Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident 2021
Liisa Nelson was born and raised in Montana. The wildness of nature and quietude of mountains is in her blood.
In 2018 she graduated with an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She holds a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University and a post-baccalaureate from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
She has been an Artist in Residence at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute (JCI) (Jingdezhen, China) in Fall 2019, and Visiting Artist at The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) (Beijing, China) in Spring 2019. She has taught as instructor of record at Alfred University and acted as informal advisor to the students at Alfred, JCI, and CAFA. In 2020, Nelson founded Theorii Contemporary Art Space, an experimental gallery that is currently transitioning from brick-and-mortar to a digital and pop-up based project.
Her work is in several private and museum collections nationally and internationally.