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photo: Mark Czajkowski, Arts Council of Princeton, 2004
photo: Mark Czajkowski, Arts Council of Princeton, 2004

Born in the United States, Lisa Salamandra has lived and worked in central France for the past twenty-five years. A professional visual artist for thirty years, she has exhibited her work regularly since 1989. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Fonds d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Montluçon, France and at the Salles Jean-Hélion of the Centre Nicolas-Pomel in Issoire, France, as well as at the Galerie La Ralentie in Paris and the Galerie In Situ in Nogent-le-Rotrou, the Fondation des États-Unis, the 29th Grand Prize of Painting of the city of Saint-Grégoire, and the Franco-American Institute in Rennes. Her "Daily Bread" has been presented at the United States' Ambassador's Residence in Paris, at "Europain : Salon Mondial de la Boulangerie", and shown 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 has just received her PhD in September 2018 from this same university; her doctoral research solely on her "Raw Meat" series was led under the direction of Michel Sicard.
She is affiliated with La Maison des Artistes in France, is a member of the research team EsPAS, of the Institute ACTE. Several publications on her work have been edited : the exhibition catalogues, "Crotches" (2017), and "Daily Bread : Raw Meat" (2013), and the monographe, "Daily Bread (mon pain quotidien)" (2009). Numerous of her works can be found in private, public, and corporate collections worldwide.
In 2017 and 2018, she was invited onstage to present the series "Crotches" during the first "Parlement du Féminin" at the Opéra-Comique, and at the "Printemps des études" at the Palais Brongniart, both in Paris.