I draw inspiration from the things around me in my immediate environment and from there I begin to construct a narrative in my large and medium scale collages. Recently this has included my fascination with the feathery beauty and graceful movements of the chickens I have been raising. My interest lies in deconstructing the imagery I collect and create so that it is not so easily discernible and adhering to abstraction along the way. My aim in these collages is to imbue each with rhythm and fluidity and a vast negative space that holds equal importance.
Lisa McCutcheon is a collage artist and painter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born in a suburb just outside Chicago and pursued painting as a direct result of her mother, a painter who attended the Chicago Art Institute. Lisa received her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. Originally a painter working large scale, she recently included collage into her practice finding that cutting and layering adds another level both conceptually and formally to the work. She has been in numerous group shows in the Bay Area and New York. In 2018 she was included in a group show titled, “Here and Now”, at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco and “Paper-cuts”, an invitational large scale collage show, in Palo Alto, California. Most recently she was in “Lightning Strikes II”, an exhibit pairing 22 poets with visual artists at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.