ABOUT LISA VENDITELLI KARMEL

  • I grew up in an animated, quirky, Italian American family with ‘millions’ of relatives.  There was always lots of food, stories, chaos and humor.  Who knew it was giving me all the ammunition and hand gestures I would need to create my art and my stories?


    I am a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Mills College (MFA). I am an author/illustrator also interested in illustration work. A San Diego based artist, originally from Boston, I live with my husband, two sons and beagle. I teach at Cuyamaca and Southwestern Colleges.