Born in 1988 in Elgin, Illinois to a Puerto Rican father and African American mother, Alisa's artwork is a fusion of the two cultures that also merges Abstract with modern art. Alisa's influences include: Julio Rosado De Valle, Henri Matisse, Helen Frankentheler and Charles Alston. Her most recent collection, titled Tiempo, was inspired by the death of her brother who was murdered in 2015. The clocks in the paintings represent the time when his life ended and the artist holds on to his memory by incorporating him in the paintings.
Alisa's work can be found in private art collections both in the United States and abroad, she is having several exhibitions this year. She currently lives and works in Andalusia, Alabama.
Representative of the title, Family In Despair depicts a beautiful almost galaxy like night sky made up of yellow, blue, red, green and purple stripes of colour and a purple white tipped fir tree in the left corner. Despite the beautiful background, the umbrella holding family are separated where the girl stands alone away from a couple, presumably her parents where the dark shadows and birds flying away suggests at hidden troubled emotions.