Lisa Occhipinti is an artist and author. Transforming things rather than always creating anew, Lisa constructs her works so that they lend their own histories. She creates bespoke sculptural assemblages that utilize the book as a metaphor for humanity and that embrace its physical form, as well as textiles and soft sculptures made from found fabrics and clothing. She also creates photographs embroidered with pattern that merge illusion and haptics, that counterpoint her artist books.
She has written and illustrated Novel Living and The Repurposed Library (both, Abrams). Some of Lisa’s work has been included Papercraft (Gestalten) and she contributed an essay to The Laws of Subtraction (McGraw Hill). She also publishes artist books under the Logette imprint.
With a BA in fine art, Lisa has studied in France with Parsons School of Design and in Italy with the School of Visual Arts. She was a faculty member at the New Hampshire Institute of Art for five years and coordinated and taught their first summer abroad program, at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She has also taught at the Art Center at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH and the Brentwood Art Center, Craft Contemporary Museum and the Marlborough School, all in Los Angeles.
Lisa received a fellowship from the Clowes Fund for a full residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT, and won a residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock NY. She has spoken on the role of books in the digital age at a TedX Talk as well as at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Her work is in collections worldwide.
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