Lisa's practice is constantly changing and draws on sound, visual and experiential elements. Currently work is on paper and canvas creating traces and records of movements, imprints of emotions using transient media and materials such as pigment, graphite, watercolour, charcoal, moving thread and tissue papers such as japanese kozo papers juxtaposed with solid acrylic marks. The gestures she uses are instinctive responses to and expressions of an inner emotional landscape. In the past her practice has focussed on how we experience memory and the passing of time and the inter-relation between our consciousness and duration and she has explored this through sound, video and printmaking.
2007 Master Fine Art (with Distinction). Grays School of Art Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen/ Sheffield Hallam Uni, Psalter Lane.
1993 PGCE (Fine Art/Music) Manchester Metropolitan Uni
1989 Ba(Hons) Expressive Arts Brighton Polytechnic. Fine art and music.
Scholarships and Awards
2011 Artists Award. Hi-arts. For research and development of new work.
2007 Visiting Artist in Japan for JIPB cube.
2006 Selected for Open Frequency on Axis and Axis Audio Gallery.
2006 Scottish Arts Council. Artist of the Month.
2006 Artists Award. Hi-Arts. For video work.
2005-7 Arts Humanities Research Council Bursary – for postgraduate study.
1992 Princes Trust European Vision – winner of young composers award.
1992 Pepinieres European Award for young composers – shortlisted/runner up
Selected Exhibitions and Performances
2019 Inverewe Gardens, National Trust Scotland
2016/17 A sense of place, The Old Manse group show, North Ronaldsay, Off Orkney
2014 Remote Performances on Resonance FM Residency with London Fieldworks.
2014 Opened a studio/gallery space Torridon Community centre.
2013 The Wave, West Jutland, Denmark. ET4U Contemporary Visual Arts.
2013 Lifelines, Solo Exhibition, Rhue Art, Ullapool
2012 Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
2011 Transition, Solo Exhibition. Left Bank Gallery, Tarland. Aberdeenshire.
2011 Sublime Film Festival, Inverness, IOTA
2011 Heartwood, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, site specific group exhibition.
2010 Disturbance, Architectural Disorder curated by Launch Collaborative, Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency. (OVADA)
2009 Artist’s residency Sound Scotland Festival, Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aberdeen.
2009 Island Arc, Verracott, North Ronaldsay, Orkney.
2008 Nexus Communities, An Tobar, Mull.
2007 Leeds International Film Festival 07. Pavillion, Leeds. Swing.
2007 Sealladh 6. An Tuireann, Skye including work from the Nexus collaboration.
2007 Nexus, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen. Collaborative week long residency
2006-8 Touring Single Track Road. Video. New Media Scotland. B-sides programme. Upgrade! International Festival, Toured to Belgrade, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Melbourne, CCA, Glasgow.
2006-7 Disturbance. Installation. An Tuireann Gallery, Skye. Jarnac, France. Ichinomiya Gallery, Japan. ET4U Gallery, Bovlingbjerg, Denmark.
From 1990 to 2005 I performed as a musician and my compositions were performed in a variety of venues ranging from The Playhouse Leeds, The Leadmill Sheffield, St. Pauls Hall Huddersfield, National Geographic Building London , BMIC London, The Pavillion Brighton, Festival of Saint Stephen, Palamartsa, Bulgaria
'In Search of Silence' and 'On Remoteness' published in Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture edited by Gilchrist, Jolson and Warr. Assignee publishing limited 2015. ISBN978-1-4727-5391-4 Available to buy from here
Open Frequency, Steven Mackenzie