ABOUT LISA

Lisa MacDonald is an artist, painter and maker currently based in Jersey, Channel Islands.


No matter what Lisa has put her mind to in her multi-faceted career, she has brought her creative flair to every single aspect of her work.


With decades of experience in illustration, textile art, teaching, fine art practice and most recently design and entrepreneurship, Lisa is an experienced and knowledgeable artist who has confidently honed her craft over decades of making and exhibiting work locally and abroad.

Lisa MacDonald Artist
 

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EXHIBITIONS

  • October 2020: 'Heart in a Jar' solo show, ArtHouse Jersey;

  • March - April 2011: Self-Portrait exhibition, Jersey Arts Centre;

  • March 2011: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • September 2010: Open Studios group show, The Workshop;

  • March 2010: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • October 2009: 'Contemporary Landscapes for Interiors' solo show, Harbour Gallery;

  • March 2009: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • March 2009: Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, London;

  • September 2008: Solo show, The Elms, National Trust for Jersey;

  • June 2009: Art by Degrees;

  • July 2008: Craft in the Bay, group exhibition and residency, Cardiff;

  • June 2008: '33 Degrees', group exhibition, The Barn;

  • May 2008: 'New Threads' solo show and residency, St. James's Centre;

  • March 2008: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • April - May 2007: 'Wild About Jersey', Sir Francis Cook Gallery;

  • March 2007: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • October 2006: Artisan Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • April 2006: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • June 2005: Group exhibition, HSBC Hill Street;

  • May 2005: Artisan Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • April 2005: Jersey Textiles Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • May 2004: Artisan Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • April 2004: 'Seven Secret Selves' solo show, Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre;

  • May 2003: Artisan Showcase, Harbour Gallery;

  • November 2002: Selected showcase, Art in the Frame's inaugural exhibition,

  • September 2002: Selected student exhibition, Jersey Arts Centre;

  • June 2002: Artisan Showcase, RJA&HS;

  • June 2001: 'Eight Degrees', Garrick Gallery.

COLLABORATIONS

  • 2019 - 2021: Research and stimulus drawings for 'The Dinosaurs are Coming', Hamburg - Jersey;

  • September 2020: Research and stimulus drawings for 'If You See Me, Weep' at Åplus Galerie, Berlin;

  • September 2019: Original research and stimulus drawings for Lulu MacDonald's work 'Kopple/Couple' exhibited in 'Plants and Other Animals, Friese Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2007 - 2009: BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Highlands College Jersey and University of Plymouth, 2:1;

  • 2000 - 2002: FdA in Fine Art, Highlands College Jersey, Distinction;

  • 1994: City & Guilds 703 Parts 1 and 2;

  • 1982-4: HND in Furniture Restoration;

  • 1982-4: London Diploma of Art and Design.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2012 - present: Co-founder and illustrator at product design company MollyMac;

  • 2002 - 2012: Visiting Artist/Lecturer in Art and Textiles and Personal Tutor, Highlands College Jersey;

  • 2001 - 2012: Adult Education Tutor and Workshop Leader in Life Drawing and Painting, Highlands College/Independent.

GRANTS/AWARDS

  • 2020: ArtHouse Jersey seed funding for 'Heart in a Jar' exhibition;

  • 2011: Use of Line Award, Textiles Showcase (judged by Craft & Design Magazine's Angie Boyer);

  • 2009: Sponsorship, Madeira Threads for 'Contemporary Tapestries' exhibition;

  • 2009: Use of Colour Award, Jersey Textiles Showcase;

  • 2008: Use of Colour Award, Jersey Textiles Showcase;

  • 2007: Composition and Line Award and Judges' Choice Award, Jersey Textiles Showcase;

  • 2006: Working with Colour Award and Working with Recycled Material Award, Artisan Showcase;

  • 2003: Use of Colour Award, Artisan Showcase.