Education

2012   Master of Fine Arts, Exceptional Merit in the Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2009   Post- Baccalaureate, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2008   Bachelor of Fine ArtsUniversity of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

 

Craft Schools

2007   Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

            University of Arizona, Orvieto, Italy

2006, 2008    Vijnana Kala Vedi Cultural Center, Aranmula, India

 

Teaching Experience

2013 – current  Together Press Instructor, cometogetherstudios, Bloomington, IL

2017 – current   Adjunct Art Faculty, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

2013 – 2015      Adjunct Art Faculty, Eureka College, Eureka, IL            

2009  – 2012    Graduate Assistant: Illinois State University, Normal, IL

            assisted Associate Professor Sarah Smelser and Tim Van Ginkel

2011   Instructor of Record: Intaglio I, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2009   Study Abroad Teaching Assistant: Explorations in India Preparatory Class,

            University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY and Southern India, assisted Professor Mark Ritchie

2008   Watercolor Assistant: Beginning Watercolor, University of Arizona, 

            Orvieto, Italy, Assisted Associate Professor Cerese Vaden

Teaching Assistant: Renaissance Art, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, assisted Dr. Colleen Denney

 

Work Experience (in the art field)

2017 – current Curator, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

2010 – current (intermittently) Printing Assistant, Manneken Press, Bloomington, IL

2012   Collection Curator and Gallery Attendant, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2012   Artist, Johnson County Recycle Board, Buffalo, WY

2012   Research and Printing Assistant, Richard Finch Studios

2012   Printer, lithographs for artist Cynthia Kukla

2010 – 2012  Graduate Printing Assistant, Normal Editions Workshop, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2011   Studio Intern, High Point Center for Printmaking Minneapolis, MN

2011   Studio Assistant,Stuart Nielson Studio, Minneapolis, MN

2009   Office Assistant,University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2009   Preparatory Assistant, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2008 – 2009 Interim Curator, Ann Simpson Artmobile, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2008   Studio Assistant, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2008   Intern, Gallery 234, Laramie, WY

2007 – 2008 Intern, Ucross Foundation and Artist Residency, Ucross, WY

 

Workshops

2016   Instructor, Casey’s Garden Shop, Bloomington, IL

2014 – 2016 Visiting Artist, Various Public Schools, Bloomington and Normal, IL

2015   Instructor,McLean County Art Center Rover Program, Normal, IL

          Facilitator and Instructor, papermaking at Illinois State University Horticulture Center

2014   Visiting Artist,Western Avenue Community Center, Bloomington, IL

            Visiting Artist, Children’s Discovery Museum, Normal, IL

2013   Instructor,McLean County Art Center Rover Program, Leroy and Danvers, IL

            Demonstrator, Unity in the Community, ISU Social Work, Normal, IL

            Instructor, First Generation Program, Eureka College, Eureka, IL

2012   Instructor,Culture Class Collages, Wyoming Girls’ School, Sheridan, WY

           FacilitatorEncountering Art, Wyoming Girl’s School, Ucross, WY

            InstructorLet’s Print!,Buffalo Art Guild K-8thgrade, Buffalo, WY

            Instructor,Introduction to Intaglio, Buffalo Art Guild, Buffalo, WY

            Printing AssistantSilk Aquatint, Illinois Art Educators Association, Normal, IL, Assistant to Frank Bush

2011   Education Assistant, High Point Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

2008   Instructor,Cultural Outreach High School Workshop, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2007   InstructorWyoming High School Art Symposium, University of Wyoming Representative Casper, WY

 

Lectures and Demonstrations

2018   Demonstration and Lecture,McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

            Demonstartion and Lecture, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

2016   Demonstration and LectureMiddle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2016   Lecture, The Earth, worn., Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

2014   Lecture,In Place, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

2012   Lecture,Elements in Printmaking, Eaton Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2011   Demonstration,Relief Printing, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2018    Tethered Worlds, McHenry County College, Gallery 1 & 2, Crystal Lake, IL

            A Language from Beyond Joy, Ramp Arts Gallery, Bloomington, IL

            Tethered WorldsYoungers Gallery,Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

2016   The Quickening(#1-12), Mclean County Art Center Sales Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2016   The Quickening (#1-16), Coffee Hound, Normal, IL

2016   Kimono Screens,Todd Hall Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2016   The Earth, worn,Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

2015   Plant Me,Lisa Lofgren and Melanie Scott-Dockery, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2014   In Place: Lee Somers and Lisa Lofgren, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

2013    Art by Cynthia Kukla and Lisa Lofgren, Business Furniture, Bloomington, IL

2012   Prints by Lisa Lofgren, Mid Illini Credit Union, Bloomington, IL

2012   Discovering the Still Point,University Gallery 2, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2011   Wiping the Slate Clean, Student Art League Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2008   Part of a Whole,Gallery 234, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2008   Between Places,UP Gallery, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

 

Group Exhibitions

2018   Panoramic Pedagogy, featured MAPC exhibit, Laramie, WY

           Mother Matrix, Art Connect Gallery featured MAPC exhibit, Laramie, WY

           Faculty Exhibition, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

           Piece of Paper, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

                 Honorable Mention Awarded for Born into Color

                 Juror: Karen Kunc

2017   36thBradley International Printmaking and Drawing Biennial, Heuser Gallery, Peoria, IL 

                  3 works from Kimono Series: Unveiled, Covered and Glow

                  Juror: Kathryn Polk

2016   Kindred: ISU Printmaking Alumni, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2016    A Tribute to John, Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL

2016    Art of Audiology, Bloomington-Normal Audiology Center

2016    Quote/Unquote,Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2015   Rover: Mobile Arts Program, McLean County Art Center, Normal, IL

2014    A Dream and A Memory, St. Louis Aritsts’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

               Juror: Anita Jung

2013   Blurring the Lines: Works by Megan Bersett, Megan Stroech, and Lisa Lofgren

               Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL 

2013   Limerick Print Exhibit, Illinois State University Library, Normal, IL/Limerick, Ireland

2013   Drawing Now, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

2013   Compassion Art Festival, First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IL

2012   Illinois State University Alumni Exchange, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2012   cometogetherstudios Gallery, Bloomington, IL

2012   Fox and Hounds Gallery, Area Artist Showcase, Bloomington, IL

2012   Student Annual Exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University 

                            Juror: Buzz Spector

2012   Quality Over QuantityTranspace Gallery, Normal IL

2011   Interns in the Threshold,High Point Center for Printmaking Threshold Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2011   High Point Cooperative,High Point Center for Printmaking Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011   Push and Pull,Subspace Gallery, Bloomington, IL 

2011  Student Annual Exhibition, University Galleries Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2011   McLean County Art Center Amateur Art Exhibition,Bloomington, IL

2011   MFA Biennial, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2010   In Tiny Beacons,Transpace Gallery, Normal, IL

2010   McLean County Art Center Emerging Artist Exhibition,Bloomington, IL

2010   University of Wyoming Alumni Exchange,Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

2010   Penang International Exhibition,University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

2009   Graduate Student Exhibition,Transpace Gallery, Normal, IL

2009   Index: Portfolio Exchange,Transpace Gallery, Normal, IL

2009   Explorations in India,University of Wyoming UP Gallery and Gallery 234, Laramie, WY

2009  Vijnana Kala Vedi Student Exhibition,University of Wyoming Study Abroad, Kerala, India

 

Commissions

2017   Vassmer Plate Project, edition of 20 intaglio prints of antiques plates

2010   State Farm Hall of Business Hall of Fame, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Watercolor and artist print collaboration with Normal Editions Workshop

 

Publication and Curation

2018   Coordinator, Mother Matrix Portfolio and Panel discussion for MAPC 2018, Laramie, WY

2016   Juror,  Heartland Community College Annual Student Exhibition

2011   CuratorBeyond Printmaking,Rachel Cooper Gallery, Illinois State University

2010   Penang International Exhibition Touching Down

2008   Owen Wister Review Publication Sheep CrossingandScavengers

2007   Owen Wister Review Publication Fleeting Trains: A Contemporary Take on Turner

 

Book Covers

Memory of a Girl  by Aozora Brockman, pub. 2016 by Backbone Press

Spoon River Poetry Review, pub. 2016 by Spoon River Poetry Association

The Art of Salvageby Bill Morgan, pub. 2016 by Downstate Legacies

Objects of Attentionby Aichlee Bushnell, pub. 2015 by Noemi Press, Inc.

 

Collections

Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL

University of Wyoming Law Building, Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming President’s Office, Laramie, WY

McMurry Law Office, Laramie, WY

Bimidji State University, Bimidji, MN

Illinois State University Department of Art, Normal, IL

University Sans Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Grants, Awards and Honors

2018   Honorable Mention, St. Louis Artist Guild Juror Karen Kunc

2012   SGCI Student Fellowship Nominee, Normal, IL                                                                  

2012   Illinois State University Friends of the Arts Grant Normal, IL                  

2011   McLean County Art Center Graphics Award Bloomington, IL                              

2008   University of Wyoming Alumni Outstanding Service Laramie, WY

2009   Wyoming Arts Council Grant for artist lecture by Provina Gondalia to the Explorations in India Preparatory Class, Cheyenne, WY                    

2009   University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences Summer Study Award Laramie, WY            

2009   Lisa Lewis Dubois Award University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY   

2007   University of Wyoming Purchase Award Office of the President, Laramie, WY            

2007   University of Wyoming Purchase Award College of Law, Laramie, WY