Lisa Lapinski: Miss Swiss
Published by Inventory Press/Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Text by Bruce Hainley, Graham Bader, Kyle Dancewicz, Sabrina Tarasoff, MacKenzie Stevens, Lisa Lapinski. Interview by Viola Schmitt.
Lapinski’s gorgeously produced objects constitute a symbolic universe exploring the production of desire and meaning
This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on Los Angeles–based artist Lisa Lapinski (born 1967), celebrated for her formally complex sculpture in a variety of mediums—including wood, wire, cement and clay—in addition to painting, photography, drawing and found material, often containing philosophical and historical references.
Published on the occasion of Lisa Lapinski: Drunk Hawking, her 2020 midcareer survey at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Lapinski: Miss Swiss includes previously unpublished images of Lapinski’s exhibitions and artworks from 2000 to the present. It also features contributions by Bruce Hainley, Graham Bader, Kyle Dancewicz, Sabrina Tarasoff and MacKenzie Stevens, as well as a conversation between the artist and linguist Viola Schmitt.