Visual Arts: Sculpture
Lisa Reinertson is known for both life size figurative ceramic sculptures and large-scale public sculptures cast in bronze. Her work ranges in content from semi-autobiographical female figures with animals in clay to historic bronze monumental portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, immersed in narrative bas-relief imagery. In viewing her work, we are witness to concerns of feminism, peace and social justice as they intertwine with nature and our relationship to creatures with which we share the earth. Her work combines a realism rooted in figurative art traditions with a contemporary expression of social and psychological content.
Reinertson has taught at several universities, primarily across California. Her ceramic work has been exhibited at museums both nationally and internationally, and she has completed over 20 public commissions in bronze, including the Mother and Child Sculpture Garden in Palm Desert.
Featured image: Mother and Child Sculpture Garden, Palm Desert City Park, Bronze and Terrazzo