Harper College 41st Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition

Configuring(51), a 10 x 10" mixed media painting on panel from a yet to be published new series, has been selected by juror Leah Kolb, Curator at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, for inclusion in the 41st Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. 

Eighteen works of art were selected from the 206 artists who submitted. It’s perennially a competitive exhibition to get into; I’m thrilled to have now had a painting accepted two of the three years I’ve submitted.

The exhibition runs from August 27 through September 27, 2018. Click here to view images of all the work in the show!


"Lisa Bergant Koi: Configuring the Collection" Solo Exhibition

I am honored to have been invited to exhibit at Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois. The show runs May 27 through July 8, 2018. 

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Photo credit: Nathan Shaulis


Photo credits: Image 6 by Nathan Shaulis, all others by Louis Andrew Seligman.

45th Hoyt Regional Exhibition

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Departure(yellow lines) has been juried into the 2018 Hoyt Regional by Reto Thuring, Curator of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art. 

The 45th iteration of the annual exhibition will be on display from April 3 to May 24 at the Hoyt Art Center in New Castle, Pennsylvania.  Seventy-three works out of 431 were selected. 

Departure(40) in the 20th International Open, Chicago. September 22 - October 20, 2017


"Woman Made Gallery's 20th International Open gives a generative view of the work being made by female-identified artists across art disciplines and conceptual imperatives,” writes Sharmyn Cruz Rivera in her juror’s statement. “This exhibition portrays a comprehensive exploration of contemporary formal experimentation complicated through themes of cultural history, gender expression, femme kinship, and body politics. This supple group of artists successfully pose exercises in materiality, humanity, and vulnerability – a testimony of the potent production of women artists.”  


I am delighted to have one of 31 pieces (selected from over 600 submissions) in this exhibition. Click here for a list of participating artists and images of their work. 

Departure(hot orange) in Louisiana exhibition July 8 - August 19, 2017

My painting, Departure(hot orange), was one of 34 selected out of 465 artworks submitted to the St. Tammany Art Association's 52nd Annual National Juried Artists' Exhibition: The Summer Show.  

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Juror William Fagaly, the Curator Emeritus for the New Orleans Museum of Art and the museum's former Francoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art (retired), stated, "From my conscientious and careful deliberations, the resulting show is a grouping of works I found most compelling, the most accomplished, the most original and the best crafted.  I hope the exhibition gives its viewers as much pleasure as it has me."

I am honored that my work was included in this group!  

Review: “Points of View” Gleams at Bar Marco

By Rodney Burrell, Editor, LocalArts Magazine, Pittsburgh

Lisa Bergant Koi and Lauren Braun opened a joint exhibit at Bar Marco entitled “Points of View”, a rigid, yet fluid display of our varying perspectives. Koi and Braun’s work, both in drawing and painting, create a fictional atmosphere of reality; an almost twilight-zone experience as you stare down undulating movements in space.

The vast nature of each piece possesses a labyrinth of scenarios that speak to a dark sense of normality with captivation as its muse. A muted palette with splashes of color add depth, character, and hope to each work, Koi and Braun create a stunning narrative that not only toys with the senses, but encourages the imagination.

Points of View runs through April 2nd.

Photos by Julie Kahlbaugh