Lisa Creskey is a ceramic artist and painter who explores the visual storytelling potential of the clay medium through sculpture and installation. Investigating themes of nature, history and time, Lisa creates immersive worlds in which to look for connections and to pose questions on essential concerns for humanity and the environment. She recently held a solo public exhibition Pression atmospherique 26 August to 10 October 2021 at Gallery Montcalm in Gatineau, Québec. She also held a solo exhibition Sunset Cruise 4-24 September 2021 at L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario.
Lisa’s work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally.
Her most recent international recognition includes Finalist in the 2020 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, Honorable Mention in the Korea International Ceramic Biennale KICB2019 and being awarded a 2019 Taiwan Ceramics Residency hosted by the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum.
Lisa received an Honorable Mention award and a 4th Place in the Viewer’s Choice Awards in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale GICB2017 (now the KICB) in South Korea, Finalist in the Mark Rothko Centre’s International Contemporary Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX in Latvia, a Recommendation Prize in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Finalist in the 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Honorable Mention Prize in the 2014 Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition 5 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, Finalist in the 2012 4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition and Finalist in the 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale.
Lisa was commissioned by the City of Ottawa in 2020 to create a sculpture as a gift for Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Lisa’s work received the 2018 Helen Copeland Memorial Award in Ceramics (Craft Ontario), she is the recipient of the Prix du CALQ 2017 – Work of the Year in the Outaouais (Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec) for her 2016 solo public exhibition Match in Gatineau, Québec and the 2017 FUSION Fireworks Award of Merit from Fusion: the Ontario Clay & Glass Association.
Lisa grew up on a farm in Ripon, Québec, and studied Studio Art/Art History at Concordia University in Montreal and painting at Parsons School of Design in New York. Lisa lives and works in Chelsea, Québec, Canada.