Lisu Vega (b. Miami, 1980) Artist and fashion designer, studied at the Julio Árraga and Neptalí Rincón art schools in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Her academic training in Experimental Graphic has allowed her to work with different possibilities of printing on paper and fabric as well. Since 1999, when she started her exhibition journey, her work has been enriched by the use of recycled ropes, found materials, poly silk, and some other textile materials.
As a multidisciplinary artist and current member of the Miami-based Laundromat Art Space Residency Program. Vega’s work explores the emotions we associate with memories through the allegory of “weaving,” both literally through the physical materials and metaphorically as a process. By combining her knowledge of ancient weaving techniques passed down through her Wayuu heritage with years spent in the experimental graphic design and fashion industries, Vega bridges the gap between handmade and digital media in her work. The constant exploration of recycled materials has enabled her to define her pieces in terms of sustainability while examining the relevance of traditional processes in the context of contemporary art.
Vega’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, most recently in Moscow’s Bakhrushin Museum as part of the ground-breaking “Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation” exhibit. She currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, where her work will be on view at the Coral Gables Museum in December 2019.