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Color Meditation Deck :: Now Available ~
A follow up to A Field Guide to Color, the Color Meditation Deck offers over 500 prompts for folks to explore creating their own color meditations.
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Chroma installation piece by Lisa Solomon and Christine Buckton Tillman at the Edge Gallery in San Francisco Chinatown
Chroma SF Chinatown
Christine Buckton Tillman and I created 5 panels of a chroma installation piece for 2023's Edge on the Square second annual art Festival - entitled Under the Same Sun. A big opening party is happening September 30th 2023 from 5-10pm. The pieces will be on view in the windows through May of 2024
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French Knot Installations
I have been continually making installations based on my Senninbari piece for both private and institutional collections.
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lisa solomon

COLORWHEEL

is an oakland, california based mixed media artist, author, educator, and occasional curator

who has been teaching [at Bay Area Colleges and classes around the world] for almost 20 years. As a Hapa she continually explores ideas, spaces and materials that are in-between. A self declared color geek, she is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, creating community, and making a living as a creative.
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the latest news + exhibitions  

Lisa Solomon-Cellular Memory at SLO museum
Solo exhbition San Luis Obispo Museum
Cellular Memory at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Curated by Emma Saperstein and on exhibit from June 2 and thru August 28, 2023. A mini retrospective of several bodies of work, along with a newly commissioned large french knot piece installed in an Amime [Japanese Fishing Net] pattern. This exhibition was reviewed in the SLO New Times and also LA Weekly
but where are you from from? mongolia
Solo exhbition at Walter Maciel Gallery
entitled "But Where Are you From From?" is the work I've been creating over the pandemic. All about my identity and this very question I've been asked my whole life I've made 21 self portraits outfitted in places people have assumed or asked if I've from (above is Mongolia) and 5 life size color portraits in the clothing of my actual ethnic heritage. This show closed Dec. 23rd 2022 and was reviewed in Atillery Magazine. All the work is now viewable on my Portfolio Page.
A Beautiful Mess / Senninbari travelling around the country
A Beautiful Mess
Beginning in Feb. 2021 at the Bedford Gallery and travelling through 2024 - it just closed at Sarasota Museum in Florida and will travel to the North Dakota Museum of Art from August 15-December 10, 2023. Please see the group exhibition portion of my CV for upcoming and past venues
knot installation featured in wallpaper magazine
Knot Installation in Wallpaper Magazine
Stunning photos of the Hermosa Beach home that houses a blue knot installation were featured in July's edition of Wallpaper Magazine
Podcast Celebrating Brown with Lisa Solomon
Celebrating Brown with Christopher Rivas
Actor/Author Christopher Rivas and I dicsucss the color brown on his podcast Brown Enough
crafthangout podcast interview
Craft Hangout Podcast
I talked to Craft Hangout about the Color Meditation Deck, my show at Walter Maciel and a lot of other art related things Listen Here.
the people's WPA
The WPA is alive and well
The amazing Jackie Sumell of Solitary Gardens asked me to create a poster for her prisoner's apothecary project that won WPA support. This was such an honor and thrill. You can see/download and read all about the USDAC's continuing support of artists and social justice projects HERE.
what is color meditation
What is Color Meditation ?
Spirituality & Health Magazine asked me to write a short piece on the genesis of #ColorMeditation . If you haven't heard the story before - check it out ! I also did a follow up piece on Color Meditation for Anxiety.
Podcast Celebrating Brown with Lisa Solomon
Celebrating Brown with Christopher Rivas
Actor/Author Christopher Rivas and I dicsucss the color brown on his podcast Brown Enough
crafthangout podcast interview
Craft Hangout Podcast
I talked to Craft Hangout about the Color Meditation Deck, my show at Walter Maciel and a lot of other art related things Listen Here.
the people's WPA
The WPA is alive and well
The amazing Jackie Sumell of Solitary Gardens asked me to create a poster for her prisoner's apothecary project that won WPA support. This was such an honor and thrill. You can see/download and read all about the USDAC's continuing support of artists and social justice projects HERE.
Artists take action
Artists Take Action
Since 2016 I have been curating and organizing small art and good auctions on instagram that raise money for people and organizations doing good in the world - from the ACLU, to World Central Kitchen, to food banks, COVID relief, the San Jose Sewing Academy and beyond, it is our hope that these small stones will make larger ripples.