Approved: 16.08.2006

Lisa OBrien

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Lisa O’Brien is based on the North West coast of Scotland. As a graduate of the Expressive Arts course at Brighton Polytechnic in the 80’s she has always been open to working with various media and her practice over the years has encompassed, performance, composition, video , sound, installation and more recently drawing and painting. She uses the media she finds most appropriate to the situation and the ideas she is exploring. Her practice has been influenced by living in one of the remotest parts of North West Scotland for the last 10 years and is often linked to the environment and weather conditions. Her work explores the idea of temporality, and she strives to capture the essence of fleeting moments so that they can be re examined, to some extent re-lived and this also links with how we experience memories. She is interested in how the link between time, place and sound contribute to a specific moment in time. 

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    Artist Statement

    Lisa O’Brien is based on the North West coast of Scotland. As a graduate of the Expressive Arts course at Brighton Polytechnic in the 80’s she has always been open to working with various media and her practice over the years has encompassed, performance, composition, video , sound, installation and more recently drawing and painting. She uses the media she finds most appropriate to the situation and the ideas she is exploring. Her practice has been influenced by living in one of the remotest parts of North West Scotland for the last 10 years and is often linked to the environment and weather conditions. Her work explores the idea of temporality, and she strives to capture the essence of fleeting moments so that they can be re examined, to some extent re-lived and this also links with how we experience memories. She is interested in how the link between time, place and sound contribute to a specific moment in time. 

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    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 2007 - MFA Fine Art with Distinction, Grays School of Art RGU, Aberdeen 1989 - Ba(hons) Expressive Arts, Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton Solo exhibitions 2013 - Lifelines, Rhue Art, Ullapool 2011 - Transitions, Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire 2006 - Black Cube, JIPB Cube Gallery, An Tuireann, Isle of Skye, Scotland Group exhibitions 2013 - The Wave, West Jutland Towns, Denmark 2011 - Sublime Film Festival, Rose Street Car Park, Inverness 2011 - Uproot/Displace/Resettle, Heartwood, Monkquell, Blairgowrie 2010 - Architectural Disorder (Disturbance), OVADA Gallery, Oxford 2008 - Single Track Road, New Media Scotland, Toured to Belgrade, Boston, Vancouver, CCA Glasgow 2007 - Swing, Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds 2006 - Disturbance Cube, JIPB Cube, Ichinomiya, Japan, also toured to Denmark, France 2001 - Losing Gravity, Merlin Theatre, Sheffield, St Annes Church, Manchester Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Hi Arts Visual Artists Award, Hi Arts, Highland 2009 - Hi-Arts Bursary, Residency as part of SOUND festival, Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aberdeen 2006 - Artists Award, Hi-Arts