Lisa DeAbreu is a visual artist and educator living and working in Chicago. She completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts and an Art History and Education Minor at the University at Buffalo. She completed a Post Baccalaureate Certificate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and will complete her Masters in Fine Art and Studio in Painting and Drawing in the spring of 2024. Lisa is driven by her feelings of rootlessness being American born and Caribbean raised, exploring different mediums and artifacts to piece together fragments of her family's collective past. In an attempt to repair familial traumas, she reflects on her urge for connection, individuality, and desire for that sense of belonging.