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The visually-compelling, imaginative works of artist and author Lisa L. Cyr use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to stimulate curiosity, provoke thought and encourage further inspection. A poetic, rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr's visually tactile, mixed-media works are composed to collectively create a new reality with a more expressive and symbolic arrangement, transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary.


In Cyr’s world of the fantastic, the viewer is shown a portal into a highly imaginative, mystical realm where supernatural beings, winged guardians and underworld deities coalesce in magical, multilayered environments and dreamscapes. Within the artist’s personal narration, visual tales of quests to worlds unknown evoke transcendental experiences for those who are willing to enter into the pictorial drama. Through the multilayered narrative, we journey to a world beyond, where the awakened subconscious leaves the viewer spellbound and wanting more.


A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre of imaginative realism has been exhibited in museums and galleries, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in magazines, books and online, including numerous features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Infected by Art, AcrylicWorks: The Best in Acrylic Painting and Incite: The Best in Mixed Media. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration in New York City as well as in private collections. She is a recipient of the prestigious Stevan Dohanos Award at the NYC Society of Illustrators.


Cyr writes for many of the creative industry's leading art publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including the mixed-media bestsellers Experimental Painting and Art Revolution (Penguin Random House).

She teaches at the Hartford Art School MFA in Illustration Program and the Marywood University Masters with the Masters MFA Program for designers

and illustrators. Cyr is a lifetime artist member of the Society of Illustrators in

New York City.


Speaking Experience:

American Institute of Graphic Arts

The Society of Illustrators, NYC

The Art Students League of NY

The National Illustration Conference

The Norman Rockwell Museum

Columbus Society of Communicating Arts

The Hartford Art School

University of the Arts

The Artist Network University

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online

Florida Artists Group, Inc.

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Eastern Connecticut State University

The Massachusetts College of Art & Design

New Hampshire Creative Club

Pratt Institute

Parsons School of Design

Savannah College of Art & Design

Kendall College of Art & Design

Southern Utah University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Syracuse University

Sage College of Albany

Marywood University

Kutztown University

New Jersey City University

The University of New Hampshire

The University of Kansas

Keene State College

Notre Dame College

NH Institute of Art

Visual Arts Passage

Studio Bridge

Rochester Institute of Technology

Delgado Community College

Sharon Arts Center

Northampton Community College

NYC Final Cut Pro

Rivier College

Notre Dame College

East Stroudsburg University

Ohio Tourism Bureau

Mohawk Valley Community College

Shanghai Normal School Cultural Exchange

The Institute of Art & Design at New England College

Hesser College

© 2020 Lisa L. Cyr, Cyr Studio LLC, all rights reserved.

Figure of the Imagination is a trademark of Cyr Studio LLC

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