Lisa Matrundola was born the youngest of five children in Montreal, Quebec. Her parents immigrated to Canada from Italy and England in the mid 1950’s. Self-sufficiency, hard work and attention to detail were modeled as cornerstones of success. As an adolescent, these attributes were further articulated through dance and the study of representational drawing and painting.
After earning a BFA from the University of Georgia, Lisa worked in Atlanta as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. In the midst of raising her children, she established a custom cake bakery, renovated and managed several rental properties and taught group fitness classes, but something was missing.
Lisa entered the 2016 Artfield’s exhibition, where she received one of ten Merit Awards. This recognition ignited a passion to explore themes of female identity through painting and sculpture. Lisa hopes her work will encourage conversation regarding our collective survival and coexistence on planet earth. Lisa lives in Atlanta with her husband and four children. She will complete her MFA in Painting at The Savannah College of Art & Design in May 2021.