Luisa Adelfio has been a working artist since 1984. Primarily a sculptor, she works in a variety of materials including stone, bronze, paper, and glass. Consistent themes in her work are archetypes and symbols, cultural memory, the intersection of science and spiritual practices, and the transcendence of the material world to the spiritual world. Luisa has four daughters and lives with her husband, Erik H. Neil.



Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy, Master’s in Fine Arts, Cum Laude.

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude.

Exhibitions and Awards


  • Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA, opening February 2017, Solo Exhibition "Innocent Objects." 

  • Art Expo Lima, Peru, April 2016

  • Work Release, Norfolk, VA February 2016, Group Exhibition "Native."

  • Slover Library, Special Installation, 2015, Solo Exhibition "Collective Memory."

  • ODEON art fair, Bogota’, Colombia, 2014.

  • El Arte de la Palabra, Bogota’, Colombia, 2013.

  • Habitat for Humanity, Easton, MD, 2013.

  • Otros 360 Grados, Bogota, Colombia, 2012, Group Exhibition.

  • East End Gallery, MD, 2012, Two Artist Exhibition.

  • Angela Royo Latin American Art, NYC, 2010, Solo Exhibition.

  • Civetta alternative Art Venue, NYC, 2009, Solo Exhibition.

  • Affordable Art Fair, NYC, 2009, Group Exhibition.

  • Hunter College Galleries, NYC, 2007 Group Exhibition.

  • Glen Echo Center for the Arts, MD, 1998 Group Exhibition.

  • Galleria 2000, Monreale, Italy, 1993 Solo Exhibition.

  • Frost Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992 Solo Exhibition.

  • Wellesley College, Boston, MA, 1986 Solo Exhibition.


  • Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant for Working Artists

  • Harriet A. Shaw Fine Arts Fellowship for Career Development

  • Wellesley College Department of Fine Arts Award for Best Collection of Work

  • Royal Society of Arts, London Silver Medal for dedication to Art and Science

Selected Private Collections

Atelier 360 Grados, Bogota, Colombia.

Angela Royo Latin American Art, New York, NY.

Ms. Zoe Albert, New York, NY.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bair, San Francisco, CA.

Ms. Susanne K. Bennett, Washington, DC.

Mr. and Mrs. Michel Borargard, New York, NY.

Mrs. Lauren Dianich, Easton, MD.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellenbogen, Chicago, IL.

Ms. Sylvia Evans, Boston, MA.

Ms. MaryAnne Fiorita, Washington, DC.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hunnicutt, Easton, MD.

Ms. Francesca Lion, Boston, MA.

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Lucio, San Francisco, CA.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Noble, Easton, MD.

And other collections in Canada, Peru, Spain, Italy and Colombia