Have you met…Lisa Pressman?

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lisa Pressman.

The Deep, 24"x24", encaustic.

The Deep, 2013, 24″x24″, encaustic.


“I focus on fragments in my work, just as our culture is fragmented and disconnected but my worldview is one of interconnection. I try to reveal elements that many people have lost sight of, elements that communicate to a place deeper than words. My work is rooted in a sense of play and discovery, an intuitive dialogue between the random and the deliberate that allows a relationship between intent and accident to develop. I try to create in the place of “not knowing” and exploration. My paintings invite a deep, visceral response that evolves over time; they have a life of their own.” LP

Things That Matter, 1, 2013, 24"x 24", encaustic.

Things That Matter, 1, 2013, 24″x 24″, encaustic.


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.

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, NJ, spring of 2014. Her work also will be exhibited in several group shows including: Shape Shiting, 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 ed 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.

Things That matter, 3, 2013, 12x12, encaustic.

Things That matter, 3, 2013, 12×12, encaustic.

Other material relating to Lisa Pressman.

Artist Website: Lisa Pressman.

Lisa Pressman Art Blog: Lisa Pressman.

Youtube: Lisa Pressman.

Studio Critical: Lisa Pressman.

MoMa PS1 Studio Visit: Lisa Pressman.

ArtSlant: Lisa Pressman.

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