CV - Lisette Otero-Lewis

Lisette Otero-Lewis Lisette Otero-Lewis

Curriculum Vitae


Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Academy of Art University | Projected Graduation: 05/2024
Relevant Coursework: Project Research & Development, Concept & Image, Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in Global Society, and Thesis Intensive

Master of Arts in Photography, Academy of Art University | 05/2022
Relevant Coursework: Language of Photography, Portraiture, Lighting, Digital Imaging, Landscape, History of Photography, Portfolio Thesis

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Belhaven University | 2012 
Relevant Coursework: Darkroom Photography, Principles of Design, Art History, Art Theory

Photographic Personal Projects

El Tercer Espacio (The Third Space) | Sep 2022 – Present
We Once Were Puerto Rican | Jan 2022 – Sep 2022
Boriqua Soy | Feb 2021 – July 2022
Photographic Coloring Series | Sep. 2010 – Jun 2014
Hopes, Dreams and Realities | Jan 2012 – Oct 2013


Photography Group Exhibition @ Art League of Daytona Beach, First Place, 2024
6th Annual Florida Exhibition, Snap!Orlando Art Gallery, Orlando, 2023-2024
UCF @ Daytona State College Photography Exhibition, 2023
Diversity Lives Here, Representation Through Art, Monmouth University Center for Arts, New Jersey, 2023 - 2024
Focus on Florida, Photography Juried Show, Osceola Arts, 2023
37th Annual All Florida Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, 2023
A Kite Things @ the MOAS, Daytona Beach, 2023
FLWAA Membership Showcase, Gallery500, Daytona Beach, 2023
Spring Show 2022 - Academy of Art, 2022
Black & White & Shades of Gray Exhibit, St. Augustine Art Association, Best of Show, 2019
7th Annual Juried Art Show, Flagler Art League, 2019
Just Photography! juried Show, Flagler Art League, 3rd Place, 2019
Color of Essence Exhibit ‑ Visual Art Center of Punta Gorda, Honorable Mention, 2016
Fine Art Photography Exhibit ‑ Visual Art Center of Punta Gorda, First Place, 2016
2015 Show ‑ The Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Online, Honorable Mention, 2015
Abstract Show ‑ Venice Art Center, 2014

El Tercer Espacio (The Third Space), Lake County Art Museum, Tavares, FL, 2024
Hopes, Dreams, and Realties, Expression Gallery, Palm Coast, 2021
Hopes, Dreams, and Realties, Arts & Humanities of Port Charlotte, Arts in Public Places, Punta Gorda, 2016


Hope, Dreams and Realities, Palm Coast Observer, May 20, 2021
Color Exhibit – Visual Art Center Punta Gorda, SW FL What’s Happening Magazine, Sep. 29, 2017
By Design: Southwest Florida's 3 Hottest Apparel Fashionistas, Aug 31, 2016, RSW Living Magazine, Cover photo, and inserts: Photography by Lisette Otero‑Lewis, Model: Katya Puchkova, Designer: Helen Gerro
Mississippi Profile: Diversity More than a Black and White Issue Israel Martinez speaks on Multi‑Cultural Businesses in Mississippi, Jul 31, 2014, Our Mississippi Magazine
May/June 2014 Issue: Eyes On You, May 2014, Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine, Photograph of Eye on You, eyeglass and lingerie boutique shop for May/June Issue in Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine.
April 2014 Issue: Ciao Gelato, Apr 2014, Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine, Photographs and Interview of Ciao Gelato.
A Serene Suite, Portico Magazine, Aug. 1, 2013


Society for Photographic Education| Member · Dec 2022 - Present
The College Art Association | Member · Dec 2022 - Present
Florida Women art Association | President · Jan 2023 – December 2023
American Photographic Arts | Member · Jul 2022 - Present
National Association of Latino Arts | Member · Jul 2022 – Present
American Society of Media Photographers | Member 
Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda | Fellowship Membership
Flagler County Art League | Fundraising / Business Membership Volunteer · Aug 2018 - Jan 2021
Charlotte County Arts & Humanities | Volunteer Member · Sep 2015 - Jan 2017

Professional Experience

Daytona State College | Daytona Beach, FL
Adjunct Professor in Dept of Photography | 08/2022 – 12/2023
Teaching program-specific courses in the Photography Program, including Photography I (darkroom), Digital Photography, Digital Image Process and Applications (basic Photoshop and Lightroom), and Fine Arts Digital Photography
Teaching courses following college and departmental policies and procedures, as well as Basic Course
Preparing and submitting timely grade reports and other reports on student performance as scheduled or required.
Organizing class activities and assignments, relating them to the overall student learning outcomes of the course
Providing div and working with other faculty and staff to review, produce and select course-related materials.

Galleria d’Arte, LLC | Palm Coast, FL
Curator / Sales & Marketing Associate | 12/2020 – March 2022
Managed art collections by recording and cataloging over 300 pieces and other items. 
Develop, plan, and execute various exhibitions, including contemporary, installation art, and photography.
Stay current in the photography and fine arts industry by attending educational opportunities, conferences, and workshops, reading publications, and maintaining personal and professional networks.
Analyze budgets, prepare annual plans, schedule expenditures, and ensure the sales team meets quotas. 
Recruited, instructed, scheduled, coached, and managed four market and sales team members to meet sales and market objectives, increasing employee retention. 

Keyes, Stange, & Wooten | Palm Coast, FL
Accounting & Financial Wealth Administrative Assistant | 03/2020 - 01/2021
Assisted wealth managers' administrative functions, including calendar management for three executives, mail distribution, routine client inquiries for account maintenance, and tax return processing. 
Prepared, processed, and followed up on paperwork to open, close, and modify 100 accounts per month. 
Implemented and maintained workflow processes to streamline operations by 25%
Utilized advanced skills in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe formatting. | Florida
Freelance Web Developer | 04/2017 - 04/2021
Extensive knowledge working with HTML, WordPress, Wix, and Joomla sites via various hosting platforms such as GoDaddy, Bluehost, HostMonster, Network Solutions, etc.
Basic back‑end knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL.
Provide content management, email campaigns, and digital marketing management.

Arts & Humanities of Charlotte County | Port Charlotte, FL
Office Manager | 09/2015 - 04/2017 
Trained and managed 2office staff members to meet company standards and learning outcomes.  
Provided fundraising events support which saw a 50% increase in net funds raised over two years.
Performed customer service, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and auditing.

Pursuing Higher Education | 08/2010 - Present 
Developed a strong knowledge of photography, digital image process, and darkroom development while pursuing BA in Art and MFA in Photography 

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