Lisa Brawn is a Calgary based artist specializing in painted woodcut blocks. Her work is in public collections such as The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Civic Art Collection, and The University of Lethbridge collection, as well as in private collections across Canada, Europe, and the United States. Her work has been featured on banners for Calgary Bridges, Calgary Parks, and Fort Calgary, and there is a large scale permanent installation of her woodblocks at Inglewood’s Festival Hall.
In her twenty year career as a professional artist, Lisa has been featured in 25 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 40 group exhibitions from Victoria, Seattle and Los Angeles, to Halifax, Chicago and New Orleans. She received international attention for her large scale interactive, solar-powered sculptural installation, Helios, at the Leighton Art Centre, which was featured on CBC’s As It Happens, and picked up by media outlets from Canada to Brazil.
“ My carved and painted woodcuts of Snowy Owl, Crow, Robin, and Chickadee symbolize stages of healing. The Snowy Owl represents perspective, distance, stillness, and the ability to see in the dark. The Crow is a clever and inventive problem-solver. The Robin symbolizes the first sign of Spring; hopefulness and clarity. Finally, the Chickadee is lightness, curiosity, and joy. I am very honoured to be able to contribute to the YW Hub facility project.”