Elizabeth LaPenna is an award winning visual artist whose work is held in both
private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Raised in upstate N.Y.,
she is married, has three children and is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pryor to becoming a full-time artist, Elizabeth worked as an artists’ agent, gallery
assistant, and art teacher. She was responsible for establishing the art department and
teaching at Fairview School in Winter Park, Florida.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
In addition, LaPenna studied with artist Edith Ferillo, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Sally
Miller, Boyce Kendrick and Blaine Hall, all of Charlotte, North Carolina.
She served on the board of directors and was exhibit chairman of the Charlotte,
North Carolina Art League.
The artist conducts workshops and lectures/demonstrations. She has been juried
into various international group shows, such as Miami Spectrum 2015, Art Expo,
N.Y.C., and Art Santa Fe, 2016.
Selected solo shows: Customs House Museum, The University Club at Vanderbilt, and
Gordon Jewish Community Center.
LaPenna was selected Tennessee Artist of the Year, 2015-2016, by Twin Cities
EXPLORING TOSCA, as part of their American Artists Series. She is represented by
A.D.C./Blink Art Resource, Cincinnati, Ohio.