lara lewison currently lives in new york city and is from mukilteo, wa. she paints, plays violin, makes 2d and 3d digital art, and codes to combine them all.
lara creates audiovisual art for the web and for live performance, with a focus in networking, language, and creating live works that are dependent on exchanges between “performer" and “audience." she works with combinations of software and programming languages, including unity (c#), photoshop, max, jitter, rtcmix, blender. she has given unity workshops and lessons at harvestworks, cuny tech, and columbia. she holds a bachelors of arts in music from columbia university and was the 2020 recipient of the louis sudler prize in the arts.
lara started studying violin at the age of 3, and most recently studied with maja cerar. she has performed concertos with multiple orchestras in washington state and kansas, and chamber music throughout nyc. she was a two-time violin fellow at the tanglewood music center, where she performed as a co-concertmaster of the tmco, and was taught by yo-yo ma and members of the juilliard string quartet. she has also participated in the lucerne academy in switzerland. lara is a member of the blackbox ensemble
and the intimate arts string quartet.