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lisa pettibone
UK
sculptor & kiln glass

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Lisa Pettibone is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation and print. Interested in natural forces such as gravity and tension, her work explores the evolution of form and is underpinned by concepts related to physics and astronomy. These phenomena, when filtered through human perception, can open new meaning through a contrast of materials and ideas. Often her process incorporates periods of research into scientific concepts, collaboration or site-specific work. An experienced glass sculptor, Lisa combines its lustrous qualities with fabric, metal or projected light to create sensory rich artworks. In 2018-2019 she was artist in residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory where she studied the ESA’s Euclid Mission, a space telescope exploring the nature of dark matter in the universe and launching in 2022.

Originally from California she has a graphic design degree from California College of the Arts, and a BA (Hons) 3D Design in Glass from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham UK in 2005. In 2018 she gained a MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, London. Based in Surrey UK, Lisa develops work for exhibition, takes commissions and teaches advanced glass slumping courses from her studio and other venues. As an advocate of interdisciplinary practice, she has organised and participated in many art/science events at institutions including CERN in Geneva and the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. Her work is held in private collections and exhibited internationally. She was selected for The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 and completed two commissions for the National Trust. In 2015 and 2018 her work was included in the prestigious Discerning Eye Exhibition, London and in 2017 she won the UK National Open Art Prize Installation Category. She was invited to show her installation Cosmic Landscape at the European Cultural Centre in Venice in 2020, now postponed to 2022.   

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