Lisa Holland was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1973. She attained her BFA and MFA from Georgia State University, and currently teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.
Holland’s work is quickly gaining wide renown. In 2005, she was selected, along with artists Judy Chicago and Ed Ruscha, for the “From America” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Minsk, Belarus. She has twice been awarded a coveted spot in New American Paintings. She was featured in the 2005 and 2007 Southern Edition, (Issues 58 and 70). Most recently, she was chosen from a large competitive field for the exhibition "Homegrown Southeast 2007" - a large scale, multi-media exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work has been favorably reviewed in Creative Loafing Atlanta, Coagula Art Journal, and Art Scene.
The dreamlike quality of Holland’s paintings is augmented by her unlikely pairing of seemingly random visual elements. Lacking horizon lines or other spatial bearing, the viewer is compelled to focus on the subjects, and their connection to each other. On this sparse stage, deceptively simple plots adopt a much more weighty significance. It is true surrealism - a virtual mainline to the psyche.