Lake / Biography
Eva Lake is a multi-media artist who has worked in collage, painting,
print-making, fanzines, performance, writing, film, radio, acting, music and dance. She
began as a Punk artist making collages for fanzines and window installations in
the 1970ís and has shown her work internationally since 1980. She studied art
history at the University of Oregon and painting at the Art Students League of
New York. While in school she worked for the York
Archaeological Trust on a Roman site in Yorkshire. As a singer in post punk
bands she recorded with Trap Records in the Pacific Northwest.
Eventually she performed off-off-off Broadway in New York, singing and dancing.
Her day job was in makeup, beauty and fashion: she worked at Bergdorf Goodman,
Ferragamo, Chanel Boutique, Saks Fifth Avenue - and in all aspects of
photography and in television, where she was part of an Emmy-award winning team
for Best Makeup.
along she made collages, constructions, paintings, artist books and other objects.
For over a dozen years she interviewed other art people on the radio, specifically KPSU and KBOO,
and has written about art for various publications including Art Week, Visual
Art Source, Preview and the Bay Area Guardian.
Lake also curated exhibitions and worked at galleries including Lovelake,
Chambers Fine Art, Gallery 500, the Independent and the Russo Lee Gallery. Born in Los Angeles, she then grew up on a dirt
road in southern Oregon. Lake currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon and
is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland and frosch and portmann in New York
City and Modernism in San Francisco.