LISA TUBACH

tubach@hotmail.com
Born in Omaha, NE; Lives/works in Staunton/Harrisonburg,VA 



SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2021  "Sea Glass," Amy Kaslow Gallery, Washington, DC (August 15-Sept. 25.) Two-person exhibition (with glass artist John Geci); 13 paintings included.


2019  “Lisa Tubach: Open Day Exhibition,” Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives, Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia (December)


2018  “In Relationship: Self Through Others / New Works by Dietrich Maune and Lisa Tubach,” Larkin Arts Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA


2017  “Tubach and Tubach: The Collector’s Eye / Paintings by Allan Tubach and Lisa Tubach from the RCLC Foundation Collected by Merle Stalder,” Stalder Gallery, Falls City, NE 

2016  "Longing for Eleuthera," Work Project Architects Gallery, Norfolk, VA 

2016  "Tubach + Tubach : Preservation," Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE (an exhibition with my father, Allan Tubach, on our respective areas of preservation--i.e. ecological/cultural; 43 pieces included in the show)

2016  "Ode to Eleuthera," Craddock-Terry Gallery, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA
 
2015  "Hoping for Infinity," Anderson O'Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE

2013  "Hinterland," Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA 

2013  "Notes from the Wild (Levitations)," New Image Gallery, James Madison University 

2012  "Open Studios Exhibition," Hospitalfield Centre for Art and Culture, Arbroath, Scotland 
 
2012  "Interference," Anderson O'Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE

2011  "Veiled," Smith House Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2010  "A Slow Walk Through Secrets," Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA
 
2010  "Bruise," Open Studio Exhibition, La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2009  "Dangerous and Lovely Systems,” Stalder Art Gallery, Falls City, NE 

2005  “Blended Geographies: Paintings by Lisa Tubach,” Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

1999  “Dualities: New Work,” Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Omaha, NE

1996  “New Work,” Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Omaha, NE

1993  “New Work,” Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Omaha, NE

1992  “Lisa Tubach: Paintings,” Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
2021  "Pandemic Highlights," New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA


2020   Contributor, “The PoeTREE: A Tree I Love Project” by Priscilla Stadler, New York, NY


2020   “40 Years of Excellence: JMU MFA Faculty,” Staunton-Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA


2019   "The Unusuals," The Painting Center, New York, NY (13 painters featured)


2019  "Water Works," Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA (three artists featured)

2017  "Strictly Painting 11," McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA 

2017  "Absolute Music Festival" featuring the "Voice of the Whale (Vox Balaenae)" by George Crumb. Invited to include my piece "Third Ventricle," as a part of the performance.

2016  "Travel Shorts: A Moving Image Festval," Armory Mezzanine Media Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA (one of 16 artists selected; juried by Simone Paterson)

2014  "10th Annual Small Works Show," 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (juried by Bill Carroll)
 
2014  “WPA Member Work on Paper,” (e)merge Art Fair / Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
 
2014  "Food for Thought," 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (national/juried by Jennifer Coates)
 
2014  "Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition," Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY
 
2012  East/Mid/West: Lisa Tubach, Erik Maakestad and Ginger Reddington, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA (juried)
 
2012  “The French Connection III,”1708 Gallery/Satellite Exhibition Space, Richmond, VA
 
2012  “Divergent Visions,” Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
 
2012  "The French Connection II,” Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
 
2011  “The French Connection,” Capital One Headquarters Gallery Richmond, VA (Invitational)
 
2011  “Small Works Show/Gallery Artists,” Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE
 
2011  Group Exhibition in Lima, Peru through the Art-In-Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
 
2011  “Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
 
2011  Group Exhibition in Lima, Peru through the Art-in-Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department
 
2010  Group Exhibition in Paramaribo, Suriname through the Art-in-Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department
 
2009  “Action of Play: A Selection of Works by JMU Graduate Faculty,” Capital One Financial Corporation Gallery, Richmond, VA
 
2008  “Escapes,” Gallery Blue/Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
 
2008  “Spirit: A Celebration of the Heartland," Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
 
2007  “A Night of 1000 Drawings,” Artists Space Gallery, New York, NY
 
2007  Acquisition Exhibition of the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago,” Gallery 180, Chicago, IL (juried)
 
2007  “Synthesis: Collaborations, Investigations and Discoveries,” International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK (juried)
 
2007  “LOUD,” Arts & Literature Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT (juried)
 
2006  “Pure Painting,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (juried)
 
2006  Yamazaki Ceremony Exhibition, Gunma Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan
 
2003  “Members Exhibition,” Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Juried by Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
 
2000  “Young Painters National Competition and Exhibition,” Miami University, Oxford, OH (juried)
 
1999  “Feed the Body, Feed the Soul/National Juried Exhibition,” Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, OH (juried)
 
1999  “Bemis Collection,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
 
1998  “National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Art Center, Wichita, KS (juried)
 
1998  “Summer Show: Southern Artists,” Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
 
1998  “Passages: An Art Journey in Alabama,” Alabama Artists Gallery, Alabama Council for the Arts, Montgomery, AL
 
1996  “Focus Group Show,” Park Square Gallery, St. Paul, MN
 
1995  “Favorites ’95,” Univ. of NE at Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, NE
 
1994  “Summer Stock: Images,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
 
1992  “Big Ten Exhibition,” Big Ten Offices, Chicago, IL


REPRESENTATION / REGISTRIES


  • Amy Kaslow Gallery, 4300 Fordham Road NW, Washington, DC
  • The Painting Center, 547 W 27th St #500, New York, NY, Artists Registry & ArtFile (2013-present)
  • Art Gallery/Pop Blossom Projects, 424 West 21st Street, Suite 101, Norfolk, VA (2010-present)
  • Anderson O’Brien Gallery, 1108 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE (2010-present; 1992-1997)
  • Trinity Gallery, 315 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA (1997-2001)
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Work/Art Program, 724 S. 12th St., Omaha, NE (1993-2000)
  • NurtureArt, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY, Artists Registry (2014-2019; the gallery closed in 2019).



COLLECTIONS


  • Dollar Tree Corporation, Chesapeake, VA
  • Buffett Cancer Center/UNMC, Omaha, NE
  • U.S. Department of State/Monrovia, Liberia
  • Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
  • Represented in private collections in Boston, New York, Kansas City, Atlanta, Virginia Beach, Chicago and Omaha



RECENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH / FIELD WORK VOLUNTEERISM


2019  Independent Research, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (numerous sites off of Port Douglas)


2019  Volunteer Research Assistant, Earthwatch Institute, Riversdale, Belize; fieldwork to assess shark populations around the Belize Barrier Reef through employing BRUVs (baited, remote underwater video cameras) and long-line fishing, tagging, and releasing of sharks; I conducted additional research on my own, documenting the health of the reef outside of Placencia and San Pedro, Belize


2018  Volunteer Research Assistant, Gates Laboratories, University of Hawaii, Oahu; invited by the late Ruth Gates to assist in Coral Garden maintenance; the lab is known for their work on developing “super coral” that can withstand the earth's changes, and was featured in a Netflix documentary entitled “Chasing Coral”


2017  Volunteer Research Assistant, Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA; assisted in the collection of a type of Nemertea, an intertidal sea worm


2014  Volunteer Research Assistant, Cape Eleuthera Institute/Earthwatch Institute, Bahamas; fieldwork measuring coral health via fish populations for Dr. Alastair Harborne, Univ. of Queensland



ARTIST RESIDENCIES


2019  Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives, Bilpin, NSW, Australia


2017  Whiteley Center/Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA


2012  Hospitalfield Centre for Art and Culture, Arbroath, Scotland


2010  La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


2008  Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT


2007  Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT


1996  Dorland Mountain Artist Colony, Temecula, CA



BIBLIOGRAPHIES


2020  Kulju, Jen, “JMU Art Professor Conducts Coral Research with Visits to Reefs in Belize and Australia: Artwork to Raise Awareness of Impact of Climate Change on Coral Reef Ecosystems,” JMU/CVPA News, 13 May 2020, web. Story highlighting my research and art practice.


2019  Jenkins, Mark, “In the Galleries: Canadian Artist Looks to the Outdoors for Inspiration,” The Washington Post, 5 April 2019, Print and Web. (My painting “King Nudibranch” was featured, along with a review of the Athenaeum Gallery Exhibition and three other shows.)


2016  Thompson, David, “Preservation: In Tubach + Tubach Exhibit, Father and Daughter Display an Individual Stewardship for Culture and Environment,” The Reader, 9 November 2016. Print and Web.


2016  Farber, Janet, “’Tubach+Tubach—Preservation’: Father, Daughter Exhibit at Gallery 1516 Blends Past, Present for Future’s Sake,” The Reader, 3 October 2016. Print and Web.

2014  Correal, Amy and Andy Newman, “New York Today,” New York Times, 21 August. Web. 

2014  “Food As Art At Exhibit Opening Thursday at 440 Gallery,” South Slope News, 20 August. Web.
 
2014  “Food for Thought,” The Art Guide, 21 August. Web.
 
2013  “Hinterland.” Virginia Pilot Online. HamptonRoads.com. 11 November. Web. 
 
2013  Oliver, Amie. "The French Connection Tours Virginia," Virginia Modern, March 28. Web.
 
2012  Ritchie, Amie. “C’est Vrai,” Richmond Arts Review, March 8. Web.
 
2012  “JMU Faculty’s Art Makes Up Local Exhibit,” Staunton News Leader, 19 January. Web and print.
 
2011  Choi, Sukjin. "Lisa Tubach." The Korea Times/Washington, DC, 4 October. D6.
 
2011  "Looking for Something Fun to Do This Weekend?" 13News/WVEC, Hampton Roads, VA, January 14. Web. 
 
2010  "A Slow Walk Through Secrets," Virginia Pilot Online, November 15.
 
2009  Pitcher, John. “Tubach Show Highlights Dangers to Nature’s Beauty,” Omaha World Herald, November 19.
 
2009  Gottula, Lori. “Artist Tubach: Bold, Bright, Colorful, Exciting,” Falls City Journal, November 14.
 
2008  Carroll-Bergman, Margaret. “Seven Artists Headline Exhibition at Gallery Blue,” The Nantucket Independent, July 16.
 
2008  Arthur, Kathleen. Duration / Generation / Exploration: Centennial Catalog, Harrisonburg, VA: James Madison University School of Art & Art History. 
 
2008  “Art in the Heartland: The Museum of Nebraska Art Shows Its Spirit,” Metro Magazine, March. 
 
2007  Smith, Dawnell. “Arctic Passions: Art & Science Merge in Exploration of Northern Horizons,” Anchorage Daily News, 9 September. Print. and web.
 
2005  “Today in KC,” The Kansas City Star, May 6.
 
2005  Art: Kansas City, Vol. 5, No. 1, May/June edition.
 
2003  Southern Humanities Review, Vol. 37/Number 4, Fall edition (cover art).
 
1999  Kane, Julie. “Of Gods and Pop Tarts: Lisa Marie Tubach Brings ‘Dualities’ to the Passageway,” The Reader (Omaha Weekly), June 24.
 
1999  Stanford, Linda. “MSU Alumni in the Visual Arts: Profiles,” Michigan State Alumni Magazine, Fall 1999 (one of four featured artists). 
 
1994  MacMillian, Kyle. “’Summer Stock’ Displays Contemporary Approach: Bemis Exhibit Draws on Symbolism,” Omaha World Herald, July 31.
 
1992  MacMillian, Kyle. “Lisa Marie Tubach Driven By Art,” Omaha World Herald, June 28.



RECENT AWARDS & GRANTS


2019  Educational Leave, College of Visual and Performing Arts, James Madison University; competitive award based on my proposal to document the two largest reef systems in the world; additional funding provided through the CVPA and Center for Global Engagement (JMU)


2018  Provost’s Award for Scholarship, James Madison University


2017   Summer Research Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, JMU (competitive); to support Friday Harbor Residency and to purchase a microscope

2015-6  Nominee, Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Visual and Performing Arts, JMU


2014  Educational Leave, College of Visual and Performing Arts, JMU (competitive)


2008  Finalist, Solo Exhibition in Havana, Cuba; Art-in-Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC


2008  Summer Research Grant, College of Visual & Performing Arts, JMU (competitive); to support Vermont Studio Center Residency


2007  Finalist, Solo Exhibition in Lima, Peru; Art-in-Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC



SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES
 

2021  The Beauty and Fragility of the Earth's Water Bodies Featuring Artist Lisa Tubach, The Ocean Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Program, Amy Kaslow Gallery, Washington, DC

2020  Staunton Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA

2019  Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives, Bilpin, NSW, Australia

2017  Stalder Gallery, Falls City, NE 

2016. Evening Keynote Speaker, Art/Sustainability, Lynchburg Innovation Week Conference, Lynchburg, VA 
2016  Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA
2015  Anderson O'Brien Fine Arts, Omaha, NE
2009  Stalder Gallery, Falls City, NE
2008  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2007  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2005  Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2004  Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY
2003  University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
2000  Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
1999  Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
1996  Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Murrieta, CA
 
 
PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2018  Discussant, “Cultural Literacy and Ecological Crisis,” College Art Association Annual Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

2018  Presenter, “Scientific Method as Art Form: Collaboration and Inspiration,” presented at the Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education (Honolulu, HI)

2004  “The Art of Walter Anderson: A Review,” book review for Interdisciplinary Humanities, published by the Univ. of LA-Lafayette

2002  Presenter, “Iranian Commentaries: Three Feminists in Video/Film,” written and presented for the Southern Humanities Council’s Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA)

2001  Poetry published in The Poetry Motel, Vol. 30 and The California Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 3

2000  Presenter, “In Sickness and in Health: The Representation of the Body in the Visual Arts,” written and presented for the Southern Humanities Council’s Annual Conference (Macon, GA)


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Professor of Art, School of Art & Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (Fall 2006-current)

Communications Manager/Public Art Manager, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, NE (2003-2006)

Associate Professor of Art/Program Coordinator, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL (1996-2002)

Adjunct Professor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (1995-1996)

Adjunct Professor (Sabbatical Replacement), Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (1993-1994)

Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Evening College (1992)

Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1991-1993)


EDUCATION

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Summa cum Laude (1993)

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude (1990)
Major: Studio Art; Minor: Russian


ADDITIONAL STUDY

University of Queensland, Australia
Certificate in Tropical Coastal Ecosystems, Online Course (2016)

New York University, New York, NY
Certificate in Digital Video Production (2001)

Scuola Lorenzo di Medici, Florence, Italy
Painting, Etruscan Archeology, Photography, Early Renaissance History (1989)