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Lisa Richardson

Course Leader – MA Illustration

Postgraduate Higher Diploma (Slade) UCL, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Lisa Richardson graduated from The Slade School of Art with a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work at the Serpentine Gallery, The Royal College of Art and the ICA. 

Through her fine art practice which includes drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, installation, performance and film, Richardson explores the female artist’s body as a site for transformation. 

She is a member of the drawing based Transformative Matter Research Group at AUB.

She most recently exhibited with two other female artists Dr. Clair Chinnery and Janice Howard at The Glass Tank Gallery at Oxford Brookes University in ‘Within and Between: Women, Bodies, Generations’ in April 2019. 



Professional practice

Richardson is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MA Illustration. She has extensive experience working with both BA and MA Illustration and Fine Art students. 

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association for Art Historians (2019–Present)
  • Member of the Association of Illustrators (2010–Present)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2008–Present)

Research Specialism

Richardson’s practice employs a diverse range of disciplines, including sculpture, moving image, performance, drawing, installation, and ceramics. in the exploration of issues that deal with theatricality, the abstract and visceral body. The starting point is often the embarrassed (or) absurd fleshy body that we all inhabit. Work to date has often incorporated the juxtaposition of incongruous materials and techniques in order to produce poetic and at times comic and absurd objects. The function of found objects, craft materials, and furniture is re-imagined and antagonized, breathing new life and narratives into them through documented performance and object-making.

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