Lisa Solomon was born in Tucson, Arizona, but has lived most of her life in California. She received her BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley in 1995 and her MFA from Mills College in 2003. She regularly teaches art at various colleges in the Bay Area including San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, Mills College, CCA, and Cal State East Bay.
Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her hapa heritage), Solomon’s mixed media works revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and masculine and feminine triggers. She is drawn to found objects altering them conceptually so that their meanings and original uses or intents are re-purposed. She often fuses “wrong” things together – recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between art and craft.
Ms. Solomon’s work has been featured in many books, and her drawings and installations have been featured in numerous national and international venues. She currently resides in Oakland with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats and many, many spools of thread. Visit her online at http://www.lisasolomon.com.
I am a big fan of books featuring the work of a variety of artists. This book doesn't disappoint. The author presents a technique very clearly with well illustrated directions and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by SB
I am bit of a beginner, but this book will be a source of inspiration to me for years to come.
The embroideries from photos are my favorite, second is the use of... Read more
There's nothing old fashioned here. Super inspiring project ideas interpreted through different artists eyes. These is the embroidery book i've been looking for. Read morePublished 19 months ago by N. Anderson
Very creative ideas! Modern ways to use mixed media and stitching. Awesome book for new inspiration and photo stitching by hand!Published 19 months ago by Kim F
Lisa Solomon's book is what I have been waiting for! Full of technique and insightful lessons which - by the way- are beautifully photographed make anyone at ease with creating... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Susan Schwake