In the Loop
Faculty News : Apr 22, 2014

Lisa Iglesias hired for tenure track position

MFA alum and current visiting assistant professor, Lisa Iglesias, has accepted a tenure track position in drawing with the SA+AH. She was chosen after a national search with more than 140 applicants. Iglesias generates enthusiasm among her students, champions research, observational, conceptual and collaborative work in the classroom, and is well positioned to interface between drawing and other disciplines.
Iglesias’s drawing research focuses on the forces at play whether by nature or her hand as she crafts projects influenced by the study of glaciers, plate tectonics and time. Iglesias has a strong international research trajectory and commitment to the discipline of drawing. She has built an excellent network of exhibition venues and publications and collaborations with artists that will enable her to sustain a career from the city of Gainesville.

Her solo exhibitions include Hudson Walker Gallery, MA; Y Gallery, NY; Albion College, MI; and 6a Inc., Australia. She has participated in a range of curated group exhibitions at such venues as the Limplip Art Museum, Korea; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Islip Art Museum, PS122, NY; and Fathom Gallery, D.C. Iglesias has also actively participated in artist residencies including the new Fermenter Studio here in Gainesville, as well as PS122, NY; Bemis Center, NE; Fine Arts Work Center, MA; 6a Inc, Australia; and the Cite International des Arts, through Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, France, among others. These residencies were funded by a range of institutions and the artist has also received grants from the Queens Council for the Arts, and a fellowship from the New York Federation for the Arts. Iglesias also collaborates with her sister Janelle Iglesias as Las Hermanas Iglesias.