February 11, 2013
2013 Upcoming Exhibitions
Featuring over 20 artists including me, Brad Tiki-Shark Parker and Rod North. All proceeds will go to Abandoned Pet Rescue of Ft Lauderdale.
Featuring me, Kirsten Easthope, Tom Bagley, Mitch O’Connell, Vince Ray, Howie Pyro, and many more! I’ve produced a limited edition giclee print of my “Vampiriddle” painting for the show. The giclee print on matte paper is 10 x 8 inches, an edition of 25, signed and numbered. Price $20 each. Prints are still available! Please contact Monster A Go-Go at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-655-7337 to purchase prints.
“Come Play With Me” January 4 – 27, 2103 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Lisa’s latest paintings are a tribute to her love of vintage pop culture as well as personal and collecting obsessions. She has created delightfully demented tableaus that include some of her favorite toys, dolls, subjects and places. Some are real and some imaginary. See the haunted house where a sad forlorn little girl lures unwary children to play with her; the roadside lime rickey stand populated by oddball toy critters; and the kitschy polynesian palace where lil’ Lisa and her pals enjoy mai tais and pu-pu platters. These paintings are a glimpse into the weird world of wonder that exists in Lisa’s twisted mind. She also references some of her favorite obscure female subjects; Italian fumetti anti-heroines from 1960s comics, rock & roll icons, and B-movie bad girls. Lisa also goes back to her pin-up girl roots with a series of “boudoir babes,” scintillating sirens surrounded by cute and creepy imagery. What sets these paintings apart from Lisa’s past body of work is the format. For this show, she’s done a series of larger rectangular paintings on birch panels, which has given her the opportunity to explore some different stylistic techniques and approaches to her signature sweet and sexy subject matter.
December 6, 2012
I’m featured in the new book “Women of the Underground Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves”
Until the late twentieth century, women’s creative skills were relegated to craft and decorative arts, and valued only for utilitarian purposes in service to others and the manufacturing of products to benefit society. After enduring the great injustice of being denied the freedom that self-expression brings through art for the joy of the human spirit, Women of the Underground: Art celebrates those female cultural innovators who are creating new artwork that pushes boundaries, dares to question, and redefines the genres of mixed media; theater; film; photography; and visual, conceptual, and performance art. In this groundbreaking anthology that will inspire artists and everyone interested in alternatives to mainstream culture, as well as serve as a reference book for art historians, twenty-six female artists describe their ideas, beginnings, influences, and creative techniques. Contains interviews with me, Lady Pink, Marina Abramovic, Orlan, Aleksandra Mir, Penny Arcade, Johanna Went, the Guerrilla Girls, and many others. Edited by Zora von Burden. Available on Amazon “Women of the Underground Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves”
July 6, 2012
Latest interview with me in Target Audience Magazine!
GL Giles recently asked me about my art, obsession with Dark Shadows, and work with Something Weird in this recent interview in Target Audience Magazine!
December 12, 2011
Interview with me on cute Italian art blog!
I was recently interviewed for this cute Italian art blog! www.nonsolokawaii.com/kawaii-interview-lisa-petrucci/
April 16, 2011
New Jewelry by Classic Hardware!
Classic Hardware “Accessories with Class and Sass” has produced a line of nifty new necklaces, pendants, bracelets and pillboxes featuring my art! You know you want some, so buy my fancy jools HERE!
October 26, 2009
EdgyCute – From Neo-Pop to Low Brow and Back Again
Doe-eyed girls in pink dresses, animated deserts, bubbly cartoon characters – at first blush these qualities seem to define the work contained in EdgyCute. But a closer look reveals other creepy imagery lurking about amongst the sweetness. Harry Saylor, owner of Orbit Gallery, has assembled a motley band of artists that dwell in the nether regions of our imaginations where malevolence and immorality transmogrify purity and naivety, breeding the EdgyCute aesthetic. While the work of these 47 artists varies greatly, it all strikes irresistible poses that have found their ways into museums and galleries, marketing campaigns and our dreams. List of artists include myself, Ana Bagayan, Gary Baseman, Becca, Chris Crites, Kirsten Easthope, Ryan Heshka, Angelique Houltkamp, Travis Lampe, Elizabeth McGrath, Mitch O’Connell, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Kevin Scalzo, Shag, Keith Weesner, Derek Yaniger and many more!
Available on Amazon and through Mark Batty Publisher
April 1, 2009
Kickass Kuties – The Art of Lisa Petrucci
I’m pleased to announce that
KICKASS KUTIES – THE ART OF LISA PETRUCCI
hardcover art book is now available!
Walk through a sparkling wonderland of make-believe, a cotton-candy-colored dreamworld of hearts, flowers and switchblades, of glamorous, dewey-eyed cartoon pin-up gals, kutie-pie kowgirls, leopard-skinned sweeties, hatchet-wielding honeys, and the cuddliest devil kitties Hell has to offer. The art of Lisa Petrucci is a honey-coated maelstrom of contradictions — the innocence of lost Americana, childhood nostalgia, and traditional feminine iconography all presented with a rebellious spirit. Kickass Kuties: The Art of Lisa Petrucci, is the first collection of the artist’s remarkable catalog, a hallucinatory tour through an emporium of cultural chaos, a bipolar gallery of imagery both sacred and profane. 112 pages of eye candy. Foreword by Kirsten Anderson, author of Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art. Published by Dark Horse Books.
You can order personally signed copies of the book directly from Lisa! Go to my my Stuff for Sale area and order a signed copy today!