Lisa Schonberg explores the art of printmaking by combining a variety of processes including relief, intaglio, monoprinting, pressure printing and screenprinting. Her images evoke a reverence for nature and exhibit elements such as water flow and reflections, earth formations, abstract and entangled foliage and shadows, along with other natural ephemera. The patterned and textural layers in her prints are meant to reflect the beauty and mystery of earth's elements such as land, wind, water and plant life. The end results are multi-layered one of-a-kind, varied images.
Lisa received an MFA in Printmaking from Kent Sate University in 1984 and a BFA from Ohio University in 1976. Lisa is recently retired from teaching visual arts and printmaking at Baldwin Wallace University and Notre Dame College. In addition to teaching college, her 40-year career includes a variety of experiences from teaching in public and private schools to participating in artists' residencies and internships.
Lisa is a resident artist at Zygote Press in downtown Cleveland, where she produces her prints, teaches and volunteers. In 2018 she was awarded a month long artist residency at the Morgan Paper Conservatory also in Cleveland and worked creating pulp paintings and handmade papers. In 2016 Lisa became "green" certified in non-toxic printmaking techniques through Zea Mays, a printmaking facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. In 2013 Lisa was the recipient of the Zygote Press's/Ohio Arts Council German artist exchange program.
She has exhibited her work in galleries and at juried, invitational and solo shows since 1984. Her work is in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Southwest General Hospital, MetroHealth Center, the Ohio Arts Council, Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence, Massachusetts, the Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany, the Cuyahoga County Headquarters, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Tri-C Metro Campus along with other corporate and private collections.