Occupying the Space between Whimsy and Mystery
A Stained Glass Exhibition by Michael Lizama
On view: February 9 - May 5, 2024
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm. Closed Mondays
Reception & Gallery Walk-through: Saturday February 10th, 1-3pm
Join us in welcoming local stained glass artist Michael Lizama in his first solo exhibition "Wonderlands". Lizama incorporates repurposed cathedral glass into his windows to depict futuristic and otherworldly characters. His windows narrate new stories inspired by his childhood in growing up in Hawaii in the 60’s, comics, pop culture, and all things Japanese.
Michael Lizama is a graphic designer, illustrator, and stained glass artist. In 1978, Lizama graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA focusing on printmaking, graphic design, and biomedical illustration. He attended glass painting workshops by the late Dick Millard at the Antrim School in New Hampshire.
While working professionally as a graphic designer, Lizama finds relief from the constraints of client-based design in creating stained glass windows depicting futuristic and otherworldly characters. His window designs incorporate repurposed glass from cathedral windows, narrating new stories inspired by his childhood in growing up in Hawaii in the 60’s and his love of nature, marine life, comics, pop culture, and all things Japanese. Lizama’s windows have received awards from the Denver Botanic Gardens Glass at the Gardens, Glass Endeavors, Artists del Norte, and the Minnesota State Fair.
Artist’s Instagram: tropicolor_glass