Bespoke sculptures + embroidered photographs
Lisa Occhipinti is a visual artist and published author. Transforming things rather than always creating anew, Lisa constructs her works so that they lend their own histories. She creates bespoke sculptural assemblages that utilize the book as a metaphor for humanity and that embrace its physical form, as well as soft sculptures made from found textiles. She also creates photographs embroidered with pattern that merge narrative and design, that counterpoint her hand-bound artist books.
She has written and illustrated "Novel Living" (Abrams) and "The Repurposed Library" (Abrams). Some of Lisa’s work has been included "Papercraft" (Gestalten).
Lisa received a fellowship from the Clowes Fund for a full residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT, and won a residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock NY. She has spoken on the role of books in the digital age at a TedX Talk as well as at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Her work is in private and corporate collections worldwide.