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Lisa Diane Wedgeworth was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was introduced to art and writing at an early age. She studied photography at Howard University, yet earned both her B.A. [2005] and M.F.A. [2014] in Studio Art from California State University, Los Angeles. Her work is informed by memories and personal narratives that exist at varying levels of her consciousness and those she collects from observing others in public spaces. Her work takes form as painting, video, performance and collected oral histories. In paintings, abstraction is employed as a visual language to map emotional and psychological energies that are conjured as she engages and considers her personal relationships, as well as, her status as a woman in her forties. Video and durational performance are extensions of her investigations in painting in which she confronts and explores identity, gender, and trauma.

 

From 2015-2016, Wedgeworth exhibited emerging artists in her studio-based project space,  PS 2920, formerly located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Wedgeworth has participated in both national and international artist retreats and residencies including The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency [2016, Paris, France] and The Hermitage Artist Retreat [2018, Englewood, Florida]. In 2017 Wedgeworth was awarded a fellowship by Metabolic Studio to produce new work informed by the history of The Woman’s Building. 

                           

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