Lisa Cohen




I am a mixed-media artist who uses photography, painting, encaustic and digital techniques to create my artwork. My art centers on my family’s history, and story of escaping Europe during the Holocaust. I am drawn to encaustic medium because through layering and transparency I can depict memories and fragments of experience.



Lisa began her career as a freelance photographer. In her career, Lisa was fortunate to photograph such notable figures as Michelle Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and Stephen Hawking, among others. She served on the Watertown cultural arts council for many years. Lisa has exhibited widely around New England and throughout the country. She divides her time between her home in Watertown, MA and on the Cape, in Orleans, MA. She is a graduate of Clark University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Art.