Born in the United States, Lisa Salamandra has lived and worked in central France for more than twenty-five years. A professional visual artist for more than 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 received her PhD in Septembre 2018 from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She also holds an M.F.A. from this same university and a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her doctoral research led solely on her "Raw Meat" series was under the direction of the professor Michel Sicard. The first article pulled directly from her doctoral research, entitled "Meat and the Woman; Image of the raw woman" will be published in the revue Diogène in March 2021.
She is affiliated with La Maison des Artistes in France.
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, Lisa Salamandra was a speaker at the first "Parlement du Féminin" at the Opéra-Comique, and at the "Printemps des études" at the Palais Brongniart, both in Paris.
She is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Paris College of Art, as well as Visiting artist at the ensaama, both in Paris.