Biography

Lubbesmeyer Twins 2012

Lori and Lisa Lubbesmeyer, collaborating twin artists. Photo by Lauren DeBell

Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer were born as identical twins in Tacoma, Washington in 1969, and currently live and work in Bend, Oregon. The Lubbesmeyers studied art at the University of Oregon. Lori earned her degree in oil painting, and Lisa studied printmaking.

In 1992 and 1993, Lisa and Lori (respectively) moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they both pursued their art careers. From 1995 – 2000, Lisa worked with an independent greeting card company where her artwork won an International Greeting Card Award. Lori was juried into the National ArtSpace Project in St. Paul, MN, where she became a founding member of the Tilsner Artist’s Cooperative, and painted and exhibited from 1993 – 1996. During the years of 1995 – 1997, Lori was juried in to participate in the Women’s Art Registry of MN Peer/Mentor Project.

The Lubbesmeyers are self-taught in surface design and fiber arts, and collaborate when creating fiber appliqué wall hangings. In 1998 Lori and Lisa combined their studios in St. Paul, where they established themselves as collaborative artists. Their collaborative fiber art has received numerous awards, and is shown in galleries, as well as corporate and private collections throughout the United States and world.

They exhibit throughout the US, including exhibitions with the American Craft Council in San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Paul. In 2003, they were invited to exhibit with the Art in the Embassies program, where artists’ work is shown in U.S. Embassies throughout the world. In 2004, the Lubbesmeyers were featured on Oregon Public Television Broadcasting’s “Oregon Art Beat.”

They currently work in the Old Mill District of Bend, where their studio and art gallery is open to the public.

Exhibits:

Oregon Public Broadcasting, Art Beat Alumni Exhibit, 2014, Portland, OR
Mapping Contemporary, 2012-2013, Bend, OR
Artworks, View From The Village, 2012; Sisters, OR
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 2011; Lafayette, Indiana
Franklin Crossing Fiber Art Exhibit, 2011; Bend, OR
Vicker’s Collection, 2007 – 2011; Beaver Creek and Vail, CO; Sedona, AZ
Art in Embassies, 2003 – 2006, US Department of State, Washington D.C.
American Craft Council, 2002 – 2004; Baltimore, MD, St Paul, MN, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL
Beneath the Sky, 2006 – 2007; Textures Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Fire, Fiber and Film, 2001: Group Invitational, The Art Collective, Minneapolis MN
Ataz Gallery, 2002, Solo Exhibit; Edina, MN

Awards:

Community Artie Award, Arts Central, Bend, OR
Voted Best Gallery, Editor’s Choice; Bend Living Magazine, Bend, OR
First Place, Portland Arts Festival, Portland, OR
Best of Show, Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Merit Award, Fountain Square Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Peer Award, MN Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN
Purchase Award, Art on the Lake, Minneapolis MN
Second Place, Portland Arts Festival, Portland, OR
Third Place, One of a Kind Art Show, Chicago, IL

2 thoughts on “Biography

  1. You two continue to amaze and inspire me! Congratulations on your new space and new art medium! I can’t wait to come visit again soon – probably next month for Art Walk – BUT, I’ll need to find somebody new to come in with me. That seems to be my routine.
    Fondly, Kristina

    • Thank you Kristina! It makes us very happy to know you feel inspired by our work. We look forward to seeing you soon, we’re eager to show you around. We’re very excited about all the change. Warmly, Lisa and Lori

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