Beyond the Bio: Cindy Lisica Gallery
Beyond the Bio is a series that takes you past the canvas and into the minds of the artists and curators who build the contemporary arts community.
Houston-based Cindy Lisica Gallery will be featured at Art City Austin: Art Alliance Austin’s 3-day art fair from March 31st – April 2nd at the Palmer Events Center.
Gallery Name: Cindy Lisica Gallery
Location: Houston Museum District
What prompted the start of Cindy Lisica Gallery?
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What guides you in selecting artist to represent? What qualities do you look for?
What new artists are you excited about today?
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about buying their first piece of serious original art?
Buy what you love, and you can’t go wrong. Art brings you something that nothing else does — it communicates and gives back to you everyday as you live with it. Artwork can surprise you later when you notice a visual element for the first time, and it can bring new ideas and conversation to your life and home. Buying art also allows you to connect to artists and the art world on the long-term as you develop relationships with and follow the careers of artists and galleries.
Cindy Lisica Gallery opened at 4411 Montrose in Houston’s Museum District in January 2016. The gallery is Lisica’s second location after the successful run of Revision Space, an innovative storefront gallery in Pittsburgh’s Art & Design Zone. Over the last 15 years, Cindy Lisica, who is also a PhD art historian, has taken her curatorial work and research to cities such as Paris, New York, Miami, London, Marseille, Berlin, Helsinki, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. In addition to championing artists’ careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol, MOCA Los Angeles, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Menil Collection. The gallery is interested in exposing emerging and mid-career artists who are about to make their mark in the future of art history.
Beyond the Bio is curated by Art Alliance Austin, with the assistance of Scott Nyerges.