New and limited edition prints by fine art photographer Lisa Cueman will be showcased at the North American leg of the prestigious Longines Masters show jumping series at New York’s NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum from April 26th-29th. In addition to an international field of Olympic-caliber competitors, this four-day event also features an exhibition of equestrian art, live music, and luxury shopping.
“It is a great honor to have my work chosen for such an exclusive event,” said Cueman, who will be on hand with her representing gallery, Helmholz Fine Art, at the Longines Masters of New York to meet and discuss her work in-person with guests from around the world.
A native Bermudian, Lisa Cueman grew up on the island and spent her formative years exploring Bermuda on horseback and the underwater world with scuba gear. In 1993, she loaded her rehabilitated thoroughbred racehorse onto a container ship for a four-day, trans-Atlantic crossing, relocating to Ontario, Canada, to focus solely on training and competing.
After retiring her beloved equine partner, Cueman returned to a love of photography that she had first discovered in high school and now builds deep connections with horses from behind the lens. Though her subjects include equines both domestic and wild, she has earned a special place among the photography elite for her ongoing chronicle of the wild horses that freely roam the coastal environment of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Cueman has visited the Outer Banks ten times in about as many years, attuning to the sometimes harsh environment and ever-evolving dynamics among the familial herds of wild horses. Her days there are spent moving amongst the barrier islands and tidal marshes, patiently waiting to preserve a fleeting moment of high-energy rollicking or a quiet period of stillness in a storm.
Several newly released images from the Outer Banks, including “Butterfly Kisses” and “Island Grazer,” will debut at the Longines Masters of New York, as well as a contemporary black and white image entitled “Free Spirit,” the recipient of the prestigious Black and White Spider Award.
Lisa Cueman’s fine art photography will be shown in the Longines Masters Prestige Village, situated directly adjacent to the event’s competition arena, through Helmholz Fine Art Gallery and alongside the driftwood equine sculptures of Rita Dee. “I like to think that my work reflects the equestrian principles of precision and dedication while honoring the inherent spirit and freedom of the horse,” says Cueman.
For more information on Lisa Cueman and her photography, please visit lisacuemanphotography.com.