Gale Force Wind, 2013
Lisa K. Blatt often works in extreme landscapes and examines issues of site, sight, media and politics. Minimal landscapes attract her with their light, beauty, simplicity. She stays for their complexity, contradictions and secrets.
Blatt’s art has been exhibited widely internationally, including many museums. Her work has been in the Shanghai Biennial, China; the Havana Biennial, Cuba; Museo de Tigre, Argentina; Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland (solo); Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Contemporary Art Platform and Freud Museum, London; Kunstverein Haus, Germany; Wexner Center, Ohio; Mills College Art Museum Oakland (solo); Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Contemporary Jewish Museum; Bellingham National Museum, Washington; Santa Cruz Museum; San Diego International Airport; Phillips Museum, Washington, DC; and Sean Kelly in New Yor.
When asked by Smithsonian Magazine which one photographer she thought was doing groundbreaking work, Cindy Sherman chose and wrote about Blatt for the March 2012 issue. Blatt has been awarded many grants and residencies and her art is in public and private collections.