Ann Carlisle

Carlisle’s work ranges from the abstract to the political

Ann Carlisle was born in Templepatrick, Co Antrim, in 1956. She attended the Ulster Polytechnic from 1976-79, moving on to the Chelsea School of Art where she received an MA in 1980.

Carlisle’s work has ranged from the lyrical and abstract, to sophisticated drawings of everyday objects, and on to loaded political and social foragings. As a former editor of Circa magazine, this artist/critic was always concerned with stimulating ideas and debate.

Carlisle is currently Head of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wales College, Newport. Her most recent work has made use of electronically controlled, interactive and multimedia systems. Carlisle has had many solo exhibitions, and her work is featured in numerous public and private collections.