Studio Sundays: Lisa Krannichfeld
Lisa Krannichfeld was born and raised in Little Rock, AR in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Growing up surrounded by women born of the mindset to serve – not indulge, be humble – not bold, and to suppress – not express, Lisa gives the women in her paintings a voice and an outlet.
Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their disinterested and at times defiant expressions. Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolor materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials.
Lisa’s work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions nationally and internationally including shows across the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Most recently her work was chosen as the grand award winner in the 2017 Fort Worth Community Arts Center Juried Exhibition.
In 2015 she received the Delta Award in the prestigious 57th Annual Delta Juried Exhibition showcasing contemporary American art from Southern artists. Her work has also won First Place in the 2015 Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition, and the Juror Award in the 2015 Irene Rosenzweig Juried Biennial Exhibition.
She has been named “One To Watch” in Saatchi Art Magazine and a “Woman to Watch” by Soiree` Magazine in her home state of Arkansas. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections throughout her home state of Arkansas as well as in collections around the world.