Portland-based Lisa Dombek is renowned for her passion for texture and mark making. Originally from Blue Hill, Ms. Dombek traveled extensively exploring dance, music and performance in such places as Boston, Los Angeles and New York. In the late 1980’s she moved back to her home state and established herself among the burgeoning art scene in Maine’s largest city, Portland. Her work has been exhibited regularly in Portland galleries and venues, as well as national juried shows. In 2008 her series “What Emerges” was shown at the Thomas Moser Gallery in Los Angeles. Her paintings were featured at Art Basel Miami in 2008. Her work has been selected for publication in the 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2011 editions of the national literary and visual art publication Words & Images, as well as the premier edition of Art Collector Maine 2012. Her paintings and photographs were chosen in March of 2003 as part of The Musik Show in Austin, TX, during the legendary South by Southwest Festival. She also received Special Recognition for her piece “Wings Over Water” in an internationally juried show in Omaha, NE in the Spring of 2001. She is a listed American Artist with the ARS/NY.
Listed American Artist: http://www.arsny.com/represented.html
Art Study: Maine College of Art – Portland, ME; University of Maine - Orono, ME.
2018 Studio Visit Vol 40 - The Open Studios Press - A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists - featuring "Sacred Spaces #2" oil & mixed media on canvas;
"Sacred Spaces #3" oil on canvas
2014 - ZEST Magazine Fall issue - "Oil Sketch #1 - 2013" featured with Wine List
2013 EKPHRASIS - Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art. Merrill Memorial Library Arts, Yarmouth , ME, featuring "Worlds in World - Celestial Phases series, oil & mixed media on canvas
2012 Edition - Art Collector Maine Annual, featuring "Daddy You're Busted", plaster & m. media over wire on board, 2006
2011 Edition - OMPHALOS, Nine Point Publishing, featuring 7 paintings and select poets.
2011 Edition - Words & Images, New England's Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of "Aftermath", oil on canvas, 2010, 54" x 73"
2007 New York Times Magazine – Cutting Edge Design Fall – T. Moser National Ad, oil & m. media pieces
2007 Maine Home & Design, Chicago Home & Design – T. Moser National Ad, oil & m. media pieces
2007 Fall Catalog – Thos Moser Cabinet Makers – featured oil & mixed media pieces
2007 Edition - Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “Angel Man Emerging” and utilized “She Comes” as cover art – both oil & mixed media on plaster over board.
2004 Edition - Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “We’re All Warriors” – oil on canvas.
2002 Edition – Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “Phippsburg Scape”- mixed media: acrylic, oil stick and graphite on paper.
2017 - VENN + MAKER, Paintings & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
May 2017 - St Lawrence Arts, "Sacred Spaces & Inner Maps", Oil & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
Nov 2014 - Make Sense Productions Open House, Paintings & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
Dec 2013 - Small Works Group Show, Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
June 2013 - Art Collector Maine/Kennebunkport Festival, Kennebunkport, ME
May 2013 - MECA Alumni Show, Thos. Moser - Freeport, ME
April 2013 – Exphrasis, Yarmouth Library – Artists & Writers, Yarmouth, ME
July 2012 - Art Collector Maine Home & Design Show - juried group show, Rockport, ME
June 2012 - Art Collector Maine/Kennebunkport Festival- juried group show, Kennebunkport, ME
March 2012 – Celestial Phases series and other selected paintings, St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill-Portland, ME
Sketchbook Project 2012 & Limited Edition Sketchbook Project 2012 – Brooklyn, NY
November 2010 - River Arts, GROUP Show juried by Dozier Bell, Damariscotta, ME
November 2010 - 36th Annual MECA (Maine College of ART) Juried Art Auction, Portland, ME
Aug 2010 - Crows & Monhegan, EFG Books & Gallery, Bridgton, ME
July/Aug 2010 - Monhegan/Selected Abstracts, Art Gallery at The Clown, York, ME
November 2009 – 35th Annual MECA Art Auction, Juried, Portland, ME
December 2008 – Art Basel Miami, Coconut Grove Satellite Gallery, Miami, FL
April 2008 – OIL show, Juried Group Show, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland, ME
Summer/Fall 2008 – Paintings, Juried Group Show, Thos. Moser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
January 2008 – Oils on canvas, Coconut Grove Gallery, Miami, FL
August/Sept 2007 – A Collection of Works, EFG Books, Bridgton, ME
June/July 2007 – Recent Works, Filament Gallery, Portland, ME
July 2005 – Juried Group Show, Bruce Brown/curator, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME.
November/December 2004 – New Work, The Sculpture Studio, Portland, ME.
June/July 2004 – New mixed media series – Meritage Wine Bar, Portland, ME. Summer 2003 – “Oil and sand on paper” – Dunne Roman, Portland, ME.
March 2003 – South by SouthWest Festival, “The Musik Show”, Juried Group Show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
March 2002 – “Spring for Life”, AIDS Benefit Auction – Portland, ME.
Sept 2001 –“Landscapes & Archways” Art Gallery at The Clown – Portland, ME.
May 2001 “Mixed Media III” – Internationally Juried Show, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE (“Special Recognition” status)
April 2001 – VIA Marketing, 2nd Fl. Private Gallery, Portland, ME.
July 2000 – Local 188 – 10th Anniversary Group Show, Portland, ME.
March 2000 – Green Design Furniture Showroom, Portland, ME.
Jan 2000 – “Vessels & Gods”, Art Gallery at The Clown, Portland, ME.
June 1999 – The Hay Gallery – Juried Premiere Show, Portland, ME.
MECA Art Auction 1998 , 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 Portland, ME.
AREA Gallery – USM Campus, Portland, ME.
Doll & Richard’s Gallery – Cambridge, MA.
Private Collections: New York, NY; McKinney, TX; Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Portland, ME; E. Berlin, Germany, Cousins Island, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME