Lisa Tubach’s creative work explores the complexities and abstractions of ecological concern, often presenting dualities of beauty and veiled danger. She has exhibited her work in a number of locations, including Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington. She has also shown her paintings internationally through opportunities in France, Scotland and Japan.
Current gallery representation includes Lorrie Saunders/Pop Blossom-Art Gallery (Norfolk, VA), Anderson O’Brien Fine Art (Omaha, NE) and various artist registries including The Washington Project for the Arts (DC), The Painting Center (NY) and NurtureArt (NY). Her work is also represented by the "Art-in-Embassies" program of the U.S. Department of State, and has been a part of group shows in Peru and Suriname.
Recent solo exhibitions have included: "Longing for Eleuthera" at the Work Project Architects Gallery (Norfolk, VA, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017); "Ode to Eleuthera" at the Craddock-Terry Gallery (VA, 2016); "Hoping for Infinity," at the Anderson O’Brien gallery (NE, 2015); "Hinterland," at the Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery (VA, 2013); "Notes from the Wild/Levitations," at the New Image Gallery (VA, 2013); and “Interference" at the Anderson O’Brien Gallery (NE, 2012).
In the fall of 2016, the exhibition "Tubach + Tubach: Preservation" took place at the Gallery 1516 in Omaha, NE. This unique show highlighted the work of father and daughter--and their respective interests in cultural and environmental conservation. This comprehensive exhibition of 45 works featured Lisa's work and the paintings of her father, Allan Tubach.
Her work has also extended to collaborative efforts with other art forms. Most recently, in March 2017, her work was featured in the Absolute Music Chamber Series in Lansing, Michigan, which presented "Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)," by composer George Crumb.
Recent group exhibitions have included "Travel Shorts: A Moving Image Festival" at Virginia Tech, exhibitions at the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY ("Food for Thought" and "Small Works"), the Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space in New York, NY ("Works on Paper") and at the (e)merge Art Fair in DC through the Washington Project for the Arts.
She has been awarded several residency fellowships including the Hospitalfield Centre for the Arts in Arbroath, Scotland; La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris; the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; and the Dorland Mountain Artists Colony in Temecula, CA. In addition, Tubach’s interests in ecology have resulted in other research opportunities, including volunteer efforts at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas, where she assisted in data collection on the health of coral and related fish populations. As a part of these recent efforts, she also completed coursework in Tropical Coastal Ecosystems Management through the University of Queensland.
Her work is included in the following permanent collections: the U.S. Department of State/Monrovia, Liberia; the Museum of Nebraska Art; and private collections in Boston, New York, Tokyo, Kansas City, Omaha, Atlanta and Chicago. Originally from Omaha, NE, she received a B.A. from Macalester College, an M.F.A. from Michigan State University, and a certificate in digital video production from New York University. She holds the position of Professor of Art in the School of Art, Design and Art History at James Madison University, teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
For a more detailed list of exhibitions and awards, please visit the "Resume" section of this website.