Lisa Crane is a ceramicist and sculptor living in Santa Barbara, California. Her years of work as a psychotherapist, primarily treating victims of abuse in Miami and the mountains of North Carolina, led her to witness the efficacy and power of art as expression and catharsis.
In 2018, Crane was awarded recognition for her work Follow Me Into Your Dreams, exhibited at the Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College in Montecito, CA. Also in 2018, she exhibited at the L H Horton Gallery in Stockton, CA. Currently she is producing a room-sized installation for debut in 2019.
Crane studied sculpture at Miami Dade College and has continued her sculptural education through workshops with fellow artists Lisa Clague, Debra Fritts, Susannah Zucker, Alison Newsome, and Natasha Dikareva. She lives and works at her home in Santa Barbara where she continues to volunteer with children who have experienced abuse and neglect in addition to her artistic practice.
Honorable Mention, 2018 Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art