Lisa Diane Wedgeworth is an LA-based interdisciplinary artist whose work takes form as large-scale abstract painting, performance, and video art. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at the California African American Museum, The Charlie James Gallery, Louis Stern Fine Art, The Brand Library Art Gallery, the Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, at Split Milk in Scotland, and as a culminating collaborative exhibition for her residency in Paris; and she has been invited to perform at Williams College and Northwestern University.

She has lectured about her work at colleges and universities in Southern California and holds part-time teaching positions at Los Angeles City College, Glendale Community College, and UCLA. She is a recipient of a variety of artist residencies and fellowships including the Georgia Fee Artist / Writer Residency (Paris, France), the Black Artist Retreat (Chicago), the Hermitage (Englewood, FL), Camera Obscura Artist Residency (Santa Monica), and the 2020 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship.

A cultural producer, Wedgeworth exhibited emerging artists in her studio-based project space PS 2920 between 2015–2016 and produced the public platform Conversations About Abstraction to share the voices of abstract artists historically excluded from the Western canon. She is the Executive Director of Arts at Blue Roof, an artist-run nonprofit arts organization in South LA offering an artist residency, mentorship, and stipend to three women artists per year.

Claudia Rankine

Visiting Scholar

Zun Lee

Visiting Artist

Tariku Shiferaw


Benjamin Spalding

Visiting Artist, MFA Visual Art

Lisa Diane Wedgeworth

Visiting Artist

Mari Spirito

Visiting Artist-Curator, MFA Visual Art