About

In addition to my studio practice, I am Co-Founder of The Traveling Museum, work as an advocate for the rural arts and culture movement, and serve as the Executive Director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts in Hutchinson, MN

I live in the small community of New London, MN with my husband, artist Andrew Nordin and our two children. 


You can reach me at bergh72 at gmail.com

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EDUCATION

MFA, Spatial Arts San Jose State University; San José, CA

BFA, Printmaking University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Imposter Syndrome, New works by Lyz Wendland and Lisa Bergh, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

2017

Sojourn, Solo Exhibit Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN 

Recent Works, Solo Exhibit Ridgewater College, Hutchinson, MN

Abstract, Juried Exhibit Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN

410 Bike Project, Mankato, MN 

Range, Juried Exhibit in conjunction with Rural Arts & Culture Summit 

Line and Form, Solo Exhibit PRCA Morris, MN 

Abstraction for the Home with Andrew Nordin Catich Gallery  St. Ambrose University Davenport, IA

2016

Studies of Restraint By Lisa Bergh, Great River Arts, Little Falls, MN

Reach and Gather By Lisa Bergh, Gallery Saint Germain, St. Cloud, MN

Art of the Plains XII- Juried Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

Collaboratory, Gallery 71 France, Edina, MN

2015

23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Population <5000, Edward J & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery, Morris, MN

The Traveling Museum Presents: Field Journal by Rural Aesthetic Initiative, RAC Summit, Morris, MN -Studies in Restraint: New Works by Lisa Bergh: Minnesota West Community College, Worthington, MN

2014

Inventory: New Works by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin: Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Rural American Contemporary Art: Making Nowhere into Somewhere: Cynthia Binger Boynton Gallery, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Habitat, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN

2013

6th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition: DeVos Museum of Art, Marquette, MI

Holus Bolus: HFA Gallery, University of MN, Morris, MN

Rural Aesthetic Initiative, SMAC Offices, Marshall, MN

Rural Aesthetic Initiative: Vertigo, Riverland Community College, Austin, MN

2012

Rural Aesthetic Initiative: Long Ago and Tomorrow, TuckUnder Projects, Mpls, Mn

Rural Aesthetic Initiative: Inheritance of Location Traveling Public Art Multi-Media KIOSK (Willmar, Marshall, Ortonville)

2011

Rural American Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Arts Center of St. Peter, St. Peter, MN

2010

New Works by Rural Aesthetic Initiative, Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd, MN

ARThouse presents ARThouse, ARThouse New London, MN

The Arcane Collection, Kiehle Gallery St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

2008

Species/Specify, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson, MN

Holiday Drive by Video Exhibit, ARThouse, New London, MN

Floral/Fauna, Paramount Gallery, St. Cloud, MN

2007

Inside Out, Ridgewater Collage, Willmar, MN

New Works, Willmar Education and Arts Center, Willmar, MN

Tin Parachute: Art & Literary Post Card Review, featured visual artist, Chicago, IL

ARTS ADMINiSTRATION, TEACHING & CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2015 – Present: Executive Director, The Hutchinson Center for the Arts

2013 - Present:  Co-Founder/Curator, The Traveling Museum: A mobile lab for contemporary art and ideas.

2012 - 2015:  Adjunct Art Instructor, Ridgewater College; Willmar & Hutchinson, MN

2010 - 2015:  Adjunct Art Instructor, St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

2007 - 2012:  Co‑Founder/Curator, ARThouse; A residential exhibition space specializing in contemporary art & ideas

Selected Awards & Activities

 

2018.      Presentation to Friends of Minneapolis      Institute of the Arts, St. Cloud Chapter

2017       SMAC Individual Artist Career Grant

2015       Public Art of the Year,  Public Art Network Year in Review

2015        SMAC Individual Artist Career Grant 

2014        McKnight Mid-Career Professional Development Grant Recipient

2013        SMAC Arts Legacy Grant Recipient

2011        Forecast Public Art Individual Planning Grant

2011        Panelist “How to Live Anywhere and Make a Scene” MN Made at the Walker Art Center

2010        SMAC Arts Legacy Grant Recipient  

2009        SMAC Individual Artist Career Grant 

2006        Minnesota State Arts Board Percent for Art Purchase Award