Lissette Schaeffler is a Cuban born photographer whose work deals with the exploration of identity. Whether documenting or digitally manipulating photographs of family, friends, environments or herself, Lissette’s underlying meaning has always remained consistent.
Lissette received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. She has exhibited in solo and collective shows nationally and Internationally. She is an alumni from ArtCenter/South Florida, where she spent 6 years in their recidency program. Lissette lives and works in Miami, Florida.
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.