Photo by Lauren DeBell
Artist Biography, Exhibits and Awards
Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer were born as identical twins in Tacoma, Washington in 1969. The artists currently live and work in Bend, Oregon. The Lubbesmeyers studied art at the University of Oregon. Lori earned her degree in oil painting, while Lisa studied printmaking.
In 1992 and 1993, Lisa moved to Minneapolis, MN and Lori moved to St. Paul, 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. There she 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.
In 1998 Lori and Lisa combined their studios in St. Paul, where they established themselves as collaborative artists. The Lubbesmeyer twins are self-taught in surface design and fiber arts, and collaborate when creating fiber appliqué wall hangings.Their collaborative fiber art has received numerous awards, and is held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and world. Exhibitions have included shows 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.”
The Lubbesmeyer twins currently work in the Old Mill District of Bend, where their studio and art gallery is open to the public.
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
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
“Snow and Light”
26″ x 31″ framed, 2015