Loz Atkinson is an award winning, widely collected artist, who has been practicing and exhibiting for over 10 years. Her concept driven work has been depicted in paint, installation and digital media. The exploration of ideas is what compels her and she adapts her skills in many processes to convey them. Her work is provocative yet hopeful. Inspired by nature and interrupted by geometry Loz’s paintings concern themselves with the human need to conquer and understand the existential mysteries of the universe. Having a distinct eye for detail, light and layering colour, gives her work visual, as well as evocative depth. Gazing into the sky and cosmos, marveling at the vastness, but only for a moment, before a line, an edge or form crashes us back to earth.
Loz has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, America and beyond, with one of her Imagined Nebula paintings being digitally ‘bounced’ off the Moon and another currently travelling through outer space on the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx.
Loz has also had projects supported by Arts Council England including ‘Expedition JP237’ which saw her climb a mountain in Italy to discover the fatal crash site of her Great Grandfather’s WW2 Halifax Bomber, producing a large body of work influenced by her experiences which included a reworked Bristol Hercules engine.
Loz has created many pieces for public art events throughout the UK. Including Jungle City Edinburgh that featured her work on the front cover of the accompanying art book. 'Deliverance', for Elephant Parade London in 2010, sold at auction for £10,000 and 'An unquenched defiance to the stars’ for Wild Dolphins Aberdeen sold at auction for £22,000. To date her work has helped raise nearly £40,000 for various wildlife and children’s charities.
2017 Those In Glass Houses - Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, Leicester
2012 it’s all in your head - LCB Depot, Leicester.
Eggclusive Tour - Phoenix Sq, LCB Depot, DMU, Embrace Arts, Town Hall, Leicester.
2008 See you there - Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester.
2019 The Dragon Gallery Group Show
2019 Sussex Art Fairs West with The Dragon Gallery
2019 The Dragon Gallery Spring/Summer Show
2018 Black - The Crypt Gallery, London.
2018 Leicester Open29 - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
2018 Art is for life - StudionAme, Leicester.
2018 LSA Annual Exhibition - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
2018 LOVE art - Curve, Leicester.
2018 Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London.
2018 The Other Art Fair - Victoria House, London.
2018 StudionAme Open Studio - StudionAme, Leicester.
2018 50/50 Presented by Artistic - The Crows Nest Gallery, London
2018 Roy’s People Art Fair - OXO Tower Bargehouse, London.
2018 Twitter Art Exhibit - Strathnairn Arts, Canberra, Australia.
2018 The Other Art Fair - Victoria House, London.
2018 Art Lending Library - Walker & Bromwich, The Gallery DMU. Leicester.
2018 Seclusion - David Parkins Delusions of Grandeur, Attenborough AC, Leicester.
2017 Lines Crossed - Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, Leicester.
2017 Permanent Fixture - Studioname Gallery, Leicester.
2017 Loogabarooga Festival - Loughborough.
2017 The Other Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, London.
2017 Stars Art Auction - Soft Touch Arts, Leicester.
2017 The Other Art Fair - Arnolfini, Bristol.
2017 Henson Trail - Ebley Wharf, Stroud.
2017 Open 28 - Old Library Gallery, Leicester.
2017 Steep Learning - Curve Theatre, Leicester.
2017 Art House 2017 - Number 11, Leicester.
2017 Studioname showcase - De Montfort University, Leicester.
2017 Moor Otters - Castle Drogo, Dartmoor National Park.
2017 Twitter Art Exhibit - Stratford Upon Avon, UK
2017 Onwards and Upwards - Watch This Upstairs Space, Leicester.
2016 And The Art Goes On - Watch This Upstairs Space, Leicester.
2016 Watch This Upstairs Space Launch - Watch this Space, Leicester.
2016 Art is Everything (duct taped card) - Ground Zero, Clarksdale, Mississippi.
2016 Good Vibes Dollar - Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis, Tennessee.
2016 The Debatable Lands - Highgreen, Tarset. Northumberland.
2016 OSIRUS-REx NASA mission to Bennu Asteroid - Asteroid Belt, Solar System.
2016 The Other Art Fair Bristol - Arnolfini, Bristol.
2016 SpaceUp UK - Kings College London.
2016 Open 27 - New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.
2016 Twitter Art Exhibit - Trygve Lie Gallery, New York.
2016 Oxford International Art Fair - Oxford Town Hall, Oxford.
2015 Watch.This.Space - Leicester.
2015 Loogabarooga Festival - Loughborough.
2015 Headway Bristol's Secret Art Exhibition - OVO Energy’s Amphitheatre, Bristol.
2015 The House of Fairy Tales Matchbox Project - Old Truman Brewery, London.
2015 Art On A Postcard @ Moniker Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, London.
2015 The Other Art Fair 10th Edition - Old Truman Brewery, London.
2015 The Short Cinema Film Festival - Phoenix, Leicester.
2015 The House of Fairy Tales Time Travellers Ironbridge Quest - Enginuity, Telford.
2015 Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness - Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.
2015 Holburn Gallery - Aberdeen.
2015 The Other Art Fair Bristol - Arnolfini, Bristol.
2015 Open26 - Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester.
2015 Year of the Bus - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
2015 Contemporary Boom! - Artvera's Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
2015 Ugly Weekender - Primary, Nottingham.
2015 Eclectic City - Manhattan 34, Leicester.
2015 Bamboozle - The Silver Arcade, Leicester.
2014 Archie's Art - Wood Group’s Trafalgar House, Altens, Aberdeen.
2014 UK Young Artists, Spilled Screen, The Silver Arcade, Leicester.
2014 Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
2014 Prince's Trust Inspiring Art - Castle Fine Art, Mayfair, London.
2014 The Other Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.
2014 Aberdeen Art Fair - Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen.
2014 You Are Invited To... - Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester.
2014 Wild Dolphins - Queen's Road, Aberdeen.
2014 Art House - Number 11, Leicester.
2014 TwitterArtExhibit - Magic Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA.
2014 The Image Is The Servant, Hamson Hall, Leicester.
2013 Kill Your Darlings - Waterloo, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Camden, London.
2013 Lines Underwater - Undercurrents Gallery The Birds Nest, London.
2013 Poems Underwater - Minesweeper Gallery Deptford, London.
2013 Bright and Bold - Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester.
2013 Image duplicator - Orbital Gallery, London.
2013 14/48 Leicester - The Y Theatre, Leicester.
2013 Watch.this.space - St Martins Square, Leicester.
2013 6x8 Exhibition - Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester.
2013 TwitterArtExhibit - Exhale Unlimited, Los Angeles, USA.
2012 Winter - Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester.
2012 BT ArtBox - Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Sq, Regents Place Plaza, London.
2012 Pigeon-hole Project - Slack Space, Colchester.
2012 TwitterArtExhibit - Moss, Norway.
2012 The Big Egg Hunt - London.
2012 Out of Bounds - Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
2011 Guildhall Christmas - Guildhall, Leicester.
2011 Pedestrian Gallery – EM Homes and Property Show, Loughborough.
2011 Open House - Embrace Arts, Leicester.
2011 Jungle City - Royal botanical gardens, Castle St, Dovecot studio, Edinburgh.
2011 Trans-Siberian Arts Centre - Moscow to Beijing.
2010 Summer and Autumn Showcase - Cavell centre, Peterborough.
2010 SO Festival - Skegness.
2010 Elephant Parade - Southbank, Leicester, Royal Chelsea Hospital, London.
2010 Spring showcase - Cavell centre, Peterborough.
2010 Prince's Trust East Midlands Volunteer Conference - Leicester.
2009 and earlier
Taliswoman - Guildhall, Leicester.
Arts Booter - Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester.
One and other - fourth plinth, Trafalgar square, London.
The Grosvenor Museums 8th Open Art Exhibition – Chester.
One Leicester Open 20 - City Gallery, Leicester.
Fine art degree show - De Montfort University, Leicester.
The show to end all shows - 4 Old Mill, Frog Island, Leicester.
Moor Otters commemorative auction catalogue (featured artist)
Oxford International Art Fair catalogue (featured artist)
Made in Leicestershire Select catalogue (feaured artist)
Prince's Trust Inspiring Art catalogue (listed artist)
Image Duplicator catalogue (featured artist)
BT ArtBox Souvenir Artbook (listed artist)
Independent on Sunday BT ArtBox feature (featured artist)
Telegraph, Fashion section BT Artbox feature (featured artist)
The Big Egg Hunt Souvenir Booklet (listed artist)
Jungle City Edinburgh Artbook (featured artist, front cover)
One and Other, Antony Gormley (listed/photographed participant)
Elephant Parade London Artbook (featured artist)
Arts and Minds, Cavell Centre Gallery catalogue (featured artist)
The Metro, See You There, Solo Exhibition (review)
The House of Osama bin Laden, Langlands and Bell (photography)
2016 De Montfort Hall Prize - Open 27 New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
2015 Secret Art Prize People's Choice Award (nomination)
2010 LeicestHerDay Jubilee Award (nomination)
2010 Princes Trust Business Start Up Award
2007 Leicester City Gallery Platform Prize
1984 Born, Inverness, UK
2007 Graduated, Fine Art, De Montfort University, Leicester.
De Montfort University Art Collections
Private Collections in UK, Belgium, Australia and USA
2 week guest artist on Zoe Childerley residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities in Northumberland.
SpaceUp Uk - Kings College London - Guest speaker.