Born in Sydney. Lives and works in Sydney.
Lisa Sammut’s practice explores cosmic-oriented philosophies of being and belonging through material production and spatial situations, including kinetic and prop-like woodwork sculpture, video art and immersive model-based installation. Recent solo exhibitions include tapestries for galaxies, Verge Gallery (2017); around the time, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, 2017; for the time being, Bus Projects, 2016; and every now and then, Firstdraft, 2015. Lisa has participated in numerous curated group shows including Conscious Process, Artbank, 2018; World Material, Darren Knight Gallery, 2017; As if light could be translated, Firstdraft, 2015; Specific Gravity, Moana Project Space, 2015; Forever is an optimistic view, Archive_ 2015, Material Rites, MOP Projects, 2013; and Future War, Firstdraft, 2013. In 2016, Lisa received the Churchie Emerging Art Sam Whiteley Memorial Commendation Prize as well as a Sainsbury Sculpture Grant to undertake an intensive woodcarving course at the Geisler-Moroder Schnitz und Bildhauerschule in Tirol, Austria in 2017. Lisa is currently a resident artist at Parramatta Artist Studios.