Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern’s work is informed by a love of art history and contemporary culture of technology and fashion. In keeping with high, painterly tradition and couture, each image is visually captivating, with lush color, sparkly textures and surfaces.
After initial visual impact, the viewer is invited to uncover recognizable material or motifs that help to build a narrative or thematic description.
Lisa received her BFA in surface design from Parsons the School of Design and MFA in painting from New Jersey City University. She served as an executive designer for Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and been featured in Poets and Artists, FreshPaint and Studio Visit Magazines.
She has won numerous awards, including a 2018 Chateau D’Orquevaux residency in Champagne-Ardenne, France, a 2016 Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) residency at Mana Contemporary Fine Art, and a 2007 Geraldine Dodge Fellowship.
King, after van Eyck
oil on canvas
36 x 32 in.
Original oil painting updating the famous Jan van Eyck Portrait of a Man in a contemporary setting.
Still Life with Peaches and Shells
oil on panel
12 x 16 in.
Original oil painting of a still life of fruits and shells, inspired by the 17th century Dutch painter Balthasar van der Ast.