Lisa Creagh graduated from Goldsmiths in 1994, and more recently, with a Masters in Photography from Brighton University. Between 1997 and 2001 she lived and worked as an artist in New York, teaching digital imaging and curating exhibitions. Upon her return she cofounded The Brighton Photo Fringe in 2003, a vital network of photographers, still running in conjunction with the Brighton Photo Biennial.
Creagh's Conceptual art training underpins the sensorial aspects of her technique. Her work centres around dialogues between the mediums of photography, digital imaging and painting. An accomplished painter, she began her career producing photorealistic oils created from analogue photocollage, before moving to an exclusively digital output in 2000.
Her work has often been collaborative in nature: as a producer and curator she has delivered large-scale photographic projects for international artists and delivered talks at various colleges. In 2006 she received critical acclaim for the originality of ‘Tidy Street’ where she transformed a street in Brighton in to a series of lightboxes utilizing the windows of small terraced houses and more recently she has collaborated with a sociologist on a website dedicated to discussions around motherhood, The Parlour.
Prior to her MA she was awarded two Arts Council, England Individual Artists Awards for exhibitions, reviewed in photographic journals and featured on television and radio. 'The Instant Garden', begun in 2008 was awarded a development grant by The Arts Council of England in 2010 and has been exhibited widely. It is featured in a new book by Phaidon on the subject of art and botany. Her new work, 'Holding Time' is under construction.
'Lisa with Primroses' by Neeta Madahar