Lisa Costanzo‘s work presents a narrative of separation, loss and rejuvenation. Costanzo has chosen the palette and intensity of Goya reduced into paired down compositions inspired by Manet to express heart-wrenching loneliness and loss. Played out through painted portraits filled with costumes and romantic Victorian stagecraft, Costanzo embeds and repeats her own image to mourn her own breakup. Inhabiting another era the artist references the stories of Austen, Bronte, and Shelley from a very personal perspective.
Her work has been presented at Laconia Gallery in Boston, Samson Art Projects in Boston, Agni Gallery in New York, Three Graces Gallery in Portsmouth, Clifford&Smith Gallery in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston.