Meet Lisa K. Salerno

Lisa K. Salerno is a New England painter associated with Lyrical Abstraction, feminism and equality, as well as awareness and empowerment of those on the autism spectrum.

Her series, ‘Paper Dolls’ was conceived while sitting at a table and cutting out strands of paper dolls to entertain her daughter. Something clicked, and she found herself imagining a story for each nameless, faceless form and became completely obsessed with the repetitive patterns that unfolded.

This small moment lead to a whole series of work that investigates the complexities of the feminine experience, but in a playful way.


Lisa’s ‘Artism’ Project is a series of portraits of children on the spectrum intended to raise awareness and acceptance of a much-misunderstood diagnosis.

Lisa holds a BFA from The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where she studied under NY painter Pat Lipsky. Since then, Salerno was selected for residency at the 
renowned Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

Since then, Lisa has moved studio several times, actively participated in many arts related auctions and events, and has been featured in publications such as the Autism Speaks Website.


Her works have been acquired and commissioned for inclusion in various private, corporate, and public 
collections. Lisa also is an active blogger on her website, where she writes about her own adventures in art as well features and promotes the work of other artists.

Lisa currently resides in Greater Boston with her husband and two children, who continue to inspire and exhaust her everyday.

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