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 incorporates 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 transformation.
As stated by Edith Newhall of the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2012:
…Pressman, based in West Orange, N.J., creates paintings that are simultaneously lyrical and glacial: The open spaces in her oil and encaustic works are intersected by thin swirling lines suggestive of tornadoes, but also by thick, clotted ones that bring to mind chain links and rivers. Pressman clearly loves to paint.
Lisa has a solo show scheduled at The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA in the fall of 2013 and the S.H.E Gallery in Boonton spring of 2014. Her work also will be exhibited in several group shows including: Painting, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY; 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
Pressman’s recent 2012 group exhibitions included: Wax is Hot, Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT; EW’12 Invitational Exhibition, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY; From Where I Stand, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY; and Confluence: Medium Meets Message, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL. In 2011, Pressman’s work was exhibited in Kindred Spirits, Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University, Wooster MA, Making the Mark at Susan Eley Fine Art and at the Affordable Art Fair with Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, both in New York City. Her paintings were also featured in The Balancing Act, a solo show at Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia. Other recent exhibitions include: Reality and Artifice, the 2010 New Jersey Annual at the NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Illusive Balance: Transcendental Pattern and Layered Surface at the Douglass Library gallery, New Brunswick, NJ; Little Gems at Butters Gallery, Portland, OR. She is represented by the Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont NY, and the Allyn Gallup Gallery in Sarasota, FL
She is currently an adjunct at the Art Institute of New York and teaches painting privately and around the country. You can find her teaching schedule at http://www.lisapressman.net/news/teaching/
Lisa Pressman lives and works in West Orange, NJ.