From the physical space of her cliff-side studio, Lisa Lala explores the larger, intangible questions of our existence in an attempt to re-humanize painting. Her work connects to the white space, the peace and exuberance of our most contemplative moments. While known primarily for her paintings, Lala’s practice also includes sculpture, light art, and installations.
Lisa Lala was born in California to artistic parents who encouraged her instincts from an early age. Her mother allowed her to maintain a work table alongside her in her fiber art studio. She also accompanied them on humanitarian trips world-wide, which fostered her unique perspective and exposed her to many different ways of life. Lala now lives and works in Lake Lotawana, Missouri.
Lisa Lala has been immersed in art since birth. Her parents are sculptor Wil Lala, and watercolor painter Susan Lala. Growing up in Manhattan, Kansas, Lala was raised with a global perspective as her father often took his family to impoverished countries as medical volunteers.
Lala received her BFA from the University of Kansas. Recently she has studied with master abstract painter Philomene Bennett. She has also painted with Wolf Kahn, Lisa Grossman, Jane Booth, Sue Adams, Bev Gegan, and Tjasa Demsar. Lala has exhibited her award-winning work in several venues in the Kansas City area, where she resides.
Lisa Lala is represented by Blue Gallery in Kansas City, Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, Marion Meyer Gallery in LA/Laguna Beach, California, Chicago Art Source Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has also been shown in Anthem Gallery in New York City, and Belizian Arts Gallery in Belize Central America.
“Lala Land Comes to the Plaza” Kansas City Star
“A Window Into Lala's World” Kansas City MAGAZINE
“Wonder Wheel” Present Magazine
“Kemper Celebrates a Decade” Wednesday Magazine