Lisa Hinrichs is a fiber and mixed media artist living in St. Louis, MIssouri. After years of learning through experimentation and seeking out talented and generous teachers in the fiber community Lisa now happily spends her days making art in a sunshine filled studio overlooking the Missouri River where she is a juried studio artist at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.
Lisa holds a BS in Architectural Design from the University of Missouri and later studied Graphic Design at SLCC. While she has moved on from earlier careers in architecture and graphic design, her love of a well designed structure or elegantly composed page find their way into her current work.
Lisa’s work can be viewed both at various exhibitions or at her studio in the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. Book a private appointment with Lisa to discuss available work or a commission. You can also sign up for her email list to be notified about future exhibitions and workshops on her website. www.lisahinrichs.com
I make art to process the world around me and the world inside of my head. Visual, emotional, personal and sensory experiences all influence my work in a way that is intuitive and a release for me. Issues of fragility, brokenness and ultimately mending are often expressed, revealed and resolved. As I layer, mark and stitch, I see my practice as a metaphor for the day to day human efforts to craft a life from moments; some perfect but most flawed yet repairable.
My work is equally informed by the structures and grids of architecture and the patched and mended fabrics of quilts. While I aspire to minimalism, I strive to make my art intimate in its detailed textures and inviting to closely inspect and touch. The layers of silk and wool, ink and stitch that result in the textures and colors are sometimes but not always visible on the surface of the work but are integral to my process. The layers reveal and conceal just enough to let the viewers find their own stories in the work.