Lisa Pressman 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.
Currently her work is be included in Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence In Contemporary Encaustic, The Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (curated by Michael Giaquinto) . “ Mapping a Place” ,a solo show, opens in September at Susan Eley Fine Arts, NY, NY. Lisa is newly represented by Causey Contemporary of New York City and has a solo show planned for November 2015.
Last year her work was featured in a solo show “Inside Matters” at Rosenfeld Gallery Philadelphia ,Pa.. Her paintings were exhibited in Nocturnes, curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. 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. The work has been included in Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence In Contemporary Encaustic, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (curated by Michael Giaquinto); a Group Show at Western Carolina State University Museum, Cullowhee, NC. and also Red at the A Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
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 abroad, and is included in many public and private collections. She lives and works in West Orange, NJ and currently is teaches painting locally and nationally.