Ringo Lisko is from Gallup, NM. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and drawing from the University of Alabama, in 2020. From 2017 to 2022, she worked with UA Art and Art History’s Sculpture department, taking on the role of Foundry and Fabrication Specialist upon her graduation in 2020. During her career at UA, she helped to realize many public arts projects across the state, including the Tuscaloosa city and Alabama state bicentennial projects. She is now a 1st year MFA candidate at the Rinehart School of Sculpture.
Ringo’s work takes the form of sculpture and installation, and is informed by her experience and interest in femininity, particularly as it relates to labor. Her practice investigates presence, and its reciprocal relationship with time, touch, and memory. She uses her understanding of craft and material to examine how these ideas can be translated into the physical realm. Supported by a framework of casting and fabrication processes, her work integrates a myriad of other materials that imply and implicate the body, such as mirrors, clothing, and touch-sensitive media. The works are often held in a liminal space between process and product, continually building their narratives through time and interaction.