Lisa Undercoffler is an artist and designer who lives in California's Santa Cruz Mountains but grew up in Connecticut and New York. She studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and earned her BFA at the California College of the Arts in 2005 with a major in Wood/Furniture. Lisa has worked extensively as a graphic designer.
Always curious about art and craft traditions and techniques, Lisa has studied art history and theory, alternative photography processes, book binding, paper making, metal-smithing, gilding, upholstery, wood working, furniture design, ceramics, Old Master painting techniques and knitting.
Her current work combines the digital (photography, software & apps, pigment printing techniques) with the analog (painting, collage, gilding) and the alchemical (rust, plant matter, dirt).
Lisa explores the time honored tradition of landscape painting and photography by depicting real and imagined landscapes and is fascinated by the visual parallels between macro and micro, and patterns repeated in nature and the man-made environment.