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Lisa Marie Thalhammer is known for her striking and powerful portrait paintings, collages and public artworks, which have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She has received major funding from the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and has been featured in notable publications such as Artnet News, The U.S. News World Report, Washington Post, and numerous local media outlets. Additionally, The Washington Blade, the oldest LGBT newspaper in the USA, featured Thalhammer on the cover of their Top 30 under 30 issue of 2008 and nominated her for “best visual artist” in 2013.

Thalhammer developed a passion for travel while working at her family’s truck stop business in the midwest USA. Completing studies in drawing, painting, feminist theory, and art history at the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Kansas, and Stafforshire University in England, Thalhammer continues to travel internationally and maintains a studio in Washington DC.

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Intimate Network. The Fridge: Washington, DC
2009
Lizards Live. The Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art: Washington, DC
2007
Welcome to Lizard County. G Fine Art: Washington, DC
2005
Fully Loaded. Studio One Eight: Washington, DC
2003
Stop Looking. University of Kansas Union Gallery: Lawrence, KS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Promised Land. Transformer:  Asbury park, NJ
2013
Cash, Cans & Candy. Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
2012
Blended. Albus Cavus: Washington DC
Call+ Response. Hamiltonian Gallery:  Washington DC
2010
Manifest Equality. Los Angeles CA
Cream. Curated by Mera Rubell. Washington Project for the Arts at American University’s Katzen Arts Center:  Washington DC
2009
No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents. X Initiative: New York City NY
Postcards From the Heartland (How I learned to stop worrying and love the RED state). Curated by Paul Ha, Director, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Art Production Fund Lab: New York City NY
Lifeguard: Lisa Marie + Decoy. The Pink Line Project: Washington DC
Manifest Hope: DC. Organized by Shepard Fairey and MoveOn.org during President Obama’s inauguration: Washington DC
2008
Younity Heart & Soul. Alphabeta: Brooklyn NY
Time Machine. Curated by Amelia Winger-Bearskin for the Perpetual Art Mechine [PAM],
Meat Market: Washington DC
Paper Trail. Heineman Myers, Transformer’s Flat File Program: Bethesda MD
DCCAH Fellowship Show. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center: Washington DC
5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party. Halcon House: Washington DC
Flatmates. Arlington Arts Center: Arlington VA
Wall/paper. Transformer: Washington DC
2007
Aqua Art Miami Beach
. exhibited with Project 4, Aqua Hotel: Miami Beach FL
SASS. Transformer: Washington DC
4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party. Halcon House: Washington DC
ANONYMOUS III. Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran & Flashpiont Gallery: Washington DC
ArtDC. exhibited with Transformer: Washington DC
Don’t Fear for the Future Sweetness. curated by SunTek Chung, Gallery 5: Richmond VA
PULSE Art Fair. exhibited with G Fine Art: New York City NY
Primed: Washington Projects for the Arts\Corcoran 2007 Annual Art Auction & Gala. Corcoran Gallery of Art: Washington DC
2006
E3: Exercises for Emerging Artists. Transformer: Washington DC
3rd Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, Edison Place Gallery: Washington DC
Art of War. Studio One Eight: Washington DC
2005
NoMa Open Studios. O Street Artist Studios: Washington DC
2004
Venus Envy. Southside National Bank Building: St. Louis MO
Janus Two. Art Coop: St. Louis MO
2003
Eros Rising. Art Coop: St. Louis MO
Installation Annual, A & D Gallery: Lawrence KS

Murals & Public Commissions

2012
Affirming the Female Gaze, created with Albus Cavus for Women’s History Month:  NW Unit Block of Florida Ave, Washington, DC
2010
Butterfly Speeches, created in collaboration with Sheila Crider. Sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority:  Washington, DC
2009
Boxer Girl, funded by the Public Art Building Communities Grant, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities:  73 W Street NW,  Washington, DC

Awards & Honors

2009
Young Artist Program grant award; DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities: Washington DC
2008
Public Art Building Communities Grant; DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities: Washington DC
Young Artist Program grant award; DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities: Washington DC
2007
Young Artist Program grant award; DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities: Washington DC
2006
Small Projects Program grant award; DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities: Washington DC
2003
Jacobs Prize; University of Kansas: Lawrence KS
Hollander Family Foundation Award; University of Kansas: Lawrence KS
Amsden Award; University of Kansas: Lawrence KS
2002
Daniel Macmorris Scholarship; University of Kansas: Lawrence KS
Academic Support Scholarship (awarded twice); KU Memorial Corporation: Lawrence KS
Warner Ferguson Service Scholarship; KU Memorial Corporation: Lawrence KS

Education

2003
University of Kansas; Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Women Studies Minor: Lawrence KS
2001
Staffordshire University; Fine Art Exchange Study Abroad Program: Stoke-on-Trent, England
1998
Art Institute of Chicago; Summer Institute Residency Program: Chicago IL