Lisa Goren

Watercolors of Polar and Frozen and More
New Art Center

61 Washington Park
Newton MA 02460

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Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip to Antarctica inspired her to capture this world. Travels to Iceland and Alaska followed. Her watercolors examine this unfamiliar landscape and create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet with her representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.

Earning a place on the 2013 Arctic Circle Residency, she chronicled the journey in the New York Times ( During the Pandemic, she has been working on smaller paintings of animals in “human” spaces as well as portraits of health care workers (chosen to be in The Best Art Created by Washington Post Readers During the Pandemic by Washington Post). In 2024, Lisa will participate in two artist residencies: at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland (January) and La Porte Peinte in France (October).

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