Lisa Newman joined the Burren College of Art in June, 2015. She previously held positions in Financial Aid and Admissions at Oregon College of Art & Craft (2001-2009) and Pacific Northwest College of Art (1998-2000) in Portland, Oregon.
Lisa is also an artist, curator and writer. She completed a research-based PhD in 2014 at the University of Manchester, UK in performance art history and theory. Lisa also holds an MA in Performance and Cultural Location in Contemporary Europe from Dartington College of Art, and a BS in Fine and Applied Art from the University of Oregon. Her experiences in academia in both the US and the UK have given her an insight and appreciation for international study, and she brings this enthusiam to her current role at BCA.
As a professional artist, she has exhibited work in events and festivals in the US, Canada and across the EU since 1995. She also co-directs with her partner, Llewyn Maire, the independent arts organization-2 Gyrlz Performative Arts.