NU grad lands spot on national TV show |

NU grad lands spot on national TV show

Lisa Deniz could be called the queen of do-it-yourself.

The Nevada Union High School graduate, daughter of Suellen and Roger Brattin, uses her art background to create one-of-a-kind pieces for her Folsom home.

One of her projects – a wall-mounted entertainment center constructed of steel and fused glass – will be featured Tuesday on the premiere of Home and Garden Televison’s (HGTV) newest show, “Look What I Did.” The show will be on channel 61 locally.

The item that is bringing Deniz television fame is a cabinet-like piece that hangs above the fireplace like a portrait and conceals a flat screen television.

“Look What I Did” highlights homeowners who have done unusual renovations, remodels or other home improvements without outside assistance. In Deniz’s case, the HGTV film crew had an entire house and detached art studio on which to focus.

Approximately 50 of Deniz’s original metal and fused glass sculptures adorn her garden and swimming pool areas, living room, dining room and kitchen. Footage includes finished products, as well as Deniz at work in her studio cutting and fusing glass tiles and grinding, forging and welding plasma cuts of steel.

Deniz’s portfolio of commissioned artwork has been displayed in private and public settings and in galleries throughout Sacramento County since 1998. Commissioned metal wall treatments, signage and sculptures are displayed in HeadWest Salon in Folsom, EyeFunk in El Dorado Hills and at leading architectural design firm EDAW’s main building in Sacramento.

She is currently designing and fabricating donor recognition pieces for the new Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital of Folsom and the new East Bidwell pedestrian bridge in Folsom. Most recently, Deniz has been selected as the artist of choice for an upcoming Art in Public Places project.

For more information on Lisa Deniz and to view samples of her work, visit


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