Approved: 22.08.2014

Lisa Evans

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 22.08.2014

My practice is concerned with juxtaposition between industry (durable) and the domestic (organic) through questioning the enduring nature and assemblages of objects. I explore the blurred boundary between the fields of installation and sculpture with material experimentation that investigates the imbalance tendencies of their spatial relationship and the materiality of destabilisation and transformation. My focus on minimal structures that concur with organic matter forms an apparent response to the human experience. There is a clear emphasis on material such as soil, human hair, plaster and wax that procure a jarring yet intimate dialogue with the spatial experience during the course of their creation. It is through such experimentation that my works develop qualities of containment and an uneasy relationship between the organic and the abject; transcending into a temporary state of destruction. 

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    Biography

    My practice is concerned with juxtaposition between industry (durable) and the domestic (organic) through questioning the enduring nature and assemblages of objects. I explore the blurred boundary between the fields of installation and sculpture with material experimentation that investigates the imbalance tendencies of their spatial relationship and the materiality of destabilisation and transformation. My focus on minimal structures that concur with organic matter forms an apparent response to the human experience. There is a clear emphasis on material such as soil, human hair, plaster and wax that procure a jarring yet intimate dialogue with the spatial experience during the course of their creation. It is through such experimentation that my works develop qualities of containment and an uneasy relationship between the organic and the abject; transcending into a temporary state of destruction. 

    My current research has developed a framework into the exploration of place and body; to highlight the potential extraordinary quality of our everyday spaces. Recent works exist at the intersection of confronting and challenging the social aspects of gender relations through performative actions; questioning my body as an expression and gendered site.

    CV & Education

    Education

    2017 PGCE (PCET) University of Wales, Trinity St David’s

    2016 MFA, Cardiff School of Art & Design                                                                                  

    2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Carmarthen School of Art                                       

    2011 Fine Art Foundation Diploma, Coleg Sir Gar

    Selected Exhibitions

    2017 T’ART, International Women’s Day. Bones & Pearl Gallery, London

    2016 Body Studies. The Cellar, The Finborough Arms, Kensington, London

    2016 Fragmented Identities, BORDERS. International Art & Architecture Festival. Venice Art House Gallery

    2016 SHE, Tanner Street, London. International Exchange in Texas, USA and Vietnam sister galleries                                                                                            

    2016 RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative presents Dialogue:Detritus. Spit & Sawdust                                                

    2016 Nautical Perspectives.  St Katharine’s Docks, London                               

    2016 Pavilion Open. Penarth, Cardiff                                                                  

    2016 RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative presents Blurring the Boundaries. Roath Park Pub                          

    2015 Blast. Colony Projects. Port Talbot

    2014 Graduate Show. King Street Gallery, Carmarthen                                                                                                             

    2014 Wales Graduate Exhibition. Millenium Centre, Cardiff                                                                 

    2014 Woon Art Prize. Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne                                                                                 

    2014 A Fete Worse Than Death. Red Gallery, London                                                                                                                                             

    Performances

    2017 Women at Work performance. National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Alabama

    2016 GWAITH. RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative. Cardiff Contemporary Festival, Cardiff

    Conferences                                                                                                                                

    2017 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Alabama

    2014 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron, Latvia                                                                                                                                              

    2014 IRON R 2nd Irish Conference of Cast Iron, Ireland                                                                                                                                             

    2012 IRON R 1st Irish Conference of Cast Iron, Ireland                                                                                                                                             

    Internships & Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    2016 Shortlisted for the National Eisteddfod Young Artist Award                                                                                                                      

    2014 Shortlisted for Woon Foundation Sculpture and Painting Art Prize Exhibition                                                                       

    2014 Shortlisted for the National Eisteddfod Young Artist Award                                                                                                                       

    2013 Iron Artist Internship, Franconia Sculpture Park, USA                                                                       

     

    Residencies

    2017 Artist in Residence at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris

    2016 Artist in Residence at Exchange Project, London

    2016 Artist in Residence at the Sidney Nolan Trust, the Rodd

    2015 Artist in Residence at Carmarthen School of Art

    Catalogues and Reference

    2017 Interview and publication, Floorr Magazine, London

    2016 Body Studies, Private Eye magazine

    2016 Its Liquid interview with Luca Curci as part of Fragmented Identities, Venice

    2014 IRON R Project, Crawford College of Art and the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

    2014 Wales Graduate exhibition catalogue, Cardiff

    2014 The Woon Foundation Art Prize catalogue, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Other

    Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors

    Volunteer at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

    Member of Axisweb