Facebook: Liz Lescault Sculptor
My sculpture reflects my fascination with the natural world in all its forms. I draw my inspiration from elemental forms found in nature. My biomorphic sculptures freely combine and reimagine ontological elements from nature, using imagery from the ocean depths, the detritus of the forest floor, geologic formations and microscopic life. The intent is to create work that can be simultaneously sensual and scientific, beautiful and ominous, daring the viewer to recognize where the inspiration originated. My art is improvisational. I begin with the seed of an idea and a basic form and then let the work evolve spontaneously. The making is mysterious, even to me, and much of what happens when I am working arises from the subconscious.
My primary medium is clay sometimes combined with other media.
1971 B.S., Psychology, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
1974 MEd., University of Massachusetts, British Techniques of Open Education, Thesis: Integrating Arts into the Curriculum
2015 - Otis Street Art Project, studio and art incubator, Mt. Ranier, Md.
2004-2015 Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, Md, Exhibiting Member
2006-2015 McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Md., Exhibitor,
2010-2011 City Gallery, Washington D.C., Exhibiting Member
2006-2008 Red Dirt Studio and Seminar, Studios and Exhibition Space, Mt. Rainier, Md., Exhibiting Member
1987-2013 Scope Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA., Juried Member, Exhibitor
Awards and Exhibitions
2016 "OSAP Overtures", an exhibit of the artists in residence at Otis Street Art Project in conjunction with the Gateway Open Studio Tours, Mt. Ranier Md.
2016 "8 Out of the Box Artists", Otis Street Art Project artists at Artists and Makers, Rockville, Md.
2016 Otis Street Art Project artists at Logan Fringe Art Space, Rockville, Md.
2015 Sculpture Now 2015: Ephemeral, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA, Juror: Holly Koons McCullough
“Sanctuary”, juried exhibition at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC
Selected by Kristi-Anne Caisse, Assistant Director of American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center,
Washington, DC, as one of four center-pieces in SELECT 2015 the WPA’s 34th Exhibition and Gala
2014 “Five Make Art”, Arts/Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, Md., Exhibitor and Curator, October - December
“Full Fathom Five”, collaborative exhibition with Alison Sigethy,VisArts, Gibbs Gallery, Rockville, Md.
"Fathom”, MiniSolos@Touchstone”, juried exhibition at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
2013 Maryland State Individual Artist’s Award
“Sculpture Now”, juried exhibition, Honfleur Gallery, Anacostia Arts Center, DC, Florcy Morrisett, Curator
“Siting Presence”, The American Center for Physics, College Park, Md., Sarah Tanguy, Curator
2012 Featured Artist, “Like.Comment.Share” American University Art Museum, Katzen Art Center, Washington DC
Cover Elan Magazine and feature article, celebrating the arts, February Edition
Daily Campello Art News, selected best organic sculpture at Artomatic
2011 Solo Exhibition, “Xenophilia” Biomorphic Sculpture Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington Md.
“Xenophilia Interpretations” Multi-media, Improvisational Performance, Harmony Hall Regional Center, Producer
Artist of the Month, Arts and Opportunities at Maryland Park and Planning Commission Publication, November
Interview with Gailyn Gwin. CTV Arts and Entertainment, November
Solo Exhibition, “Embers” Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, Md.
2008 Solo Exhibition,“Beauty and the Beast”, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, Md.
Daily Campello Art News, Best Pick of the Bethesda Art Walk Exhibitions for the exhibition “Beauty and the Beast”
“Myth of Permanence”, Exhibition at the National Council of Educations for the Ceramic Arts, Pittsburg, PA
Image of Sculpture featured in Ceramics Monthly “Upfront”, September issue
2006 Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran Silver Anniversary Art Auction, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Exhibitor