Lisa McLymont is a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer & social justice advocate. Lisa’s art is mainly expressed through drawing and painting, welcoming curiosity to explore many directions knowing that each new experience provides insight while creating work that connects past and future worlds. Lisa has two ongoing portrait series, “The Universe Tribe”, & “The Odes”, focused on nuances within identity and inspired by the powerful communicative styles of protest posters and dreamy expressionism.
Driven to affect the world in a positive way, Lisa’s art encourages others to know the power in collaboratively seeking change. She overcomes anxieties about the unrest in the world through a meditative process of making & taking time to view concepts at myopic levels.
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, murals, sculpture, and jewelry design, while letting inspiration found through research and the process of making lead. She is currently a member of the Columbus Public Art Commission, Maroon Arts Group, and is Black, Out, and Proud.
“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. In 2009, following a long time of working as a designer for others and ultimately giving her creativity away, Lisa endured a deep burnout, and reached for art and volunteerism to heal. She found herself embarking on what is turning out to be the best and most expressive part of her life! She was a 2010 Fellowship Recipient of The Ohio State University Arts Initiative Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and since then, has discovered new ways of communicating and healing with others. She now works as a full time artist, and is currently a member of the Columbus Public Art Commission.
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, where she also designed their visual brand.
McLymont’s work has been in numerous group and solo exhibits in the Central Ohio area, and is 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