Loz Atkinson

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artist bio

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.

artist CV

Solo Exhibitions

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.

 

 

Group Exhibitions

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.

 

 

Publications

2017

Moor Otters commemorative auction catalogue (featured artist)

 

2016

Oxford International Art Fair catalogue (featured artist)

 

2014

Made in Leicestershire Select catalogue (feaured artist)

Prince's Trust Inspiring Art catalogue (listed artist)

 

2013

Image Duplicator catalogue (featured artist)

 

2012

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)

 

2011

Jungle City Edinburgh Artbook (featured artist, front cover)

 

2010

One and Other, Antony Gormley (listed/photographed participant)

Elephant Parade London Artbook (featured artist)

Arts and Minds, Cavell Centre Gallery catalogue (featured artist)

 

2008

The Metro, See You There, Solo Exhibition (review)

 

2004

The House of Osama bin Laden, Langlands and Bell (photography)

 

 

 

AWARDS

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

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Loz Atkinson

 

1984                Born, Inverness, UK

2007                Graduated, Fine Art, De Montfort University, Leicester.

 

 

COLLECTIONS

De Montfort University Art Collections

Private Collections in UK, Belgium, Australia and USA

 

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

2 week guest artist on Zoe Childerley residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities in Northumberland.

 

 

 

CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIUM

2016

SpaceUp Uk - Kings College London - Guest speaker.

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