“My primary drive as a visual artist has been that of story telling from a personal point of departure or connection. Through my work I attempt to question and destabilize my own understanding of personal and collective identity.
I am drawn to historical documents and artifacts as a place to initiate visual exploration. These images that are, or were, commonly found in Canadian school textbooks play a role in our formative internal visual foundation. The shared nature of these artifacts, gives me a point of departure from which to question and explore my own understanding of personal and collective identity.” -L. Creskey
Lisa Creskey studied art at the Ottawa School of Art, Studio Art/Art History at Concordia University, and painting at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her work has been exhibited and purchased for private and public collections in Canada, the United States, France, Latvia, Taiwan and Korea.
She was a finalist in the 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, the 2012 Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota and received an Honourable Mention in the 2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale. She received the 2016 Craft Ontario Mid-Career Award of Excellence, the 2017 Ottawa New Art Festival award for Best In Show, the 2017 Prix Oeuvre de l’annee en Outaoais (Conseil des arts et des lettres de Quebec) and the 2018 Craft Ontario Helen Copeland Ceramics Award. For 2019, she has been selected for the Gyeonggi Ceramics Competition and will be participating in the Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program in Taipei.
She lives with her family and maintains a studio outside Chelsea, Quebec.