Eva Lewis American, b. 1995
Eva Lewis’ work centers feminine identifying people and representation of their bodies in public places. Her work aims to juxtapose the use of a female body in settings and landscapes commonly seen in Renaissance and Baroque compositions and change the understanding of how, why, and where these figures most comfortably hold themselves. Placing the women in a setting where they have no forced prejudices and are allowed their own autonomy. The paintings are imagined scenarios using bright colors and separating worlds with tone, pigment, or mark. Each work tells a story of women in moments that are only dreams of a place in which the female figure was never personified as an object to anyone else but themselves.
Lewis is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting at Boston University, expected graduation in Summer 2022. She holds a BFA in Painting with minor in Art History from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She has completed a Residency at Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania.
Come Together: A Curated Gallery SelectionEva Lewis • Kyra Gregory • Ray Hwang • Susan Metrican • Buket Savci • Michael C. Thorpe • Mary Tooley Parker • Chase Travaille • Charles Yuen 31 Mar - 16 Apr 2023LaiSun Keane is thrilled to announce a group exhibition from March 31st to April 16th, highlighting a few select artists we have had the pleasure of working with. The exhibition is titled Come Together, which may be familiar to many Beatles fans, but to us, it expresses our ongoing focus on inclusivity and diversity. Featured artists: Kyra Gregory, Ray Hwang, Eva Lewis, Susan Metrican, Mary Tooley Parker, Chase Travaille, Michael C. Thorpe, Buket Savci and Charles Yuen.Read more
DisparateEva Lewis 1 Apr - 1 May 2022LaiSun Keane is proud to introduce Eva Lewis, a 2022 Boston University MFA candidate, in her first major solo show. Lewis paints feminine identifying subjects in the style of figurative history paintings, drawing inspiration from their formal composition and use of symbolism while depicting scenes and figures that subvert and comment on historical depictions of women.Read more
The Daily Free PressBU grad student ‘tackles’ women objectification with South Boston art exhibition April 22, 2022The Daily Free Press, Interview with Eva LewisRead more
Boston Art ReviewMark Your Calendars: Eight Shows to Check Out in Greater Boston This Spring March 29, 2022Boston Art Review, Eva Lewis Solo Exhibition at LaiSun KeaneRead more