Lisa L. Cyr is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. Her highly imaginative, fantasy-inspired works use layers of metaphor and allegory to stimulate curiosity, provoke thought and encourage further inspection. The artist's expansive visual vernacular and innovative use of alternative materials and approaches transcends mere technique, creating a dynamic pictorial idiom that is not only multidimensional but also multi-sensual.
A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, books and online, including features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, AcrylicWorks: The Best in Acrylic Painting and Incite: The Best in Mixed Media. In addition, Cyr's art is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration as well as in private collections.
Cyr writes for many of the creative industry's leading art publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including the cutting-edge, mixed-media best sellers entitled Experimental Painting and Art Revolution (North Light Books). In addition, Cyr speaks actively about successful promotional strategies, marketing opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors for the creative industry and gives workshops on creating imaginative, figurative art using innovative mixed-media techniques to professional organizations, universities and trade conferences. Her insightful, thought-provoking and highly visual lectures and workshops inform, inspire and motivate hers students at New Hampshire Institute of Art. An artist member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City, Cyr works in partnership with her husband Christopher Short, a painter, 3D illustrator and animator.