Lisa Remers is based in the North-West of England. Having studied Fine Art Printmaking and Painting at Manchester Metropolitan University (BA (hons): 2003) she went on to gain an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at The University of Manchester (2018).
Using print, paint, and, more recently, alternative photographic methods, Lisa’s creative practice captures moments in time. She takes inspiration from the vast landscapes and open spaces of the far north of Scotland, where the timespan of the living planet is evident. Her abstract figurative mark-making and bold use of colour represent the energetic movement of the natural life force. Lisa’s passion for botanical forms continues to be a focus as she takes inspiration from both the aesthetics and healing properties found in plants and trees. She also draws on mythical stories, folklore, astronomy and ancient traditions that connect people, making metaphysical connections through the ebb and flow of seasonal rituals.
Lisa also has a solid curatorial art practice. This includes working with the curatorial and conservation teams at the University of Manchester and The Whitworth Art Gallery managing the wallpaper and textiles collection, and preparing and documenting artworks for exhibitions. Curated exhibitions include: Apna, Ours Yours Everybody’s, Bodies of Colour: Breaking with stereotypes in the wallpaper collection and Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World, The Whitworth Art Gallery: Designer and Curator NHS@70 From Cradle to Grave, The University of Manchester, Chetham’s School of Music.
Lisa is a lecturer in Art and Design within further education and also works as a community artist. She has exhibited her work at Manchester’s BridgewaterHall, Contact Theatre, ArtZu Gallery, Art Room Todmorden, Drawing Room West Didsbury,Scubar York St and the Holden Gallery, MMU. She also has artworks in private collections in Manchester, Nottingham, Scotland and Dubai.