Lisa Archigian

Co-Vice President

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Lisa D. Archigian is a Visual Artist, Librarian, and Educator based in New York. With a background in painting, printmaking and illustration, she earned a BA in Arts, Literature and Writing from Union Institute and University, and an MLS from Queens College, CUNY, specializing in Children’s and Young Adult Services in the Public Library. Her visual work has been featured in exhibitions at Yale University, and in galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Kyoto. More than 100 of her illustrations are featured in The Five Books of (Robert) Moses, an alternate history of New York by Arthur Nersesian (Akashic Books, NY, 2020; Kirkus starred review). Lisa first came to Manhattan Graphics Center in 2015 as Scholarship Artist, and later became a Monitor. In addition to being a Co-Vice President at MGC, she is Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Find her online at