Elisa Lanzi

Elisa Lanzi is an artist from the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, whose work includes painterly monotypes and multimedia collages with her handmade paper.  A recent portfolio, “Night Passage” features her haiku poetry together with collages inspired by cultural migrations and mythology. Lanzi is a long-time member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio where she works in multiple printmaking techniques.  She is on the Exhibition Team coordinating “Green to the Extreme” exhibits and programs as part of the collective global art project, Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. Lanzi’s work has been featured in over fifty exhibitions, most recently in a solo show, Silk Roads/Paper Trails at the Elusie Gallery (Easthampton, MA). Her studies in art history and studio have been enriched by numerous internships and professional workshops. She apprenticed in hand papermaking with Sophia Healy at Trout Paper (White Creek, NY) and worked there from 1981-2017. In July 2019 she received a “Certificate in Green Printmaking: Intaglio.” Lanzi teaches workshops on multimedia collage and hand papermaking, including papermaking history for the Book Studies Concentration at Smith College.