My art practice investigates industrialisation, rurality & remoteness, and future utopias with a hint of humour. My work often begins from drawings that are then reconfigured into prints, sculptures/miniatures, animations/video, and installations. These initial drawings take inspiration from ways that society has an impact on the environment: extraction & collection, destruction, transformation of land, and repetitive acts of building. By working from and adding to this collection of drawings and reimagining them into new works, I acknowledge troubling practices while exploring whimsical alternatives.
Lisa Theriault is an artist and curator of Acadian/Jersey/Irish descent. Originally from Charlottetown, PE, she is currently based in Montreal. Her art practice uses humour to critically look at the role of industry in our society, while drawing from personal and regional histories. She is the co-founder of the online project Closet Gallery and has exhibited and curated works at venues across Eastern Canada including Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB), Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, NB), Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre (Sackville, NB), Saint John Arts Centre (Saint John, NB), and small town market gallery (Charlottetown, PE).