www.lisawaud.com EDUCATION 2016-2017
goldman sachs 10,000 small businesses, detroit, michigan.
the evergreen state college, olympia, washington. culture, text, + language. bachelor of arts.
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.
the tony awards, green room installation, radio city music hall, new york city, new york. botanical installation.
hiberna flores installation, oakland university art gallery, auburn hills, michigan. botanical installation.
the fierce urgency of now installation, roosevelt park, detroit, michigan. foraged material structure in response to presidential inauguration.
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.
open streets detroit installation, detroit, michigan. immersive installation in turn lane of 4-lane street.
flower house farewell installation, hamtramck, michigan. suspended floral installation popup.
david klein gallery, detroit, michigan. gallery window floral installation in conjunction with kari cholnoky exhibition.
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.
slow flowers summit, keynote. seattle, washington.
intermitten tech conference, “unearthing the ethics embedded in flower house” presentation. the ark, ann arbor, michigan.
flowerstock speaker. hope flower farm, waterford, virgina.
detroit flower week speaker. detroit public library, detroit, michigan.
TEDxDETROIT speaker. fox theater, detroit, michigan.
succulent gardens speaker and installation artist. succulent extravaganza, castoville, california.
the henry ford museum presenter. maker faire, dearborn, michigan.
broad museum, lecturer and instructor. the art of lecture series, east lansing, michigan.
milwaukee art museum, keynote. art in bloom exhibition, milwaukee, wisconsin.
cranbrook art museum, speaker. bluestockings salon, birmingham, michigan.
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.
people first project $5,000 grant. awarded for parklet activation on michigan avenue in detroit’s corktown neighborhood.
new economy initiative $10,000 challenge grant. awarded for renovations and launch of retail flower truck.
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”
the oakland post, “floral exhibit blooms to life”
detroit art review, “hiberna flores at the oakland university art gallery”
detroit free press, “detroit artist creates anti-trump ‘tunnel to hope’”
blac magazine, “detroit flower week addresses lack of diversity in the floral industry”
detroit free press, “petal power: detroit flower week stems from artist's vision”
my modern met, #3 of the top 15 most remarkable art installations of 2015.
new york times, “a detroit florist’s vision turns an abandoned house into art.”
washington post, “thousands of flowers give a derelict house a spooky kind of beauty.”
detroit free press, “tour of hamtramck’s flower house will stun visitors.”
the globe and mail, “florists, growers turn abandoned detroit house into work of flower art.”
colossal, “three-dozen floral designers transform a condemned detroit duplex with 36,000 flowers.”
travel + leisure, “an art installation worth funding”
hyperallergic, “an abandoned house in detroit blooms with aromatic plants”
the oregonian, “portland florists help place 40,000 petals in abandoned detroit duplex”
design boom, “lisa waud infills abandoned detroit house with thousands of flowers”
martha stewart (videos),”meet lisa waud of pot and box floral design” and “lisa waud of pot and box on the flower house project”
the jealous curator, “lisa waud (flower house)”
huffington post “here’s what happens when you give florists thousands of flowers and 48 hours in an abandoned house”