Lisa Pullen


PLACE OF STUDY: 2000/2005 Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA, Griffith University in 2005. Majored in printmaking, and in painting; 1988/89/90 Completed three years of a Bachelor of Education, Visual Arts at Melbourne University; 1977/78 Completed two years of Bachelor of Fine Art RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 1976 Foundation Art and Design at Victoria College,Prahran VIC, Australia

STATEMENT: Lisa Pullen’s visual imagery is based on a keen sense of mythology, story-telling and personal history. Her drawings, in stark and menacing ink and pencil, build her personal vision of characters quirkily, with their palpable and thought-provoking sense of quandary, into the context of the contemporary. These preparatory drawings are transcribed onto lino blocks and carved.  She scrutinizes the characters and stories to reduce them to their indelible being, their bare bones, dramatically printed in her trademark red and black.

The Night Ladder, 2009, Deluxe Book/Book, 32pp + double-page foldout, bound, hard cover linoprint inset into black leather with title in red stamped lettering; images (Lisa Pullen)two colour linoprint, text letterpress (Angela Gardner)Times and Albertus, on paper Magnani Velata Avorio 140gsm (200gsm 15 x single sheets in books); archival quality, limited edition of 10 (plus 15 loose leaf linen cover), signed by both artist and author ISBN: 978-0-9804863-2-2 assisted by Visual Arts & Crafts grant from Arts Queensland;  Closed head to tail 420mm, spine to foredge 300mm, Deluxe Books open 420mm x 600mm; Sale price Deluxe Book AUD2000/GBP 975, Linen covered Book AUD1500/GBP 725 includes overseas p&p by special delivery.