Lisa Grennell

Timaru born, New Zealand’s contemporary artist Grennell graduated Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design in Nelson (2010) and is living on the South Island in rural Glenhope. Lisa’s studio sits amongst some of New Zealand’s most beautiful Alpine country; where native bird life and fauna flourish. She has chosen a more simplistic lifestyle with solar and wind turbine for power and natural streams and rain for water, Lisa feels her art is stripped to a more simplistic aesthetic

From the Artist

“With my own personal journey raising children as inspiration, she draws from nostalgic moments to alleviate the solace of ‘the empty nest’. I use imagery of children with flowers, animals and insects questioning young people’s view of the world, seeing a disconnection from nature with modern technology.

I often wonder what the future holds for following generations. I question whether my grandchildren will ever experience the majestic beauty of nature or will it be an app on the latest iPhone. I like to involve the viewer into the work via the reflective surface. By looking/reading the gaze is returned, the spectator becomes the narrative and in turn, part of the problem and solution.”

Recent Exhibitions & Awards

2019 Summer Salon, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, New York.

2019 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong.

2019 Christchurch Artshow, New Zealand.

2019 Beautiful Beasts, Little River Gallery, New Zealand.

2018 VEFA Fine Artshow (Soldout), Auckland, New Zealand.

2018 Dunedin Artshow, New Zealand.

2018 Christchurch Artshow, New Zealand.

2018 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong.

2019 and 2018 Winner, Lawson’s Dry Hills People’s Choice Award, Christchurch Artshow

2018 Winner, Lawson’s Dry Hill People’s Choice Award, Dunedin Artshow

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