Lisa Goren

Lisa Goren: The Far Reaches

The frozen parts of our planet are beautiful, awesome, and threatened. For the past 20 years, Lisa Goren has been creating paintings of the ice in Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska, and the High Arctic (near the North Pole). In addition, she has found inspiration in ice that occurs in New England during the coldest part of our winters. Painting exclusively with watercolors, she uses deep colors and even unusual sizes (up to 5ft square) to bring a sense of grandeur to these paintings. Come explore the Farthest Reaches of our planet from Cape Cod…

March 21-April 25
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday; 10:00am to 4:00pm

Opening Reception March 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Talk at 5:20pm

About the Artist

Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. Later travels to Iceland, Alaska, increased her love for the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their beliefs in the potential of the medium. Her works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.

Lisa’s work can be found in personal collections worldwide, from Australia to Iceland, and the United States. Her place on the 2013 Arctic Circle Residency was chronicled in an article she wrote for the New York Times and led her to her next phase of her Polar work. She had two pieces in “Gaia - Les femmes et l'ecologie” in Paris to coincide with the COP21 Climate talks. Recently, her Google Talk gave her a larger platform to discuss her travels, art, and the Polar regions.

Lisa has been working out of Boston, Massachusetts for the past 25 years and is Vice-President of the National Association of Women Artists (Mass. Chapter).

Recent Exhibitions of Note:

In Your Mother Tongue, Griffin Museum of Photography, July-August, 2019
Following the Cold, Newton Free Library, MA, August, 2018
Expeditions: From Iceland to the Gobi Desert, Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA, February-March, 2018
Flux: Six Artists Respond to Uncertainty, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, October, 2017
Earth, Fire, Water, Air: Elements of Climate Change, Chen Art Gallery, New Britain, CT, April 2017
31 Women, James Library and Center for the Arts, Norwell, MA, March 2017
Art Above 66°, 33”, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, IL, November-February 2017
Gaia: Les femmes et l’ecologie Galerie Maison Bleu, Paris France, November 2015-February 2016
Strokes of Genius, 125th Anniversary, Rockport Art Association, October-November, 2015
Contemporary Art Fair, Javits Center, NYC, October 2012
Holzwasser Gallery, Newton, MA, Watercolors of Polar Landscapes, Solo Show, October, 2011


South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, October 2016-May 2018
The Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Norway, Sept.-Oct. 2013

Recent Publications:

“Nemo in the Arctic”, Bark Magazine, Summer, 2019,
“In Hot Pursuit of Ice and Cold”, New York Times, Sunday, March 29th, 2015,
“Water Into Ice: Watercolors of Polar and Frozen Landscapes” (Book)