Lisa Solomon


By mining from her rich personal history as a woman and a recent mother, Bay Area artist Lisa Solomon explores universal themes surrounding gender identity and how one's past informs one's present. Her work is an ongoing process of amelioration; she disarms war tanks by rendering them out of pastel colored felt and softens robots by embroidering them with delicate thread. The fusing of masculine icons with traditional feminine craft re-contextualizes the imagery and "mends" their potential harm. To this end, she utilizes a variety of mediums and works in both large and smale scales.

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1000 doilies Template, 2013, 43 x 43 [paper size], acrylic, embroidery, thread and plastic bobbins on Duralar
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Sanjusangendo crowns (golden), 28'' x 28'', colored pencil, embroidery on Duralar
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Sanjusangendo crowns [golden], , 28" x 28", colored pencil, embroidery on Duralar
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Sanjusangendo crowns (red), 10'' x 10'', acrylic, embroidery on Duralar
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Sanjusangendo crowns , 10" x 10", acrylic, embroidery on Duralar
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Senbazaru (blue), 27'' x 27'', colored pencil and embroidery on Duralar
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Senbazaru [blue], 2013, 27 X 27, colored pencil and embroidery on Duralar
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Senbazaru (red) , 15'' x 15'', colored pencil and embroidery on Duralar
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Senbazaru [red], 2013, 14 3/4" x 14 3/4", colored pencil and embroidery on Duralar
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Sen Sakura, 2013, 24" x 36, acrylic, xerox transfer, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, ink, pins, embroidery on Duralar
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Senninbari sakura, 24'' x 23'', embroidery and acrylic on cotton
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Senninbari mitsubishi planes, 43.5'' x 13.5'', embroidery, acrylic and ink on cotton
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Fouladi Projects Installation, 2012, ,
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Tank Installation, Orange , , felt tanks, glasshead pins
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Nitrogentriiodide, 6" x 6" framed, acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Coronene, , acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Doily # 83 Orange, 6.5" x 6.5" framed, acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Doily 84, 20.5" x 20.5" framed, acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Doily no. 79, Gold, 2011, 6.5" x 6.5" framed, acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Doily #86 turquoise/gold, 2011, 10" x 10" framed, acrylic, graphite, embroidery on duralar
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Doily trees by a doily lake, 2008, 6 2/4" x 5" x 1 3/4" , Crochet doilies, wood, acrylic,
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Doily forest, 2007, 12" x 9", colored pencil, acrylic, thread on duralar
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Chair drawing: Fly me away, 2007, 8'' x 8'', watercolor, colored pencil, thread/embroidery on duralar
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Cobalt Blue, 16.5" x 20.5", colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, pins, thread/embroidery on duralar
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Malachite, 2008, 16.5" x 20.5", watercolor, acrylic, graphite, pins, thread/embroidery on duralar and paper,
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Tyrian, 2008, 12.5'' x 16.5'' framed , colored pencil, graphite, pins, thread/embroidery on duralar
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Vermillion, 2008, 16.5'' x 20.5'' framed , colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, pins, thread/embroidery on duralar and paper