Excel to host ‘Labyrinth’ exhibition

Artist Lisa Griffin will launch her first solo exhibition, Labyrinth, 7.30pm, Friday November 21, at the Excel Theatre Gallery in Tipperary Town.
Multi award-winning photographer, Lisa Griffin, will launch her first solo exhibition, Labyrinth, 7.30pm, Friday November 21, at the Excel Theatre Gallery in Tipperary Town.

Multi award-winning photographer, Lisa Griffin, will launch her first solo exhibition, Labyrinth, 7.30pm, Friday November 21, at the Excel Theatre Gallery in Tipperary Town.

In 2014 Lisa was awarded a degree in Fine Art, specialising in Printing Making through photography, from the Centre of Creative Arts and Media, Galway. While still a student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Lisa was given her own portfolio page at Vogue Italia (http://www.vogue.it), and three of her photographs were shortlisted, with one awarded a bronze medal, in the 2013 Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year Award (http://irishtimes.picturk.com/pages/shortlist ).

Since graduation, in August 2014 Lisa has been awarded a Gold Medal in the “Shoot the Face’ section of ‘Shoot the Frame’ competition, a US International Photographic Competition, for both amateur and professional photographers. (http://shoottheframe.com/about/)

Having recently returned from a prestigious fashion shoot, located in Iceland, Lisa will soon be releasing exclusive pieces from her recent work in weeks to follow. She will be posting more details on her website in the coming weeks. http://www.lisagriffinphotography.com/

As well as images of fashion and portraiture, Lisa’s arresting photographs explore notions of self-value, feminine beauty, isolation and alienation.

In their feature on Ireland and the Irish, the US journal Literary Orphans selected Lisa’s work because, they say, they wanted an artist who “captured the fantastic magic of Ireland, not because they read about it and imitated, but because they found a type of magic in their own lives, a life based in Ireland”. The Literary Orphans article gave high praise to Lisa’s photography, saying it “falls somewhere between beauty and dream, and through her eyes we are instantly transported to a storybook […] Her imagery signifies an element to Irish art ranging from Yeats to Wilde, an element that ensnares us even as it vanishes in our digital era”. (http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/lisa-griffin-artist-profile/ )

Lisa’s work has also been featured on the online poetry journal, Bare Hands, in the Cork Evening Echo and the Irish Times.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see, and buy, new works by this exciting new artist.