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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Lisa McLymont



Born in Manhattan, NY & has called Columbus, Ohio home since the age of ten. Educated in graphic design and visual communications at The Ohio State University, McLymont’s career as a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist started in 2009, and includes forays into drawing, painting, sculpture, and jewelry design, letting the inspiration found through research lead her process.

A 2010 Recipient of The Ohio State University Arts Initiative Fellowship for Emerging Artists, McLymont’s work has been in numerous group & solo exhibits in the Central Ohio. Solo exhibitions of note are The Faculty Club in 2017, and Contemporary Art Matters in 2019, where she has representation with Rebecca Ibel. She has an upcoming solo at Marietta College this fall.

McLymont also works as a graphic design consultant, Lead Artist & Project Manager of the Maroon Arts Group‘s Deliver Black Dreams Public Art Campaign, and Public Art Commissioner for the City of Columbus.

Lisa has served as an adjunct faculty member in graphic design at Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio Dominican University, and has been a visiting artist at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. A former member of the Ohio Art League and the Columbus Society for Communicating Arts, McLymont is one of the inaugural coordinators of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Columbus Open Studio & Stage event, The Art and Artists Of Ohio, an online community, and a founding member of Black, Out, & Proud, a community organization supporting Black LGBTQIA+ people.

Artist Statement

Holding the Vision speaks to where I feel we are as Black people in the world; wistful and defiant, we look up and through a swirling sea of desire and emotion, asking “Where do we go from here?”

While I usually create portraits of joyful expressions in reaction to the news of more and more Black, Indigenous, and People of Color being abused, murdered, and otherwise oppressed, on this piece, I chose to focus within. Where DO we go from here? After long stretches of contemplation, the resulting work shows an expression I feel often, Resignation, while soft in its execution, shows a hardness in resolve to hold our heads up and persevere on, which I believe is all we can do right now.


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