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Lisa Carter Grist is an artist living and working in north Wales. She is primarily concerned with the way in which figuration and abstraction work together and she freely blends the real and the imagined. Her work is informed by nature’s processes and the intricacies of her immediate environment and lifelong collected references. Dualities merge, interior and exterior, abstraction and representation, painting and drawing, gesture and restraint, portrait and landscape. Her approach is intuitive and is like life, unplanned and unpredictable.

‘The world seen and felt, gestures, colours and marks reach out to meet literary and visual references and my own lived experience and imagination. The uncertainty of this process inspires me, it is an in-between space that I am compelled to explore a world where everything is connected and communicates freely with everything else.’

Lisa Carter Grist holds a BA (Theatre Design) from Central Saint Martin’s (1994). Her paintings have been selected for the Beep Painting Biennale (2020) and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2019 and 2015) and the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2019, 2013 and 2009. She has exhibited at Somerset House, Utopia, 2016, MOSTYN, Mail Art 2019 and received two Arts Council of Wales awards, (2012, 2011).

Recent group exhibitions include: Wish You Were Here, Terrace Gallery, (group show curated by Jon Purday) London, 2022, Works on Paper and Small Paintings, Oriel Davies, 2022, Hastings Contemporary, A Generous Space, 2021, (group show curated by Matthew Burrows MBE), Terrace Gallery, London, Flirting With The Border Guards, (group show curated by Jonathan Ridge).

Recent solo presentations include: Oriel Ffin Y Parc, 2023, 2021, Booklungs, Scenes and Sketches Safle Celf, Caernarfon, 2021 and 'Wayfinding' Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, 2023.