Projects & Exhibits


Undergraduate Education

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking concentration, graduated 1986.

Selected Exhibitions

League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, Sunapee, NH: “Living with Crafts,” juried group exhibition; 2017.

The Gallery at League Headquarters, Concord, NH: “Pushing the Limits,” juried group exhibition; 2017.

League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, Sunapee, NH: “Living with Crafts,” juried group exhibition; 2016.

The Gallery at League Headquarters, Concord, NH: “Bowl Me Over,” juried group exhibition; 2016.

The Gallery at League Headquarters, Concord, NH: “Continuing the Tradition,” juried group exhibition; 2016.

Artist Knot Gallery, Andover, NY: “American Celtic,” invitational group exhibition; 2012.

Holy Nativity Church, Los Angeles, CA: “American Celtic,” invitational group exhibition; 2011.

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH: “Love, Lust & Desire II,” juried group exhibition; 2010.

City Super Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan: “Proj: Exhibition II,” invitational group exhibition; 2005.

City Super Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong: “Proj: Exhibition,” invitational group exhibition; 2004.

Franklin Mint Museum, Franklin Center, PA: “Reflections of the Emerald Isle: An Exhibition of Irish Art,” invitational group exhibition; 2002.

New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH: “Mythic Proportions,” solo exhibition; 2002.

Gallery at Wren, Bethlehem, NH: “Geometric Incantations,” solo exhibition; 2001.

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH: “Biennial 2001,” juried group exhibition; 2001.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IO: “A Question of Faith,” juried group exhibition; Juror: Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor, Art in America; 2001.

Awards, Honors, and Organizations

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen: Juried member in the wood media category, 2015.

Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers: Member since 2013.

Form of 1973 Mentor Fellowship: St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH. A peer nominated award that funds professional development opportunities for faculty and staff; 2010.

Guest Lecturer: National Science Bowl, U.S. Department of Energy, Chevy Chase, MD. I spoke on the topic: “Fairest Mysterious: Standing at the Cradle of True Art and Science”, exploring mathematics as a source of creative inspiration in the fine arts; 2004.

Artist Residency & Fellowship: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL. I was awarded a Ragdale Foundation/NEA Fellowship for residency, travel and stipend, for a four week stay at Ragdale in spring of 2002.

Kickham Watercolor Award: Juror’s award for my entry in the “Biennial 2001” exhibition. New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

Selected Publications

Journal of Undergraduate Research: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Washington, DC. Design and copy editing for Vol. III, 2003.

Celtic Connections Magazine: Weymouth, England. “Artwork by Lisa Laughy”: article, cover artwork, black and white interior illustrations for Issue 33, Winter, 2000.

PARABOLA Magazine: New York, NY. Black and white illustrations accompanying articles by Jan Darby and Mara Freeman for Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter 2000; Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 1999; Vol. 24, No.1, Spring 1999.

Selected Commissions

Shattuck Fellows Plaque: Design and carving of a plaque for Shattuck Fellows award recipients. St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH; 2013-14.

Form Plaque Project: Design and carving of Form plaques from 1991 to the present. St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH; 2010 to present.

Ecclesiastical Artwork Commission: Design and creation of the site-specific artwork “Baptismal Triptych”, a large-scale articulated painted panel triptych, for permanent display above the baptismal font at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Groveton, NH; 2003.

Logo Design: Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc. Organization logo and promotional image design for the Pollyanna sculpture located in Littleton, NH; 2003.

Desk Calendar and Greeting Card Designs: Artwork for a 2004 calendar, and a variety of greeting card designs for The Printery House, Conception, MO; 2002-2005.

Music CD Artwork: Color artwork for “Irish Music Festival 2001” CD packaging, Kaleidoscope Music, London, England; 2001.

Logo Design: Association for Psychological Type, Glenview, IL. Logo design for this international organization that provides Myers-Briggs testing training; 2000.

Selected Bibliography

News & Events: St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH. “Form Plaques Dedicated” by Jana Brown; June 6, 2013.

News & Events: St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH. “Form Plaques Dedicated” by Jana Brown; June 5, 2012.

Make Magazine: “Breathtaking Moleskine Art” by Gareth Branwyn; December 14th, 2008. LINK

Plymouth Magazine: Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. “Beyond the Ninth Wave” by Elizabeth Cheney; Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Summer, 2003.

New Hampshire Magazine: Manchester, NH. “The Intricacies of History” by Susan Sauer; Vol. 16, No. 9, September, 2002.

Portsmouth Herald: Portsmouth, NH. “For a Respite From Summertime’s Crowds” by Laura Pope; July 29, 2002.

The Boston Globe: Boston, MA. “N.H. Artist’s Colorful, Intricate Celtic Art Mesmerizes” by Lylah M. Alphonse; March, 14, 2002.


2 thoughts on “Projects & Exhibits

  1. Hi Lisa,

    My name is Dave McCusker, and I live in Concord. I also worked at SPS several years ago. A colleague and fellow SPS alum shared your website with me, as he knows that I appreciate Celtic knot and Tree of Life art, and thought I’d appreciate seeing your artwork. He was right…I love your paintings and wood designs. Do you have a gallery or is your website where one can see all of your work. Do you ever consider creating customized pieces? Anyway, I’d love to meet you some day.

    Thanks and best,


  2. Hello Dave – Thanks for saying hello! This website is my gallery, such as it is, and I do also exhibit pieces from time to time at the League of NH Craftsmen gallery in Concord and at the gallery at the Sunapee fair. I do take commissions for custom carvings, and would enjoy meeting to discuss the process with you. Feel free to contact me directly using the contact form or email info located here: Thanks very much!

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