Lisa Cinelli
Painter, Children's Book Author - Illustrator and Instructor

Lisa Cinelli

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Lisa Cinelli is a painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and Teaching Artist. She has an MA in Illustration from Syracuse University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lisa taught Childrenʼs Book Illustration and other 2-D courses at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1994 until the winter of 2013 when she moved to New York.

She was also a Teaching Artist for Marwen, which serves the under-resourced Chicago youth, grades 6th through 12th.

The Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, PA, offers workshops for childrenʼs authors and illustrators. Lisa has had the opportunity to serve as a Teaching Assistant and Resident Assistant for several workshops throughout the calendar year.

Her clients include:

  • Holiday House Books for Young People
  • "Highlights High Five Magazine"
  • Bebop Books
  • Harcourt Brace Publisher
  • Cricket Magazine Group

Lisa Cinelli was invited to participate in "Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friends", with Tomie dePaola in March, 2015, at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Enjoying teaching and learning in new places, Lisa has taught Childrenʼs Book Illustration at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI, and was granted a month long residency at Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL.

Instagram: @lisacinelli29
Tel: 847-309-3067

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