Elisa Berry Fonseca

    Elisa Berry Fonseca is an artist and an educator.

    As a visual artist, Elisa creates large-scale immersive installations that playfully facilitate an encounter with nature, from which we are so often estranged. Having spent several years primarily invested in the “art” of raising two children, Elisa is currently working to cultivate communities in which All People gather to experience an encounter with the presence of God.

    Elisa graduated with a BA from Macalester College, an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Religion and Art from Yale University. She has taught studio art and art history at the University of Minnesota, the Blake School, the University of Saint Thomas, Pratt Institute, and Pfeiffer University. Her work has been showcased across the U.S. and at the Beijing film academy. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, NC, and the Louisville Institute.