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:

2020: Finalist, Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2020: Take Away, Artsite Galleries, Sydney

2020: Self Portraits in the Age of Covid-19, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW

2019: In Our Nature, Broadhurst Gallery, NSW 

2019: Introductions, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW

2019: Finalist, 57th Annual Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre 

2019: Packsaddle 2019, New England Regional Art Gallery and Museum (NERAM), Armidale, NSW

2019: Collectors Choice 2019, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW

2018: Better Homes and Gardens, Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW

2018: UNSW Annual Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, NSW

2017: The Beholders Eye, Aurora Galleries, Summer Hill, NSW

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

2017: Not a Stat, AD Space, Sydney, NSW

2013: Shades of Blue, Billich Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Awards:

2020: Finalist, Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2019: Finalist, 57th Annual Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre 

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

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

2013: People’s Choice Award, GAPE, Gilroy

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

2012: People’s Choice Award, GAPE, Gilroy

Media:

"Introductions" Three Emerging Artists: Lisa Carrett: Eunjoo Jang: Claudio Valenti: 31 August - 29 September, Artsite, 2019

“It's in Our Nature: Botanicals on Show at Broadhurst Gallery.” St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, 8 May 2019

“AD Space Archive 2017.” Arc UNSW Student Life, 13 September, 2017

Image courtesy of Sarah Finnegan Photography