Roles in Archive: Artist, Speaker
b. 1962 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born 1962 in Philadelphia; Lisa Sigal lives and works in Brooklyn. Sigal’s work lies at the intersection of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Her constructions insinuate themselves into the fabric of the built environment. She will take a Sheetrock wall, cut into it, pull back sections, poke a sightline through to a false or a found wall on which she has exposed or composed a painted surface. Sigal’s work frames a view that often blurs the distinction between what is found and what is made, and ultimately what is real. The core of her work questions the formal and philosophical stability of structure. Recent exhibitions include: Whitney Biennial, 2008; “Tent Paintings,” Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 2007; “The Orpheus Selection,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, 2007; “Make It Now,” Sculpture Center, Long Island City, 2005; and “A House of Many Mansions,” The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2005.