RESUME – ARTIST

STYLE/MEDIUM
Non-representational, spontaneous compositions of abstracted form; high intensity, saturated colour; energy and movement (acrylic/canvas)

ARTISTIC INSPIRATION
Kandinsky, Marc, Gorky, Klee, Motherwell, Olitski, Miró; sculptors Brancusi, Hepworth

PHILOSOPHICAL INFLUENCES
Writings of Kandinsky, Motherwell, Thoreau; Buddhism, Taoism; Ancient Greek Philosophy

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
2006-   Hawthorn Gallery, Springfield, MO

EXHIBITIONS
Women Artists of the Midwest (annual)
2008-   Hawthorn Gallery

One-Person Exhibits
2016    Firehouse Gallery at Center for the Arts, Newburyport,MA (9/14-10/9)
2015    Firehouse Gallery at Center for the Arts, Newburyport,MA (2/2-3/1)
2010    The Rebecca Grille, Springfield, MO
2009    Driskill Art Gallery, Boliver, MO
2008    Gillioz Theatre, Springfield, MO
2007    Randy Bacon Gallery, Monarch Factory, Springfield, MO

Juried Shows
2015    The American Juried Art Salon 22nd International Show
2015    Newburyport Art Association, Regional Juried Show, Newburyport, MA
2015    Newburyport Art Association, Winter Juried Show
2014    Newburyport Art Association, Regional Juried Show
2009    “Imaginary Journeys,” Trevisan International Art Exhibition, Ferrara, Italy
2007    The Art Station Gallery, Spring Juried Exhibit, Springfield, MO
2007-   American Juried Art Salon (Master Plus Class Artist)
2006-   Springfield Visual Arts Alliance Juried Shows (MO)

COMMISSIONS
2008    “Beyond the Sea” (a/c, 60×60″), Private Home, South Padre, TX
2007    “Trilogy” (a/c, 3×9′, triptych), Private Home, Springfield, MO

PUBLISHED
2009    “Self-Taught Painter Showcases Work,” The Omnibus (Sept.), Driskill Gallery, Boliver, MO
2008    “Celebrating Women Artists,” Community Free Press (Nov.), pp.14-15, Springfield, MO
2007    “Discover Lisa Esposito’s Abstract World,” Springfield NOW Magazine, (Oct.), pp.47-54
2006    Online review of “Mindscapes: Our Inner View,” www.drury.edu

TEACHING – Philosophy of Art
2010,   Instructor and Course Designer, Philosophy of Art Capstone Seminar, MA in Studio Art,
2009    Theory and Criticism, Drury University, Springfield, MO

INVITED TALK – “Abstract Expressionism and the Search for Reality”
2014    North Eastern Oklahoma College (Center for Academic Excellence and Native American Student Association), Miami, OK
2009    “Uncommon Threads” (Professional Fiber Artists), Springfield, MO
2008    Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, MO
2007    Student Art Association; Philosophy-Religion Department, Drury University, MO

AFFILIATIONS
2015-   Greater Haverhill Arts Association, Haverhill, MA
2014-   Newburyport Arts Association, Artist Plus Member, Newburyport, MA
2007-   Women Artists of the Midwest, Signature Member
2007-  American Juried Art Salon, Master Plus Class Artist
2006    Springfield Regional Arts Council, Artist Member
2006    Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, Artist Member; VP (2007-2008)

PRO-BONO ARTWORK
2008    Habitat for Humanity; AIDS Council of the Ozarks
2007    Multiple Sclerosis Society; Beaux-Arts Charity Ball and Art Auction