Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Lisa Perez

     As an artist and educator, I have a strong commitment to nurturing our connection to nature through creativity, dynamic approaches to education, work and daily living. Services that I offer include teaching diverse communities and ages, public and fine art commissions, and design projects. I embrace new experiences, perspectives and ways to creatively collaborate for ecological & social justice.
Commissions: painting, sculpture + public art
Education: visual art + creativity classes or workshops; portfolio reviews.
Drawing + Illustration (handdrawn or digital): murals, commissions, set design assets
Design/Marketing: identity, concept boards, branding, social media and online content for aritsts and non-profits (e.g. instagram, squarespace)

Artist Statement:
I weave materials and ideas together with the intention of allowing these materials the room to breathe, while honoring the evidence of the hand at work. I strive to find simple, minimal ways of representing the expansiveness contained within the fleeting moments, experiences and things around us. This work beckons a slowing down, attentive viewing and an opportunity to perceive complexities in the nature of light, space, form and dimension. It is subtle territory in which I hope the viewer may engage with the work and experience expansive moments of looking. The work offers a path to ponder simplicity in complexity, and the fertile realm of uncertainty.
On a trek through woods, I notice the complexity in scale and color of a mossy plateau. Sightlines atop a mountain peak suggest perspectival extremes – In the studio, wood and canvas forms echo topography; the amplification of a shadow behind a canvas parallels light and color shifting at times of day.

I had the great privilege to walk the Pacific Crest Trail for over 5 months of 2019. It was a profound experience being immersed in nature, living simply and minimally. I look forward to investigating opportunities for sharing the joy and knowledge of this experience through my work and collaborations. I'm interested in experimental approaches to education, with a focus on nature immersion, living materials and exploration of outdoor studio + classroom opportunities.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Portfolio Website

I Have Worked With

  • Adjunct faculty member at Rhode Island School of Design and RISD Continuing Education. One of my works is also in the permanent collection at the RISD Museum.

  • Adjunct facutly member at Brown University, Providence, RI from 2015-17. Courses taught: Drawing II, Monumental Drawing, Studio Foundation VISA100.

  • Artist in Residence + Warehouse Support, Paper Connection International, Providence RI 2017-2019
    Artist Liason: provided resources and technical information about fine art, handmade papers
    Website + Marketing: Created digital assets: video, animation, e-commerce photos, Wordpress blogposts and Instagram
    Designed promotional print materials including brochures, postcards, and events ephemera
    Paper Art, Book Arts and other Conference Sales Support

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artist + Arts Educator
Physical Address: 
Cranston, RI 02905
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Children's
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Marketing Services
Portfolio Review
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Masters of Fine Arts, University of California Berkeley
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Painting Fellowship 2017

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age