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Specializing in wacky, whimsical, and colorful work meant to brighten up the gloomiest of days. Risa is constantly experimenting with a wide variety of mediums including paper art, felting, sculpting, illustration, stop-motion animation and more. Her artwork is all about being playful as a way to recharge the creative spirit and find ways to stay connected to those we love.

Upcoming Exhibitions

September 2022

Rare Device


600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA

September 16th- November 7th, 2022

Feb. 2022

Sí Gallery

"Be Kind, Rewind."

906 East 5th St. | No.202
Austin, TX 78702

906 East 5th St. | No.202
Austin, TX 78702

922 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

More information TBD

Past Exhibitions

December 2021

Leroy's Place

"Hello Stranger"

922 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Gallery opening celebrations
December 4th 6-9pm

"In Good Company"

24 West Richmond Avenue
Point Richmond, CA

Opening reception September 16th.

June 2021

"Next Best Thing"

"Next Best Thing"
220 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA

Opening reception
June 18th 6-9pm

In the era of Covid, physical human connection became something more complicated and required a new layer of risk assessment for actions we once took for granted.

Next Best Thing is a series of felted wool sculptures that is meant to be visually inviting and approachable utilizing soft textures and playful colors. The forms are inspired by the parts of people and life we missed while adjusting our lives to conform to a new, precautionary, lifestyle. The materials used in this collection represent our new alertness to microbial safety with wool’s natural anti-bacterial traits. Everything about these pieces are meant to invite people to come in close.

Living in the taboo of touch and connection for over a year, I want to celebrate the real connections in our life with a deeper sense of preciousness.

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Work with me
Edible Art

Stop Motion Videos

To Move (to LA) or Not Move

My first fully worked out stop motion concept using paper. I learned how to create blinking and that working on larger scale props is SO much easier than teeny tiny stuff.  Inspired by my move to LA which resulted in a u-turn right back to San Francisco (where I had left my heart).

Ice Cream Love

One of my first attempts at claymation. Ice cream making us happy on the gloomiest of days.

Quarantine Crafts

The Frown Upside Down Project

I’m making 100 Frown Upside Downs in hopes of making at least 100 people smile. I think a lot about my environmental and emotional impact of my art and what happens after I create something and put it out in the world.    Objects that mean something to us can shift our mood and perspective, reflecting the power we inherently possess to do the same. Handmade, ceramic pieces, made in San Francisco.

Covid Illustrations
Papa Llama Illustrations
Other Illustrations
Drawing of a rainbow