Lisa Abbatomarco is an Interdisciplinary Visual and Performing Artist whose modest studio space is often bursting at the seams with painting, puppetry, textiles, collage, sculpture, experimental theater, installation and sound art. Fueled by improvisation, mood and a multitude of materials, she transforms the recycled and discarded into forms both familiar and beautiful, often with an environmental theme.
From design to construction, she has created original theatre productions as well as toured with renowned puppet/mask theatres Arm of the Sea (NY) and In the Heart of the Beast (MN). As an Arts Educator, she creates programs that integrate a myriad of elements as well as examine social, environmental or universal themes. With simple, everyday and recycled materials, she introduces youth to new or unusual concepts in art through a hands-on approach, experimentation and play. In collaboration with community, curriculum or educators, she mindfully designs programs for opening minds and engaging conversation.
Lisa has taught extensively for IS183 Art School (MA), Tang Teaching Museum (NY) and RISE camp (RI). She has also designed innumerable workshops for community events, art centers and festivals in and out of the US and is listed on the RISCA Arts Education Roster.
Earlier in 2014, she was commissioned to build a 15’ Terrapin turtle float for the Barrington Landtrust, which appeared in the Barrington Memorial Day Parade. Her most recent work in progress is a revival of the Warren Pageant with a focus on the life of the waterfront. This is a result of being awarded an apprenticeship with Bart Roccoberton, Director of the Puppetry Arts Program at UCONN, through the Institute for Community Research.
In addition, she holds a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, choreographs the Urban Pond Procession (RI), and sings as Ramblin’Red in her cowboy band.
Classes, workshops, performances, community programs available for all ages.