Lisa DiClerico is a mixed media artist living and working in Queens, New York. She received her BFA in Restoration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and continued post-baccalaureate studies in art history and restoration in Florence, Italy. Concepts of furniture and objects conservation permeate her artwork. Paintings borrow from a complex mental library of surfaces and color, exploring histories of craft, labor, time, incident, damage, decay, and resurrection.
Her current work explores weathered billboards, walls, and lacerated subway posters of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, as living documents of changing environment, neighborhood, society, and self. History reveals itself through layers of ad media remnants, adhesive, and blank space as affected by age, weather, and human interference. Bold mark making and text, both legible and hidden, are intended to trigger poignant memories and critical thinking while suggesting a range of communications such as graffiti commentary, protest, and personal reflection.