Lisa di Donato is an artist and independent curator based in New York.
Working primarily with and through photography as a medium, tool, and language, she incorporates obsolete and antiquarian processes, including diazo printing, cyanotypes, wet plate collodion process, 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, manually, digitally, or both, to become something wholly different from their origin.
Architecture, landscape, and artifacts of various natures are her primary sites of investigation. Depicted as being no longer, nor have they become something else, yet, they are part of an endless process that manifests itself in unpredictable forms.
She received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a co-director at WORK Gallery, and NYFA-Sponsored Vaudeville Park, both non-commercial Brooklyn galleries that supported emerging visual, performance, and music artists from New York City and beyond. Her artwork has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, and she has curated numerous exhibitions.