Founder and Creative Director, Studio Enertia
Lisa E. Harris (Li) is an independent and interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, creative soprano, performer, composer, improvisor, writer, researcher, and cultural producer from Houston. Recognized by Huffington Post as “one of fourteen artists transforming Opera,” Li's work resists genre classification as she focuses on the energetic relationships between body, land, spirit, and place. She is the founder and creative director of Studio Enertia, a North American based socially engaged arts collective and production company. Her work, “Cry of the Third Eye, a new opera film in Three Acts,” archives the effects of gentrification on her Houston neighborhood. Li is the 2021 recipient of the Dorothea Tanning Award for Music/ Sound, from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2021 Texas Vignette Artist Grant winner.