Lisa Dukowitz (°1966, Wisconsin, United States) creates photographs, paintings, and mixed media artworks. As a child she spent a great deal of time exploring the rugged limestone bluffs and twisted cedar trees found in Door County’s famed Port de ’Mort of Lake Michigan. A spiritual connection formed in her imagination between land, body and soul that still exists today.
During art school at UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee, Lisa studied under mixed media artist David V. Holmes, landscape painter Tom Uttech and abstract artist Leslie Vansen. Each artist influenced her pseudo abstract style and tendency to oscillate between mediums.
After earning her MFA, Lisa worked in several art roles including graphic designer, professional picture framer, and portrait photographer before becoming a professional educator. Her art teaching experience includes kindergarten through the college level. Her paintings and photographs have been shown in a wide variety of public art events, juried regional exhibitions and Midwest travel publications. She currently teaches art fulltime for Waterford Union High School. Whenever possible, Lisa travels to remote places via sea kayak or backpack to shoot or paint.
Lisa Dukowitz’s current work not only seeks to provide evidence of the divine beauty of the natural world, but also to provoke viewers to see themselves within the heavenly landscapes and to question our traditional dogmas that separate our origins and hereafters from the evolution of the planet. Human-like forms are often secretly hidden in her landscapes; similar to those in her childhood drawings of the twisty trees.