Santa Fe, NM
Lisa M. Gordon grew up in southern California where progress was measured by the continuous advancement of the suburbs. With one stable after another closing like dominoes, it was very difficult for her to keep her beloved horses. This encroachment became the early catalyst for her first bronze sculptures.
“It was only natural that the horse’s image would become my focus. As I continued my education, I began developing an understanding of my place in the art world. I constantly questioned how I related to the vast history of equine art … while simultaneously keeping in mind what my very first sculpture instructor said, ‘There is no question you have talent and that you can sculpt, but what you do with that talent becomes the real question.’ ”
In 1992, Lisa received an MFA in Sculpture from California State University in Fullerton. She worked for numerous foundries throughout the Southwest and began to experiment, pushing technical boundaries while exploring elements of motion, relationships to the landscape, and personal metaphors. “Experience has given me the opportunity to take each piece through the entire process, with the exception of metal pouring. I believe it is an essential part of my work.”
Lisa’s sculpture, Rooster, is a part of the permanent collection at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. In 2009 Lisa participated in the Heart of the West Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2000 the Loveland High Plains Arts Council commissioned, Career Moves, a 14′ tall monument to be placed in Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado. Other notable commissions include purchases of Straight and Narrow by Little Rock, Arkansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is affiliated with Santa Fe Exports in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona; Terzian Galleries in Park City, Utah; Visions West Galleries in Bozeman and Livingston, Montana and Denver, Colorado; The Broadmoor Gallery in, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Davis and Blevins Gallery in Saint Jo, Texas.