Artist Statement -

Recognize yourself, someone, everyone and no one in my faces – celebrate color in the shape of a nose, the curve of the ears, the mask of the eyes, and the lines of the lips and hair. Most of all remember the humanity in humanity.

The human face inspires me. As humans, we respond to its image beyond all others. For all its familiarity, we rarely pause to consider the face as a visual form, something more than the recognition of a friend or an interaction with a stranger. I paint the face in ways to cause the viewer to reconsider its splendor and renew faith in all things human.

Colors and sunlight playing across faces remind me of our connection to the universe and symbolize eternal and fleeting moments simultaneously. I love how we recognize and explore human faces for clues to identity and personality.

I am happy to be creating my work and hope that my art inspires you to look around and see the world as a vibrant and exciting place where the most amazing patterns are on display all the time.

Lisa Reinke

Artist Exhibitions

Celebrating Men
Group Exhibition
Haley Art Gallery
Kittery, ME
June 8 - July 7, 2007

Celebrate Women
Group Exhibition
Haley Art Gallery
Kittery, ME
May 12 - June 7, 2007

Spring Juried and Invitation Art Show
Group Exhibition
The Gallery at 100 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH
May 11 - July 30, 2007

Face to Face with Lisa Reinke
Solo Exhibition
Haley Art Gallery
Kittery, ME
November 18 - December 23, 2006

Solo Exhibition and Open Studio
Newburyport Art Association Hills Gallery
Newburyport, MA
April 6 - April 12th, 2006

Solo Exhibition
The Corner Cupboard at Ampers& Studio
Newmarket, NH
March 17th - April 14th, 2006

New England Center at UNH
Acorns Restaurant
Durham, NH
November - December, 2005

12th Annual Gulf Coast National Juried Art Competition
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Port Arthur, TX
October 21st - November 4th, 2005

New England Exhibition
Cape Cod Art Association
Barnstable, MA
June 23rd - July 18th, 2005

Renew All Things Human
Solo Exhibition
Haley Farm Gallery
Kittery, ME
May 7th - May 31st, 2005
Opening Reception, May 7th, 3-5 PM
Open Studio, May 21st, 3-5 PM

NAA Winter Juried Show II
Newburyport, MA
February 18th - March 20th, 2005

Making Faces
Solo Exhibition
Barrington Public Library
January 22nd - March 4th, 2005

Face It!
The Gallery at 100 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH
November 19th - February 14th, 2004/2005

2004 Member Show
DeSoto Art League
DeSoto, TX
December 9th - January 4th, 2004/2005
"The Smile" wins People's Choice Award

Cambridge Art Association
Cambridge, MA
November 18th - January 3rd, 2004/2005

5th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition
Concord Art Association
Concord, MA
September 9th - October 3rd, 2004

NAA's 7th Annual Regional Juried Show
Newburyport Art Association
Newburyport, MA
June 1st - June 30th, 2004
"Gravity Well" receives Best of Show Award

"The ArtShow Amherst"
Fine Art Street Gallery
Amherst, MA
May 29th - May 30th, 2004...

Artist Publications

The Portsmouth Herald writes an article on June 21, 2007 about Lisa Reinke's painting of Virginia Tech victim Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan. The painting is being donated to his family and is part of a larger project to create commemorative portraits of all the victims.

"Face to Face" show reviewed in the December 07, 2006 edition of Spotlight.

Lisa Reinke is featured in an article in the May 24, 2005 edition of The Portsmouth Herald.

"The Smile" wins People's Choice Award at the DeSoto Art League's 2004 Member Show, DeSoto, TX.

"Day with Friends" wins First Place ribbon in the professional portrait category at the Deerfield Fair, Deerfield, NH.

"Visitor" wins Third Place ribbon in the professional portrait category at the Rochester Fair, Rochester, NH.

"Gravity Well" wins Best of Show at Newburyport Art Association's 7th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport, MA. The show was juried by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director of Curatorial Affairs, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park....

Artist Collections

Private Collections:

South Burlington, VT, USA
New York, NY USA
Portland, OR USA
Kensington, NH USA
Portsmouth, NH USA
Kittery, ME USA
DeSoto, TX USA
Providence, RI USA
Lumberton, NJ USA
Dover, NH USA
Canon City, CO USA
Wheatley Heights, NY USA
Yorktown, VA USA
Hampton, NH USA
Bethlehem, PA USA
Westford, MA USA
Aurora, CO USA

Corporate Collections:

McDougal Littel, Evanston, IL USA
Offices of Hutchings, Barsamian, Cross & Mandelcorn, Wellesley, MA USA


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