Lisa Iglesias


  • Associate Professor of Art Studio
  • on leave spring 2024
Lisa Iglesias

Lisa Iglesias's visual research materializes through individual and collective projects with her sister, sculptor and assistant professor at University of California San Diego, Janelle Iglesias. As Las Hermanas Iglesias, the two make work that reflects their Dominican/Norwegian heritage, disrupts discipline categories and often encourages audience participation. In addition, the sisters independently and collectively collaborate with their mother, Bodhild Iglesias. Recent projects with Bodhild include the translation of drawings into knit paintings and wearable sculptures and suits that Bodhild knits in measure with their bodies. Through individual and collaborative works, Lisa Iglesias's goal is for the viewer to consider both various forms of time as well as the act of collaboration–whether with another person, community, architectural space or material. She has been an artist in residence as part of her independent studio research at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, among others. Her collaborative efforts have brought her to residencies including the Fanoon Center for Printmedia Research in Qatar, the Abrons Art Center Social Engagement Residency in New York City, Arizona State University, Stoneleaf Retreat in Kingston, NY and 6ARI in Tasmania, Australia. Iglesias has exhibited at various spaces including VisArts Center, 1708 Gallery, No Foundation, El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art, the Islip Art Museum and the Orlando Museum of Art.

Areas of Expertise

Multimedia artist


  • M.F.A., University of Florida
  • B.A., SUNY Binghamton

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Recent Publications

Iglesias, L; Iglesias, J. 2023. "Microchimerism." The Georgia Review 77.2 (Summer 2023): 290–300

Recent Honors

Iglesias, L. 2023. Las Hermanas Iglesias Virtual Artist Talk and Lecture about Collaboration, Studio Visits with graduate students, invited by Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, February 10

Iglesias, L. 2023. Las Hermanas Iglesias Virtual Artist Talk, Blanton Museum of Art, held in tandem with solo exhibition at the museum, Austin, TX, January 18

Iglesias, L. 2023. Group exhibition: ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, CA, (Curated, Ceci Moss, Curator Mandeville Art Gallery)

Iglesias, L. 2023. Group exhibition: How to Survive, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK (Curated, Francesca de Brock, von der Heydt, Chief Curator, Anchorage Museum)

Iglesias, L. 2023. Group exhibition: The path guides the meaning, Rebecca Camacho Presents Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Curated, MacKenzie Stevens, Director and Curator, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin)

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