Lisa Di Donato lives and works in New York.
Working primarily with and through photography as a medium, tool, and language, she further incorporates a range of media and processes in her representational and abstract explorations of architecture, landscape, and our perceptions of space. Her diverse range of work moves cyclically through subject matter and mode of production, each approach integrates a new perspective and methodology that draws from and builds on other projects to create a cohesive and broad vision while individually maintaining their autonomy of expression.
Most recently, she has worked with obsolete and antiquarian processes of image making, including diazo printing (blueprint reprographics), cyanotypes, tintypes (wet plate collodion), and various types of expired instant films, exploring the material nature of image and image as material. Many of the resulting works have undergone interventions or translations into another form, manually, digitally or both, to become something wholly different from their origin.
She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has been shown in the US and Europe, and she also has independently curated numerous exhibitions. She received recognition in the 2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Women in Photography Award in the category of Abstraction and is currently in the accompanying exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. In May 2019 she was artist in residence at Fusion Gallery AIR Inaudita, Torino, Italy.