Friday, December 31, 2010


Will update website later.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays! From LISANGART.COM

It's bin a puzzling year filled with excitement, disappointment, success, challenge and promise.
I completed my 100th painting this year. It took me three weeks and twenty six years. So that's 9,511 days x 24 hours(per day) @ $10(an hour)= $2,282,640. It depicts a minature version of my 1st 100 paintings except for one that's gone missing. It also includes one Jackson Pollock knock off that got thrown out.

Through going some old stuff, I found some titles pages I did when I was 9. I thought they were interesting as they document my very early process and development, like my first depiction of plaid. I had a few more, but I think my teacher kept them :(

You can make a title page about anything:

I didn't even think to include the recreational ones!

I was super proud of this one:

I also joined a drawing club this year. See below for my Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club Performance Appraisal, 2010.

I also started writing a book. Despite the title, it actually has very little to do with me, but more about everyone else.

Next on the list are this years rejection letters, bummer:
Dear Lisa Ng,

Thank you for submitting your artwork to Colart Collection for consideration. The number of artists and galleries that answered the Fall 2010 call for submissions exceeded all our hopes yet again; we received submissions from over 400 artists representing the diversity of styles and artistic expression across Canada.

Regrettably, your artworks were not selected for purchase by our selection committee. As with all juried processes, this is not a commentary on the quality of the artwork, but an indication of current selection committee formation and curatorial direction.

We strongly encourage you to submit your works to Colart Collection for our next round and wish you well in your future artistic endeavours.

We look forward to hearing from you again and we would like to wish you a Happy Holidays!


Alexsandra Meloul


Administrative Director/Directrice Administrative

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for submitting your application to the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser. This year we will be distributing approximately $19,000 to emerging artists, which now brings our total investment to be over $430,000. Timeraiser received 130 applications for only 27 spots and given the excellence of applications, the final selections were made with difficulty.

Despite the overall quality of your application, it was not selected to be included in the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser appreciates the time and effort you put into your submission and our decision in no way reflects your artistic merit. We strongly encourage you to submit your work again next year. If you would like further details on the selection process please do not hesitate to contact us as we are pleased to speak with you individually.

Your application was thoroughly reviewed and rated by our volunteer Art Jury. This Jury operates at arms-length from the staff at Timeraiser and its members are recruited for specific expertise regarding local, emerging and mid-career artists.

The Jury considered several factors in making the final selections. A key factor was ensuring fair representation of all mediums with preference given to local, emerging artists. As well, that the piece would appeal to the Timeraiser demographic of young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Finally, in some cases, the work had already been selected in previous years, and we wanted to give other artists an opportunity to participate.

A final note regarding future submissions, our Jury strongly recommends artists submit their work as a collection opposed to an assortment of various independent pieces. This helps the Jury assess each artist in a more affluent manner which is certainly beneficial in the selection process.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser. We wish you every success with your artistic career.


Nicole McPhail
Project Coordinator

I'm positive I'm missing one more, I must have lost it. There's also another one that I ripped up because it was just bunk. I wish I had kept it now to post on here.

But it wasn't all bad, stay tuned to see some good paintings people bought this year in the HIT PAINTINGS OF 2010 photo album -coming soon.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spooky Astronaut Performance Appraisal 2010

Rogue Leader Toronto Chapter: Lisa Ng

Arrived to meetings more or less on time, except for that one time when I messed up the co-ordinates and got lost in space.

Continuing Competence:
Did astronaut work daily in at least some small form or other.

Refrained from stealing space bux from astronaut fund to get flyers and posters printed and astronaut ice cream instead.

Professional Knowledge:
Learned how to use a new coloring tool in Photoshop, the Gradient Tool. Select an area using the wand tool (W), select the gradient tool (G), select a point, hold it down and drag, let go.

Knowledge Application:
Used the gradient tool to color in backgrounds, animals, plants, weaponry, limbs, cigarettes and instruments a bunch of times.

Recruited over ten astronauts in the Toronto area.

Spoke on behalf of the club to inquiring art dealers, journalists, gallery owners, and fans.

Professional Relationships:
Thanked all astronauts for their hard work and kept my door open to answer any astronaut comments, questions, and concerns.

Strengths, Limitations, And How To Fix: Astronaut recruitment is at an all time high, but astronaut coloring is at an all time low. I could probably fix this by getting things inked sooner so more astronauts could have the option of coloring.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Spooky Astronauts make way to Hamilton, ON.

The Picture Frame (In Westdale)
1045 King St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L6

Tues-Fri; 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm; Closed Sundays

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Charity Event, ART 4 ASBERGERS.

Friend is throwing a charity event for the Asbergers Society of Ontario, asked if I'd contribute a phew pieces, of course -YES! I said.

Sunday, December 4, 2010 1-4pm.
127 Rumsey Rd. Toronto
East of Bayview/ West of Laird
5 blocks South of Eglinton

Friday, November 19, 2010


December 10 - December 27

Project 165
165 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON

Project 165 is thrilled to present Methinks’ Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village: a contemporary art and craft showcase housed inside a life-size diorama, curated and art-directed by Ryan Ringer.

Shop Hours: December 10 - 27, 12 - 6pm daily
Closed: December 25, 26
Press Preview: Friday, December 10, 6 - 8pm
...Holiday Party: Friday, December 10, 8pm - 12am

This playful space of curiosity and wonder, featuring the work of 50-plus local and international creators, promises to take the drudgery out of the holiday gift-seeking experience, making it fun and memorable while giving new meaning to the term “presentation is everything.” More than an art and craft sale, the Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village is a conversation about quality, craft and the business of persuasion in Toronto’s art scene. Says Ringer: “This is a rare and special opportunity for a general audience not just to find a special stocking-stuffer but to consider the exhibition as a work of art. Moreover, it challenges traditional art sale formats and raises the bar for anyone working with the popup shop concept.”

Past Holiday PopUp Art Shop Projects include a replica of the livingroom-museum of the fictional curiosity collector Uncle Ronnie Graham (one of Ringer’s many alter egos), and a faux-stone-and-mortar Chris’mas cottage made of cardboard and papier-mâché. This year, Ringer and his specially chosen crew of collaborators will build not just one popup shop but an entire village of popup shops inside Project 165’s storefront exhibition space in Kensington Market.

For sale will be artist books, painting, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, dollies, greeting cards, fashion and home accessories, artist-performed dinners-for-two, dioramas, hand-printed t-shirts, posters and other one-of-a-kind finds.

Participants Include:
Alex Bowron
Catharine MacIntosh
Cheryl Mendoza
Colleen McKeown
Dana De Kuyper (Damned Dollies)
Daeve Fellows
Eric Cheung (Orphans)
Gillian Manford
Gregory Elliot
Jaime Leon
Katie Webb
Haena Kim
Inkyung Choi
Jin Chun
Julia Burton
Kristine Heilenday
Laura Heaney
The Larry Sanders Collective
Leo Zylberberg
Nicole Varney
Samantha Dizon
Tyler Schwarz
Lisa Ng
Peter Kalyniuk
Ryan Ringer
Ryan Solski
Shari Kasman
Tara Winterhalt
The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club
Tiberius Papp
Yoojin Guak
and others

Price Range:
$20.00 - $200.00 (with some exceptions). New goodies will be added regularly.


Ryan Ringer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


@ 17:00 today The Spooky Astronaut Drawing Club announced that they will not be attending the closing party for the Fall And The Freaky art show @ Mudpuppy Gallery, Amherstburg, On.. This is due to a lack in the spacebux fund, a tank low on fuel, and an unforseable creativity sharing strike. Words from the Vice President, "This was tough, next month will be better." The Spooky Astronauts have elected and appointed an ambassador to go forth in their place. The ambassador has accepted. "I plan to go and represent the Spooky Astronauts if no one objects, I'm honored." commented Mike Brown.

To keep up with more Spooky activity:!/album.php?aid=214778&id=703913155

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Due to an accumulation of broken promises, shattered dreams, and just plain insincereity, I have come to see the art world a dangerous place. Scary thought as I see art the reflection of life. Although I will be retreating for awhile, it will not affect daily production.

Lisa Ng
Spooky Astronaut Rogue Leader
ArtMichael Gallery Co-Director
ArtClub Intl. Treasurer
Friend of Pablo Jueves

Saturday, October 23, 2010


My apologies everyone. The people at *Hotshot have taken down our show without notifying us.

The struggles of being an artist. My apologies if you tried going and didn't get to see anything.

Nobody tells me these things anymore, I am quite disappointed.


Thursday, October 14, 2010


The Spooky Astronauts have announced a new leg on their Happy Landings! tour at 21:00 hours today. Spooky posters will be featured along with independent work by astronauts, and more. The information is as follows:

Oct. 14 - Oct. 29
mudpuppy GALLERY
Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 8
264 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, ON.

Gallery Contact Info Come Soon.

Closing Party:
Oct. 29, 2010 7 - 11pm.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Check out my LATEST painting, "Heaven And Hell In Polka Dots"
(and others)@ *HOTSHOT GALLERY

also featuring the work of:
A unison between the AMG in conjunction with the ACI with affiliated members from the SADC.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Sunday, October 24, 2010
Opening Reception: October, 15, 8pm.

181 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2L4

Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm

*Double check hours as they change seasonally:
(416) 979-7574

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This magazine came in my mailbox the other day.

Inside it, along with a phew other pretty awesome pictures is:

*Note Typo: Website is actually not (whops!)

I'm told it can be purcahsed in Toronto at:

freedom collective
function 13
good blood bad blood
[fingers crossed] magic pony
for more info


Today I brought home my award from the Junction Arts Festival. I am QUITE pleased. It is out of a thick, tough, board, almost like a thin piece of wood, coated with some sort of slippery, thin, plastic coating. I like it a lot. Next year is gonna be real hard to beat, got quite a challenge ahead of me.