hi, i'm lisa

my favorite books are spendingthe fault in our stars and the goldfinch
i think avocados, adriatic figs and pastured eggs are delicious
i'm an exuberant human; if i were a punctuation mark i'd be an exclamation point!
my current playlist: dvsnowusu & hannibal, sg lewisjeff buckley, and the ravishers
i'm addicted to handwritten cards and letters
i bake a mean banana bread; i love to make pretty pies too
my thumb is barely green so i only keep indestructible houseplants
i used to teach piano and compose; i still play whenever i can
during college i sang in a well known chorale group
i can spot poison oak from a speeding car
to honor a childhood promise, i swim in every body of water i encounter
my favorite restaurants are pizzetta 211, shoreline, and barbuto
i founded the 30love which is a world-wide charitable art project
if i could have a superpower it would be the ability to sleep through anything
when i'm not on the go, i'm hanging at home with my husband and daughter

my values

be excited, be authentic, be joyful!
live a delight-centric life
find beauty in the world
treat creativity like breathing
say yes!
be humble
practice love and gratitude
act with kindness and patience
pursue life-long goals
behave with integrity above all else
interpret life with grace
focus intently
embrace generosity
continue learning
settle for nothing less than excellence


2007    bfa photography, academy of art university
2004    ba sociology, university of california berkeley, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa

awards and distinctions

2015    american photography AP31 archive selection
2015    city college of san francisco industry advisor
2012    photoboite's "30 under 30"
2012    saatchi online's "100 curators 100 days”
2011    foam amsterdam's "what's next"
2009    pdn’s 30
2009    international photography awards honorable mention
2009    new york photo awards finalist
2008    international photography awards four honorable mentions
2008    prix de la photographie honorable mention
2007    prix de la photography second and third places
2007    academy of art university best in show
2006    international photography awards honorable mention
2006    academy of art university first place fashion
2006    academy of art university first place advertising campaign
2005    academy of art university first place fine art portfolio

solo exhibitions

2013    the 30love, 4x5 gallery, san francisco
2012    the 30love, lux studio, san francisco
2012    the 30love, glide creative space, san francisco
2009    a quiet selection, eclipse gallery, san francisco
2009    something like home, gallery 645, san francisco
2009    a quiet selection, 625 sutter gallery, san francisco

group exhibitions

2016    birthday suit, joy gallery, san francisco
2014    stuart pilkington’s "the swap"
2013    stuart pilkington’s "someone i know"
2012    100 curators 100 days, saatchi online
2012    potrero hill artists’ exhibition, san francisco library, san francisco
2012    stuart pilkington's "chain"
2009    f-stop: six female photographers, gensler, san francisco
2009    polaroid collection, photoworks, san francisco
2009    pdn’s emerging 30, month of photography los angeles (mopla)
2009    through the looking glass, art inspiring hope, san francisco
2009    academy of art alumni & faculty show, 79 gallery, san francisco
2008    art for care, left space studio, san francisco
2008    tribute show, 645 sutter gallery, san francisco
2007    spring show, academy of art university, san francisco
2006    spring show, academy of art university, san francisco
2005    spring show, academy of art university, san francisco

selected interviews and press

2015    the girl who knows
2015    a photo editor
2014    imprint culture lab
2014    inside brackets
2014    the sf egotist
2013    photo district news
2012    lürzer's archive
2012    pdnpulse
2012    resource magazine
2012    lpv magazine
2012    mull it over
2012    photocinenews
2021    appfog
2012    glide
2011    photo district news
2010    american photo
2010    conscientious
2010    digital photo pro
2010    feature shoot
2009    photo district news
2009    pdn emerging photographer
2009    1000 words photography
2009    the photo corps
2009    resolve blog
2009    foliohunt
2008    photo district news

selected clients

180 magazine
aiga chicago
american lawyer
ar magazine
axe body spray
boat international
bobcut magazine
bristol-myers squibb
business punk  
the cementbloc
the chicago tribune
delicious monster
eleven inc.
the girl who knows
the guardian uk
heartbeat ideas
howard hughes medical institute
imagination publishing
institutional investor
in*tandem magazine
intellectual property
ladies’ home journal
marie claire
mental health association of san francisco
naral / faces of choice
nbc universal
nfib mybusiness magazine
nylon guys
ogilvy & mather
pacific standard
perspective lab
polk audio
psychologies italia
resource magazine
simon ungless
shinnyo-en foundation
tiny atlas quarterly
walton isaacson
wells fargo
ucb biopharma
underground advertising
wall street journal
yoga journal

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