Lisa Osborn has maintained a studio since 1994. Her practice is dedicated to the subject of the figure and the medium of clay.

Osborn recently completed a practice-based PhD at Plymouth University. Her research is currently focused on what happens when we encounter statues and what is revealed about us when that encounter is considered.

Osborn lives and works in south Louisiana in the US.

Selected Education

2018                 PhD Plymouth University, Plymouth UK

1995                  MFA, Massachusetts College of Art, MA

1993                  Certificate in Ceramics, Worcester Center for Crafts, MA

1989                  BA McNeese State University, LA

1981-85            School for the Arts, Boston University, MA

Selected Teaching

2016-17             Transart Institute MFA Advisor

1999-05            Harvard University Visiting Lecturer           

1994-04            Massachusetts College of Art Visiting Lecturer 

1994-Pr.           Outside Advisor and Workshops taught:  Silk screen for ceramic decals, Plaster waste mold making and casting, Anatomy, Life casting, Head Anatomy, Polaroid transfers, Drawing Marathon, Repair any stage of broken clay, Life Drawing, Life modeling.

Selected Exhibitions, Awards, Collections and Publications

2013                 “Wheels and Choices” Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012                 “Reconfiguration” Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

                        “Louisiana Voices” Hilliard Museum, Lafayette LA

2007                 Royal Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004               “Careful” Harvard University, Cambridge MA

2003                Sculpture Magazine “ Spirits in the trees” Review

                        “Proportional Relationships” Hess Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

2001                 Boston Globe “Sculptures, from frightening to fun”ByCate McQuaid

                        Massachusetts Cultural Council   Grant recipient for Craft

                        “Sculpture “ Forest Hills Trust, MA

                        “Recent Ceramic Sculpture” Solo Show Pooke Gallery,  Natick MA

1998, 99, 00   “Art in the Garden” Newton MA

1998                Art New England “The Ceramic Sculpture of Lisa Osborn”

                        Best of show “Lasting Impressions” Boston MA

1997                “Common Ground” Acton Arboretum Acton, MA

                        “Crafts National 31” Zoller Gallery University Park, PA

                        “The Contemporary Figure” Rathbone Gallery Albany, NY

                        “Artists on their own” Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY

                      “3 Configuration” Fort Point Channel Gallery, Boston, MA

                        Hartford Courant “Art of the Matter” By Amy Ash Nixon

                        First Prize “Fin de Sicle” Cambridge, MA

                        Best of Show Award “State of Clay” Lexington, MA

                        Bay Windows Gothic & Gorgeous” By Shawn Hill

                        Boston Globe “Distortion&Terror to exorcise ourselves” Cate McQuaid

1996                 “ Triennial” Fuller Museum of Art, Brocton, MA

                         “Works of the Body” Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

                        “Recent Ceramic Work” Solo Show Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

                         “Figure in Clay” Solo Show Pooke Gallery, Natick, MA

                        Boston Globe “Best of show” By Christine Temin

The New York Times “ ArtSpace”

                        Boston Globe“Don’t be scared- it’s only a gallery” Cate McQuaid

            “The Figure”  Solo Show Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

1995     “Artists on their own” Jane Hartsook Gallery; New York, NY

                        Fine Arts 3D Graduate Award  Massachusetts College of Art

                        Sculpture Award Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT

Collections: Hope Barkan, Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Beth Ann Gerstein, Hilliard Museum of Art,


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