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LISA WAUD

www.lisawaud.com EDUCATION
 2016-2017

goldman sachs 10,000 small businesses, detroit, michigan.

2003-2005

the evergreen state college, olympia, washington. culture, text, + language. bachelor of arts.

1996-1999

michigan state university, lansing michigan. horticulture department.

BUSINESSES
 2016-present detroit flower week, founder + producer. 2014-present flower house, creator + producer. 2005-present pot + box floral design + horticultural decor, founder and creative director. 1999-2003

bella fiore gardening, co-founder and creative director.

INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
 OCT 2018

flower house park, hamtramck, michigan. neighborhood park designed and planted on the flower house property.

JUNE 2017

the tony awards, green room installation, radio city music hall, new york city, new york. botanical installation.

JAN 2017

hiberna flores installation, oakland university art gallery, auburn hills, michigan. botanical installation.

JAN 2017

the fierce urgency of now installation, roosevelt park, detroit, michigan. foraged material structure in response to presidential inauguration.


OCT 2016

producer of joseph massie’s flower box, detroit public library, detroit michigan. 3,500 sq ft hanging floral installation in adam strom hall, hosting detroit flower week’s culmination dinner for 175.

SEPT 2016

open streets detroit installation, detroit, michigan. immersive installation in turn lane of 4-lane street.

MAY 2016

flower house farewell installation, hamtramck, michigan. suspended floral installation popup.

FEB 2016

david klein gallery, detroit, michigan. gallery window floral installation in conjunction with kari cholnoky exhibition.

OCT 2015

creator and project director of the flower house project, hamtramck, michigan. large-scale floral installation in an abandoned, foreclosed detroit duplex, filling 17 rooms with american-grown flowers.

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, + WORKSHOPS
 AUG 2018

the grand hotel garden show keynote speaker. mackinaw island, michigan.

JULY 2017

slow flowers summit, keynote. seattle, washington.

JUNE 2017

intermitten tech conference, “unearthing the ethics embedded in flower house” presentation. the ark, ann arbor, michigan.

OCT 2016

flowerstock speaker. hope flower farm, waterford, virgina.

OCT 2016

detroit flower week speaker. detroit public library, detroit, michigan.

OCT 2016

TEDxDETROIT speaker. 
 fox theater, detroit, michigan.

SEPT 2016

succulent gardens speaker and installation artist. succulent extravaganza, castoville, california.


JULY 2016

the henry ford museum presenter. maker faire, dearborn, michigan.

APR 2016

broad museum, lecturer and instructor. the art of lecture series, east lansing, michigan.

MAR 2016

milwaukee art museum, keynote. art in bloom exhibition, milwaukee, wisconsin.

FEB 2016

cranbrook art museum, speaker. bluestockings salon, birmingham, michigan.

JAN 2016

seattle wholesale growers market, seattle, washington. the evergreen state college, olympia, washington. portland wholesale growers market, portland, oregon. portland nursery, portland, oregon. three sisters floral design studio, palo alto, california.

GRANTS
 JAN 2017

goldman sachs 10,000 small business program awarded scholarship for 3-month intensive immersion.

JULY 2016

people first project $5,000 grant. awarded for parklet activation on michigan avenue in detroit’s corktown neighborhood.

NOV 2015

new economy initiative $10,000 challenge grant. awarded for renovations and launch of retail flower truck.

FEB 2013

awesome foundation $1,000 grant. awarded for small business support group, small + mighty.

COMMUNITY
 2017-present florist board member, michigan flower growers co-operative 2013-2017

valentine’s day and holiday indie maker markets, VLNTNSDYMRKT and HLDYMRKT, coordinator and producer.


2016-present detroit flower week, floral design conference. 2007-present small & mighty, small business leadership organization.

HONORS + PRESS
 NOV 2017

crain’s detroit, “pot + box to set up shop in the fisher building”

JAN 2017

the oakland post, “floral exhibit blooms to life”

JAN 2017

detroit art review, “hiberna flores at the oakland university art gallery”

JAN 2017

detroit free press, “detroit artist creates anti-trump ‘tunnel to hope’”

OCT 2016

blac magazine, “detroit flower week addresses lack of diversity in the floral industry”

OCT 2016

detroit free press, “petal power: detroit flower week stems from artist's vision”

DEC 2015

my modern met, #3 of the top 15 most remarkable art installations of 2015.

OCT 2015

new york times, “a detroit florist’s vision turns an abandoned house into art.”


 OCT 2015

washington post, “thousands of flowers give a derelict house a spooky kind of beauty.”

OCT 2015

detroit free press, “tour of hamtramck’s flower house will stun visitors.”

OCT 2015

the globe and mail, “florists, growers turn abandoned detroit house into work of flower art.”

OCT 2015

colossal, “three-dozen floral designers transform a condemned detroit duplex with 36,000 flowers.”

OCT 2015

travel + leisure, “an art installation worth funding”


OCT 2015

hyperallergic, “an abandoned house in detroit blooms with aromatic plants”

OCT 2015

the oregonian, “portland florists help place 40,000 petals in abandoned detroit duplex”

OCT 2015

design boom, “lisa waud infills abandoned detroit house with thousands of flowers”

JULY 2015

martha stewart (videos),”meet lisa waud of pot and box floral design” and “lisa waud of pot and box on the flower house project”

MAY 2015

the jealous curator, “lisa waud (flower house)”

MAY 2015

huffington post “here’s what happens when you give florists thousands of flowers and 48 hours in an abandoned house”

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