Artist's painting and sculpturing tools.

 

Lisa Travers is a neurodiverse multi-disciplinary artist based in Bristol, England. Her works are heavily influenced by pattern and geometry and predominantly made from materials destined for landfill. They explore issues relevant to Lisa’s life such as feminism, health, social and environmental issues. 

Kaleidoscopes are Lisa’s current obsession. She loves the way different elements come together to form a completely new idea. Her three-dimensional collages resemble kaleidoscopes, the original slices of material transform and become something new, almost resembling life forms. These multi layered pieces are all painstakingly hand cut using optical surgery scissors and knives. 

Lisa takes inspiration from many sources – folk stories, pop art, victoriana, circus, biology, horror, entomology, curiosity cabinets, sci fi, pop culture, psychiatry, psychedelia, geometry, the grotesque and the surreal. She is influenced by artists Louise Nevelson, Joseph Cornell, Yayoi Kusama and Sebastian Wahl.


Lisa has exhibited in shows at the RWA, Spike Island and Bruton Art Factory and has made work for Bestival and Glastonbury Festivals. 

 

2013-2016, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of West of England, Bristol
2011-2013, Access to HE Art and Design, Diploma, City of Bristol College, Bristol

EDUCATION
EXHIBITIONS

2020, The People's Exhibition, PRSC, Bristol

2020, The People's Exhibition, PRSC, Bristol

2019, Artist Tenants Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

2019, Solaris, The Malago, Bristol

2019, Summer Exhibition, Clifton Arts Club, Bristol

2019, Visage, The Malago, Bristol

2019, Fantastic and Strange, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath

2019, In Mind, The Malago, Bristol

2018, Proper Bristol, PRSC, Bristol

2018, Equinox, The Island, Bristol

2018, Artists Tenants Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

2018, Solstice, The Malago, Bristol

2018, Shangri La Takeover, Bruton Art Factory, Bruton

2017, Equinox, The Malago, Bristol

2017, Artist Tenants Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

2017, Bath Open Arts Prize, Fringe Arts Bath, 44AD, Bath

2017, 24 Jam, The Island, Bristol

2016, Stranger Worlds, The Royal Arcade, Boscombe
2016, RWA Open, RWA, Bristol
2016, Open Gallery, The Island, Bristol
2016, No Laughing No Barking, Spike Island, Bristol
2016, Spike Open, Spike Island, Bristol
2016, The End, 123 Space, Bristol
2016, Synaesthesia, 123 Space, Bristol
2016, Parallels, The Island, Bristol
2015, Bullshit, The Bull, Liverpool
2015, Spike Open, Spike Island, Bristol
2015, Hidden, The Station, Bristol
2015, Work Out Work In, Online Exhibition
2015, ON, Southbank, Bristol
2014, Level One 2, Spike Island, Bristol
2014, Confessions, The Crofters Rights, Bristol
2014, Lila, All Hallows Hall, Bristol
2013, Level One, Spike Island, Bristol
2011, Freak Street Collective, Freak Street Studios, Bristol

DESIGN WORK

 

2020, Yours Truthfully, Shangri-lart, Lost Horizons online festival

2017, Club Dada, Bestival

2017, Shangri-la, Glastonbury Festival, Pilton

2017, Loco Club, Bristol

2017, The Island, Bristol

ART TRAILS/FAIRS

2020, St Werburghs Art Trail Online, Bristol

2020, Bristol Markets Online

2020, The People's Art Fair, PRSC, Bristol

2019, Bristol Bazaar, Bristol

2019, Made In Bristol, Bristol

2019, Totterdown Art Trail, Bristol

2019, St Werburghs Art Trail, Bristol

2019, Open Studios, The Island, Bristol

2019, Easton Arts Trail, Bristol

2019, St George Art Trail, Bristol

2018, Bristol Bazaar, Bristol

2018, Totterdown Art Trail, Bristol

2018, St Werburghs Art Trail, Bristol

2018, Open Studios, The Island, Bristol

2018, Estate of The Arts Art Fair, Bristol

2018, South Bristol Art Trail, Bristol

2017, Totterdown Art Trail, Bristol

2017, Open Studios, The Island, Bristol

2017, The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London

2016, Open Studios, The Island, Bristol