Lisa Creskey
Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Mid-Career Award for Excellence for $2,000

Lisa Creskey’s primary drive as a visual artist has been that of storytelling from a personal connection to the subject. Through her work she attempts to question and destabilize her own understanding of personal and collective identity. Lisa is drawn to local historical documents, architecture, and artifacts as a place to initiate visual exploration. In her practice as a ceramic artist, Lisa is led to explore the potential of the medium as sculpture and installation, and how they relate to the visual medium of painting.

Lisa studied art at the Ottawa School of Art, Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University, and painting at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has been awarded a Recommendation Prize at the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale and will accept her trophy at the Biennale awards ceremony in July at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum.

Lisa’s solo exhibition “When Horses Walked on Water” was at the Craft Ontario Gallery in Toronto in Spring 2016. Her solo public exhibition “Reviens-moi” took place at Espace Pierre-Debain in Gatineau in 2014. Her solo public exhibition “Pole Star Drift” in 2013 was the last show at the Karsh-Masson Gallery.

Her work was collected for the Aimia Canadian Art Installation 2015. In 2014, Lisa won Honorable Mention at the Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition 5 and exhibited in St. Paul, Minnesota. Also in 2014, she was selected to exhibit at the Ontario Craft Council’s Biennial Juried Member Exhibition in Toronto. Her work was exhibited at the Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum in Southern Taiwan where she was a finalist in the 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, and the work is now part of the permanent collection of the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. Lisa was also a finalist and exhibitor for the 4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2012.

Lisa is currently preparing for a solo public exhibition “Match” at Art Image in Gatineau in the fall of 2016.

www.lisacreskey.com

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Lady Franklin’s Dream - Sycorax
porcelain, earthenware, hemp string. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Lady Franklin’s Dream – Sycorax - detail
porcelain, earthenware, hemp string. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Hydra
porcelain, earthenware. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Rookery – installation at gallery Espace Pierre Debain
porcelain, wood. Sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Aylmer Yacht Club, by Moonlight
porcelain, earthenware, horse hair. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

When Horses Walked on Water - exhibition
porcelain, earthenware, horse hair, wood, cattails, resin, modified electric train components. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Peninsula Packet
Porcelain, earthenware, horse hair, wood, wooden turntable. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Le Match
porcelain. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed.

Diving Horse
porcelain, porcelain substrate

Cormorant
porcelain, cattails, seed pods, resin. Hand-built, sculpted, carved, under glaze painted, painted, glazed. Wings: glue, epoxy resin.

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