Lisa Hildebrant, Portland, OR Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement About Lisa Currently living and working in Portland, Oregon, Lisa Hildebrant was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1980. Her drawings were prolific from an early age, as her imagination ran free in the verdant citrus orchards and vast desert landscape of her youth. Factor in a childhood obsession with television and pop culture influences—among them Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies, Norman Rockwell and the legendary Bob Ross—and it’s no surprise that Lisa set her sights on a career as an artist. At the age of 15, Lisa studied Fine Art, with an emphasis on painting, at the New School for the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2000 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to attend the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in association with Tufts University. A diverse collective of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Paul Klee and Ed Ruscha, influenced her work while at SFMA. Lisa thrived in the school’s unique teacher-mentor atmosphere, which offered intensive studio arts training in a variety of disciplines. And although she enrolled as a painter, she was quickly seduced by the hands-on rewards of architectural glass design.
After receiving her BFA from Tufts University in 2004, Lisa focused on glass and interior lighting design in Los Angeles. During that time she worked with contractors on upscale interiors as well as with lighting gaffers on film and TV projects.
Lisa has since come full circle, and is once again a prolific painter. Her fine art has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and in private collections.