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Angela Lizon 'Reprimand'
Angela Lizon 'Reprimand' Oil on canvas, 25 x 35 cm, enquire for price
Angela Lizon 'Reprimand'
Angela Lizon 'Reprimand' Oil on canvas, 25 x 35 cm, enquire for price
Angela Lizon 'Howling at the Moon'
Angela Lizon 'Howling at the Moon' Oil on canvas, 35 x 25 cm, enquire for price
Angela Lizon 'Narcissus'
Angela Lizon 'Narcissus' Oil on canvas, 36 x 82 cm, SOLD
Angela Lizon 'Mantlepiece 2'
Angela Lizon 'Mantlepiece 2' Cast iron fireplace, oil on canvas x 35 paintings, 178 x 76 cm, SOLD
Angela Lizon 'Mantlepiece 2'
Angela Lizon 'Mantlepiece 2' Cast iron fireplace, oil on canvas x 35 paintings, 178 x 76 cm, SOLD
Angela Lizon 'Pearl and Dean'
Angela Lizon 'Pearl and Dean' Oil on canvas, 35 x 25 cm, enquire for price

Angela Lizon About Artist's CV

Lizon’s work is about connections, storytelling and family histories. Growing up as the daughter of a displaced person who came to the UK from Poland, she never met her grandparents and therefore has few family photographs apart from the occasional ones she received from unknown relatives sharing her surname.

These photographs and others; personal, found, or bought photographs from Ebay are used as source material for her small paintings. The anonymity and ambiguity of these images contain narratives within themselves but when placed together they create visual links and connections, sometimes obvious literal ones, sometimes more subtle and personal to the viewer. The stories they create when placed together make them more than their individual worth. Any single painting is interchangeable with another and a different story will be told. The anonymous photographs mingle with her own, creating a new family history.

Lizon recreates these authentic moments using painting techniques that capture the chemical processing techniques used in 20th Century photography; blurs, over/underexposure, water damage and fading add authenticity to her small works.

Lizon graduated from Bristol Polytechnic in 1986 and lives and works in Bristol. She was a finalist for the John Moores painting prize 2012, selected for the Threadneedle Prize in 2010 and winner of the Exeter Phoenix Open in 2009.

BORN
London, UK 1962

LIVES
Bristol

 

EDUCATION

1987
Post Grad Krakow Academy of Fine Art

1986
BA (Hons) Fine Art Bristol Polytechnic

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames

2011
Prema Art Centre, Uley

2010
Howard Gardens Gallery, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Reigning Cats and Dogs, RWA, Bristol

Above Second, Hong Kong

NTE, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff

Philadelphia Street Gallery, Coates and Scarry, Bristol

Saudade, Bo-lee Gallery, London

Be Our Guest, Oriel Davies, Newton, Wales

Anthology, Charlie Smith, London

2012
Pop Up, Cube Gallery, Bristol

WAC Open, Wells and Mendip Museum

John Moores Painitng Prize Liverpool University

Art Melbourne, Coates and Scarry Australia

Jubilee Art, View Gallery Bristol

Unnatural Natural History, RWA Bristol

2011
Brussels Art Fair, Cube Gallery

Colossal Cats, Howard Gardens Gallery Cardiff

It’s not funny, Map Gallery Leeds

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy London

Grotesques, Antler’s Bristol

Never Judge, Stolen Space Gallery London

Ladies Night, My Plastic Heart Gallery New York

2009
Open West, University of Gloucestershire Cheltenham

Modern Fabulists, View Gallery Bristol

Art Chicago, represented by Cube Gallery Bristol

BV Studios Open Painting, BV Studios Bristol

Colossal Cats solo show, Prema Art Centre Gloucestershire

National Open Competition, Motorcade/FlashParade Bristol

 

PRIZES

2012
John Moore’s Painting Prize selected

2010
Threadneedle Prize

2009
Exeter Phoenix Open (Exhibition Award winner and Audience Choice Award winner)