Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. West's investigation into the relationship between colour and light is often realised through an engagement between materiality and a given site.
|Location||Manchester, North West|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Built environment, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions|
|Artforms / type of project||Project, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Public Art|
|Tags||Colour, Site-specific, Manchester, Rogue Artists' Studios, Saturate, Environment, Sensory, Experience, Colour Theory, Responsive|
News & Events
Liz West Artist Tour and Talk
Artist Liz West will be hosting a tour and talk of her new site-specific work at Arcadecardiff.
Zenith Blue + Primary Red
17/12/2015 – 09/01/2016
ARCADECARDIFF is delighted to present the first exhibition in Wales by Liz West. A psychical demonstration of colour mixing and optics which fills the space with radiant colour and luminous light.
Visual Art Week Mexico 2016
Liz has been invited to exhibit An Additive Mix outside Palacio de Bellas Artes at Visual Art Week Mexico in Mexico City in February 2016.
The Light Room: Your Colour Perception
30/11/2015 – 02/01/2016
Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery
The Sainsbury Gallery will be transformed into an immersive experience by Liz West, creating the magical effect of walking through a rainbow.
Coloured Interval at Ordsall Hall
27/09/2015 – 31/01/2016
Ordsall Hall, Salford
West responds to the dark attic spaces at the Hall with a new body of work produced as a result of a dedicated period of research. Complimenting the installation will be West’s works on paper.
Colour Collect at Bury Art Museum
09/10/2015 – 27/02/2016
Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre
Responding to Bury Museum’s collections and the contemporary display space, artist Liz West has created a unique exhibition exploring the themes of colour and light to coincide with Bury Light Night.
Liz West winner of one of ten RBS Bursary Awards 2015
West has won one of this years ten prestigious Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards. The RBS Bursary Awards 2015 are judged on outstanding talent for early career artists.