We Are, Artworks

Lisa D on the E

Artist(s):
J Michael Walker, "Lisa D on the E"

Project Description

Lisa D on the E is a timeless and contemporary portrait of Walker’s friend and fellow artist. Lisa—whose image, as a woman of color, has been excluded from the art-historical canon—is shown serenely lost in thought and immersed in the rhythms of the train in a pose inherited from Renaissance portraiture.

About the Artist

J MICHAEL WALKER is a Los Angeles–based author and artist who addresses issues of erasure, misrepresentation, and fetishization of marginalized people. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Mexico and South Korea.