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Liz Harrison

Utopia
Paper and video 4hrs looped, 2007
Installation view: 'Isobar', Fieldgate Gallery, London

Liz Harrison's practice spans a broad range of eclectic media utilising the sculptural form and architectural space with light, illusion and lens based projections. The work is often site-specific. Her work seeks to define and articulate ideas about space, mapping traces of human activity and presence; visual narratives inherent in the work, explore disparate sites: the home, the city and the countryside. The questions raised and explored through installation concern contemporary issues that are particularly relevant to the urban environment. The tentative relationship that individuals have with their surroundings, the everyday repetitious, mundane habitual activities that are our makeup, colour and form our perceptions.

Liz Harrison was educated at Manchester College of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art. She went on to exhibit at the ICA, the Serpentine, and the Whitechapel Art Gallery and has continued to exhibit nationally and internationally. She taught at Camberwell College of Arts from 1987-2008, and has broad experience of teaching at art institutions across the UK, including Middlesex, Manchester Metropolitan and West Surrey Universities.

Recent key projects include:

2013 'When I get home I hope', Simultaneous screening, South London Gallery

2012: 'Idyll' solo show Art First, London

2011: 'PROJECT-ion' APT Gallery London,
'Perduto Padre' C.A.V.E labaratorio Sistiana/Trieste, Italy

2010: 'When Birds Sing up' a sound installation for Deptford X, and winner of Deptford X Award 2010;
'High Five' External screening, Croydon;
'Erased Walls' Freies Museum, Berlin

2009: 'Perch' Solo exhibition Five Years, London;
'There and Everywhere' Transition Gallery, London;
'Interrupted Correspondence / Vice Versa' Five years at James Taylor Gallery, London

2008: 'Dialogue' Art First, London;
'Concrete Dreams' (co-curated with Fran Cottell) APT Gallery, London

2007: 'Isobar' Fieldgate Gallery, London,
'Bounty' APT Gallery, London
'Objects-Rooms' Grounds Art Gallery, Parma, Italy


Utopia

4 hour looped video, 2007
Installation detail: 'Isobar'
Fieldgate Gallery, London

Perch

2009 (installation general view) mixed media
Two looped DVDs plus projection
Perch
(installation detail)
DVD still 'Mobile Phones & Vanishing Birds, 2009

Perch

(installation detail)
DVD projection still 'Sparrows' 3' loop, 2009

 


Letter
(installation view)
wool, 2 DVDs, breeze block, 2009-on going

 


Letter
(detail three knitted blankets)
wool, 2 DVDs, breeze block, 2009-on going

 


Letter
(detail DVD still)
wool, 2 monitors, breeze block, 2009-on going

 

Letter
(detail)
wool, 2 monitors, breeze block, 2009-on going

 

Ship Like a Greenhouse Floating
DVD 9mins looped, 2007

 

Ship like a Greenhouse Floating
DVD 9mins looped, 2007
Installation view

 

Aviary
Gouache on paper 30cm x 17cm, 2011
 

Poster for 'Why birds sing up' audio installation, Detpford Station, 2010

 


Log

DV projection and book, duration 6 hours, 2007
28 x 42 x 4 cm

 

Log
DV projection and book, duration 6 hours, 2007
28 x 42 x 4 cm

 

Fret
DVD still 8 mins, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liz Harrison 2016