BIOGRAPHY

Lisa Carrett is an Australian artist. In 2019, Carrett graduated from UNSW Art and Design with a BFA (Honours).  Her work explores both the suburban and rural landscape, reflective of her own childhood experience of moving throughout NSW. Her paintings often draw upon archival imagery as she records her homes both past and present. Abstraction coupled with a figurative, painterly approach, allows her to move between both familiar and uncanny spaces. Through exploring internal and external features of the home, Carrett seeks to capture the psyche of these domestic sites. Washboard houses sit in moody, isolated backdrops. Banksia’s float through uncharted terrain. Carrett’s works are autobiographical references to the experience of growing up within post-colonial, working class Australian neighbourhoods. Carrett’s paintings evoke a sense of nostalgia and familiarity, yet through what Carrett describes as, “the uncanny archives,” simultaneously references darker histories. She is represented by Artsite Galleries.

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Education:

 

2015- 2018: UNSW Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2013: Shades of Blue, Billich Gallery, The Rocks

2017: The Beholders Eye, Aurora Galleries, Summer Hill

2017: Home is where the heart is, Spirit of Soul Festival, Courtesy of the Artist, The Loft

2017: Not a Stat, AD Space

2018: Better Homes and Gardens, Adelaide Perry Gallery

2018: UNSW Annual Exhibition, UNSW Galleries 

2019: In Our Nature, Broadhurst Gallery 

2019: Introductions, Artsite Galleries 

2019: Finalist, Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre 

 

Awards:

 

2012: People’s Choice Award, GAPE, Gilroy

2013: People’s Choice Award, GAPE, Gilroy

2013: Finalist, The Young Archie, Art Gallery of NSW

2017: Finalist, Home is where the heart is, Spirit of Soul Festival, The Loft

2018: Shortlisted, TWT Award, The Annual, UNSW Art and Design

 

Volunteering:

2017: The Beholders Eye, Aurora Galleries, Summer Hill

2017: The Big Anxiety Festival, UNSW Art and Design

2017: Ritual Intimacy, UNSW Art and Design

2017: Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography, UNSW Art and Design

2018: Enough Khalas, UNSW Art and Design

2018: A&D Postgrad Projects, UNSW Art and Design

2018: In Your Dreams, UNSW Art and Design

2018: A&D ANNUAL, UNSW Art and Design

Image courtesy of Sarah Finnegan Photography