LISA CRESKEY
HELEN COPELAND MEMORIAL AWARD IN CERAMICS

Lisa’s work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally with exhibitions at Craft Ontario, Karsh-Masson Gallery, and Art-Image. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Prix du CALQ 2017 – Work of the Year in the Outaouais (Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec), Best in Clay in The Fusion Clay and Glass Show 2017 (Toronto), Best in Show in the New Art Festival 2017 (Ottawa), Honorable Mention in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 in South Korea, 4th Place in the Viewer’s Choice Awards for the International Competition of the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017, and a Recommendation Prize in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. She lives and works in Chelsea, Quebec.

Lisa's primary drive as a ceramicist 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. She is drawn to local historical documents, architecture, and artifacts as a place to initiate visual exploration. As a ceramic artist, She is led to explore the potential of the medium as sculpture and installation and how they relate to the visual medium of painting. Lisa uses the form of the vessel as a tool to approach historical and personal subject matter as a circular and unending narrative.

www.lisacreskey.com

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