Lisa Ferber is a New York City artist with a non-stop creative output of paintings, plays, short stories, songs and video. In every format she chooses to work in, her creations tend toward the light-hearted and whimsical, celebrating life's eccentrics and a bubbly vision of 20th-century Manhattan. Her screwball plays have been produced at La Mama, the Duplex, and the Brick; her story "Advice From Someone Using" was just published in Three Room Press's new anthology, Have a NYC; and her paintings will be shown this June at the National Arts Club.
She is currently writing and starring in a 1930s-themed Web series, The Sisters Plotz with Lisa Hammer (The Venture Brothers) and Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch and Love, Loss, and What I Wore on Broadway). The energetic, native New Yorker maintains her ceaseless output on top of working day jobs and leading a full social life. She makes it look easy, even effortless, which can be confusing to those of us who find it hard to do everything we'd like with only 24 hours in a day. Here, she shares three tips for staying prolific and successful that she's learned in launching and sustaining her artistic career.
- Explore. Don't feel a need to stick to just one method of self-expression. "You are not just a writer or an artist -- you are a creative person, so don't limit yourself to a particular medium, such as painting, writing, or performing," says Ferber. "I love being multidisciplinary. I see myself and all people as unlimited creative forces. I always create out of joy, whether it's with a pen or a brush or in front of a video camera."
Work by Lisa Ferber is currently on view at the Mayson Gallery in New York City. Learn more about Lisa Ferber and her work at www.lisaferber.com.