About the Lubbesmeyer Twins

Twin sisters, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, were born in Tacoma, Washington in 1969. Beginning in 1987, they studied art at the University of Oregon where Lori earned her degree in oil painting, while Lisa studied printmaking.

In 1992 and 1993, Lisa and Lori (respectively) moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they pursued their art careers. From 1995 – 1999, Lisa had shown her block prints in solo and group exhibits throughout the Twin Cities. Meanwhile Lori was a founding member of National ArtSpace Project in St. Paul, MN, where she painted and exhibited as a member of the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota.

In 1999 the Lubbesmeyers chose to collaborate as artists, and by applying their skills as fine artists to fabric, developed their own method of working together that is unique to surface design and the textile arts. Since starting their collaboration, their work has received numerous awards, has shown in galleries, museums and US Embassies, with pieces are held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and world. Since 2002, the twins have resided in Bend, Oregon, where they work at their public studio and gallery, located in the Old Mill District.

In creating our work, we enjoy employing various techniques that allow us to rearrange and clarify our world. As a collaborative team, we like to explore the essential elements of our surroundings, as translated from literal images that live in our minds.

Through our creative process, we distill those literal images into vivid blocks of color and texture. Through color, the images become suggestions of places that seem vaguely if not distinctly familiar.

We find inspiration in nature, Japanese block print, music of all genres, the texture of grasses, the pattern of light in the foothills, ethnic designs and patterns, the juxtaposition of old and new, architectural fragments, the elegance and grace of birds, road trips — both solitary and shared — and the patterns of turned farm land. We are inspired by roads disappearing into the distance, and by horizons dividing earth and sky. They encourage us to look outward as far and as wide as possible. To us, they represent journeys of a meditative or spiritual nature. They suggest that we are all travelers.

The Lubbesmeyers welcome you to view their gallery of art. Enjoy!

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