Lisa Westgaard, born in New York, graduated with highest honors from Pratt Institute of Fine Arts (NY), and continued her education as an assistant for several acclaimed photographers in New York and San Fransisco. Lisa mainly works as a still life- and food photographer, and has won numerous awards for her immaculate images used in books, magazines, advertising and design – for clients such as Strømme Throndsen Design, Gimpville, Design House, GK, Los & co, POL, SDG, The Oslo Company, Rethink, McCann, TRY, Ernö, D2, Matmerk, Tine, Fjordland, and The Culinary Academy.
Lisa playfully experiments with light, compositions, textures and color, and is described by her collegues as a photographer who does not simply take a picture – she creates it.
Her studio is literally a treasure chest of props – floor to ceiling covered in unique collectables used to create the utmost stunning, organic looks and identities for her clients.
2013 MDID Gold in the category: Photography – for Oslo airport's "360 magazine" with Dinamo
2012 GULLPIN: Bronze Cover of the year -for Oslo airport's "360 magazine" with Dinamo
2011 PENTAWARDS: Gold in the category: Food -for Jens Eide with Strømme Throndsen Design
2011 PENTAWARDS: Silver in the category: Food -for Lofoten with Strømme Throndsen Design
2011 GULLSNITT: Bronze in the category: Food/drink for Fjordland with Fortress
2010 SIAL: Sial d´Or 2010 in the category: Savoury grocery products for O. Kavli AS with STrømme Throndsen Design
2010 Merket for god design: Hounered with Design Effekt 2010 of Norsk Dsignråd, for Yoplait L´Amour and Jacobs Utvalgte with Strømme Throndsen Design
2010 Merket for god design: Award in the category: Packaging Design for O. Kavli AS with Strømme Throndsen Design
2010 GULLSNITT: Silver in the category: Food/drink for ICA Norway with Teft Design
2010 GULLSNITT: Bronze in the category: Food/drink for ICA Norway with Teft Design
2009 Merket for god design: Winner of Grand Prix in the Category: Design Effect for Lofoten with Strømme Throndsen Design
2009 VISUELT: Silver in the category: Grafic Design - Open Category for Hydro with Creuna
2007 VISUELT: Gold in the category: packagingdesign for Gaalaas Røkeri with Gina Rose Design
2006 Pustehullet: People´s Choice Award for the campaign "Naturlig bortsjemt mat" with Virtual Garden
2005 Utsnitt: Gold in the category: Food for Fjordland Brelett with BBDO comercial.
2005 Utsnitt: Diploma in the category: Food for Tine Sans with Dinamo Reklamebyrå
2005 Utsnitt: Diploma in the category: Food for Melk.no with Tangram Design
2002 Gullblyanten: Diploma in the category: Design for Telenor with Leo Burnett
2002 Gold at The Magazine Award 2002 in the category: "Food Series of the Year".
2000 Visuelt 00. GRAFIL: Diploma in Book of the Year - Photofor the book DYD.
1999 Visuelt 99. GRAFIL: Diploma in Interpreting Photography for Norway Seafoods Annual Report.
1998 Utsnitt. Diploma in Editorial Photography for the book Tex Mex.
1997 Årets vakreste bøker: Diploma for " Øl til glede"
1997 Visuelt 97. GRAFIL: Silver in Editorial Photography for the book Shah Jahan.
1996 Utsnitt. Diploma.
1993 Gullblyanten. Diploma in Photography for "Krydder", a selfpromotional package.
1993 Gullblyanten. Diploma in Advertising 2 for "Krydder", a selfpromotional package.
2011 "Gravøl Skur 58, Group show, Tomrekaia, Oslo
2010 "Slideluck Potshow", Group show, Galleri Tipi, Oslo
2010 "Visning", Group show, Storgata, Oslo
2009 "The Dream Scholarship 09", Group show , Månefisken, Oslo
2009 "Nature Morte", solo exhibition, Galleri Gøken, Oslo
2009 "Something more than nothing", Group show, Norges Blindeforbund, Rådhusplassen Oslo, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Copenhagen and Hamamatsu in Japan.
2009 Galleri Rom, Group show, Oslo
2006 One woman show at Restaurant Havfruen, Oslo
2005 Arena, Group show, Akershus Festning, Oslo
2005 Solo exhibition at Finefoods, Skøyen
2005 Kunst for Flom-ofrene, group show, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden
2003 Solo exhibition at Gasronaut, BA 56, Oslo.
2002 Arena at Bislett, Group show, Oslo
1999 Solo exhibition at Restaurant Jonas, Oslo.
1998 Arena at Kuba, Group show, Oslo
2018 Mexicana Mama, Cappelen Damm Publishing
2016 Tang & Tare, Cappelen Damm Publishing
2013 RAW, Funky Fresh Foods
2012 Sushi På Norsk, Dinamo Publishing.
2004 Kokkelandlagets Store Kokebok, Press Publishing