Lisa Dahl is a mixed-media artist who uses the icon of the home to address the subject matter we associate with our built environments – urban planning, economic issues, environmental concerns, and personal dreams.

Her art has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and video festivals both nationally and internationally. Recent awards include a public art commission from the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program; grants through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NY State Council on the Arts; an illustration commission for The New York Times Magazine; a fellowship to The MacDowell Colony; and selection for the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum. Her work has received numerous reviews, among them The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, Artinfo, and Metro New York.

Born in Minneapolis, Dahl has lived throughout the United States, and currently lives and works in Staten Island, NY. Dahl received her BA in Art History from Bowdoin College in Maine, and MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Recent Awards

  • 2015 Historic Tappen Park Community Artist Award for Illuminate Stapleton, Staten Island, NY
  • 2013 Excellence in the Arts Award, made possible by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and awarded by Staten Island Arts for SummerFest
  • 2013 NYC DOT Urban Art Commission, Public Banner installation at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, made possible through Staten Island Arts
  • 2011 Premier Grant, funded by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, awarded by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, NY
  • 2011 Original Work Grant, funded by the NY State Council on the Arts, awarded by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, NY
  • 2010 The New York Times Magazine, illustration commission, December 5, 2010 cover story, New York, NY
  • 2006 The MacDowell Colony, Residency Fellowship and Travel Award, Peterborough, NH
  • 2005-06 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts Seminar Program, Bronx, NY

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