Lisa Sanditz

  • Space Invader. Etching (sugar lift & aquatint), archival pigment print collage, spray paint, & embossment. Paper size: 51"x40".
    Space Invader. Etching (sugar lift & aquatint), archival pigment print collage, spray paint, & embossment. Paper size: 51"x40".
  • The Salad Kings. Lithography and collagraph, 20"x16 1/2" image and paper size, 2015. Edition size: 14.
    The Salad Kings. Lithography and collagraph, 20"x16 1/2" image and paper size, 2015. Edition size: 14.

Essay by Kelly Shindler on work produced during Sanditz's Island Press residency

Lisa Sanditz has spent the last ten years traveling, researching, and painting the American landscape. This work has taken her as far as China in pursuit of a globalizing notion of the American landscape. She has shown her work in the United States and abroad in solo shows at ACME Gallery, Los Angeles; Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. Most recently, Sanditz had work at the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada; and the Isolation Room, St. Louis. She is a visiting assistant professor of studio arts at Bard College.

As the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist in spring 2014, Sanditz made two works—Space Invader and Salad Kings—that consider the impact of commercial agricultural practices on native habitats.