Mixed / Multimedia
Socially Engaged Art
Gina Marie Lewis' most recent work focuses on the process of being sustainable, through acts of creativity, and community engagement. Gina continues to use the layering color and collage on two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional structures in the creation of relief works and installations, but seeks to employ her work in a quest for tangible impact in the creative resolution of real world problems. Through her work in installations and public art, she creates experiences that involve making work through community engagement, and making work for community interaction.
Gina was born in Columbus, GA in 1965. She is a mixed media artist with 20+ years of professional experience, holding a Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Cultural Studies and Studio Art, from Norwich University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art, and the Studio Arts Coordinator, at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD teaching courses in Painting, Printmaking, Integrated Studios and Digital Media Arts. She has also been an independent curator for local cultural centers including, the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel, MD, and the Millennium Arts Salon in Washington, DC.
Gina has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the DC Metropolitan area, Pittsburgh and New York. Notable exhibitions of her work include, participation in:
Monoprints from Lily Press, with Susan Goldman, presented by Jean Efron at the Heurich Gallery, Washington, DC;
The Neighbors, curated by Zoe Charlton and Tim Doud, and presented at the Katzen Gallery, American University in Washington, DC;
Hampton University Museum’s New Power Generation Exhibition and Common Ground Uncommon Vision exhitions;
A solo exhibition of the installation Conversation Among Blues Women at the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum;
Consolation in the Morning, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; and
National Conference of Artists group exhibition at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery in NY