Elisa Contemporary Art was founded by Lisa Cooper in 2007, and the gallery opened in 2008. We are Riverdale, NY’s only public contemporary art gallery. We are dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich our lives and communities. For that reason, a portion of every sale is donated to philanthropic organizations that help children and families within underserved communities heal and grow through their experience with art. (Free Arts NYC and Arts to Grow are currently supported.) We represent emerging through mid-career artists from around the world. Our artists do not fit into any trend or fashion, but are those testing the boundaries of media, techniques, materials, and ideas about humanity and the world. We will only represent work that we love – that makes us feel something on an emotional or intuitive level, when we stand in front of it.