Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster utilizes quilt fabrics—patterns from the colonial period up to the 1950s—and painting to address feminist themes in her figurative works and portraiture. “My Nana was a quilter and my first artistic inspiration,” she says. “I began working with these fabrics when I became pregnant with my first child, in 2004. Prior to this, I painted in oils, searching for a surface that felt my own. Now the fabrics help me with this. This traditional craft medium references a history and art that I want to connect with and adds depth to my feminist imagery.”

Source: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery