Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May Day 'Shimmy' for Mel

May Day i.e 1st May, was always Mel's a.k.a Strumpet's, favorite day of the year. Many pairs of STRUMPET & PINK knickers were created over the years and were dedicated to this day of springtime buoyancy and ritual. And so in memory of Mel - a shimmy in "Lady Hume's Blush" from the STRUMPET & PINK archives.

"Shimmy" by STRUMPET & PINK

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Word is Art

Very happy to have 'Be the Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like the Wasp and the Orchid, the Cat and the Baboon' included in the book The Word is Art by Michael Petry, which is to be published by Thames & Hudson in October 2018. Petry questions and examines the value that words can hold across rich and diverse contemporary art forms and questions how, as a form of art, text is different from poetry. Other artists featured include Bruce Nauman, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski, Takashi Murakami, Nathan Coley, to name but a few.

"Be The Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like The Wasp and The Orchid, The Cat and The Baboon" (detail) by Lisa Z. Morgan 2016. Embroidered text, linen. 36ins x 96ins

Saturday, 24 March 2018

RISD Faculty Exhibition & Forum

The RISD Faculty Exhibition & Forum at the RISD Museum closes tomorrow March 25th. This is the last weekend to see the show which features works from faculty members currently teaching in RISD's academic programs.

"Lipstick Vest" and "Lipstick Belt" are also on view.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Full Moon 2018

Let LOVE be the ammunition for us all in 2018!

'Lipstick Belt' by Lisa Z. Morgan. Ammunition belt and 25 lipstick cartridges. 3ins x 7ins x 7ins. 2002-2016

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Full Moon Super Moon

Intriguing happenings afoot under this Full Moon Super Moon...........

"Be The Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like The Wasp and The Orchid, The Cat and The Baboon" (detail) by Lisa Z. Morgan 2016. Embroidered text, linen. 36ins x 96ins

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

11/22 Undressed: The Frick, Pittsburgh

Strumpet & Pink's "Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" is now at the The Frick in Pittsburgh having traveled from London, via St Petersburg, with the the V&A's exhibition Undressed"The Frick is pleased to be the exclusive North American venue for this blockbuster exhibition...." The show opened to the public on October 21st and is on view until January 7th, 2018.

Cotton and whalebone corset, c.1890, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thursday, 19 October 2017

About Me

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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.