Lisa Pearce

Associate Professor of Art, Gallery Director & Studio

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142 Gaddy-Hamrick
(919) 760-2252

Areas of Expertise

  • Mixed-media sculpture with a particular interest in glass, ceramics and metals.
  • Fiber arts such as felt making and hand dyeing.
  • Art and the community. Working with service projects and public art to bring art as an enrichment and identity to the environment.

Work Experience

Professional biography

Lisa F. Pearce has been teaching art in public schools, museums and at the college level since 1993. She holds an MFA in Sculpture with a MEd in Art Education with further studies at Penland School of Crafts, Bullseye Glass, Tin City Glass, John Campbell Folk School and the Corning Museum of Glass. She is an exhibiting mixed media artist and an artist member of Artspace and has held numerous board positions with the NC Art Education Association and a past president and current member of Tri State Sculptors. Her artwork primarily encompasses cast or fused glass, ceramics and metal work as well as other media. She has created semi to permanent public artwork for the NC Department of Public Instruction, tactile art for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, Olds Elementary and Meredith College. In her studio classes she brings unique techniques and media that challenge and empower the student’s sense of self as a creative and critical thinker. Casting metals, glass, paper, wood working, stone carving and welding are a few of the experiences that her students accomplish. As Gallery Director she brings exhibitions that provide diversity in media and content with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary interests.

Academic Credentials

MFA Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MEd in Art Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BA in Studio Art with an Art Education Concentration (K-12 Licensure) Meredith College, Raleigh, NC


Bobbi Bowman Scholarship NCAEA
“Best in Show” NCAEA Region 3 Exhibition Frankie G. Weems Gallery Meredith College
“Top 20 NC Sculptors” Awarded by Raleigh Arts Commission Designation as well as Invitational Sculpture Exhibition
“New Works” Exhibition Honorable Mention for mixed-media sculpture ArtSpace Gallery, Raleigh NC 
“Alpha Female” People’s Choice Award Raleigh Arts Commission Red Wolf Ramble Public Art Installation 
"Caldwell County 7th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition" Merit Award  

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