Lisa Nankivil is best known for her non-representational striped-format oil paintings and abstract monoprints. Though her work shares formal qualities with the modernist innovations of European and American abstraction, her paintings typically feature color schemes, brushwork, and techniques based on long-established painterly traditions.
The artist has received numerous awards and grants, including the Jerome Foundation’s Fellowship for Emerging Artists and the Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Nankivil’s work can be found in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Borusan Center for Culture and Arts (Istanbul, Turkey) among many others.
Nankivil (b. 1958, Winona, MN) lives and works in Minneapolis and is represented by Spanierman Modern (New York), Thomas McCormick Gallery (Chicago), and William Shearburn Gallery (St. Louis, MO).