Hello, I'm Lisa.
I'm the Award Leader and Senior Lecturer on MA Illustration. I have extensive experience in higher education and have worked at AUB since 2000. I am currently the External Examiner on the MFA Fine Art course at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to this, I was the External Examiner at the London College of Communication (UAL) for BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media. I have been a Course Leader on both Illustration and Fine Art BA (Hons) Courses before concentrating on leading the MA Illustration Award.
Drawing is always central to the development of my own Fine Art practice. I am interested in the synergy, shared contexts, theoretical concerns, and natural dialogue that emerge from the rich and historic relationship between Fine Art and Illustration. I was responsible for organizing an illustration symposium ‘Interpretation, Re-interpretation, Mis-interpretation’, in 2014 in collaboration with ‘VaroomLab’ and the Association of Illustrators.
My most recent exhibition 'Within and Between: Women, Bodies, Generations,' took place at the Glass Tank Gallery at Oxford Brookes University in 2019. This exhibition brought together the varied practices of three female artists to consider the public and private worlds of women on the cusp of change measured through life-altering events. The work presented explored themes and expanded upon the discourses of ‘intergenerationality’ and ‘autoethnography’, examining how these are addressed by contemporary art, literature, and though
I enjoy working collaboratively and am an active member of the AUB Transformative Matter Research Group. This group of practitioners shares an interest in incorporating drawing practice in the development of ideas relating to the conceptual potential of the mutability of materials. In 2019 I was involved in a group exhibition 'Mechanical Human Matter' and in 2018 I contributed to a limited edition publication 'A Recipe Book' in support of the charity Shelter.
I have exhibited my work nationally at venues including the Serpentine Gallery (London), The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, (Bournemouth), Newlyn Orion (Penzance) The Royal College of Art (London), and the ICA (London).