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.
Associate Professor of Art; on leave Fall 2021