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Through the medium of oil paint my work captures imagery of the everyday in New York City to highlight the dystopian reality of 2020. My practice focuses on the screen as a surface of mediation, protection, isolation, safety and fear. I consider the courage of our essential workers during these unprecedented times, and their protection of and service to the community at large. I recognize the screen as a barrier and charged index that both separates and unites us. This physical boundary functions as a space from which to consider our privilege and reflect upon our position as human beings during these unprecedented times. It is a barrier that mediates the body and incites questions regarding human desire and fear: the inability to touch during a global health crisis and the longing to connect.

Untitled (07/16/2020)
24" x 36" Through the medium of oil paint my work captures imagery of the everyday in New York City to highlight the dystopian reality of 2020. My practice focuses on the screen as a surface of mediation, protection, isolation, safety and fear. I consider the courage of our essential workers during these unprecedented times, and their protection of and service to the community at large. I recognize the screen as a barrier and charged index that both separates and unites us. This physical boundary functions as a space from which to consider our privilege and reflect upon our position as human beings during these unprecedented times. It is a barrier that mediates the body and incites questions regarding human desire and fear: the inability to touch during a global health crisis and the longing to connect.
Untitled
24" x 36" Through the medium of oil paint my work captures imagery of the everyday in New York City to highlight the dystopian reality of 2020. My practice focuses on the screen as a surface of mediation, protection, isolation, safety and fear. I consider the courage of our essential workers during these unprecedented times, and their protection of and service to the community at large. I recognize the screen as a barrier and charged index that both separates and unites us. This physical boundary functions as a space from which to consider our privilege and reflect upon our position as human beings during these unprecedented times. It is a barrier that mediates the body and incites questions regarding human desire and fear: the inability to touch during a global health crisis and the longing to connect.
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Lisa McCleary, is an Irish-Australian artist currently living in New York. In 2018 she completed her MFA Degree at Parsons, The New School, NYC. McCleary has exhibited internationally with her 2020 solo exhibition, titled Borderless, at GALLERY CUBED x Hunter East Harlem Gallery, NYC and previous solo exhibitions including Edging, at Gallery MC, NYC in 2019, Opened 1m Ago and #foreveralone at Palmer Art Projects, Sydney in 2016 and 2015. In 2021 McCleary has exhibited her work At MANIFEST Gallery, OH. She has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition as part of the Smithsonian Museum's National Portrait Gallery, DC. In 2019, McCleary was selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Competition at Miami University and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO. McCleary has held a position at the Trestle Artist Residency, Brooklyn, the Art & Law Program, NYC, the Summer Painting Residency at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and the Vermont Studio Residency for which she received the VSC Merit Grant. In 2020, McCleary was included in The UK Sunday Times article ‘30 under 30: Ireland’s most promising artists.’

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