In Conversation: Lisa Turner and Christopher Hartshorne

Lisa Turner and Christopher Hartshorne

Date and Time

Wed May 1, 2019 2:30pm


As part of the the 2019 Faculty Biennial at the Western Gallery, a series of noon artist talks will be held. The artists will discuss their process, history, and exhibited works.

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Lisa Turner

“During the past nine years, my artistic practice has made use of popular imagery to examine mass media, material culture and consumerism. In particular I am interested in the vast number of products available for purchase online today and the contemporary buying behavior that results from computers offering a 24-hour shop window. This modern convenience of online shopping has led me to create work that reinterprets this experience and the items for sale, while exploring themes of desire, security and happiness, within contemporary culture.”


Lisa Turner received her MFA specializing in Printmaking from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and BFA from NSCAD University (Halifax, NS).

Christopher Hartshorne

“I use and reuse my expansive library of hand-cut woodblocks to create large-scale, multi-block prints. I utilize stencils, isolating sections of blocks to connect printed elements like puzzle pieces. The prints often illustrate turbulent forces, chaos, and expulsions, which conjure connections to the natural processes within biology, chemistry and physics. More poetic than scientifically accurate, the prints fabricate their own rules and language. On a grand scale they allude to the mystery of natural forces and fictionalize all that exists beyond the limits of our perception.”


Christopher Hartshorne received his BFA in Illustration from The Columbus College of Art and Design and MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

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