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About Lisa Kokin

Using repurposed thrift items, Lisa Kokin creates sculptures that develop connections between their material origins and new formulations. In recent work, Kokin’s preferred medium has been used self-help and psychology books, which she disassembles by shredding them into a pulp, cutting them up, or removing spines and covers for collages. In How To Stop Worrying and Start Living from 2010, Kokin sewed different self-help book spines into floral shapes with each “petal” bearing a prescriptive title such as the one from which the sculpture derives its name. Kokin strung and hung the floral forms, seeking to create the same positive affects of her subjects.

American, b. 1954, Mineola, New York, based in Richmond, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Lisa Kokin: Folia, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge
2016
Lisa Kokin - Loss for Words, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum
2016
The Eleventh Annual Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley
2014
Lisa Kokin - facsimile, Seager Gray Gallery

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Lisa Kokin: Folia, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge
2016
Lisa Kokin - Loss for Words, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum
2014
Lisa Kokin - facsimile, Seager Gray Gallery

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Eleventh Annual Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley
2016
Material Matters - Group Show, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley
2015
Ten Years of Artists' Books, Seager Gray Gallery
2015
Terra Cognita: Nature in Art, Seager Gray Gallery
2015
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2015
Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery
2014
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2014
Women's Work, Seager Gray Gallery
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