Make Hay

By Lisa Christensen $2,200

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 60cm by 115cm

DESCRIPTION


About the Artist

Artist Statement

Redcliffe-based artist Lisa Christensen graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), majoring in painting.  Lisa has exhibited in Brisbane and the South-East Corner, and her work has been selected for various prizes including the Thiess Art Prize, Gadens Top Ten, Clayton Utz Art Award and the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize.

Lisa’s paintings have evolved out of a “love for detail, colour and form, and the desire to convey something otherworldly with humble everyday objects”.

Extending on the rich history of still-life painting, Lisa is influenced by the Dutch and Spanish still-life paintings of the 17th century, that focused on themes of mortality through the depiction of flowers, fruits and other domestic objects that stand as reminders of impermanence in this life.

Education

2006  Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, QLD College of Art, Griffith University (First Class Honours)
2004  Bachelor of Fine Art, QLD College of Art, Griffith University

Awards

2014 Highly Commended - Lethbridge 10000
2008 Winner - Outback Spirit Ergon Energy Waltzing Matilda Art Show, Winton Qld
2006 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2003 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2002 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2002 Quota International of Brisbane City Inc. Billie Hall Bursary (highest GPA in First Year), Queensland College of Art
2001 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

Exhibitions and Prizes

2017
Instinct, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2016
Paper and String, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Downlands Art Show, Qld
Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane 
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane 

2015
An Open Window, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2014
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2013
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2012
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2011
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2008
Behind Glass, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane
Outback Spirit Ergon Energy Waltzing Matilda Art Show, Winton, Qld

2007
Gadens Top Ten, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane
15 Artists, Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe
Hatched, National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA

2006
Thiess Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
Hot Pool, Honours Graduate Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
Extract 2- Environments Real and Imagined, Queensland College of Art Galleria, Southbank, Qld
Extract- Environments: Real and Imagined, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld
Creatures, Critters and Bipeds, The Art Factory, South Brisbane, Qld

2005
Much More Than This (Painting and Light) Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Qld

2004
More Than Beautiful (Deep Space Exploration) paintings and works on paper, Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Qld

2003
Thiess Prize, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Southbank, Qld
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Vic
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