Louisa Chase was born in Panama City, Panama in 1951. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1973 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1975.
She has used an unusually broad array of print media working with specialized print publishing studios. In the mid-1980s, she combined mediums such as etching, aquatint and linoleum cut to create abstract works. Among the many prints she has created are “Squall”, “Buzz” and “Bunch of Clowns”.
Chase has exhibited in solo and group shows at the Robert Miller Gallery, New York City; the Galerie Inge Baker, Cologne, Germany; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. She taught painting from 1975-1979 at the Rhode Island School of Design and from 1980-1982 in New York City at the School for Visual Arts.