Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Lisa Hasegawa (Seattle) received a 2008 GAP to offset the cost of a letterpress class at Penland School of Crafts. Penland teaches non-traditional methods that push the medium of letterpress far beyond its original intent. Lisa teaches at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Her work varies between autobiographical narratives to images of child-like wonder. Inspiration comes from her collections of antique toys, vintage ephemera and life-changing events. By combining humor and a simplistic style, Lisa offers the viewer a little happiness and laughter through her work.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

This honor gives me confidence as an artist to continue doing what I love, to challenge myself to improve my skills and vision, and to seek out more support and education in the future.

Lisa Hasegawa