Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lidia Kenig-Scher started drawing and painting at a very early age. When a school teacher asked why she was compelled to draw and color a picture every time she wrote a sentence or worked a math problem, Lidia responded that the school work came from the teacher, but the pictures come from her heart and helped her learn best. This early philosophy has not changed. Whatever role Lidia plays or has performed, creating beauty aimed at making learning better or helping people grow spiritually and better understand life, has been part of her life’s quest.
Lidia earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture and architectural design in her native country, and holds a Master of Science in Art degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her strong skill set is grounded in 39 years of Buddhist meditation practice and studying with such teachers as HH Lin Yun, Rinpoche; Tich Nhat Hahn; Stephen Devine, Helen and James Jay, John Kehoe, Ihaleakala Hew Len and Anthony Robbins.
Today, the award-winning, painter, sculptor, interior designer and Feng Shui master creates powerful artworks that vibrationally alter the space. Many clients and collectors have observed that the art installed in their homes and offices not only lends beauty and harmony, but have been catalysts for beneficial change and growth. And after 30 years as owner and principal designer of LAS Associates, an interior and architectural design practice specializing in dental and residential design, original art, custom furniture, art based meditation instruction and art centered personal development practices, Lidia has officially retired. Her time and resources are focused on creating art and teaching. However, she is available for Feng Shui consultations that include space planning for purchasing homes or businesses, remodeling and new constructions.
Lidia Kenig-Scher is officially represented by Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1964- Escuela Nacional Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano: Teacher Of Elementary Art
1968- Escuela Nacional Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon: BFA
1974- Massachusetts College of Art & Design: MA
Juried & Invitational Art Exhibits
1965 Invitational Juried Exhibit "Arte Joven"-Second Prize Sculpture, Buenos Aires Argentina.
1966 Museum of Art de San Fernando, Argentina-Honorable Mention.
1978 Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA- Juried Invitational Massachusetts Art Teachers-Sculpture
1979 The Copley Society of Art Winter Members Juried Show-Sculpture
1984 Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA. One-Woman Show, 3D Acrylics with Mixed Media
2009 Chestnut Hill Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Inaugural Gallery Show, Newton, MA. One-Woman Show, Mixed Media.
2010-Atrium Gallery & Café, Newton, MA-Featured Artist: Mixed Media
2011-Italian Design, Brookline, MA-Featured Artist: Mixed Media
2013-Lexington Historical Society/Personal Growth Network Event, Lexington, MA-Featured Artist: Mixed Media
2014- Still Point Art Gallery, www.stillpointartgallery.com-Best Mixed Media Award/Best of Show~EARTH WATER FIRE AIR: OUR WORLD IN ABSTRACT
2015-Artlounge, Arlington, MA - Named Artist in Residence with Mixed Media Artworks Exhibited on a rotation for 12 months.
2015- Bliss Healing Arts, Maynard, MA -Featured Artist in Rituals Room
2016- Putterham Grille, Chestnut Hill, MA- Selected Featured Artist: Mixed Media
2017-Liquid Art House, Boston, MA- The Healing Power of Art, curated by Brenda Taylor
2017-Portal Crystal and Art Gallery, Arlington, MA -Embracing Grace Solo Exhibition, curated by Kyle Russell
Other Prizes & Recognitions:
1992- Design Times 5th Anniversary Celebration- First Prize: Kitchen & Bath Design
1992-Interior Design Show Houses at the Bayside Exposition Center, Boston, MA.,
1993 and 1994- North Shore Design Show House, Marblehead, MA
1996-North Shoreâ€‘Peabody Essex Museum Showhouse in Salem, MA., 1996.
For Art, See: Galleries in this website
For Feng Shui Consultations, see FENG SHUI
Speaking Engagements, Lectures & Interviews:
Weekly Interiors Expert on "Delicious Encounters with Rosalie" on WADN Walden radio, Concord, MA 1995.
Interviewed on New Chapters by Patricia Thatcherâ€‘Hill for the Holliston Cable Channel. Shows #105 & 106. January 12, 1998 and January 17, 1998.
Guest Lecturer for Gift of Life Seminars. Four Hour Workshop on Basic Feng Shui for the Home and Office. October 1998, Framingham, MA.
Instructor Adult Education Program: Six Hoursâ€‘two part class on Feng Shui Applications for Home and Office Environments. Januaryâ€‘February 1999, Brookline, MA.
Window Coverings Association of America, No. East Chapter. Threeâ€‘Hour Workshop on Applying Feng Shui Principles to Window Design. March 1999, Acton, MA.
Featured Lecturer on Feng Shui. Larry's Home Decorating. North Hampton, N.H. June 1999.
Featured quote in Dressing Well, Quarterly Publication of Organization By Design. Vol 7, Issue 1, Fall 1999.
Presentation to the Watertownâ€‘Belmont Chamber of Commerce. November 1999.
Featured Speaker at the Fall Motivational Breakfast Series at the Ritz Carlton, October 2000
Featured Speaker April North Shore Women's Lawyers Association, Danvers, MA, April, 2001
Featured Speaker New England Women Business Owners, September 2001
Featured Speaker, Brookline Rotary Club, October 2001
Workshop co-leader with Dr Robert Gensler, Dc, and Marysia Gensler, Yoga instructor. Aligning Your Body, Mind & Home/Work Environment. Brookline, MA November 2001, and May 2002.
Featured Lecturer, Various courses. Unicorn Books, 2001. 2002, 2003, 2004.
Featured Guest, Boston Sunday Review with Matt Schaeffer, WBCN 104.1 FM. January 2001, January 2002.
Featured Speaker, Bread & Circus Healthy You Series, Cambridge, MA January 2002.
Featured Speaker, Newtonâ€‘Needham Chamber of Commerce, April 2002
Featured Workshop Presenter, Yankee Dental Congress 2004, Boston, MA, January 2004
Keynote Speaker, Concord-Carlisle League of Women's Voters, A Room of One's Own Fund Raising Event, Concord, MA March 2004
Featured Speaker at inaugural classes of the Asian Healing Arts Education Center in Allston, MA January, February & March 2005.
Featured Workshop Presenter, Yankee Dental Congress 2006, Boston, MA January 2006
Featured Speaker at Prudential Maxfield Design Club Series, Boston, MA, January 2006
Moderator & Speaker at Build Boston & Residential Design & Construction Yearly Conferences since 2006 to 2009
Benson Berry, N. and Scher, L. (1990) Keeping the Tenants You Already Have. NAIOP, September 7, 1990
Scher, L. (1983). The Immersion Experience: The Lowell Arts Magnet School. Massachusetts Arts in Education Review, Hanging Separately. p. 23â€‘25.
Scher, L. (1985). Getting Art Education Ready To Enter The Twentyâ€‘First Century. Designs for Arts in Education. 86 (6), p. 35â€‘38.
Scher, L. (1999). How Ancient Wisdom Can Add Prosperity and Balance to Your Business. Contact, Vol IV, -Issue #12 , p. 6â€‘7
Scher, L. (1999) Add Prosperity and Balance to Your Business. Women's Business, Vol. 2, Issue 1, October 1999, p. 24
Scher, L (2005). Think ROI When Designing Office Space. Women's Business, Vol. 7, Issue 7, April 2005, p.12
Lidia Scher's Musings and Art...Of Course, a weekly blog @ www.lidiascher.wordpress.com since 2009
Past and Present Professional Memberships:
New England Women Business Owners, Board of Directors
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Art Education Association
Acton Arts League
Copley Society of Art
Phi Lambda Theta â€‘ Gamma Eta Chapter
Massachusetts Directors of Art Education
Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education, Board of Directors
Allied Board of Trade
ArtLinks Arlington, Co-Founder and Chair