Painting the Figure Now II

So very honored to have my oil painting, “Hand of Goddess,” (©2018, 22 x 18 inches) included in the Painting the Figure Now II group exhibition opening this Tuesday July 9th at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin. This prestigious exhibition is a collaboration between Poets Artists, the WMOCA in Wausau, and the Zhou B. Center for Contemporary Art in Chicago. It features talented and internationally recognized figurative artists, including Bo Bartlett and Vincent Desiderio. Many of the paintings are available for sale on Artsy through the Zhou B. Art Center. The exhibition will be on the view at WMOCA until September 28 and then will travel to Chicago to the Zhou B. Art Center on view from October 18 through November 13, 2019. Many thanks to Didi Menendez of Poets Artists, David Hummer curator and director of WMOCA and Sergio Gomez curator and director of the Zhou B. Art Center for selecting my painting. I wish to congratulate all my fellow artists in the show! Please read more about the exhibition the July 2019 American Art Collector article below.


American Artists at Chateau Orquevaux: Residency Works by Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern and Patricia Fabian

Beauregard Fine Art gallery in Rumson, NJ will host “American Artists at Chateau Orquevaux: Residency Works by Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern and Patricia Fabian” a two-artist exhibition from April 13 – May 11, 2019. The artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 6 to 8 p.m.

 The show includes over a dozen oil and acrylic paintings on canvas and works on paper, the artworks were primarily created during artist residencies at Chateau Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardennes, France in April and May of 2018. Fabian and Ficarelli-Halpern, both represented by Beauregard Gallery, were each awarded a two-week residency and coincidentally occupied and worked in the same studio space. Read more…

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, “Rococo Mask,” ©2018

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, “Rococo Mask,” ©2018

"REFERENTIAL" exhibition at Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern,”Hand of Goddess,” ©2018, oil on canvas, 22” x 18”

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern,”Hand of Goddess,” ©2018, oil on canvas, 22” x 18”

Novado Gallery will present “REFERENTIAL,” opening with an artist reception on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6:30-9pm. The exhibition features paintings by four artists: Yang Cao, David Samuel Stern, Lacey McKinney and Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, whose different backgrounds are united by using visual arts as REFERENTIAL to present an image as narrative. Their use of the human form is a signifier of language, used to interpret society’s past, present and possible future. Within these artworks, we may reveal ourselves in coexistence within the duality of our subconscious and what we reflect to society. The exhibition is curated by Anne Novado, and will run through Saturday, December 1, 2018.

"tech (in)dependent" at the Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Baroque Emoji Series: Heart Eyes, ©2018 

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Baroque Emoji Series: Heart Eyes, ©2018 

The Pierro Gallery presents “tech (in)dependent,” an art exhibition exploring people’s personal attachment to devices and the almost universal dependency on them from the perspective of five contemporary artists. Each of the artists explores human concerns that have evolved through the ubiquity of social media, mapping and surveillance and its effect on citizenship and technology in the digital age. The exhibition will be at the Pierro Gallery, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, from April 19 through May 19. An opening reception will be Thursday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Exhibiting artists are A.J. Bocchino, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Rachel Knoll, Lauren McCarthy and Jeremiah Teipen; the exhibit is curated by Emily Brostek and Claudia S. Preza.

There will be a free family program, “Emoji-ze your Surroundings,” featuring artist Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Approaching Vibrancy

Gallery at 14 Maple’s all woman artists exhibit, Approaching VIBRANCY, opens March 15, 2018


Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, "Portrait of Castle and Carriage," ©2016

Nearly 200 enthusiastic people attended the March 15th opening reception for the Gallery at 14 Maple’s nineteenth exhibit, entitled approaching VIBRANCY.  For this occasion, the Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, with guest co-curators, Mary Birmingham and Sarah Walko (both from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey), selected works by 39 outstanding New Jersey women artists (culled from over 1,000 submissions!). Read More...

Off The Wall! The New Collectors Show

"Jewel Portrait Jade," (c)2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern   

"Jewel Portrait Jade," (c)2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern


Novado Gallery presents: “Off the Wall!  The New Collectors Show”.   The exhibition opens with a reception on January 20, from 7-9pm, and runs through Sunday February 25.

In this art exhibition, fifteen Hudson County artists have created high quality works up to 24 inches, and in a price range that makes acquiring accessible to many, especially those who may be considering buying their first work of art. Exhibiting artists include Gianluca Bianchino,  Jerome China,  Mark Finne, Carlos Frias, Frank Gavere, Enrico Gomez, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Doug Madill, Lauren Pitcher, James Pustorino,  Bryan Rackleff,  Fabricio Suarez, Robert Streicher, Charlee Swanson and Kati Vilim. Works will be grouped by artist, with their individual and naturally occurring style of art.  The intent is to give emerging collectors the chance to gravitate to what they are typically drawn to, as well as investigate works they may not have previously considered in one exhibition. 

Novado Gallery, LLC is located at 110 Morgan Street, in Jersey City, between Washington and Warren Streets, and in the Morgan Street side of Modera Lofts. Winter 2018 Hours: Sunday 12-7, Monday by appointment, Tuesday 10-8, Wednesday 10-6. Thursday 10-6, Friday by appointment, Saturday 12-5.    201-744-6713

Monmouth Museum 39th Annual Juried Exhibition


"Elizabeth," ©2017 Oil on Canvas, 56" x 36" and yours truly at the opening - the show will be on view until March 11th! The Monmouth Museum is located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 12 Noon to 5PM.

100 Facebook Portraits


"Elizabeth," by Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern (#92) included in the recent Buzzfeed by Poets Artists curator Didi Menendez of 100 professional artists who from time to time have found the time to render a likeness of their Facebook friends. Read more...

Summer Salon at Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, New Jersey

Week-long Summer Salon exhibition, opening Thursday, August 3rd, from 5-8PM at Beauregard Fine Art, 109 East River Road, Rumson, New Jersey. Gallery hours are Tuesday through saturday 10-5PM or by appointment. Show will be on view until Wednesday, August 9th.

"Queen," oil on canvas, 36" x 32", ©2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern

"Queen," oil on canvas, 36" x 32", ©2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern

"Spiritu Vivae" Group Exhibition at Dacia Gallery, NYC

"Portrait with White Silk Satin," ©2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern 

"Portrait with White Silk Satin," ©2016 Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern 

Dacia Gallery cordially invites you to Spiritu Vivae. This exhibition embodies an eclectic mix of contemporary artists that focus on representational art through painting and drawing. The collection contains a mosaic of work through a life long study of anatomy, depth, color and light through the unique vision of each artist. Read More