About Lisa Remeny

"Having been born into a creative family, in Miami Beach, at a young age I decided that I would grow up to become an artist. My maternal grandmother introduced me to watercolor, while my mother showed me oils. Never did I dream that, someday, I would actually succeed in becoming a painter, making my living exclusively through my art. Okay, maybe I did dream that!
 
For as long as I can remember, I’ve studied the movements of the clouds in the skies of South Florida, marveling at their forms and colors. To this day, observing nature in this way has deeply informed my creative practice.
 
After a series of wonderful art instructors had encouraged me throughout my early school years in Miami, I ventured to the West Coast and studied at a private art college in Oakland, California. There, I honed my photography and drawing skills, and explored art and film history, filmmaking, and more. After graduating, I began to travel, heading first to the Tropics, and I returned to painting. Initially, I worked with portable watercolors. Later, I started producing large oil paintings.
 
I continue to be inspired by the lushness and color of the Tropics and beyond, and today, when I’m not traveling, I reside in subtropical Coconut Grove. I’m very grateful for the sources of inspiration that continue to compel me to create works of art that uplift and excite my viewers.

I am moved to re-create beautiful things; drawn to the light, to look for the magic. My intention is to promote an aura of peace, happiness and well being."

Selected Exhibitions:
June 2021               Place and Purpose- Art Transformation in Coconut Grove, Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
October 2018-        January 2019 * New Paintings at South PointeTower, South Beach, Florida
January -                May 2016 Group Shows at Williams McCall Gallery at Frameworks and South of Fifth, Miami, Florida
December 2015-    February 2016 * New Paintings at The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida
April 2013 *             Recent Adventures at The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida
December 2011 *   WDNA Jazz Gallery, Miami, Florida
March 2011 *          Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, Florida
August 2010           Carib-bean, the Way You Like it, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida
January 2009         Coconut Grove Gallery Coconut Grove, Florida
March-April 2005 * New Paintings at The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida
November 2002 *   Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, Florida
April 2002               Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, Florida
March 2002 *          Botanica Tropical, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, Florida
April  1999 *            Tropical Treasures, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida
March 1999-1998 * Prospero's Gallerie Eclectic, Naples, Florida
November 1997 *    Botanica Tropical, The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida
February 1997         Lisa Remeny and Gene Pearson, Harmony Hall, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies
November 1995      EROPHYTAS - The Private Life of Plants, RSVP Collection, Miami, Florida
February 1995 *      Harmony Hall, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies
July 1994                 Women's Work, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida
November 1992      Tryall Great House, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies
January 1992          Lane Gallery, Key West, Florida
December 1991      National Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
January 1991          Lisa Remeny and Gene Pearson, Harmony Hall, Antigua, West Indies
September 1990     32nd Annual Hortt Competition, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 1990 *          Harmony Hall, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies
November 1989 *   Borders Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
December 1988 *   Contemporary Art, Key Biscayne, Florida
January 1988 *       Harmony Hall, Jamaica, West Indies
December 1986 *   Key Biscayne Library, Key Biscayne, Florida
April 1986               Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, Miami, Florida
November 1984     National Gallery of Jamaica Annual Exhibition, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
November 1984     Third Annual Anniversary Exhibition, Harmony Hall, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies
January 1984         Five Women Artists, Harmony Hall, Jamaica, West Indies
September 1983 * Bolivar Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
November 1982     1st Annual Anniversary Exhibition, Harmony Hall, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies
March 1981            Annual Regatta Exhibition, Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas
November 1979 *   Made on Earth Gallery, San Francisco, California
* indicates solo show
Corporate Collections and Commissions
Holland and Knight
Bacardi-Martini, USA
Doubletree Hotels
Divi Resorts
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
RAS Records
Numerous private and public commissions
Awards
Award of Merit 32nd Annual Hortt Competition, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Honorable Mention Miami Watercolor Society, 1987, 1986
Second Prize Channel 2 Art and Antique Auction, 1985
First Prize Eighth Annual Banyan Festival, Coconut Grove, Florida
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of Art, 1979

My Mom and I, circa 1999

In loving memory of my mom, Nina 1928-2000 who shall remain in my heart
(and in all whose lives she touched) forever and always. My first and biggest fan, here with me in 1999

2022

photo: Danielle Jordan

A few of you have told me that you would like to know what makes me tick..well.. Let's just say all I need, is to be deposited on a tropical island with all the art supplies and fruit I need and I am ON!! That should give you some insight into the real me... Cumulus clouds must float nearby for me to really feel alive. 

All of the images you see displayed herein are gleaned from my experiences in the various tropical areas of the planet that I have visited thus far...more to come. 

  

and last but not least~ the original Remeny (Richard) himself ^ 
long gone but never forgotten... 

 and the history began here with one of my earliest exhibitions of my work: