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Lisa Folino

March 5, 1958

Northridge, CA



The New School of Photography, Costa Mesa, CA 1999-2002 Courses: Photography, Art History

The Berklee School of Music Boston, MA 1982-1984 Courses: Performance, Arrangement and Composition

UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1980-1982 Courses: Music, Jazz Theory

Sonoma State University, CA 1976-1980 Courses: Art, Music, Film Studies


Photography    40 plus years using film and digital formats:  35mm format, Medium format, Large Format View Cameras:  4X5, 8X10, 12X2, Polaroid and miscellaneous 19th century cameras and lenses.  Fine art, Studio, commercial, architecture, editorial, portrait and product photography


Work Experience

CEO/Founder— Oceans in Focus 2015— 2021

OIF is a Non-Profit using photography, film, video, and sound to educate our youth about the problems we face today with our oceans. Development of education programs and films to be implemented in schools around the world, teaching children to be active participants for positive change for our planet.


ABC Television

Five years Experience in Television:  The Academy Awards, The American Music Awards, Various Sitcoms, GeneralHospital and Press junkets Duties included:  Production assistant, Stage assistant, Guest Relations, Under 5 Acting roles and walk-ons


Exhibitions (selection)

2021 The Los Angeles Library, Los Angeles California TBA

2017 GAA Palazzo Mora Group Show Venice, Italy

2010 Mnemosyne Gallery Two-Person Show Santorini, Greece

2009 The Denver International Airport, Denver Colorado

2008 The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston Texas

2006 The Peninsula Museum of Art Group Show Belmont, California

2006 Etherton Gallery Tucson, Arixona

2006 Art of Photography Show Group Show San Diego, California

2000 Robert & Mary Montgomery Art Group Show Palm Beach, Florida

2000 Bienale D'arte Fotographica Group Show Florence, Italy

*More exhibitions and referrals upon request


Publications (selection)

2017 Crossing Borders:  GAA

2014 Black & White Magazine Special Issue August 2014

2010 The Julia Margaret Cameron Book and award, curators: Mary Ellen Mark and Carol McCusker

2007 Antilipseis Issue #9 Athens, Greece

2006 Black & White Magazine, June Issue

2005 "Creative Vision", by Jeremy Webb AVA Publishers



2014 IPA/Lucie Awards Honorable mention Fine art 

2012 Palm Springs Photography Festival Slide Show Finalist

2011 WPO Sony Awards 2nd Edition Black&Whire Competition, Publication and Honorable mention

2010 The Julia Margaret Cameron Competition and Publication in the Book

2008 IPA/Lucie Awards, Fine Art Honorable mention

2007 IPA/Lucie Awards, Fine Art Honorable mention

2007 Photography Now 100 Porfolios, Wright State University, Dayton OH

2005 IPA/Lucie Awards, Fine Art Still life First Place

2004 IPA/Lucie Awards, Fine Art Still Life Third PLace

1999 The Santa Fe Project Competition, Director's Award



The Los Angeles Library, Los Angeles California

The Huntington Library, Pasadena California

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas

The Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas

The Center for Photography Woodstock, Woodstock, New York



2016 Elysium: Artists for the Arctic

2017 Alaska/Greenland: Proof of concept film for "Disappearing Ice"