Lisa Winika’s Misunderstood Women Project
July 1 - August 28| Free
Public Gallery Hours: Friday-Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM
Lisa Winika is a self-taught artist who expresses her vision through diverse media and genre: drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, collage, and assemblage, abstract, surreal, conceptual, and visionary. She is known for creating whimsical works with purpose and meaning.
Lisa is a polymath who brings a broad range of experience to bear on her art: a lifetime of spiritual seeking, 35 years of meditative practice and mystical experience; studies in Vedanta, healing, pathology, biology, quantum physics, and literature; work with the mentally ill and physically frail; travels in India; love of nature, gardening, hiking, kayaking, and exploration of abandoned places. She works as a healer and interfaith minister and considers her art an extension of her spiritual life.
In 2015 she built her controversial Blue Studio in the historic district of Rhinebeck, NY, learning and inventing carpentry skills along the way. This magical space, always an evolving work of art in itself, is made largely from reclaimed materials and all variety of found objects used in unexpected ways. In this same way she explores her art, experimenting, inventing, discovering.
Lisa is a founding member of Rhinebeck Fine Art and the Gallery at Rhinebeck and an owner of Queen City 15 Gallery in Poughkeepsie. Her work has been in numerous regional shows and public spaces, and is held in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.