20 Questions: Lisa Jarrett

Twenty Questions is a series that asks artists to create a list of questions that they ask themselves about their practice. Like the game “20 Questions”, the format offers readers a chance to get to know what a given artist’s practice might be.


Lisa Jarrett


  1. Skylights or Windows?

  1. What do you do for your shadow?

  1. What happens when you accept this work within an artist-defined vernacular rather than an art world defined vernacular?

  1. What emerges when modernism isn’t the framework for producing meaning?

  1. What are systems of connection as opposed to systems of oppression?

  1. What is a distinction without difference?

  1. How do you remain vulnerable?

  1. What social conversations do you have with yourself?

  1. Birds, is flying in wind more like giving up or giving in?

  1. How do you cross a threshold into a living room?

  1. Where are you hiding the honey?

  1. Why do things loom larger in memory, shadow, and reflection?

  1. Where, precisely, are your loved ones?

  1. Is this your weapon of choice?

  1. How do you talk with your blood memory?

  1. What is your innate choreography?

  1. What is the product of your labor?

  1. Is sensory deprivation enough?

  1. Is this a persistent sense of loss?

  1. What if love is a third thing altogether?


You can learn more about Lisa’s work here.