About

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Lisa Griffen is a self-taught mixed media painter whose art has been widely exhibited in Oregon and Washington. She loves outsider art, children’s art, cave paintings and graffiti. A strong believer in community involvement, she has volunteered for Portland Open Studios and taught art to children through Hillsboro’s Bienestar. She is a member of The Village Gallery of Arts, where she served for two years as president of the board of directors. Lisa co-founded Affordable Art for Everyone in 2015 with Christine Martell and is currently in her third year of organizing the event.

Originally from Sonoma, California, Lisa has lived in the Portland area since 1991. When she’s not painting, she spends time outside enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys reading, writing, baking, designing games and sewing, but most days find her in her backyard studio.

Lisa posts new work regularly on Facebook, Instagram, and occasionally Twitter and writes about upcoming shows in the News section of this site.

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Upcoming Exhibition:
September 2017, Affordable Art for Everyone, Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Current Exhibition:
May-July 2017, group show at Tappen Studios, Portland, Oregon.

Selected Past Exhibitions:
April 2017, “Black + White + One,”Insomnia Coffee Co., Hillsboro, Oregon.
January 2017, Featured Artist solo show at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
December 2016, Big 500, Ford Building, Portland, Oregon.
November 2016, 10th Annual Siren Nation Visual Art Show, Portland’5 Center for the Arts, Portland. (juried)
October 2016, “Going on Record,” Insomnia Coffee Co., Hillsboro, Oregon.
September 2016, Affordable Art for Everyone, Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June 2016, 53rd Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show, Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego.
April-May 2016, Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Art Show, Portland’5 Center for the Arts, Portland, Oregon.
January-February 2016, Little Beauties, Small Treasures, Valley Art, Forest Grove, Oregon.
December 2015-January 2016, Big 500, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2015, Beaverton City Hall (Beaverton Arts Commission)
October 2015, Here Be Art, Walters Cultural Center, Hillsboro, Oregon. (invitational)
October 2015, Affordable Art for Everyone, NW Events, Hillsboro, Oregon.
September 2015, New Seasons Cedar Hills, Beaverton, Oregon. (solo)
June-July 2015, Art is Life, Life is Art, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June-July 2015, News-Times office, Forest Grove, Oregon.
May 2015, Beach Books, Seaside, Oregon.
May 2015, Village Gallery of Arts 6th Annual Art Challenge, Portland, Oregon.
March 2015, Beach Books, Seaside, Oregon
February 2015, Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
December 2014, The Big 500 at People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
November 2014, I Am Therefore I Think, The Goodfoot, Portland, Oregon.
November 2014, 200 for Under $200, Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, Oregon.
November-December 2014, Hillsboro Main Library gallery, Hillsboro, Oregon.
October 2014, Things that Go Bump in the Night, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2014, Siren Nation’s Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon. (live painting and exhibit)
October 2014, Featured Artist at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2014, ICON, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
July 2014, Insomnia Coffee, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June 2014, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, Oregon (solo)
May-June, 2014, The Recycled Rain Project, Portland, Oregon. (juried)
May 2014, 5th Annual Art Challenge at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
April 2014, 88 Strong, The Goodfoot, Portland, Oregon.
February 2014, The Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
December 2013-January 2014, The Big 400, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
November 2013, “I Am Therefore I Think,” Goodfoot Art, Portland, Oregon.
September 2013, Oddities, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
August 2013, Siren Nation’s Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon.
May 2013, Artisan Salon (Beaverton Arts Commission), Beaverton, Oregon. (solo)
May 2013, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, Oregon.
May 2013, Reigning Cats and Dogs, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
May 2013, 4th Annual Art Challenge, Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
March and April 2013, The Farm, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, Heart of the Matter, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, The Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, Portraits at North Bank Artists’ Cooperative, Vancouver, Washington.
January 2013, Art Festivus, Caffe Montecassino, Forest Grove, Oregon.