Lake / Biography
Eva Lake is an artist who has worked in collage, painting, print-making,
fanzines, performance, writing, film, radio, acting, music and dance. She began
during the 1970s Punk era making collages for fanzines and window installations 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 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
and Saks Fifth Avenue. As a makeup artist, Lake worked in all aspects of
photography and television, where she was part of an Emmy-award winning team
for Best Makeup. All
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 Frosch and Co in New York
City and Modernism in San Francisco.