Lisa Conn

LisaConnArtist@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2010               MFA Studio Art Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2006               BFA Studio Art Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

2002               High School Degree, Major in Theater, Belleview High School, 

                       Performing Arts Magnet, Belleview, FL

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-2010       Florida State University Tallahassee, FL.  Graduate Assistant Silk 

                        Screen I, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III

2006                Museum of Contemporary Art/Jacksonville (MOCA), Jacksonville, FL 

         Art Camp Instructor, Created & Implemented Family Programs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2006-Present  Creative Freelance, Commissioned Paintings, Illustrator

2008-2010        Work Study Coordinator, Florida State University.  Hired, Trained, & 

                         Managed/Scheduled Students Maintaining FSU's Printmaking Lab

2006-2013       Children's Book Illustrator, St. Augustine, FL.  Tallahassee, FL  

                         Employed by Sarah Ulmer, Jontie Hays

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE

2011-Present   Benna’s Cafe Barista

2009-2010  New Leaf Market Cooperative Deli/Barista,

2008        Panache: An Aveda Salon Receptionist

2004-2007 Café Cordova Deli/Barista

2000-2002         Wild Waters and Silver Springs, Lifeguard and Customer Service  

                           

PUBLICATIONS

2009 I Have the Right to Hear Happy Words, Monkey in the Middle Series, 

   By Jontie Hays & Sarah Ulmer.  Illustrated by Lisa Conn.

   Genre: Children's Educational Book

2008  Different is Good, The Wise Train Series, by Sarah Ulmer.  Illustrated 

   By Lisa Conn.  High Pitched Hum Publishing, 2008. Genre: Children's

   Educational Book

2007   I Can Tap Dance, by Sarah Ulmer.  Illustrated by Lisa Conn.  High 

   Pitched Hum Publishing, October 2007.  Genre:  Self Help Book

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2002                 Performer/Volunteer, Stage Production of "Godspell", Performing Arts 

                         Magnet, Belleview, FL

2001                 Performer/Volunteer, Tillie in the Stage Production of "The Effect of 

                         Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"

                          Ocala Civic Theater, Ocala, FL

2000                  Stage Manager/Performer, Stage Production of "Children of Eden", 

                          Performing Arts Magnet, Belleview, FL

2000                  Performer/Volunteer, Stage Production of "South Pacific", Ocala Civic 

                          Theater, Ocala, FL

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2009  Winner for USA Today Best Books of 2009, "I Have the Right to Hear 

  Happy Words", by Jontie Hays & Sarah Ulmer. Illustrated by Lisa Conn

2009  Next Generation Indie Books Finalist, "I Have the Right to Hear 

  Happy Words", by Jontie Hays & Sarah Ulmer.  Illustrated by Lisa Conn.

2009  POW! Award, Best Children's Educational Book "I Have the Right to 

Hear Happy Words", by Jontie Hays & Sarah Ulmer. Illustrated by Lisa   Conn

2008 POW! Award, Best Children's Educational Book "Different is Good", 

  By Sarah Ulmer.  Illustrated by Lisa Conn

Harvey Award, Ocala, FL.  Ocala Civic Theater.  For Best Lead Female 

Performance for the 2001/2002 Season as Tillie in  "The Effect of        Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds"

EXHIBITIONS

2014                  Benna’s Cafe, Philadelphia PA

2013                  Benna’s Cafe, Philadelphia PA

2011                  Black ‘n Brew, Philadelphia PA, invitational.

2010                  James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, invitational.

2010                  Drink Philly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, invitational

2010                  Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL.  Graduating Thesis Installation.

2009                  Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, invitational.

2008                  Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, invitational.

2007                  Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, invitational.

2006                  Carrera Gallery, St. Augustine, FL.  Flagler College,  BFA Solo Show.