Lisa Karrer is an interdisciplinary artist with an international background in live performance, opera, collaborative large-scale multi-arts productions, and more recently, gallery installations. Her art practice includes and combines musical composition and electronic sound design, video (including green-screen), hand-built ceramics, and pastel drawings.
Her projects are inspired and motivated by focused studies of literature, non-fiction, historical and and current events, examining topics such as altruism, evolutionary science, dissociative behavior, cultural migration, myths, and religious fundamentalism. She frequently collaborates with visual and performing artists on her own works, as well as theirs.
Karrer’s long-term interests lie in exploring physically dynamic approaches to digital software, opening conceptual portals into what she calls “warm technology”. She approaches technology as a tangible, hands-on practice, aiming to enhance and emphasize, rather than obscure, the human condition in the digital age. She is also a visiting artist and educator, lecturing on topics such as the theory of Hauntology, and approaches to multi-arts practice.
Awards include two CEC ArtsLink Project Grants, two Greenwall Foundation grants, two Arts International Festival Fund grants and various Meet The Composer awards, as well as grants from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Jerome Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund, Rockefeller NY State Music Fund, NYSCA Electronic Media and Film, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the Sari Dienes Foundation. Karrer holds an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from The City College of New York.