United States - 1968
Lisa Ruyter explores the relationship between photography and painting in her colorful figure paintings and prints. Born in Washington, D.C., Ruyter studied at the MCPS Art Center in Maryland, and received graduate degrees from the School of Visual Arts and the Hunter College Graduate Fine Arts Program in New York. Ruyter’s work is a commentary on painting and photography as diverse media. Her artistic process begins with a photograph of an everyday scene, such as a gallery opening or a packed movie theater. The image is translated by line drawing onto a surface, and the delineated sections are filled in with blocks of color that often differ from the initial scene.