Born in Warrnambool, Lisa Gorman is known for her vibrant and collaborative designs for one of Australia’s most recognisable fashion labels, Gorman, which she founded in 1999 before departing in 2021.
Following her departure, Lisa's visual art practice centres on her latest series of works entitled Fluorescence. Writing of this work in 2023, Lisa stated, "my curiosity with the non-negotiable creation of a new and unknown colour when weaving inspired me to create these pieces. It's an experiment I’ve witnessed often when designing woven textiles and I was interested to take it into a new medium, with the added elements of translucency and light.
The filtration of light through layers of colour, sliced up repeatedly by the intense neon ‘threads’ are the components that form this re fabricated cloth. However, the rigidity of the acrylic is somewhat reverted back to a cloth-like state with the appearance of colourful tartan projections around the space when light hits the work."