20”x26” (50.8 x 66 cm), Digital photograph (no post production) Chromogenic Print on Fujiflex paper
Edition of 5 unframed
Perceptions and Reflections explores how we interact with our environment by creating an altered or obstructed view of reality. In this series, a handmade filter is placed over the camera lens to represent our personal perceptions and reflections. There is no post-manipulation. Taken in the Mono Lake area, near Yosemite National Park, these photographs explore the shifting of our reality as we leave behind our everyday experiences and are immersed in a visual paradise. Despite being removed from our usual surroundings, we experience this captivating landscape—and all reality—as a reflection of our own perspective. Regardless of what we are looking at, we never leave the influence of our true selves behind. We look at the world around us through our personal “rose-colored glasses.” As in these images, we see by layering reflections upon reflections and altering our perception until it matches our own experience. We never really see what’s there; rather, we see what we want to see.
Lisa Talbot is a Los Angeles based photographer whose work deals with perceptions and reflections by creating an altered or obstructed view of reality by placing a handmade filter over the camera lens while taking a picture of a landscape. She graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design and received her MFA at California State University Long Beach. Her photographs have been shown at places such as Phantom Galleries, Laguna Art Museum, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
2001 BFA in Photography, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
2012 MFA in Studio Art (Photography), California State University, Long Beach
2014 Pain, A Mail in Art Show, Group Shw, Gallery at LRC at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Art of the Heist, Laguna Art Museum Auction 2014, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2013 Still Living Through the Living Stillness, Mixt Media Arts, Long Beach, CA
2013 Long Beach City College Faculty Exhibition, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
2013 Nothing Heavy, Group Show, Pamona Packing Plant, Pamona, CA
2013 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery/Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA
2013 California Underground, Laguna Art Museum 2013 Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
2013 Reflectivity, group show, 4th Street Vine, Long Beach, CA
2012 Give Us Your Best Shot, group show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2012 BOOM, group show, Den Contemporay @ Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Cycles, MFA Solo Thesis Exhibition, Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2012 Ventriloquists, group show, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA
2012 So-Cal:A Graduate Introspective, group exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
2011 The Goal of All Life is Death, Interactive Installation, solo exhibition, Merlino Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA
2011 Insights 2011: Annual Student Exhibition, juried group exhibition, University ArtMuseum @ CSULB, Long Beach, CA
2011 Deep, juried group exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2011 MARCH, a juried exhibition focusing on women and strength, Won Best in Show, Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA
2009 Alia, Chromogenic Print, 30”x40”, collection of Alia Weiner
2006 Emily, Chromogenic Print, 30”x40”, collection of Emily Sudd
2005 Baata, Chromogenic Print, 20” X 24”, collection of Bambaata Bryant
2004 Daniel, Chromogenic Print, 20” X 24”, collection of Daniel Taub
2004 The Yu Girls, Triptych, Chromogenic Print, 11”x11”, collection of George Yu
2013 Honorable Mention, 2013 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery/Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Curators Pick, California Underground, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
2012 The Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Award in the Visual Arts, Palo Verdes Art Center, Palo Verdes, CA
2011 Best in Show, March: Woman in Strength, Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA
2014 Villegas, Joanna, "Q&A with Lisa Talbot." Dig Magazine, September 2014: 5.
2012 Ratzlaff, Angela. "Artist exhibits illness through art." Dailey 49er.com 24 April, 2012.
2011 Campos, Leslie. "CSULB artist offers a ‘new perspective on death’." Daily 49er. 19 Oct. 2011: 6.
2011 Nguyen, Monica. “TBD (To Be Dead).” Union Weekly. 24 Oct. 2011: 6.
2011 Hoff, Chris. "GLAMFA 2011 – The Kids Are Not Alright." OCartblog.com
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