Yale University School of Art, MFA in Painting, 1985
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, BFA, 1981
Moore College of Art, majored in drawing and painting, 1976-78

New Canaan Public Library, Moments of Solitude:New Work, 2018
New Haven Lawn Club, Extra | Sensory, 2018
Gateway Community College, New Haven, Lesson Plans-A teaching Artist’s Diary in Drawings, 2016
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, 2008, 2010, 2013
Willoughby Wallace Library, Branford, CT, Close To Home, 2010
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, Sea, Snow, Sky,1996
Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Paintings and Drawings, 1996
Kent Gallery, Kent, CT, Untold Stories, 1995, 1996
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Paintings and Drawings, 1994

Katonah Museum of Art, The Edge Effect, Juror: Akili Tommasino, 2019
Davis Gallery, Providence, RI, Unconventional, 2019
Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Pairings, 2019
Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Fear Returns, 2018
The Painting Center, NYC, JuxtaPositions, 2018
Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA, Sanctuary, 2018
Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Color: Primary to Tertiary, Juror: Lilly Wei, 2017
Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, Inspirations, Juror: Judith Hecker, 2017
The Painting Center, NYC, 21 and Counting, 2014
Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT, Speechless: Works exploring the use of text, Juror: Fred Giampietro, 2014
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, The Right to Bear Arms, 2013
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Pennsylvania Academy Alumni Exhibition, 2012
The Painting Center, NYC, Small Works Invitational, 2010
John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Extraordinary Facilities, 2011
Gallery @ Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, Dreams, Memory and Sleep, 2007
Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, Three Painters, 2003
The National Academy of Design, NYC, 173rd Annual Exhibition, 1998
Fairfield University, Quick Center for the Arts, Inaugural Faculty Exhibition, 1998
Artspace, New Haven, Barriers and Enclosures, 1996
Tatistcheff and Company, NYC, Summer Group Exhibition, 1993, 1994, 1995

Catalog of Work: Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Paintings, 1988-1999, 2018
The New Haven Register, Aug 29, 2010, "Contemplative Art, 2 Artists... at Kehler Liddell," Judy Birke
The New Haven Register, March 25, 2007, "Haskins…What We Dream,…," Judy Birke
The Waterbury Republican, March 16, 2003, "...3 Notable," Tracey O’Shaughnessy
The Waterbury Republican, March 9, 2003, "Color, Light, Bring Life to Art," Sarah Sparks
The New Haven Register, December 1, 2002, "In Portraits, Stories of Artists and Subjects," Judy Birke
The New York Times, CT, August 18, 2002, "A Wide-Open View Through Glass Panes," William Zimmer
The New Haven Register, April 1, 2001, "CAW gives good glimpse of decades of Yale art," Judy Birke
The New Haven Register, January 21, 2001, "In crowded faculty show, four stand out," Judy Birke
Art New England, December/January 1999, "Regional Reviews; Inspired Fear," Michael Rush
The New York Times, CT, September 20, 1998, "Charting the Essence of Omnipresent Fear," William Zimmer
Review, September 15, 1998, "Inspired Fear," Michael Rush
The New Haven Register, September 13, 1998, "Fears exposed, examined in ‘Inspired’ exhibit," Judy Birke
The Waterbury Republican, November 16, 1997, "Large meaning finds its way in small spaces," Tracey O’Shaughnessy
Art New England, April/May 1997, "Regional Reviews; Barriers and Enclosures," Michael Rush
The New York Times, Connecticut, November 3, 1996, "Sculptural Installation of Large Intention," William Zimmer
The New Haven Register, October 27, 1996, "Artspace puts up a few formidable barriers in show," Judy Birke
The Waterbury Republican, August 1996, "Painter pushes personal elements to the forefront," Kelly Devine Thomas
The New Haven Register, Sept 18, 1994, "An eerie excellence pervades painter’s Erector Square show, Judy Birke
The New Haven Register, April 17, 1994, "Artspace offers memorable look at dark side of childhood," Judy Birke
The New Haven Register, October 2, 1988, "A Painterly Look at Rooms and What They Mean," Shirley Gonzales
The New Haven Register, November 9, 1986, "City Artists Have a Message," Shirley Gonzales

Gateway Community College, New Haven, Adjunct Professor, 2006 – present
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, 2002 - present
SUNY, Purchase, Lecturer, 1986 and 2006
Fairfield University, Adjunct Professor, 1995 – 2001
Yale School of Art, Teaching Assistant to Gretna Campbell, 1984

Green Olive Artists Residency, Tetouan, Morocco, July, 2018
Vermont Studio Center, 2014
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 1992 and 2002
Seaside, Florida’s Escape to Create, 1996

Invited Participant - Monster Drawing Rally, Artspace New Haven, 2017
Juror: Yale School of Architecture, Drawing Final Review, 2014, 2015
Hamden Art League, Portrait Drawing Demonstration, 2017
Juror: Hamden Art League, 2013
Juror: Shoreline Arts Alliance, Future Choices, 2009
Work included in numerous collections including: CHR Health; Donald Oresman’s The Art of Reading, NYC; and The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT