Approved: 03.02.2012

Lisa Denyer

Artist, Curator

Archived
Approved: 03.02.2012

Taking inspiration from ideas around modernity and escapism, Lisa Denyer's practice looks at materiality and the transportive potential of paint. The work is influenced by traditional landscape art forms, notions of foreground and background, movement and structure. Form and colour are given careful consideration, often referencing every day observations. Spatial themes are explored and emphasised through wide scale compositional experimentation using collage.

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Biography

Taking inspiration from ideas around modernity and escapism, Lisa Denyer's practice looks at materiality and the transportive potential of paint. The work is influenced by traditional landscape art forms, notions of foreground and background, movement and structure. Form and colour are given careful consideration, often referencing every day observations. Spatial themes are explored and emphasised through wide scale compositional experimentation using collage.

Supports are handmade using wood, hardboard or plywood. These materials are selected for their textual qualities and their ability to withstand multiple layers of paint. The handling of paint and the interaction between the medium and the raw surface upon which it is applied is a primary consideration within Denyer's practice, as she investigates the capacity that paintings have to be substantial, self contained, weighty objects in their own right.

Denyer's visual language contrasts the architecturally inspired hard edges of geometric abstraction with spontaneous, energetic brush strokes. Her process is one that is open to diversion as she intuitively responds to inherent qualities of the medium and sets to work an interplay that allows the materiality of paint to direct her actions. The abstract nature of the work renders its symbolism open to interpretation, however the viewer is invited to consider broad themes of the organic, the artificial, transience and entropy.

CV & Education

Lisa Denyer–Visual Artist 

Email:
hello@lisa-denyer.co.uk 

Selected Exhibitions:
30/7/16– 15/10/16 'Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition' at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight 

26–29/5/16, 'Precious Little' at Platforms Project at Art–Athina, Athens

8–22/5/16, 'Precious Little' at HMS Exhibition Space, Nottingham 

22–24/4/16, 'Salon 8' at The Old Lock Up Studio, Cromford

21/4/16–1/5/16, 'Window' at Artists Workhouse, Studley, with Pluspace, Coventry 

7/4/16–14/5/16, 'Paintings as Objects' solo exhibition at PS Mirabel, Manchester

30/1/16–24/4/16, 'Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare, Part III' at Dean Clough, Halifax, with PAPER, Manchester, in collaboration with Charlie Smith, London

3/11/15–2/1/16, 'Contemporary British Painting Group Show' at St Marylebone Crypt, London

31/10/15–12/12/15, 'Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare, Part I' at PAPER, Manchester, in collaboration with Charlie Smith, London

10/9/15– 24/10/15, 'PS Mirabel Open' at Mirabel Studios, Manchester

11–12/7/15, 'Manifest Arts Festival' at PAPER Studio, Manchester

12–26/3/15, 'Twitter Art Exhibit' at Moss Library, Norway

28/2/15–11/4/15, 'Contemporary British Abstraction' at SE9 Container Gallery, London

15/11/14–8/3/15, ‘@PaintBritain’ at Ipswich Art School Gallery

1/11/14–31/3/15, ‘Contemporary British Painting’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery

25/10/14–28/11/14, ‘Grey’ at HMS Exhibition Space, Nottingham 

17–20/7/14, ‘Society of Island Universes’ at Piccadilly Place, Manchester

19–29/6/14, ‘About Painting’ at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

15/3/14–10/5/14, ‘We’ll show you ours’ at Gallery Oldham

7/2/14–2/3/14, ‘Geode’ solo exhibition at South Square Gallery, Thornton

28/11/13–21/12/13, ‘New Perspectives in Painting’ at The Studios Gallery, New Mills

3–24/11/13, ‘Painting Too’ at HMS Exhibition Space, Nottingham 

6–22/9/13, ‘Form/Function’ at Piccadilly Place, Manchester

31/8/13, ‘Now you see it, now you don’t’ at Terrace Gallery, London

24/8/13–28/9/13, ‘Artifice’ at PS Mirabel, Manchester

6/6/13–7/7/13, ‘Meditations’ at Pluspace, Meter Room, Coventry

12–17/3/12, ‘Contemporary Printmaking: From Andy Warhol To The Emerging Generation’ at Store Street Gallery, London

8–25/9/11, ‘No.1 Paint’ at Blankspace, Manchester

10/11/10–4/12/10, ‘Lisa Denyer’ solo exhibition at Gate Foot Gallery, Cumbria

26/11/08–27/5/09, ‘Lisa Denyer’ solo exhibition at Coventry Artspace

Collections:
Priseman-Seabrook Collection

Awards:
Shortlisted for Greater Manchester Arts Prize 2016

Received first prize in the PS Mirabel Open 2015, exhibition at PS Mirabel, Manchester

Received #Axisweb100, April 2015

Short listed for the Bankley Open 2013/2014/2015, exhibitions at Bankley Gallery, Manchester

Short listed for the Title Art Prize 2011, exhibition at Blankspace, Manchester

Short listed for the Salon Art Prize 2010, exhibition at Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, London

Received second prize in the Gilchrist Fisher Award 2010, exhibition at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

Residencies:
25–26/6/15 and 8–9/7/15, 'MSB' artists’ exchange through Castlefield Gallery and Eastside Projects, held at Third Floor Project Space, Manchester, and Bloc Projects, Sheffield

8–9/5/14 and 5–6/6/14, 'C PAGES' artists’ exchange through Castlefield Gallery and Eastside Projects, held at Toast, Manchester, and Stryx, Birmingham

10/2/14–20/7/15, Residency at Federation House, supported by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

5–14/8/13, ‘Catalyst’ Residency at Piccadilly Place, supported by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Art Fairs:
Art–Athina 2016, Athens, with HMS Exhibition Space

Sluice 2015, London, with PAPER

Manchester Contemporary 2015, with PAPER

Art–Athina 2015, Athens, with HMS Exhibition Space

Affordable Art Fair 2010, London, with Orion Contemporary

Selected Press:
a-n 'Paintings as Objects' press release 2016
https://www.a-n.co.uk/events/paintings-as-objects

Roller Gallery 'Lisa Denyer' online exhibition 2015
http://www.rollergallery.co.uk/lisa-denyer/4589391622

Patterns That Connect ‘About Painting’ review 2014
https://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/?s=about+painting

Castlefield Gallery ‘About Painting’ press release 2014 http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/launch-pad-about-painting/

Pluspace 'Lisa Denyer' interview 2014 
http://pluspace.com/documents/docs/lisadenyer.pdf

Traction Magazine ‘Lisa Denyer’ interview 2014 http://tractionmagazine.co.uk/post/86396545544/lisa-denyer

Studio Critical ‘Lisa Denyer’ interview 2014 
http://studiocritical.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/lisa-denyer.html

Pattern’s That Connect ‘The Paintings of Lisa Denyer’ review 2014 http://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/the-paintings-of-lisa-denyer/

South Square Gallery ‘Geode–Lisa Denyer’ press release 2014 http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/centre/feb-14/

Patterns That Connect ‘Painting Too at Harrington Mill’ review 2013
https://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/?s=painting+too

Bankley Gallery ‘Q&A with Lisa Denyer’ interview 2013 http://bankley.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/qa-with-lisa-denyer/

Patterns That Connect ‘Form/Function at Piccadilly Place Manchester’ review 2013
https://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/?s=form+function

Patterns That Connect ‘Meditations at Pluspace Coventry’ review 2013
http://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/meditations-at-pluspace-coventry/ 

Abstract Critical ‘Treatment: An Exhibition of Contemporary Abstraction’ review 2013 http://abstractcritical.com/note/treatment-an-exhibition-of-contemporary-abstraction/

Patterns That Connect ‘Quick! Get Treatment at PS Mirabel’ review 2013
https://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/?s=treatment