Lisu Vega – Miami, FL
Lisu Vega is a multidisciplinary artist working between sculpture, installation, and fashion. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and it explores issues that are close to Vega’s heart and concerns, such as sustainability, migration, memory and identity. Vega’s commitment to the environment fuels her experimentation towards the goal of a zero-waste practice.
She has a degree in Experimental Engraving which was her starting point to move out of the canvas and to go to tri-dimensional work. For a long time, she has explored the relationship between fiber and the human body as an expression vehicle. Her interest in her own identity brought her to move that exploration beyond the body to fill the rest of the space.
She has found in weaving a vehicle to connect with her memories and her ancestors. In her most recent work, that connection guides Lisu’s hands to weave the rope into sustainable contemporary art pieces, that expand into the space in a playful, sometimes mysterious, combination of shapes and shadows. This intensive physical nature of the work serves as a catalyst to her emotions of loss for what has been inevitably left behind, simultaneously creating a bridge to her past and a strong message of hope for the future.
Lisu grew up in Venezuela, and currently lives and works in Miami. She is a resident artist at Laundromat Art Space in Little Haiti.