Lisa Stefanelli’s paintings are flowing linear shapes that articulate a state of sustained exhilaration, frozen in space yet constantly moving. At the same time one can also see references to Islamic script, tattoos, car detailing, and grafitti. The artist also pays homage to her years in the nationals as a competitor figure skater…the record of the dance left behind in the ice.
Lisa Stefanelli was born in New Jersey and lives and works in New York City and Pennsylvania. She completed her BA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Provenance, RI (1989). Stefanelli has been exhibiting her artwork since 1994. Her past exhibitions include: a solo show at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California (2006). A solo show at Pierogi, New York (2004), and “Extreme Abstraction” at the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, New York (2005). The artist had a solo exhibition Sassyfrass (2010) and will be having her second solo exhibition in Fall of 2013 at Heskin Contemporary.