About Lisa

Lisa Bigalke graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside with a BA in art in 1996. She received her MFA in Studio Art, with a concentration in printmaking, from Louisiana State University in 2000.  Currently she teaches Art at Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin. Her artwork has been exhibited in many regional and national exhibitions. Since 2000, she has exhibited her work in over 14 solo exhibitions.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Around and Outside, City of Las Vegas Galleries, Las Vegas NV

Under the Sun: A Comprehensive Survey of Where Things Grow, Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield WI

From The Ground Up, An Exploration of Local Wonders, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Madison WI


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Particular Places, National Juried Group Exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT      

Janet Turner Print Competition, National Juried Group Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum Gallery, Chico CA 

Lancaster Museum of Art’s Print National 2004, National Juried Group Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA

Printed and Bound, National Juried Group Exhibition, Central Wyoming College, Riverton WY

The American Landscape, National Juried Group Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz  CA

Global Matrix, International Traveling Juried Group Exhibition, Purdue University, IN and Wright State University OH                          

Loyola Print Biennial, National Juried Group Exhibition, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago IL

100 Universes, International Traveling Group Exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR


She formed Rudbeckia Press, an artist bookbinding business, with her sister Becky in 2007. They create hand-bound journals and sketchbooks from archival and eco-friendly materials. Some of their recycled projects include Hidden Treasure Books, Tank-top Tote Bags, Crocheted and Embroidered Books, and Monster Books. In addition to printing services, Rudbeckia Press prints a series of travel images inspired by recent vacations to Alaska, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Mexico.

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