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Lisa Marder is a member of the National Association of Women Artists Massachusetts Chapter. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University in 1985 and was a teaching assistant and studio instructor at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard while practicing landscape design. She lives on the South Shore of Boston and has taught drawing, painting, and photography at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA and at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA. She was the Painting Expert for the website About.com for several years and a writer for Thoughtco.com. Her award-winning work is very much inspired by the landscapes of New England and can be found in both private and corporate collections.



  • National Association of Women Artists

  • Liz Koopman-Wyman Faculty Award; South Shore Art Center; 2004, 2010

  • First Prize Oil and Acrylic; South Shore Arts Festival, Cohasset, MA; 2005; Juror Audrey Pepper

  • Calendar Competition; North River Arts Society; Marshfield, MA; 2005; Juror Robert Douglas Hunter

  • Juror Commendation; Duxbury Art Association; Duxbury, MA; 1998

  • Honorable Mention; Member's Show; South Shore Art Center; 1997

  • Honorable Mention; Blue Ribbon Show, South Shore Art Center; 1996

  • National Endowment for the Arts; Entering Design Professional Grant; 1986


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Master of Landscape Architecture; 1985

  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA; BA Biology and Environmental Studies; 1980

  • New Trier East High School, Winnetka, IL; 1976


Over the years, Lisa has taught a variety of courses at the South Shore Art Center where she currently teaches acrylic painting. She also taught art and photography at Notre Dame Academy. 

  • 2006-2015; Notre Dame Academy

  • 1996-present; Faculty, South Shore Art Center; Cohasset, MA

  • 1997; Artist at Work; Lillian Jacobs School, Hull, MA

  • 1996-1998; Docent; South Shore Art Center; Cohasset, MA

  • 1994-95; Artist of the Month Volunteer; Cohasset, MA

  • 1993-94; Guest Critic Harvard Graduate School of Design; Cambridge, MA

  • 1986-89; Teaching Assistant/Studio Instructor; Carpenter Center for Visual Studies; Harvard University; Cambridge, MA