Approved: 07.01.2009

Angela Lizon

Artist

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Approved: 07.01.2009

My work explores ideas and subject matter often taboo in art, such as the sentimental, the cute and the nice. The painting style transforms and elevates the original throwaway kitsch image so it cannot be dismissed as merely a "bad painting". The subject matter is simple, strong and "in your face". These subverted cliches confront us with our ideas of what is considered "good" and "bad" taste. They

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Categories: Painting
  • Tags: pathos, animals, babies, throwaways disposables, fairytales, victoriana, "low art", photographs, kitsch
 

Biography

My work explores ideas and subject matter often taboo in art, such as the sentimental, the cute and the nice. The painting style transforms and elevates the original throwaway kitsch image so it cannot be dismissed as merely a "bad painting". The subject matter is simple, strong and "in your face". These subverted cliches confront us with our ideas of what is considered "good" and "bad" taste. They question our cultural standpoint - the gap between the art world and the creativity of everyone else - "My taste is better than yours".

CV & Education

  • ???Qualifications and training
  • 1987 - BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol
  • 1986 - Post graduate scholarship, Krakow Academy of Fine Art, Krakow, Poland

Solo exhibitions

  •  2015 - Menagerie, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London
  •  2013 - Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames
  • 2011 - Colossal Cats, Prema Art Centre, Gloucestershire
  • 2010 - Angela Lizon's Colossal Cats, Howard Gardens Gallery, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Curated projects

  • 2015 - Conversation Pieces, Test Space, Spike Island
  • 2013 - Saudade, Bo-lee, London
  • 2013 - NTE, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff
  • 2013 - Be Our Guest, Oriel Davies, Wales
  • 2013 - Trailblazers, Above Second, Hong Kong
  • 2013 - Reigning Cats and Dogs, RWA, Bristol
  • 2012 - Unnatural Natural History, RWA, Bristol
  • 2011 - Modern Fabulists, View Gallery, Bristol
  • 2010 - Grotesques, Pop-up show, Bristol
  • 2010 - It's Not Funny, MAP Gallery, Leeds
  • 2010 - Ladies Night, Myplasticheart, New York
  • 2010 - Never Judge...., Stolen Space Gallery, Brick Lane, London

Competitions, prizes and awards

  • 2015 - RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
  • 2104 - Discerning Eye (invited artist), London
  • 2013 - Anthology, Charlie Smith, London
  • 2012 - John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • 2011 - Open Painting, BV Studios, Bristol
  • 2011 - BV National Open, Bristol
  • 2010 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
  • 2010 - Threadneedle Prize, The Mall Galleries, London
  • 2009 - Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (Exhibition Award winner and Public Vote winner)
  • 2009 - Open West, Pittville Studios, University of Gloucester and Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham