Born in the United States, Lisa Salamandra lives and works in central France. A professional visual artist for over twenty years, she has exhibited regularly since 1989. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Galerie La Ralentie and at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, both in Paris; as well as at the 29th Grand Prize of Painting of the city of Saint-Grégoire, at the Franco-American Institute in Rennes, at the Salon de l'Agriculture and the Couvent des Cordeliers in Paris. Her "Daily Bread" has been presented at the United States' Ambassador's Residence in Paris, at "Europain : Salon Mondial de la Boulangerie", and in galleries in Paris, in Berlin, and in Princeton.
Lisa Salamandra holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an M.F.A. degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She is currently doing her doctoral studies in Fine Arts Research under the direction of Michel Sicard at this same university. She is affiliated with La Maison des Artistes in France, is a member of the research team EsPAS, of the Institute ACTE, a member of the renowned artists' residency, Shakers and of the Fondation Taylor in Paris. Several publications on her work have been edited : the monographe, "Daily Bread (mon pain quotidien)" (L'àpart éditions, 2009) and the catalogue, "Daily Bread : Raw Meat" (éditions de la résidence Shakers, 2013). Numerous of her works can be found in private, public, and corporate collections worldwide.
In 2017, her work will be featured in two important catalogues. The first, on her series "Crotches" (2000-2016), will accompany its first major exhibition at the Galerie In Situ in Nogent-le-Rotrou, France in May. The second catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition "I do.", with fellow painter and husband, Thibaud Thiercelin, which will take place at the Salles Jean-Hélion of the Centre Nicolas Pomel in December 2017 and runs through March 2018.
photo: Mark Czajkowski, Arts Council of Princeton, 2004