Artist in Residence
Badass Women Portraits
Mixed Media Illustrations by Lisa Chu
February 13 through May 13, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6pm to 8pm
About the Artist
Lisa Chu is an artist and illustrator based in Half Moon Bay, California. Her whimsical interpretations of life inspire a daily art practice utilizing a variety of media, chosen to reflect the essence of each subject she encounters. From watercolor and ink illustration to collage and acrylic painting, Lisa enjoys rediscovering the innocence of "beginner's mind" while also allowing deeper contemplation to influence her art. "Wild Tomato Arts", the name Lisa chose for her art studio, reflects this celebration of the spontaneous and organic, both in life and in art. Her previous exhibitions include the juried 50|50 show at Sanchez Art Center, serving as local lead for the global public art installation "The World We Want" at Half Moon Bay Library, serving as artistic coordinator for Coastal Wildflower Day, and Open Studios with Colony of Coastside Artists. Most recently, she returned from a month-long, self-created artist residency focused on Gettysburg National Park and surrounding Civil War historic sites, which resulted in a solo exhibition at Half Moon Bay Library and a series of ongoing projects.
About The Exhibition
This series of Badass Women Portraits arose from a daily art challenge initiated on social media, which provided the timely inspiration for this exhibition. The artist, Lisa Chu, created thirty-one portraits in thirty-one days. She hopes viewers are inspired by not only the images but also the lives and words of this group of women from throughout history and around the world. She also invites viewers to share the name and/or story of a Badass Woman who has particularly inspired them.