Lisa Nebenzahl's photographic work ponders themes of fragility and resilience, loss and persistence and the passage of time. These metaphors are explored using shadow, light and manipulation - working with the natural world of plants and flowers. Her interest in shadows is an affirmation of the beauty of change and a reminder of the temporal condition and work employs the interplay of chance and surprise through experimentation.

Her work manifests in many different forms; working with photomontage composites and using a variety of techniques – from traditional hand-sewing to overprinting - a photographic method involving multiple passes through a digital printer - and, most recently, constructed photographs – printed and folded three-dimensional forms. A recipient of a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Nebenzahl continues exploring alternative printing processes, expanding on the experimentation she began in 2016 when she received her first Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Lisa Nebenzahl lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Exhibitions and other activities


March-May, New work by Lisa Nebenzahl + Keith Taylor, Marsden|Gustafson Gallery, St Paul, MN (Opens March 7, 2019)

February, Artist Residency, Pocoapoco, Oaxaco, Mexico


“Abstraction Attraction”, group show, November 29 - May 5, 2019, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Gallery. Boston, MA

Group exhibition, ‘GEO a study in line and shape’, August 25-September 30, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

Work represented by SwanVision Gallery, Maidenrock WI (

The Hand magazine, contributor. Issue 19

Minnesota State Arts Board, 2018 Artist Initiative Grant


Group exhibition, Taking Care, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN 

'Humanature', group show, Art at 810 Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, juried by Areca Roe, St Paul, MN


MCAD Alumni Show, City Wide Artists Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota State Arts Board, 2016 Artist Initiative Grant


Solo exhibition, Works on Paper: Montages + Overprints, Open Eye Theater, Minneapolis, MN