Profile

American-born artist / designer Lisa Farmer makes leather objects that are created to be honored for their inherent beauty. Her labour intensive design pieces are both sculpture and product. Utilising premium vegetable tanned leather and immense craftsmanship, she combines traditional leather-working skills with contemporary technologies, producing avant-garde works distinguished by their originality and timelessness.

A graduate from East Carolina University (USA) with a Bachelor Fine Arts in Visual Communication, Lisa now has her own studio practice in Milan where she designs and meticulously crafts contemporary art objects. Her works are produced upon commission and sold to private clients and a small selection of stores worldwide.

Pieces from Lisa Farmer have been exhibited in prestigious galleries such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Bilston Craft Gallery in West Midlands and at the Saatchi Gallery during COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. Her work has received recognition and been featured in numerous Italian and International magazines and online publications.

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Exhibitions

2015
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London UK, May
PLAYING WITH TRADITION, OPW, Dublin Ireland, June
BLUECOAT DISPLAY CENTER, Liverpool, UK, May
TASCHEN!, Deutsches Ledermuseum Offenbach, Germany, January – June

 

2014
PAST, PRESENTS, FUTURE, Jaggedart, London, UK, December
EDINBURGH ART FAIR, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, UK, November
JAPANNED, Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, UK, August
CASINO MARINO, Dublin, Ireland, July
MILANO MAKERS, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy, April
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, May

 

2013
MILANO MAKERS, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy, April
BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY, West Midlands, UK, December
MACEF, Milan, Italy, January

2012
V&A, “The Power of Making” London, UK – September – January

 

2011
MACEF Milan, Italy, January
TRIENNALE DI MILANO “MiArti” Fuorisalone, Milan, April

 

2010
T HOTEL Cagliari, Sardinia, December

 

2009
STARK Berlin Fashion Week, January
FABBRICA DEL VAPORE Salone del Mobile, Milan
CLOUDNINE Milan Fashion Week, September

 

2008

FABBRICA DEL VAPORE, Milan