“I am a painter with an extensive background in fashion design and textiles. My main medium is oil paint and I strive to keep the image looking ‘painted,’ to create a lush feeling through rendering the sparkling surfaces, saturated colors, and textures of our fashion and technology conscious culture. The painting is meant to delight the eyes of the viewer, and engage them in discovering smaller details of recognizable or familiar experiences and material.
I often use collections of objects to hint at my own past experiences, and to explore classical painting methods and technique, which assist in recalling an art-historical context.”
Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern was trained in surface design as an undergraduate at Parsons School of Design, and earned her MFA in painting from New Jersey City University. She served as an executive designer for the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for eight years. Her work has been widely exhibited in numerous one artist exhibitions and group juried shows in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Vol.10, Spring 2010. She has won numerous awards, including a 2006 Geraldine Dodge Fellowship. She teaches painting and drawing at New Jersey City University and Brookdale Community College.
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