of an Artist, Pine Bush Arts Council, Pine Bush, NY
I Love the Hudson Valley, Star Gallery, Middletown, NY
Postcard – A Very Small Works Show, Core Gallery, New Paltz, NY
Crossings III, Printed Matters, New York, NY
Works On Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2104 – Transformational Layers, Lisa Zukowski in Conversation with Alicia DeBrincat
2014 – Lisa Zukowski: Deep Meaning, interview by Leslie Fandrich
2006  – Interview with the Artist, Pulse Magazine
1996 – Crossings III, Fine Art Book, Edition of 125, Published by Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Edited by Neddi Heller and Sheila Goloborotko, New York, New York

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York — BFA Painting/Printmaking, 1991

Selected Awards
Best of Show, Ringwood Manor Association Of Arts
Artist of the Year 2006, Orange County Arts Federation
Hudson Valley Materials Exchange, New Windsor, NY
Peter Rahill Memorial Award, Orange County Art Federation, Sugar Loaf, NY
The Country Chevrolet Award, The Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY
Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award

Selected Teaching, Demonstrations and Workshops

SummerINK, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Maperath Arts Center, Kells, Ireland
Mixed Media, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, NY
SummerINK, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY
Cigar Box Assemblage Workshop, Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes Workshop, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Wallkill River School, Montgomery, NY
Intro to Bookmaking, Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Collage, 21st Century Program, Newburgh City School District, Newburgh, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Tuscan Art Holiday, Italy
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Collage, Printing from Nature, The Arts Alliance, Cornwall, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Camp Monroe, Monroe, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, The Art Barn, Marlboro, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Northern Lights Academy, Warwick, NY
Gelatin Plate Monotypes, Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY
Eyes and Hands on Printmaking Workshop, Goloborotko’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Workshops and Classes, Green Darner Studio, Warwick, NY



I find there is beauty in age; the passage of time, the decay and the layers accumulated over the years. I am drawn to patterns: visual patterns, thought patterns, geometry. For me, patterns and wear speak volumes about events, people and place. They tell stories and hold history. My choices are also influenced by where I am at the time, sometimes physically, often emotionally. I choose my subject by realizing what it is that I am most focusing on at that moment – something catches my attention, or I notice a pattern, and that becomes the theme. Themes and imagery reoccur and overlap. Sometimes a shape or a color will fascinate me for years, disappear for a time, only to reappear in a new series.  I will be seduced by paint, by wax, by paper, anything really, and for a time it becomes my primary medium. But that only lasts for a time, and then is replaced by the next new love. I don’t abandon the old loves – I just pay more attention to the new one. It is transitory and cyclical. I often return to old loves for a time, but it doesn’t last, and then it is on to the next.

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