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. In 2003, she co-founded The Brighton Photo Fringe.
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 collaborated with residents to transform a street in Brighton into a series of lightboxes utilizing the windows of small terraced houses.
‘The Instant Garden’ begun in 2008 and is still exhibited widely. It’s an attempt to bridge the ‘hand-made’ elements of highly detailed and painstakingly constructed crafts with the techniques of digital manipulation and construction that have emerged with new twenty-first-century photographic software. The work was awarded a development grant by The Arts Council of England in 2010. It’s also featured in a book by Phaidon on the subject of art and botany.
Her new work, ‘Holding Time’ has been exhibited several times in 2018 and has attracted the attention of hospitals, health practitioners and medical researchers, featuring in this year’s IBCLC and LCGB conferences.