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Lisa Chandler


Member since: 6 March 2012
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My art practice involves global wandering to experience places and spaces, punctuated by intense months of studio-based work.

I am fascinated with changing places and spaces in global cities. My paintings investigate the tensions between place and non-place. Urban structures and people intertwine through a process of layering, obliterating and tracing.

I have a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland and I presented my thesis paper ‘Negotiating the Non-Place’ at the Affective Landscapes Conference at the University of Derby, England in 2012. 

In that same year I completed an art project at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In 2013 I undertook a residency in Singapore and in 2014, I spent two months on the Red Gate Residency in Beijing. In 2016 I undetook a four month residency in Leipzig, Germany.

I live and work in Nelson, New Zealand and Leipzig, Germany.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018
Art 12:13PM
New Zealand artist Lisa Chandler traces Nelson's history in new exhibition

NELSON — Lisa Chandler - Traces of the Past Parker Gallery Nelson, 28 February to 21 March 2018 Dividing her time between Germany and New Zealand, Tasman artist Lisa Chandler combines her two homes in 'Traces from the Past'.


Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Art 8:07PM
The mere passage of time makes us all exiles

NELSON — The effects of migration, gentrification and alienation are explored in Lisa Chandler's latest exhibition "Passage' now showing at RED Art Gallery in Nelson, New Zealand. From migrant workers in Singapore, to the older generation being forced out of traditional hútòngs in Beijing, and gentrification displacing the working class in Leipzig.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Art 5:10PM
New Zealand artist Lisa Chandler develops stronger ties in Asia with new exhibition

A new year, a new artist collective, and a new international exhibition for New Zealand artist Lisa Chandler.


Friday, 6 May 2016
Art 9:22PM
Abandoned building or 12th century Church? Kiwi artist Lisa Chandler in Leipzig.

NELSON — Abandoned building or 12th century Church? Most tourists would opt for the Church but New Zealand painter Lisa Chandler has become fascinated with the manifold abandoned urban-scapes of Leipzig in Germany.


Monday, 7 September 2015
Art 2:11PM
China comes to Nelson . . . .

NELSON — Imagine if all our cities were exactly the same.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Art 11:28AM
Artist exhibits paintings based on Singapore's urban spaces

WELLINGTON CITY — slice - the multi-layered spaces of Singapore Lisa Chandler, an artist based in Ruby Bay, Tasman, was in Singapore in May and June this year on an art residency at Instinc Gallery.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Art 10:08PM
Art Miles - Artist Lisa Chandler abroad

NELSON — Nelson based painter Lisa Chandler has been running up quite a few air miles lately for her art.


Saturday, 24 March 2012
News 3:10PM
Mapua Artist heading to International Conference in England

MAPUA — When NZ artist, Lisa Chandler, spotted a news item about an international conference on 'Affected Landscapes' late last year she didn't think for a minute that she would be invited to be a part of it.