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About

Bio

Lisa DeVries is a contemporary portrait artist based in Nelson, New Zealand. With a formal education in Visual Arts and Design, Lisa has over 20 years of artistic experience. Her award-winning work has solidified her reputation as a collectible artist throughout New Zealand. 

Using oils to cultivate her expressive style, Lisa is passionate about capturing the essence of her subjects. Her finished works reflect her definition of a successful portrait; a person's spirit encapsulated in paint. 

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events + Exhibitions

23 February 2022 at the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

Education

2009     Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

1986     Bachelor of Arts Applied Psychology (with distinction), California State University Long Beach 

Awards

2014     Supreme Award - Peter's Doig Marlborough Art Awards, Blenheim

2012     Nelson Regional Art Awards, Refinery Art Space, Open Painting Section Runner-up

2011     Nelson Regional Art Awards, Refinery Art Space, Open Painting Section Judges Merit Award

2007     Nelson Regional Art Awards, Refinery Art Space, Winner Portraiture Section and Supreme Runner-up

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021     Nelson Tasman National Art Awards (Juried), Mapua

2021     Suter Art Society Spring Show, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2020     Suter Art Society Spring Show, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2017     About Us - Refinery Art Space, Nelson

2015     License to Stare - Curated Portraiture Exhibition, Marlborough Art Society, Blenheim

2014     The Peter's Doig Marlborough Art Awards (Juried), Marlborough Gallery, Blenheim

2013     New Paintings by Lisa White - Kaimira Winery

2013     Crossings - Refinery Art Space, Nelson

2012     Con. TXT - Refinery Art Space, Nelson

2012     Nelson Art Expo

2012     Nelson Regional Art Awards, Refinery Art Space, Nelson

2010     Adams Portraiture Awards and Exhibition (Juried), Shed 11, Wellington

2009     The Peter's Doig Marlborough Art Awards (Juried), Marlborough Gallery, Blenheim

2009     Distorted Reality (Juried), Refinery Art Space, Nelson

Artists Organisation

Working member of the Suter Art Society

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