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Lisa Occhipinti

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Books in Circulation, 2011 Books, Wood, Beeswax, Varnishes 24" Diameter X 2" D Each © Lisa Occhipinti 2011
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VertaBook, 2011 Books, Wood, Glue 10 X 48 X 5" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Books Stacks (trio), 2011 Books, Wood, Glue, Beeswax, Varnish Variable, 6-8 X 10-14 X 2" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Black, White and Read All Over, 2011 Book, Paint, Ink, Beeswax + Hand Stitching 12 X 8 X 6" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Presto, 2012 Books, Wood, Glue 8 X 10 X 2" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Word Root, 2012 Book Pages, Wire, Ink, Beeswax 12 X 12 X 16" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Echo, 2012 Color Photograph 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Fitting Content, 2012 Color Photograph 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Oil Painting, 1924, 2012 Color Photograph 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Apprised, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Ashored, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Guardian, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Inner Circles, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 5 X 7" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Red Carpet, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Sought, 2012 Color Photograph, Ink, Beeswax, Varnish on Panel 8 X 10" © Lisa Occhipinti
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Winter/Spring, 2012 Wall Relief Sculpture: Cut Books, Wood, Varnish 11" X 10" X 2"
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Quick Facts
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Book Arts mixed-media, photography, sculpture
Statement

Lisa Occhipinti is an artist, photographer, author and instructor. She creates multi-layered paintings, distinct book sculptures and poignant photos, that at first appear simple, but upon closer observation are laden with visual information. Transforming things rather than always creating anew, Lisa constructs her works so that they lend their own histories. Though her work is personal and enigmatic, it speaks in a universal language luring the viewer with quiet familiarities and a sensual palette.

She also photographs the work of artists and designers, shooting their work with a sensitivity to materials and application. She is also working on her ongoing series of photographs based on books and vintage graphics.

She has written and illustrated The Repurposed Library, a book on the subject of repurposing books into new forms. Published by STC/Abrams, it is available wherever books are sold.  Some of Lisa’s bookmobiles have been included in a recent book on paper arts titled Papercraft published by Gestalten.

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. While there she coordinated and taught the summer abroad program at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland. She has also taught at the Art Center at the Currier Museum of Art. She currently teaches at the Brentwood Art Center and at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Lisa has won a full fellowship from the Clowes Fund for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and won a residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

Her work is in private and corporate collections worldwide, including: Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Prologue Films, J Crew, Star City, The Dana Farber Institute and Wheaton College Permanent Collection.