Lisa McLymont, a self-identified multi media sculptor, has a creative drive rooted in the influences of her father’s love of independence and music, her mother’s love of creative expression and spirituality, and their shared love of beauty. Lisa’s art is mainly expressed through drawing and painting, though she prefers allowing her curiosity to explore many directions knowing that each new experience provides insight while creating work that connects past and future worlds.
Lisa McLymont was born in Manhattan, NY and has called Columbus, Ohio home since the age of ten. Formally educated in graphic design and visual communications at The Ohio State University, McLymont’s career as a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist started in 2009, and has included forays into drawing, painting, sculpture, and jewelry design, letting the inspiration found through research and the process of making lead her.
“I enjoy how art moves people to talk with each other and see new perspectives.”
Lisa M. McLymont is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design through the Department of Design and Visual Communications. She was a 2010 Fellowship Recipient of The Ohio State University Arts Initiative Fellowship for Emerging Artists.
In addition to creating an on-going body of portrait paintings, McLymont works as a graphic design consultant, and as Lead Artist & Project Manager of the Maroon Arts Group‘s Deliver Black Dreams Public Art Campaign.
She has served as an adjunct faculty member in graphic design at Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio Dominican University, both in Columbus, Ohio, and has been a visiting artist at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. A former member of the Ohio Art League and the Columbus Society for Communicating Arts, McLymont is one of the inaugural coordinators of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Columbus Open Studio & Stage event, The Art and Artists Of Ohio, an emerging artist’s online community, and a founding member of Black, Out, & Proud.
McLymont’s work has been in numerous group and solo exhibits in the Central Ohio area, and working toward more exhibit opportunities outside of Ohio. She is currently weathering the pandemic with her small family, consisting of Cat Sheridan and our pets; Mona, Roscoe, & Ruthie