In her talk I Am an Artist: On Ownership & Other Enterprising Acts Lisa Congdon will discuss her journey into the art and illustration worlds, the importance of owning her unconventional experience, and, drawing from her latest book, Art Inc, the lessons she's learned about how to make a living making art. Join her for an entertaining & informative talk followed by Q&A and a book signing.
Lisa Congdon first started making art as a hobby in 2001, and five years later began showing and selling her work. Today, Lisa makes a full-time living as an illustrator and fine artist. Known for her colorful and intricate paintings, drawings, pattern designs and hand lettering, Lisa works for clients around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living, General Mills and Simon & Schuster, among many others.
Her projects range from book, magazine, product and stationery illustration to wallpaper and fabric design. She has exhibited her work around the country, including shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery. She is the author of several books, including Art Inc, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day. She keeps a popular daily blog about her life, work, and inspirations called Today is Going to be Awesome. She lives in Oakland, California.