Lisha Bai makes sculptural likenesses of paintings that are cast from ground feldspar, a mineral that makes up nearly half the earth’s crust. Bai composes the feldspar, which is dyed in an array of colors, in gradients that evoke weather patterns and horizons. The fleeting nature of her imagery contrasts with the ancient, fixed materials that she uses. Each piece offers a meditation on time and the pixilated density of contemporary image making.
Lisha Bai lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Halsey McKay Gallery, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Fortnight Institute, and National Academy of Art, among other venues. She holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from Yale School of Art.