My 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, flowers and water. My interest in shadows is an affirmation of the beauty of change and a reminder of the temporal condition. I embrace the interplay of chance and surprise that happens when observing and responding to the natural world.

The work manifests in many different forms; working with photomontage composites and using a variety of techniques – from traditional hand-sewing to overprinting, constructed photographs – printed and folded three-dimensional forms and historical processes including platinum and polymergravure printing. A recipient of a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, I continue to explore alternative printing processes, expanding on the experimentation I began in 2016 when I received my first Artist Initiative Grant.




Ghosting Time: New Work by Mary Ludington and Lisa Nebenzahl, Swan Vision Gallery, Maidenrock WI. September 7 – October 26, 2019

25th Juried Exhibition Slide Show and Instagram, Griffith Museum of Photography, July 9 – October 31, 2019

Two Birds, Group Exhibition, Swan Vision Gallery, Maidenrock WI. May 4 - June 22, 2019

STATES OF MATTER: New work by Lisa Nebenzahl + Keith Taylor, Marsden|Gustafson Gallery, St Paul, MN, March 9 to May 23, 2019

DIPTYCH, a national juried photography exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City Texas, January 18 to March 10, 2019. Honored to receive the ‘Director's Award’.

Artists’ Residency, Pocoapoco, Oaxaca, Mexico


“Abstraction Attraction”, a national juried photography exhibition at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Gallery in Boston, MA. November 29 to May 5, 2019

My work has been selected by Rfotofolio and Aline Smithson: one of 3 top portfolios for my dimensional photography work, “Lumens” and diptych “Home_Stay”

‘GEO a study in line and shape’, a group exhibition, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN, August 25 to September 30, 2018

Work represented by SwanVision Gallery, Maidenrock WI

The Hand magazine, contributor. Issue 19

Recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board, 2018 Artist Initiative Grant

Mary Virginia Swanson, Master Class, Tucson


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

Recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board, 2016 Artist Initiative Grant


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







photo: Terry Gydesen

photo: Terry Gydesen