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Lisa L. Cyr is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. As a recognized artist, Cyr’s highly tactile, mixed-media work is a rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage, assemblage and sculpture composed to collectively create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement. Her expansive visual vernacular and innovative use of alternative materials and approaches transcends mere technique, creating a dynamic pictorial idiom that is not only multidimensional but also multi-sensual.

As an author, Cyr writes for many of the creative industry’s leading trade publications, including Communication Arts, Step inside design, How, ID, Alt Pick, Creativity’s Spark, Applied Arts and others. Her articles range from revealing issues that face the creative industry to profiling top talent in the business. She has written six books, Art Revolution (North Light Books), Innovative Promotions That Work, The Art of Promotion, Brochure Design That Works, Graphic Design That Works and The Little Book of Big Promotions (Rockport Publishers) and is currently working on a new book tentatively entitled Experimental Painting (North Light Books, 2011). In addition to her writing, Cyr speaks actively about successful promotional strategies, marketing opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors for the creative industry and gives workshops on innovative, mixed-media techniques at professional organizations, universities and trade conferences across the United States. Her insightful, thought-provoking and highly visual lectures, entitled Reinterpret, Reinvent and Redefine, The Art of Promotion and Creatively Speaking, inform, inspire and motivate. Cyr also teaches in many of the top MFA graduate programs.

A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr’s artistic oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and industry organizations, including shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, books and online. In addition, Cyr’s art is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration as well as in private collections. She is an artist member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City and the International Society of Experimental Artists. She works in partnership with her husband Christopher Short, painter, 3D illustrator and animator.


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