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Cthulhu before rlyeh

Lisa Grabenstetter
Washington, DC

About the Artist

Lisa Grabenstetter was raised by trees … or among trees, depending on how you like to phrase it. As a youngster, she had great hopes of becoming a paleontologist. Eventually, however, she realized that being a paleontologist didn’t mean what she thought it meant, and that if she wanted to be the one drawing the dinosaurs, she’d better become an artist. Her love of dinosaurs and other monstrous and winged things has not departed and continues to show up in her work.

Lisa draws inspiration from artists of the symbolist movement, from art nouveau, and from contemporary fantasy and comic b…

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About the Artist

Lisa Grabenstetter was raised by trees … or among trees, depending on how you like to phrase it. As a youngster, she had great hopes of becoming a paleontologist. Eventually, however, she realized that being a paleontologist didn’t mean what she thought it meant, and that if she wanted to be the one drawing the dinosaurs, she’d better become an artist. Her love of dinosaurs and other monstrous and winged things has not departed and continues to show up in her work.

Lisa draws inspiration from artists of the symbolist movement, from art nouveau, and from contemporary fantasy and comic book illustrators. Her work is primarily in ink, graphite and watercolor. Occasionally, she has the good luck of being asked to print something.

Artist’s Work

Elementals
Lisa grabenstetter

Elementals

By Lisa Grabenstetter

Cthulhu before rlyeh
Lisa grabenstetter

Cthulhu before R'lyeh

By Lisa Grabenstetter

Id like a word with you in private
Lisa grabenstetter

I'd like a word with you. In private.

By Lisa Grabenstetter

Three creatures
Lisa grabenstetter

Three Creatures

By Lisa Grabenstetter

Writing the harvest
Lisa grabenstetter

Writing the Harvest

By Lisa Grabenstetter

Selected Exhibitions

  • Gallery Myrtis
    Baltimore, MD, USA, 2011
  • SOVA
    Washington DC, USA, 2010
  • Salzburg College
    Salzburg, AT, 2007
  • Dragon*con
    Atlanta, GA, USA, 2006

Education

  • The Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA in Fine Arts Printmaking
    Cleveland, OH, USA,2008