Lisa Sigal

is a founding artist/activist of Blights Out. Sigal paints on walls and makes forms that combine painting with architecture. Utilizing and expanding upon notions of space, she investigates how art can challenge set ideas about property, containment, and freedom. She received a Guggenheim Grant and Creative Capital grant, which changed the course of her work, inspiring her to produce public art projects on a larger scale and to combine resources with other artists and activists. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, The New Museum, MoMa /PS1, The Sculpture Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Albright Knox, the Brooklyn Museum, the Essl Museum in Vienna, LAXART space in Los Angeles, and Samson Projects in Boston, among other venues. Most recent exhibits in 2014 include, Prospect.3: Notes for Now, an international contemporary arts biennial in New Orleans; WALDEN, DeCordova Museum in Boston; Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum; Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; and an upcoming solo show at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Sigal is a 2014-2015 artist-in-residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program in New City York. In addition to her art practice, Sigal is the curator of Open Sessions, a program of The Drawing Center in New York City for artists that incubates new ideas about drawing through exhibitions and public programs. Sigal lives and works in Brooklyn.