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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.


"The Journey Home" Sweet Tooth Hotel Installation
1511 Elm St #100, Dallas, TX 75201

May 2024

MAG Gallery
It's No Picnic MAG Gallery
3931 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Closing reception June 28th, 2024 5-7pm

My work throughout 2023 was centered around grief. Trying to process, channel, and create space to sit with it. I noticed how the holes in my heart settled into my body and a familiar feeling emerged of longing for any moments of light and joy in my life again. The exaggerated whimsy and silliness in this collection acts as a counterweight to the heaviness of death and loss. They serve as little reminders to seek the playful and restorative joys in life when all else feels dark. Life may not be a picnic but when we come together, and let the sun warm us, we might find some respite in the light.

February 2024

Nerd-stalgia at Thinkspace LA,CA
4217 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Opening February 10th

February 2024

Helvella Gallery
Lunar New Year Group Show at Helvella
850 42nd Ave #2H, Oakland, CA 94601
Opening February 24, 2024

February 2022

Sí Gallery
"Be Kind, Rewind"
906 East 5th St. | No. 202 Austin, TX 78702

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