Lisa Pressman began her studies in ceramics, sculpture, and painting at Douglass
College, NJ, where she received a Bachelor of Art. She continued her studies at Bard
College and completed an MFA in painting.
Her paintings incorporate oils, collage, wax and other mixed media to create works that
allude to a personalized time and space. The work is the physical embodiment of the
slow and gradual process of realization and transfor- mation. She creates paintings that
draw from the place of “not knowing” and exploration. Her work reveals images that
many people have lost sight of, images that communicate to a place deeper than
words. The paintings invite a deep, visceral response that evolves over time; they have
a life of their own.
Lisa has a BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and an MFA from
Bard College. Her work is exhibited extensively throughout the U.S, and is included in
many public and private collections. Her work will be included in “Spaces Between” at
Butters Gallery, Or , “A Tangled Web” at Causey Contemporary, NY, NY and has a
solo show planned for February 2015 at R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY.
Lisa most recently had a solo show Mapping a Place at Susan Eley Fine Arts, New
York, NY and also shows at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO. Her work was
included in Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence In Contemporary
Encaustic, The Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (curated by Michæl Gi- aquinto.)
In 2013, she had a solo show Inside Matters at Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. Her
paintings were also exhibited in Nocturnes, curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. at
Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; Shape
Shifting, Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC, New York and Microcosms at Butters Gallery,
Portland, Oregon. She lives and works in West Orange, NJ and currently is teaches
painting locally and nationally.