Lisa Pettibone, An Artist Lecture


Lisa was born in California and is a permanent resident in the UK since 1990. With a background in graphic design, she came to sculpture through an interest in glass making, setting up her studio in Shere in 2005 after gaining a BA in 3D Design in Glass at UCA Farnham, Surrey.

Recently she completed an MA in Art and Science at Central St Martin’s, where she examined the nature of gravity in both physics and neuroscience and developed a visual language related to this invisible force. Lisa uses glass, paper, plastic and fabric to express tension, energy flow and line often leaving
an aspect of the form to ‘make itself’.

Represented by Porthminster Gallery in St Ives, she has won many awards including the National, Open Art Prize Installation Category in 2017 for her printed-paper sculpture exploring our relationship to the horizon, gravity and time.

Lisa is Artist in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL) in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey from September 2017.

Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, GU2 7XH


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