"Margarita" 2019 | acrylic on canvas | 24" x 30" | 61cm x 76cm

Susan Eley Fine Art, New York

Lisa Fellerson is an American based in New York, NY. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a B.F.A in Painting in 1992 and went on to study painting and Catalan culture at the Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona, Spain in 1993. In 1995, she lived and worked in central Mexico for a period of time to study painting and photography at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. In 1999, she returned to Mexico to live and work in Oaxaca. In 2000, she moved to New York City where she currently resides. Her work can be found in private collections in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Milwaukee and Madison, WI, USA, London, England, Budapest, Hungary, and Munich, Germany.

Artist Statement:

Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic paint on a two dimensional surface. Physicality takes over, leading itself into a kind of chaotic disorder. Through this disorder and imbalance, somehow the painting begins to settle itself. Bold shapes rest themselves against almost stick like lines. The fluid drips embrace the canvas. Eventually, a balance of the roughness and the softer elements begins to emerge.


Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, 2016, 2013, 2011
M55 ART, New York, NY, 2009
The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2001
VIT Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
Korean International Art Fair, 2011
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY, 2017-18
St Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 2013
OMMA Center for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece, 2003

Commissions/Permanent Collections:

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, 2015
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Fellowships/Artist in Residence:

Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship, Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, NY 2012
Cat'Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Languedoc - Roussilon, France 2006
The Julia and David White Artist Colony, Costa Rica 2005


Joe Hlavacek Purchasing Award, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 1992
Leanne Stevenson Memorial Award, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 1991