Medium: Mixed media: laminated paper on fabric, photo transfer, paper dyes
Size: 54" x 36 1/4"
From 1995 to '96, Lewis was a Fulbright Scholar at the Danish Design School, Copenhagen, Denmark. She received her her Master's in Fine Arts from Arizona State University, Tempe and her MA in Sociology from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. She has a BA in General Studies from the University of Texas, Dallas. Lewis has also studied at McGill University, Montreal, Canada; the University of Maryland, College Park; and Dallas County Community College, El Centro and Richland, Texas.
Lewis's interest in social and political issues is the primary catalyst in the conceptual development of her artwork. Her goal is to present a social critique which incites the viewer to look at an issue in a new light. She has chosen the visual arts as a forum to present her ideas, because of the freedom it allows for personal expression. While many of the topics she presents are often unpleasant, the allure of the materials she uses often supports the contradictions she wishes to highlight. For Lewis, Working with materials that she enjoys touching and working/playing with adds a much needed dimension of reverence and spirituality to her own life.
Her artwork is published in Fiberarts Design Book Five, Lark Books, 1995 and she has papers published in Surface Design Journal, 1997; Historical Perspectives in Consumption Research: National and International Perspectives, 1985; and Marketing and Economic Development.
Her selected exhibitions include: Breaking the Role, Trammell Crow Upper West Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, 1996; Arizona Women's Caucus for Art, Barn Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona, 1995; Redefining Legacies- Power in Transition, 1203 Art Space, San Antonio, Texas, 1995; Arizona Women's Caucus for Art, Arizona Public Service Bldg., Phoenix, 1995; Critics Choice: A Juried Competition, STEP 509, Tempe, Arizona, 1995; Rare Visions: Crafts and Sculpture by Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Tempe Arts Center-- Satellite Gallery, 1994; Beyond Technique: Juried Exhibition of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, 1994; Matrix International '94, Sacramento, California, 1994; Materials: Hard & Soft, Center for Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, 1993; and Issues of Oppression, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, 1993.