Lisa M. Berman is an international ART Advocate, Wearable Art expert, curator and consultant with expertise in the fields of Jewelry, fashion, design, sculpture and public art. Her professional acumen extends to major markets, museums and corporations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe and has collaborated with many Consul Generals to host cultural exchange exhibitions. As Founder of Berman Arts Agency, Lisa leads a team of award-winning professionals, ranging from artist representation, career management, corporate acquisition, sponsorship advisement, museum placement (Getty, LACMA, Smithsonian, MOMA) for public/private collections, strategic alliances, exhibition curation, sales and educational services. Berman collaborates with Architects and builders to enhance communities through public art experiences. Her Agency provides ART services exceeding the expectations of her discerning clientele, to curate collections as unique as each collector.
Lisa has served on the Board of Governors for OTIS College of Art and Design, Public Relations Chair for the Fashion Council at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Collections Board at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)and was appointed to the Advisory Board of Pulitzer Prize Photographer Renee C. Byer’s non-profit, Positive Change Can Happen. She volunteers for projects supporting, Art, children and STEAM, produces documentary films. Berman collaborated with ARTPRIZE 2017 Winner Daniel Oropeza to launch the 5 acre OROPEZA Sculpture Garden and ART Center at the NURSERY at SouthWinds in Irvine, Ca.
Ms. Berman holds degrees in Plastics Technology from California State University Long Beach, Product & Jewelry Design from Otis College of Art and Design and Merchandising / Marketing from FIDM. She designs jewelry for her brand Statements Accessories, styles celebrities for the red carpet under “Go-To Style Diva”. From a family of celebrated inventors and designers, Lisa is inquisitive and resourceful by nature, often creating spectacular things from what’s at hand -she can solder and weld, but doesn’t bake. She is an inspired mother to a daughter Chiara.
Known as the “Visionary Proprietor”, her iconic Sculpture To Wear Gallery was instrumental in launching the studio jewelry movement in the United States in 1973. The owner since 1999, the celebrated brand offers an eclectic array of art, jewelry and unique objects to discerning collectors, media, producers and institutions which have been featured in film, television and Int’l publications. A lecturer for F.I.T’s Jewelry Symposium, SNAG Conference, Sr. Contributor to global U.S. Lifestyle Group, LocalArts, and OVERJEWELS publication for ART, STYLE and CULTURE Berman was also appointed as the first U.S. Brand Ambassador to ARTISTAR JEWELS. Her mission is to create a legacy of people WEARING ART and continues to inspire others as a trailblazer.