Lise Lemeland’s paintings are exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2010 the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum acquired three of her paintings for their permanent collection, and these works were part of a featured exhibition at the museum called High Art in 2013. The paintings will be on permanent display in a new gallery in the museum's downtown facility, opening in 2020. Lise was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2006-7, among others. Her works have been acquired by many corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad, such as Hilton Worldwide, Fidelity, General Electric, Universal NBC and Barr & Ochsner GmbH Inc.
Lise is an aerobatic pilot, has competed in the northeast, and strives to convey the physiological as well as visual experiences of flying aerobatics in her paintings. This extreme type of “stunt” flying is a great source of inspiration for her artwork. In 2009 she received a grant to support flight filming for artistic research (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) as well as a scholarship for aerobatic training (Doug Yost Memorial Aerobatic Scholarship) from the International Aerobatic Club.
Lise received her BA from Stanford University, her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MFA from Hunter College, and most recently her BSN from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.