Date: Saturday, Sept. 26th
Time (PT): 1 pm – 4 pm
Lisa Reinertson is known for both life size figurative ceramic sculptures and large-scale public sculptures cast in bronze. Her work ranges in content from semi-autobiographical female figures with animals in clay to historic bronze monumental portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, immersed in narrative bas-relief imagery. The underlying presence of her work is an expression of humanist compassion. In viewing her work, we are witness to concerns of feminism, peace and social justice as they intertwine with nature and our relationship to creatures with which we share the earth. Reinertson’s expressive use of the clay medium creates sculptures that capture her nuanced observation of life forms and empathetic observations of life issues. Her work combines a realism rooted in figurative art traditions with a contemporary expression of social and psychological content.
Lisa completed her MFA at UC Davis in 1984, studying with Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri at the legendary TB-9 studio. She has taught at several universities, primarily across California, including the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, CSU Chico, and Santa Clara University.