Lisa is a self-taught artist. Originally from Yakima, Washington, she currently lives in Southern California. Her first exposure to art was through her (late) mother, a full-blooded Athabascan Indian. "She always had something going on in her lap--beading, knitting, quilting, sewing parkas."
Lisa's creativity is expressed in a number of art forms: painting, printmaking, and pendant design. She is also an assemblage artist, a hobbyist filmmaker, and an author. Inspired by the natural surroundings of the small rural dessert town outside of Palm Springs where she lives with her husband and four children, she finds her artwork often tells a story either in the title or expressed in the work itself.
Her work is displayed at The Stage Coach Gallery in Platte, South Dakota, and The Indian Canyon Trading Post in Palm Springs, California. In addition, her artwork is currently exhibited at The Pop Up Gallery at 7710 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. (It runs weekends through Sunday, June 3, Snow White and the Huntsman.) Recent exhibitions have included: Your Face Here: The Modern Self-Portrait Group Exhibition at MSJC Art Gallery in San Jacinto, California and the Davis Feminist Art Show, Davis, California.
Lisa Patencio is the author of Counting Butterflies in Cahuilla, and writer and producer of The Myths and Legends of the Rattlesnake, Palm Springs Native Film Festival. Red Box Kite Gallery >>
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