Lisa Pressman

Lisa Pressman’s artistic career is marked by exploration: testing the boundaries of the expressive potential latent in a variety of mediums, among them oil, encaustic, cold wax, and mixed-media collage. Her work is abstract, conceptually based, and process-driven. Lisa’s artworks feature marks, forms, colors, and patterns that are evocative rather than overt.

Lisa received her BA, Fine Art from Douglass College in 1979 from Rutgers University, with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. As a graduate student she changed her emphasis from sculpture to painting, receiving her MFA in Painting from Bard College in 1981. Since then she has exhibited regionally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions at spaces such as the Watchung Arts Center (Watchung, NJ,) The Holter Museum of Art (Helena, MT,) and Jack Meier Gallery (Houston, TX,) and her work is held in numerous private and public collections. Her work is represented by Susan Eley Fine Arts (New York, NY,) Addington Gallery (Chicago, IL) and Slate Gallery (Telluride, Colorado.) Recently, the artist has had two solo shows in New York City; at Susan Eley Fine Art in LES and at The Painting Center in Chelsea.

A highly respected arts educator, Lisa maintains a vigorous teaching program. She worked on the faculty of the former Art Institute of NY, and serves as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and other universities. She has taught workshops in France, Mexico, Italy and the US. Lisa is renowned for her knowledge of encaustic, cold wax processes, concept-based courses, and she presents annually at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. She is a core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints. As a mentor, she facilitates each artist’s voice during individual sessions to grasp the source of what these artists are seeking to capture in their artistic vision.