Lizzie Hughes

Lizzie makes meticulously detailed works that are often produced following long periods of obsessive research. Her approach to collecting and then structuring data has allowed her to remotely explore distant landscapes and briefly enter the private worlds of others. Her work provides an access to structures and networks so massive or complex that they defy comprehension, and while the obsessive act of making her work appears futile, something important is revealed.

Artworks

Slip Slide Spin

2017
digitally printed 100% silk scarf with hand rolled edges
63x63cm

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100% pure silk scarf, digitally printed with a collage of satellite images of tyre tracks left behind from cars wheel spinning and skidding in the Nevada desert. Private moments of excitement, captured as transient land art, become wearable art.

2012
digital image

A digital drawing that traces all of the swimming pools within the Las Vegas city limits. Sourced from Google Earth, each pool is drawn in the same colour as its photographic image and all the pools relate to each other as they do in real space....

2015
found postcards in double sided frames

210 postcards all sent from Paris in the year 1909. The handwritten message on each card references the weather at the time of writing. Through customary casual reference, the work reveals an unintentional diary of atmospheric conditions for a specific location over...

2010
digital video, 3 min loop

4,007 photographic images of the horizon (one for each ten Kilometres of the earth's circumference), are sourced from popular photo sharing websites, cropped to remove any reference points and organised on a timeline according to colour.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

2018    
Artist in residence at CALL, Llandudno


Solo Exhibitions

2016    
Museum, The Art House, Wakefield, UK

2014    
Ghost of a Ghost, The William Morris Gallery, London, UK            

2010    
Video Word, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions
       

2014    
Revolver II, Matt's Gallery, London, UK            

2013    
Film in Space (Anthology),Camden Arts Centre, London, UK            

2012    
The Present is a Point Just Passed, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, UK  

2011    
Concrete Poetry, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK


Residencies and Awards

2017    
Artist in Residence, Murray's Cottage, Hill End, New South Wales, Australia

2016    
Artist in Residence, The Art House, Wakefield, UK

2015    
Oppenheim John Downes Award            

2013    
Artist in Residence, The William Morris Gallery, London, UK                            

2000    
Mostyn Open Prize             


http://www.lizziehughes.net