ABOUT 
 

Lisa Della Chiesa, a Textile Artist and Costume Designer, holds a First Class Honours degree in Applied Materials with a focus on Textiles Art and Artefact from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Further enriching her skills, she completed a semester at MOME University in Budapest, specialising in Textile and Fashion Design.

Currently residing between Dublin and the West of Ireland, Lisa is a concept-driven artist dedicated to zero-waste cutting and the use of second-hand or locally sourced materials.

Her artistic approach revolves around constructing narratives through textiles, utilising the body as a canvas for exploration. She has designed and made wearable sculptures in response to themes such as body dysmorphia, consumption and climate change.

Lisa was privileged to work for designer Lucinda Graham, contributing to projects like “The Nothing Compares Documentary” by Kathryn Ferguson. She has collaborated with Director Jill Beadsworth and Artist Shona MacGillivray. 

Driven by a love for electronic music, contemporary dance and performance art, Lisa has found her calling in costumes for stage and screen productions. Her fascination lies in understanding how costumes contribute to a performers’ immersion and transformation in their roles. Currently pursuing an MFA in Stage Design at The Lir Academy, Lisa is majoring in Costume Design, aiming to further develop her skills and apply them innovatively and ethically in the creation of costumes that breathe life into scripts.




EXHIBITIONS 


‘Cloak Of Renewal’ Performance Art, Gort - February 2024 


‘The Eco Showboat’, Human Lab, Electric Picnic - September 2022 

2022 ‘Biosphere’, The NCAD Gallery - June 2022 

‘Solastalgia’, NCAD Degree Show - June 2022 

‘The Boudoir Collection’, Emerge Art - March 2021 

‘Creation In Solitude’, KAVA Courthouse - September 2020 

‘Soon Is Now’, The Guinness Storehouse - July 2020 

‘The Mask Project’, The Curators - July 2020 


PUBLICATIONS 


Stitched With Lisa Della Chiesa, Void Magazine - 2023

Irish Arts Review, New Generation Gallery - 2022

‘The White Cube Theory and the power of the artwork inside and outside of the museum’.
Published at mome.hu - March 2021-May 2021

Glitch Magazine, December Issue - 2021


AWARDS

Scholarship Holder - European Forum Alpback - 2023
Shortlisted for Future Makers - Issued by DCCI - 2022