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Liz Wilson’s practice explores the stretch of time between the industrial and post-industrial; In particular the beginning of automation and how this is altering our relationships with technology. Using site visits as a catalyst to research, write and produce works, she explores the human-machine relationship of both ‘conductor’ and ‘orchestra’ and how these performative roles manifest themselves within both our natural and fabricated environments.

Since graduating with a masters in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art she has exhibited and screened works within the UK and internationally within various Art Institutions including Taoxichuan Museum of Art, China; OGA, Rome; Parc de la Villette, Paris; Hockney Gallery, London.In 2019 she was awarded the first digital art commission for ‘Art in Manufacturing’, the headline-commissioning programme for the National Festival of Making, supported by Arts Council England, Deco Publique and Super Slow Way. In 2020 she was awarded a seven-month residency at Coachworks, Ashford (co-commissioned by Turner Works & Ashford Borough Council) where she collaborated with Hitachi Rail Ltd to produce a body of work which resulted in a multichannel video installation titled ‘The Orchestrated Unconscious’. This acted as a catalyst for further Arts Council funding to work with Liverpool based manufacturer CNC Robotics for a two further years and culminated in a large-scale installation showcased at the National Festival of Making in 2022 titled ‘Within the Wake’. This was featured in Aesthetica’s ‘Future Now’ anthology, a publication taking temperature of global contemporary art practice. She recently undertook a major commission which featured in the Turner Prize wraparound programme, the result of which was an immersive installation titled ‘OF CONFLUCENCE’. This was delivered in partnership with Blackshed Gallery, De La Warr Pavillion, Eastbourne Alive and Rother District Council. In previous years her work has been shortlisted for for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the Stanley Picker Tutorship, in addition to being selected as ‘One to Watch’ by editor in chief for ‘After Nyne’ magazine.

Other notable awards include the Golsoncott Printmaking Prize (2022) Arts Council Development Funding (2019 & 2021) The Augustus Martin Print Prize (2017) Eaton Fund (2017) YLCE Award (2016) University for the Creative Arts Professional Development Grant.

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MA Print, Royal College of Art (2014 - 2017)
PGCert Post-Compulsory Education, University of Brighton (2008 - 2009)
BA (hons) Illustration, University of Gloucestershire (2005 - 2008)

EXHIBITIONS | 2015 - 2024
2024 / East Meets West, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury 
2024 / The Rhythm Machine, The Second Act, 29 Sunbury Workshops
, London (SOLO)
Terminus Road, Eastbourne ( Featuring as part of the Turner Prize Wrap-around programme, SOLO)
2023 / Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Works, London 

2023 / Middlesbrough Art Week, Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough (SOLO)
2023 / Creative Arts Digital Sandpit, FACT, Liverpool 
2023 / Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York
2022 / Flourish Award, The Point Gallery, Doncaster
2022 / Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Works, London

2022 / Within the Wake, The National Festival of Making, Tonys Ballroom, Blackburn (SOLO)
2022 / Flourish Award, Northern Print, Newcastle 
2022 / The RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy 
2022 / Flourish Award, Huddersfield Art Gallery, West Yorkshire
2021 / Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Works, London 
2021 / Blonde Contemporary, Wycombe Air Park

2020 / Automated, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
2020 / The Orchestrated Unconscious, Coachworks, Ashford (SOLO)
2020 / MOMENTUM, Hot House, Ashford 
2019 / The National Festival of Making, Blackburn (SOLO)
2019 / OGA VideoArt Exhibition, Rome
2018 / IAPA Exhibition of Printmaking, Jingdezhen, China
2018 / VideoArt Exhibition, Leeds Big Screen, Millennium Square, Leeds
2018 / BLUE\X80, Parc de la Villette, Paris
2018 / RCA Secret, London / Dubai
2018 / Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
2018 / CALL ME BITTER., Kaleidoscope Gallery, Greater London
2017 / Monochrome, Islington Art Factory, London
2017 / Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Works, London
2017 / SHOW, Royal College of Art, London
2017 / Super Super, Kingsgate Project Space, West Hampstead, London
2017 / Synthetic Ecology, ONCA Gallery, Brighton
2017 / OUTPUT, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2016 / Edit + Control, Hockney Gallery, London
2016 / The Manufacture of Time, Pie Factory, Margate (SOLO)
2016 / RCA Secret, London / Dubai
2016 / BREAK / LINK, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2016 / WIP, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London
2015 / Two Hundred Acres, Battersea Park, London
2015 / Film Night Series, Live to Camera & Screen Saver, London
2015 / Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds
2015 / Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Gallery, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2015 / Screen Saver, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2015 / RCA Secret, London / Dubai

2023 / OF CONFLUENCE, Commissioned by Blackshed Gallery in partnership with the Talent Accelerator at the De La Warr Pavillion & Eastbourne Alive (Turner Prize wrap-around programme)

2023 / Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize 
2022 / Golsoncott Printmaking Award

2022 / Artist-in-Residence, CNC Robotics | Commissioned by The National Festival of Making | Arts Council England
2021 / Developing Your Creative Practice Grant | Arts Council England 
2020 / Artist-in-Residence, Coachworks | Co-commissioned by Ashford Borough Council, Turner Works & Hitachi Rail Europe
2019 / Developing Your Creative Practice Grant | Arts Council England 
2019 / Art in Manufacturing Commission & Residency | Deco Publique, Creative Lancashire, Arts Council England 
2018 / Shortlisted, Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2017 / Augustus Martin Print Prize
2017 / Shortlisted, Stanley Picker Tutorship, Kingston University
2017 / Eaton Fund
2016 / YLCE Award
2016 / Research Grant, University for the Creative Arts
2015 / Pushing Print Solo Award & Bursary
2015 / Research Grant University for the Creative Arts
2015 / Shortlisted, Durham Wharf Residency

2023 / Narc Magazine,
2023 / In conversation, CVAN South East, Artists and the Digital Divide
2023 / Publication, Aesthetica Magazine, Future Now Anthology
2023 / Interview, commissioned by the National Festival of Making, Claire Mander, CoLab Arts (Forthcoming)
2022 / Interview / Essay commissioned by the National Festival of Making, Elizabeth Fullerton, Art Critic & Writer (Forthcoming)
2022 / Artist Talk, In conversation with Jamie Holman, Tony's Ballroom, National Festival of Making 
2022 / Artist Talk, In conversation with Claire Mander (CoLab Arts), Tony's Ballroom, National Festival of Making 
2022 / Film, Art in Manufacturing
2022 / Interview, BBC Lancashire (1:21mins)
2022 / Publication, Art in Manufacturing, National Festival of Making

2021 / Artist Talk, Ashford Cultural Network, Ashford Borough Council / Online
2021 / Interview with Liz Corkery, Print Club Ltd 
2020 / Magazine, Inside Kent Magazine 
2020 / Interview, BBC Kent, Dominic King Show
2020 / Cene Magazine
2019 / Panel Discussion | Art in Manufacturing, Blackburn Cathedral 
2019 / Film, Art in Manufacturing

2019 / Artist Talk, The Optical Mechanical, 29 Northgate, Blackburn
2018 / Artist Talk, There’s Something in my Throat, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Greater London
2017 / Artist Talk & Panel Discussion with Lou Lou Sainsbury & Mikhail Karikis, ONCA Gallery, Brighton 
2016 / Artist Talk,  University of Brighton 
2016 / Artist Talk, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, London 

Associate Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom (2011 - present) 

Technical Tutor in Printmaking & Imaging, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom (2011 - present)
Contributor to the design, delivery and assessment of various course portfolios at the University for the Creative Arts including: BA (hons) Fine Art, BA (hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging, Ba (hons) Grpahic Design, MA Graphic Design, MA Design, Innovation and Brand Management, National Art & Design Saturday Club.

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