Lisa Stansbie is an artist whose work crosses the disciplines of film, sculpture, installation, photography and digital practices. Stansbie has undertaken residencies and exhibited Internationally. Stansbie’s films have been shown at galleries, non-art venues and festivals all the way from from Bury, U.K to New York.
Recent work investigates the narratives, processes, rituals and apparatus of endurance sport, in particular open water swimming. Her solo exhibition Nothing Great Is Easy at Platform Arts, Belfast in September 2014 was the result of two years of work and research into channel swimming and its relationship to the practices of making and performing artworks. She continues to produce collages which are fictional machines for moving through water. To date she has made 70 Swimming Machines collages.
Her work Swimming Machine (2015) and Swimming Apparatus Costume (2015) were shown at Huddersfield Art Gallery from October 2015 until January 2016. Both pieces are based on 19th century patent designs that were never constructed. The patents were for objects that would assist in teaching people to swim.
She was joint founder and editor (with Derek Horton) for 16 editions of www.soanyway.org.uk an experimental online magazine project centred around notions of narrative and storytelling.
Her PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University Zeppelinbend: Multiplicity, encyclopaedic strategies and nonlinear methodologies for a visual practice was completed in 2010 and exists solely as a website www.zeppelinbend.com
Stansbie is Dean of The School of Art, Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University,
CV & Education
2010 PhD, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
2004 MA Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
1997 BA Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
Selected Solo Shows
2014 Nothing Great Is Easy, Platform Arts, Belfast
2012 Flight, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield
2010 Totemic Objects, Axis Art Centre: Open Space, Crewe
2009 The Wings, Vyner Street Gallery, London
2009 Hackamore, Window, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2007 The Zeppelin Bend, Alsager Arts Centre, Alsager, U.K
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Paint Her to Your Own Mind Shandy Hall Gallery, York, Constantaine Gallery, Teeside University and &Model Gallery, Leeds.
2015 Thought Positions in Sculpture. Huddersfield Art Gallery.
2014 /seconds (Swimming Machines) Sharjah Art Foundation, Building I SAF Art Spaces, UAE.
2014 Spitfire Beach: Background to a Film as part of Alan Dunn's The Beach at (h)ear XL II, Multimedia SoundArt Exhibition curated by Mike Kramer Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, Netherlands.
2012 Diaphone, Film Commission for Outcasting: Fourth Wall, Old Library Building, Cardiff
2012 Channel Swimwear Rules, HMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California
2011 A Century of Artists Film Oriel Mwldan, Wales
2011 Portmanteau Halle 14/g39, Leipzig, Germany
2011 Hunter Gatherer Project Space Leeds
2010 Archetype:GOING UNDERGROUND/THE CRUEL SCENE OF THE IMAGE, E:vent Gallery, London
2010 Borders/Crossings/Journeys Screening, Project Space Leeds, Leeds
2010 Art For Everyone, Arts Council England, Great Peters Street London
2010 Short Cuts, g39, Cardiff, Wales
2009 InCounter, Campbell Works, London
2009 Pan-demonium, AC Institute, Chelsea, New York
2009 The Text Festival: Poetry Film, The Met Arts Centre, Bury
2009 Outcasting Season 7, online, www.outcasting.org
2008 Art Tech Media: International Screen Space, Palacio de Orive - Filmoteca de Andalucía - VIMCORSA, Cordoba, Spain
2008 Art Tech Media, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
2008 Purescreen: Hearsay, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2008 Olympolis, Platamons Castle, Pieria, Greece
2008 Sonic Boom, The PictureDrome, Huddersfield
2007 Siberia International Film, Siberia Project Space, Hackney, London
2007 Archive H, Harris Museum, Preston UK, Invited artist for Prestival 'Artist Interventions Across The City'
2007 Athens Video Art Festival 2007, Multiple locations across Athens, Athens, Greece
2007 Odoo/Current, National Museum of Art, Ulanbataar, Mongolia
2007 6 from 4, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK