Lisa Theriault primarily creates drawings using coloured pencils, but she also makes videos, animations, installations, and miniatures. The scenes she creates are often devoid of humans, acting as theoretical playgrounds for her reflections on place. In looking closer at the construction of spaces, she looks to gain an understanding of the cultural and societal influences that are inherent within placemaking.
She is especially interested in using parallel perspective in her drawings, a method of representing three-dimensional spaces that appears flattened and continuous. The process is methodical and planned as she uses measurements to keep a consistent scale, yet it produces strange and impossible spaces.
Lisa Theriault is a visual artist and arts worker based in Brookfield, PEI. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University and has most notably presented artworks at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, and Artch Montréal. Her work has been supported by the Quebec Arts Council and PEI Artist Grants and is in collections at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the PEI Art Bank.
She has nearly a decade of experience in arts administration at galleries, centres, and other arts organisations. She is deeply invested in local arts communities and increased support for the arts, and she currently undertakes this work in her role as the Executive Director of the artist-run centre this town is small.