Lisa Scull is a designer of woven textiles with a strong focus on structural and material developments and innovations who works on Jacquard looms and 24-harness Dobby looms. She is particularly interested in investigating and revealing how overlapping systems of woven structure, pattern and color can interact with the physical properties of material to bring about precise relationships between ordered regularity and infinite variety, often resulting in perplexing phenomena and experiences of light, shadow, color, dimensionality and texture.
Scull has been teaching in the Textiles department at RISD and designing textile collections for the field of interiors as an independent designer and consultant for the past 32 years. Prior to that she worked in New York City for several years for Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. As an independent designer and consultant, she has worked for Maharam in NYC, Himatsingka Seide in India, Valdese Weavers in North Carolina, Rohleder in Germany, Sekers in England and Victor Textiles in Canada. Her fabrics have placed in the lines of leading textile firms around the world such as Pollack & Associates, Zimmerman Rhode, Dedar, Maharam, DesignTex, Sacho Hesslein and Romo, to name a few. She received a BA in Political Philosophy from Middlebury College and a BFA in Textiles from RISD.