Lisa Pullen
  home     galleries    curriculum vitae    news & text    contacts    mailing list    copyright   

curriculum vitae


Lisa Ann Pullen


Practicing artist




0409 272 690



Date of Birth







Full time practising visual artist.


1976 Completed a foundation year in Art and Design at Victoria College, Prahran Campus.

1977/78 Completed 2 years of a Bachelor of Fine Art at Royal Melbourne Institute of technology.

1988/89/90 Completed 3 years of a Bachelor of Education, Visual Arts at Melbourne University.

2000/2005 Completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Major: Printmaking and Painting.

Professional Development

Collaboration with Angela Gardner to use her poems, printed in letterpress and my linocut prints, to create, 'The Night Ladder' artist book. I worked in conjunction with Fred Pohlmann, master book binder, to complete the artist book.


2009 Held workshops in relief printing at Ithica Tafe Art department.

2006/07 Tutor of printmaking workshops, (linocut printing), for Impress Printmakers QLD.
2007 July/August. Tutor of Lino Printing art classes for the QLD Government, Department of Public Works.

Professional Appointments

Tutor of Lino Printing art classes, for the QLD Government, Department of Public Works.

Individual exhibitions

2004 SoapBox gallery 2-17 September, Recent painting and works on paper, ‘The Circle and the Stain’
2005 Doggett Street Studio 29 July-20 August,'Dream Whispers'.

2014  Percolator Gallery,  'Permeable States', watercolours, prints, and drawings.

Selected group exhibitions

2012 Arc Yinner Gallery, Victoria, Finalist Exhibition.

2011 Circle Gallery,'Gathering leaves' Paintings and prints. Joint exhibition with Gwenn Tasker, 'The Descartes Blues', prints and drawings.

2011 John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle,NSW. 'Happily ever after'.

2010 Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, Brisbane. 'Nightladder' exhibition. Prints inspired by the poems of Angela Gardner.

2010 Umbrella Studio for contemporary art, Townsville. 'Night Ladder', project.

2009 barratt galleries, 'the night ladder' Prints by Lisa Pullen, Gwenn Tasker, Angela Gardner. Poetry by Angela Gardner. Artist Book collaboration by Lisa and Angela.

2007 The Circle Gallery, 'Second Impressions', Impress group show. West End, July/August.

2007 Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery, 'Reel Heroes-Safe Beaches'. Paddington, February.

2006 The Art Factory Gallery, 'First Impressions', Impress group show. South Brisbane, October.

2007 The Circle Gallery, 'Second Impressions', Impress group show. West End, July/August.

2002 The Gun Shop Restaurant, West End, April.

2001 The Star Gallery, Southbank, October.

1997/98 Gallery Aesthete, New Farm

1990 Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, Next Wave, ‘textiles’

Published Papers and Essays

2011. Imprint. The quarterly journal of The Print council of Australia Inc.VOL. 46. No. 2. Article; Fine press collaborations. The Night Ladder and The Twelve Labours, by Angela Gardner, Poet and Visual Artist.


Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence 2001, for studies in the Bachelor of Fine Art.
Finalist in The Thiess Art Award, Brisbane 2005.
Finalist in The SilkCut Award, Melbourne 2006.
Finalist in The SilkCut Award, (Linocut prints), Melbourne 2008.
Finalist in 2010 Libris Award: Australian Artists' Book Prize.
Finalist in National works on paper, 2010.
Finalist in arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing prize 2012.


2008 Projects by Artist-Run Initiatives in the Visual Arts and Craft.
Grant funding for the creation of Artist Books. QLD Government.

Public Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

National Library of Wales, UK.

Griffith Artworks, Griffith University, Brisbane. Private collections in Australia.

James Hardy Collection.

National Gallery of Australia


Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Professional Memberships

Member of Impress printmakers, Queensland.
Member of Umbrella Art Space and Gallery, Townsville