Lisa Beane was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1961. She received a B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1983. Beane currently lives in Los Angeles. Beane's works have exhibited widely in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Florida, New York, Washington D.C., and Europe. Projects have been a full range from a set installation for Sean Puff Daddy Combs' MTV's 2016 'Making the Band 2,' which is appropriate as her work creates a dialogue between contemporary culture and the history of art. Images from pop culture, often referencing childhood toys and games, collide with gestural abstraction and scratchy notes on the surface of the paintings. A Jewish woman of African American, Native American, and Creole descent, naturally brings the perspective of a female of color to her work. The theme of race surface intentionally in her work, yet Beane never uses her status as "other" to divide. Rather she weaves multiple themes, meanings, and histories together into a tapestry both visually and intellectually compelling, suggesting the absurdity of allowing human differences to perpetuate fear and hatred. But her allegiance is to the human race and nature. Beane uses her practice to point out injustice in all its forms. Lisa Beane is the creator and Executive Producer of The Silent Children, the 2016 short documentary which goes deep into the world that exposes the truths of child sexploitation and human trafficking. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”