Born: San Francisco, CA
Resides:  Seattle, WA

Residencies

2011
Jentel Residency, Banner Wyoming

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2015
Guest Shed Gallery, Seattle WA (two-person)

2010
The Rose of Jericho, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA (two-person)
Collage: A Dialogue, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA (two-person)

2005
Escape, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA
Abstracts, RC Gallery, Portland, OR

2003
Toss, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001
En Route, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999
Large Paintings, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997
It’s Never Enough, Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995
Close at Hand, Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992
Without, Elston Fine Art, New York, NY

1991
Poor, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989
New Paintings, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1988
Paintings, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1986
Lisa Buchanan: New Work, Cunningham Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Chelan Modern Gallery, Lake Chelan, WA
Guest Shed Gallery, Seattle, WA
“TRASH,” Bleu Velvet Gallery Seattle WA

2016
Front window display, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Cut It Out, Gallery One, Ellensberg, WA curated by Deborah Faye Lawrence
Take Three, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
The Door (an installation with Brandon Aleson, Carrie Doring and Chip Doring), 9e2, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
American Painting, V2, Seattle, WA curated by Matthew Offenbacher

2014
Rhythm, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Big Paintings, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Alexis Hotel’s Gallery Art Walk Showcases Three Artists curated by Barbara Shaiman

2013
10X10, Tieton, WA (juried)

2012/2013
Ascent Exhibit, US Bank, Seattle, WA curated by Elizabeth Leach

2012
Elvistravaganza, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA curated by Jo David, Marlow Harris
Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York

2011
Contemporary Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Ballard Works Invitational Exhibition, Seattle, WA curated by Nancy Hammer

2010
Small Works Group Show, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
4th Floor, Northwest Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2009
DADA Economics, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Material Boundaries, Deborah Page Projects, Austin, TX

2008
35th Anniversary Group Show, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Duality: A Collaboration,” SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Dualtiy: A Collaboration,” Cornish Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
In Between, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA
Coupling V: Bifocal, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2006
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Davidson Contemporary)
Portfolio One, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2005
White Box Holiday, White Box, NYC, NY
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Davidson Contemporary)
Works on Paper, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Platform One, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
Summer Group Show, RC Gallery, Portland, OR
Ballard Studios, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
Collaborations: From the Elizabeth Tapper Print Studio, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Mark My Word, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Material Witness, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

2003
Abstraction, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Under Construction, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center Seattle, WA
New Paintings and Works on Paper, SAM Gallery, WA

2002
Exquisite Corpse, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Introductions 2002, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2001
Art Swap, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
5th Anniversary Exhibition: Artists of the Northwest, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000
Bumberbiennale: Painting 2000, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Four Years in Reflection, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
The TV Show, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999
Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Three Seattle Painters, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Selected Works from the Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Work for AIDS, Seattle Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA

1997
Abstraction, Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Abstraction, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

1996
Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1995
Artworks for AIDS, Seattle Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA
Folie a Deux, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1994
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle, WA
CoCA Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1993
They Shoot Painters, Don’t They?, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Magnetized Material, Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA
Friday the 13th, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992
International Art Woman’s Day, Seattle Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA
Pounding Waves, Kitteredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Selections, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1991
Salon 1, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Salon 2, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1990
Art Work for AIDS, Seattle Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA

1989
Civilization, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Woman in Washington: The First Century, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

1988
Underexposed Seattle Artists, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA
Abstractions, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Juried Art’88, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

1987
Group Show, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Inaugural Exhibition, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Last Show, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Hillclimb Show, Fix-Madore, Seattle, WA
Motor Trends, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA

1986
15th Ave Studio, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest: Impressions on Paper, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1985
Neo-York/Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Selected Site Specific Installations

1998
Horsehead 10, Sandpoint Navel Station, Seattle, WA

1997
Horsehead 9, Duvall, WA

1996
Ham Creek Project, Burien, WA

1995
Horsehead 7, Duvall, WA

1994
Horsehead 6, Duvall, WA

1992
Briar Patch, Elston Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY

1991
The Exchange, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1989
UPISSA: CoCA Cabana, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

Washington State Convention Center: Rotating Art Collection
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York (Sketchbook)
Ritz Carlton, Shenzhen, China
Sheraton Business Center, San Francisco, CA
Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA
Crowne Plaza Time Square, New York, NY
Calistoga Ranch, Lodges, Auberge Resort, Calistoga Springs, CA
Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
Auberge Resort, Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Reach Resort, Key West, FL
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Catalogs & Publications

10x10x10xTieton, Marquand Editons, Tieton, WA, 2013, pg. 45
New American Paintings #37, The Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MA
Scratch Exhibition Catalogue, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Art Works for AIDS, Seattle Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA
Modernism and Beyond: Woman Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Mid-March Arts Press, ed. Laura Brunsman, 1993
Neo-York/Seattle: Center on Contemporary Art FOLIO, Center on Contemporary Art, 1985
Northwest Juried Art ’88, Cheney Cowles Museum, 1988
Northwest Impressions: Works on Paper, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1986

Selected Bibliography

Editor’s Roundtable, Visual Art Source, Matthew Kangas, December 9, 2016

Big paintings at Bryan Ohno, The Seattle Times, April 25, 2014, pg. 29

“An ideal residency program” Sheridan Press, Sheridan,WY, April 23-24, 2011, Caitlin Addlesperger

“Return To The Viewer,” Selected Art Reviews, Matthew Kangas, Midmarch Arts Press, NYC, NY, Chapter 92, pgs. 375-378, 2011

“The Stranger Suggests,” Vol. 16, No.28, Mar 22-28, 2007, Jen Graves

Relocations: Selected Art Essays and Interviews, Midmarch Arts Press, Matthew Kangas, 2008
These experienced painters know the lay of the land – and how to color it, Seattle Times, Matthew Kangas, December 23, 2005

Buchanan emulates spirit of revolt and freedom, Seattle Port-Intelligencer, Judy Wagonfeld, December 9, 2005

Previews: Lisa Buchanan, Artweek, Debra Koppman, November 2005, pp. 6, 25
Buchanan’s joyous abstracts speak of her artistic maturity, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, November 28, 2003

A new breed of abstract artists is staking out personal space, Regina Hackett, February 14, 2003
Painter Buchanan deals squarely with shapes, space and color, The Seattle Times, Matthew Kangas, December 7, 2002

Vibrant Collage of Eclectic Work from Northwest and Elsewhere, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, September 1, 2000

Bio-Art, The Stranger, Eric Fredrickson, January 6, 2000

Out of disaster, a forceful artistic perspective, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, December 24, 1999

Abstract Essence, The Seattle Times, Matthew Kangas, December 9, 1999

Works reveal peaks, pitfalls of painting, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, Jan. 19, 1999

1999 Northwest Annual: A very good year at Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, July 12, 1999

Bellevue’s Cool Year, The Seattle Times, Matthew Kangas, July 29, 1999

Duvall Washington: Horsehead 9, Sculpture Magazine, vol 16, no 9, 1998

Artwork for AIDS: Alife of its Own, Reflex, June/July, 1995

Art on the Outside, The Stranger, July 25, 1995

A Spelling Lesson…, The Stranger, Greg Burkman, April 26, 1995

Horsehead 7 in Duvall, Washington, Reflex, September 1995

Round-up, Reflex, May 1995

That ain’t art, The Rocket, Larry Reid, April 1995

Lisa Buchanan at Linda Cannon, Art in America, Matthew Kangas, November 1995

What’s happening, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, January 28, 1994

An Ecology of Chaos, Reflex, Jordan Biren, November/December, 1989

Forest for the trees, The Weekly, Matthew Kangas, September 20, 1989

Report from Seattle: in the Studios, Art in America, Bill Berkson, September 1986