Curriculum Vitae

Alisa A. Looney
Portland, Oregon, USA


Maryhill Museum of Art, Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Goldendale, WA

June Key Delta Community Center, Portland OR

City of McCall, Public Art Collection, McCall, ID

City of Cannon Beach, Sculpture Without Walls, Cannon Beach, OR

City of Lake Oswego, Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego, OR

City of Puyallup, WA, Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery, Puyallup, WA



2015 – Commission Awarded and completed for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Contributed by Portland Development Commission. Chris Poole-Jones Memorial, sited at the June Key Delta Community Center, corner of N. Albina Ave. and N. Ainsworth St., Portland, OR, November, 2015.

2015 – Donor Gift Accepted by McCall City Council, McCall, ID, Taking Flight, sited near Payette Lake, corner of Railroad Ave. and Pine St, September, 2015.

2014 – Chosen to participate in the Palm Desert Public Art Contest, El Paseo Sculpture Invitational 2013/2014, Taking Flight, on loan Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2014.

2013 – Selected by Longview Outdoor Gallery, Longview, WA, Contact No. 2 (Bench), on loan August 2013 – September 2015.

2012 – Proposal Selected & Completed for El Paseo Sculpture Invitational 2013/2014, Palm Desert, CA, Taking Flight, on loan Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2014.

2012 – Selected by Ketchum Art Commission, Art on Fourth Outdoor Exhibit, Ketchum, ID, Contact No. 2 (Bench), on loan through June through Oct. 2012.

2012 –  Chosen as Feature Sculpture, Maryhill Museum of Art – Cannon Power Plaza – Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing, Goldendale, WA, Roll & Play Gift of the North Star Foundation, 2008.

2012 – Selected by Partner Network Choosing From Within, Castlegar, BC, Canada – SculptureWalk 2012, on loan May 2012 – May 2013.

2011 – Proposal Selected and completed Choosing From Within, Sioux Falls, SD, Outdoor SculptureWalk 2011, on loan May 2011 through May 2012.

2011 – Peoples Choice II and Best of Show III – Indoor SculptureWalk Avera McKennan Hospital 2011, Core Energy, collaboration with Glass Artist Teresa Krage, on loan through May 2011 – May 2012.

2010 – Community Favorite Purchase Award – Puyallup, WA Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery, Heart Connection. Proposal Originally Selected and Completed for Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery 2008 & 2009.

2009 – People’s Choice Purchase Award – Contact No. 1 (Bench), City of Cannon Beach Sculpture Without Walls Permanent Collection.

2009 – Invitation to Exhibit, Contact No. 2 (Bench), Everett, WA, Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, installed and on loan through June 2011.

2006 – People’s Choice Purchase Award – City of Lake Oswego, Gallery Without Walls, Foundation for the Arts, Going for your Vision. Proposal Originally Selected for Gallery Without Walls 2004.

2002 – Proposal Selected and Completed for Arts Downtown 2002 Outdoor Exhibit, Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Support with Joy on loan through 2003.



2016 – Guardino Gallery, Enamel on Steel Scupture, Wall Reliefs & Panels and Painted Steel Figurative Sculptures, Solo Exhibit, Portland, OR

2016 – Desert Art Collection, Enamel on Steel – Spirit Masks, El Paseo Art Walk, Palm Desert, CA (+ 2015,)

2016 – Guardino Gallery, Enamel Jewelry, Portland, OR (+ 15)

2016 – Matzke Fine Art & Sculpture Park, by invitation, Sculpture: Choosing From Within, Camano Island, WA (+ 2013, 14, 15)

2015 – Sculptors Gallery,  Sculpture and Enamels, Portland, OR, April through September, 2015

2015 – Northwest By Northwest Gallery,  Sculpture and Enamels, Cannon Beach, OR (+ 2012, 13, 14)

2014 – Denizen Gallery, FACE re-imagining portrait, Curated by Counting Crows, Portland, OR

2014 – Love Art! Gallery, Enamel on Steel, Sculpture & Pendants, Sellwood, OR (+ 2011, 12, 13)

2014 – Ergo Depot Showroom, Life size sculptures on loan 2011 – 2014, Portland, OR

2013 – Gallery 114, Put A Bird On It, juried exhibition, Portland, OR

2013 – Art at the Allison, Juried by Art Elements Gallery, Pacific NW Sculptors Exhibit, Newberg, OR

2012 – Desert Art Collection, New Sculptor Introduction El Paseo Art Walk, Palm Desert, CA (+ 2013, 14, 15, 16)

2012 – Bush Barn Art Center,  Sculptural Conversations, Pacific NW Sculptors, Juried exhibition, Salem, OR

2012 – Portland International Airport, In Our Element, 8 NW Sculptors, Curator: Greta Blalock, Portland OR

2011 – Guardino Gallery, Little Things, Enamel Sculpture & Pendants, Portland, OR, (+ 2010, 09, 08, 07 & 06)

2011 – Golden Gallery, Beaverton Lodge, Radix Circle Group Show, Sculpture, Beaverton, OR

2011 – Art in the Pearl, Pacific NW Sculptors Exhibit & Public Sculpture, Portland, OR (+ 2010, 09, 08 & 07)

2011 – Launch Pad Gallery, Love Show, Enamel on Steel, Portland, OR (+ sculpture 2010, 09 & 07)

2010 – good: a gallery, The Cutting Edge Show, Sculpture, Choosing Wisely, Portland, OR

2010 – PDX Bridge Festival, Nuts, Bolts and Slabs of Steel, Group Show, Sculpture: Circle Dance Maquette, Portland, OR

2010 – Oregon College of Art & Craft, Art on the Vine Auction, by invitation, Sculpture, Portland, OR

2010 – Guardino Gallery “The Heart of the Matter 2”, Group show, Sculpture, Portland, OR

2009 – artOBJECTS Showcase, Portland International Airport, juried: RACC, Pacific NW Sculptors, Portland, OR

2009 – Art in the Pearl – Collaboration Invitational, Sculpture, Portland, OR

2009 – Street of Dreams, Waterfront Pearl–Ambassador, Sculpture, Design Collaboration

2009 – Coos Art Museum, Group Exhibit, Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Portland, OR

2009 – Onda Gallery – Lake Oswego, Two-person show, Sculpture, Lake Oswego, OR

2008 – Portland City Hall, Group Exhibit, Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Portland, OR

2008 – Monarch Sculpture Park – Indoor Gallery, Sculpture, Stillness of the Dance, Olympia, WA

2008 – Onda Gallery – Lake Oswego, Group Exhibit, Sculpture, Lake Oswego, OR

2008 – Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Community Showcase, Pacific NW Sculptors, Portland, OR

2007 – Guardino Gallery, Two-person show with Diane Archer, Sculpture, Portland, OR

2007 – Muse Talk, Radix Group Exhibit, Sculpture and Performance, Fat Straw Coffee House, Portland, OR

2006 – Art of Change Gallery, Solo show, Sculpture and Painting, United Way, Portland, OR

2005 – Women’s History Card Deck, Traveling Group Show, In Other Words, PNCA & Tribe Gallery, Portland, OR

2004 – The Urban Soul Gallery, Soul Narrative Group Show, Sculpture/Painting, Portland OR

2004 – St. John’s Window Project 2004, Urban Soul Gallery, Sculpture and Painting, Portland, OR

2003 – The PCAC Modern Zoo Exhibit, Sculpture, Peninsular Artist Exhibit, Portland, OR

2002 – Grants Pass Museum, Southern Oregon Sculpture Exhibit 2002, Grants Pass OR

2001 – Cracked Pots Garden Art Shows, Sculpture, McMenamins, Portland, OR (+1999 & 2000)

2000 – Celebration of Creativity, 22nd Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Sculpture, Southminster, Beaverton, OR

1999 – Two Woman Sculpture Exhibit, with Anne Hart, Boxcar Bertha’s, Portland, OR



B.F.A., Boise State University, 1983 – Major: Graphic Design; Areas of study: Illustration, Art Metals, Sculpture, Painting, Dance

Sculpture, Michael Denté, University of Portland, Portland, OR, Fall 1996 & Spring 1997

Sculpture Welding, Michael Creger, PCC Sylvania, Portland, OR, Summer 1998 & 1999

TIG Welding, Kevin Moore, Indigo Metal Arts, private instruction, Portland, OR, 1999-2005

Metal Working, PCC, Portland, OR, Fall 1999 and Winter 2000

Regional Arts & Culture Council – Public Art & Artist Workshops, Portland, OR, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Clackamas County Arts Alliance – Grant writing for artists, Clackamas Comm. College, 2010

Radix, Circle of Women in the Arts, (Formerly: No Limits), Leadership Training 1998 to present

Everyday Dance / Movement, Susan Banyas – Physical Poetry & Independent Drawing, 1993 to present

Creative Dance Portland – Improvisational group focused on work of Barbara Mettler, 2008 to present

Porcelain Enamel on Steel, John Killmaster, private instruction, Middleton, ID, 2010 – 2013





2016 – Pacific Northwest Sculptors – International Sculpture Day PDX: “3D ALCHEMY – Fusing intellect, intuition and magic into sculpture”
Co-Organized event, Artist Talks, Improvisational Movement & Dance Party, April 23rd, at ROLL UP Photo Studio + Gallery, Portland, OR.

2015 – Welding Demonstration, Art in the Pearl, PNWS, Flame cutting and welding, Portland, OR.

2014 – Maryhill Museum of Art, Adult Art Workshops: Summer Art Institute: Art in 3-D / Artist Alisa Looney, featured presenter on July 24, 2014, Goldendale, WA.

2013 – Sculpture Dedication & Introduction, El Paseo sculpture Invitational Exhibition 2013/2014, Palm Desert, CA, Introduced Taking Flight

2013 – Scultpure Design & Enameling Techniques Demo at Art in the Pearl – Portland Open Studios Booth – Portland, OR

2012 – Dance & Draw on the Beach – Northwest by Northwest Gallery, Plein Aire, Cannon Beach, OR 2012 – Art Walk & Talk, Maryhill Museum Roll & Play – placement on new Plaza with fellow Artists and Curator, Steve Graff, Maryhill Museum of Art  Sculpture Garden, Goldendale, WA

2012 – Sculpture Design Demo – Northwest by Northwest Gallery, May, Cannon Beach, OR

2012 – Artist Talk, Process/Intent – Northwest By Northwest Gallery, Spring Unveiling, Cannon Beach, OR

2013 – Regional Coordinator, RADIX Circle of Women in the Arts 2011 – present; Group Leader 2006 – present; Workshop Leader March 2009 to present; Member 1998 to present, Portland, OR

2011 – Enameling Workshop, Assistant to John Killmaster, Classic Signs, Boise, ID

2011 – Enameling Demonstration, Art in the Pearl, PNWS, glass on steel process, Portland, OR

2011 – Artist Talk for The New Studio – Portland, Pubic sculpture design, intent and process, Blackbird, Portland, OR

2009 – Presentation: Dance & Drawing in Sculpture Design, community participation, dance /drawing experience & Talk on design process, Art at the Market, Puyallup, WA

2008  – Art Walk & Talk – with fellow Artists and Curator, Lee Musgrave, Maryhill Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, Goldendale, WA

2008 – Welding Demonstration, Art in the Pearl, PNWS, Flame cutting and welding, Portland, OR

2008 – Sculpture Demonstration with PNWS, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Design, and paperboard construction, Portland, OR

2007 to present – Member Pacific Northwest Sculptors, 2008 – 09 Board Member & Publicity Committee, Portland, OR

2007 & 08 – “Sculpture Build-Off”, Clackamas Community College Events, Built large scale sculptures, demonstrated and worked with Student participants, Oregon City, OR

2007 – Public Art Selection Committee Member, Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Co-Selected works and sites for Gallery Without Walls 2007 Outdoor Exhibit, Lake O, OR

2004 – Sculpture Tour and Artist Talk, Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls Unveiling (+2002)

2002 – 2003 – Art Club Cofounder, Fernwood Middle School, 6th-8th grades, Portland, OR

1999-2002 – Volunteer Art Instructor, Holy Redeemer Area School, 3rd – 5th grades, Portland, OR



2012 – Dance & Draw on the Beach – Northwest by Northwest Gallery, Plein Aire, Cannon Beach, OR

2009 – Art in the Pearl Collaboration Invitational, collaboration with Cast Glass Artist Teresa Krage of  Denver, Colorado, metal sculpture Core Energy, glass piece was cast to fit steel belly

2008, June 21 – Maryhill Museum of Art, Family Fun Day–All About Loïe Fuller – Led children and adults in dance moves inspired by Loie Fuller, participants created art prints with printmaker Wade Womack, assistant dancer Kirsten Peterson, Goldendale, WA

2005, April 1 – “Fools in the Garden,” The Artfull Garden – Live Painting, poetry reading, dance, painting/sculpture exhibition, with Carla Nomaiia, music Otter Annason, Hillsboro, OR

2004, April 17 – “River of Light”– Traveling Twilight Dance Performance – Conception, Direction, Co-Choreography with Carla Nomaiia, Sculpture design, Fund-raising, City Permits and Promotion. Invited & Collaborated with 29 Portland artists – 20 dancers, 5 live musicians, 3 sculptors & a poet. Dance with handmade salmon lanterns and long streamers of fabric – Celebrating the human spirit, our connection to salmon and the rivers we share. Two performances on Earth Day, Kellogg Middle School, and Waterfront Park, Portland, OR.