New York native Lisa Hunt is an artist, printmaker, and designer. Her Art Deco-inspired work is quite meditative — it’s made up of graphic shapes, symbols and re-imagined typographic elements, and explores the spatial relationships of the repeated patterns. Lisa has earned many accolades, from being a featured artist at The Other Art Fair’s inaugural US fair in Brooklyn, New York, to gracing the cover of the New York Times bestselling book, In The Company of Women. Her art elevates any room, while her motivation and drive is endlessly inspiring. In our signature #5MinutesWith questionnaire, Lisa shares what success means to her and the advice she wishes she had 5 years ago:
MY LIGHTBULB MOMENT:
The first time I introduced gold leaf into my work. All the elements just clicked and I haven’t looked back ever since.
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I kiss my husband and cuddle with our dog Sally after they come back from their morning walk in Prospect Park.
Pursuing my creative dreams and goals with the love and support from family and friends.
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
Gold jewelry; earrings, rings, bangles and cuffs.
An artisan works in wood or large scale metal work. It’s a goal to translate my work into sculptural pieces.
THE ONLY CITY BETTER THAN BROOKLYN:
Maplewood, New Jersey! My husband and I just bought a house in Maplewood and look forward to having more space including our at home art studios.
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
I know it won’t be long before inspiration strikes again.
ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
Learn to say no to the things that are not in line with your goals.
IN 5 YEARS, FIND ME:
In a hangar making a large scale sculpture for a commissioned public work.
ABOVE ALL ELSE:
Free your mind and the rest will follow.