Recipient of The Lorne Award 2021
Exhibition: The Living Studio, Whitechapel Gallery, 12 January – May 2022. London. 2022. Running parallel to A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020, Galleries 5 and 6 are transformed into a live making space filled with inspirational objects, books, artistic materials and prompts for activity.
Talk: New Contemporaries: “Craft-Tech: Panel Discussion”. 10 February 2022. 6-7pm, online. Contributors: Laurie Britton Newell (Chair), Lilah Fowler, Jahday Ford & Eva Rothschild
To coincide with the New Contemporaries exhibition at South London Gallery, the Craft-tech programme investigates the relationships between craft and technology. Many contemporary artists utilise various craft practices, often in a reappraisal of traditional methods, imbuing them with technological, industrial and digital processes in experimental and innovative ways.
Craft-tech will reflect on how technology is used in craft processes to enhance or even replace hand-based techniques; create synergies between practices, disciplines and media; question ideas around production; and explore the evolving place of craft in contemporary visual art contexts.
Publication: Fifty Years of Art: The Hiscox Collection 1970–2020, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Fair: Art Rotterdam 19 – 22 May 2022 Un-Spaced | Lilah Fowler. France.
Commission: Resonance-Cambridge, Forthcoming Public Art Commission for Meadows and Buchan in North Cambridge, UK. Opening Autumn 2022.
School Workshops: The Secret World Under the Trees with Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and artists: Sally Todd and Caroline Wendling.
Born 1981, London, England
Lives and works in London
2006 – 2008 Royal College of Art
2001 – 2005 Edinburgh College of Art
2000 – 2001 Camberwell College of Art
Foundation Diploma in Fine Art
Code Clay, Dirt Data, First Site, Colchester, UK.
nth nature. Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany, 2018.
nth nature, Assembly Point, London, UK, 2018
Which pixel am I standing on? Maria Stenfors, London, UK, 2015
Bits and Pieces put together to present a semblance of a whole, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, China, 2014
Passage and pair, Maria Stenfors, London, UK, 2013
Circles, props and edges, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, UK, 2013
Band, Space in Between, London, UK, 2011
in time Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 2009
Lilah Fowler Brown, London, UK, 2009
Selected Group Exhibitions:
My Kid could’ve Done That, The Holburne Museum, Bath. Group show curated by Astrid and William Cooper. 2021
Desde el Salón (From the Living Room), Whitechapel Gallery, London. 2021.
LE SOLEIL SE LÈVE AUSSI Manifesta, Lyon, France. 2021
QUINCUNX RCA Curating Contemporary Art Programme. Online Exhibition. 2020. Collaboration with Peiran Gong, Daisy Lafarge, Lilah Fowler, HP Parmley and Rachel Pimm, London, UK.
Die Ordnung der Dinge. Vom Graph zum System, Fabrik 45, Bonn, Germany. 2020. ‘The Order of Things. From Graph to the System’. A group exhibition of contemporary art alongside the Bonn University Museum collection and the art library of the Bonn Art Association.
PARADE, A Celebration of Contemporary Art Textiles, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, UK. 2019 – 2020.
Bauhaus, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany. 2019.
Sie Machen Was Sie Wollen, Varna City Gallery, Bulgaria. Two person show, ‘The House of Nature’ with Eva L’Hoest, curated by Melange. 2019.
Ocular Inc, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK, 2019
Subversive Stitch, TJ Boulting, London, 2019
Bonner Kunstverein Jahresgaben Bonn, Germany, 2018
Every Thing, Assembly Point, London, UK, 2018
New Relics, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK, 2018
Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery,
VITRINE, Basel, Switzerland, 2017
How the mind comes to be furnished Collaborative project between Lilah Fowler and James Irwin. Space in Between, London, UK, 2016
PURE LIGHT Museum Vasarely of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Dora Mauer, for the Open Structures Art Society (OSAS), 2016
INTRO, Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany, 2015
hmn, event curated by Anne Tallentire and Chris Fite-Wassilak, London, 2015
Painting and Beyond, Clement&Schneider, Bonn, Germany, 2014
Plastik, Clement&Schneider, Cologne, Germany, 2014
Blind Date, Clement&Schneider, Bonn, Germany, 2013
JTHAR 2013 Joshua Tree Art Gallery, California, USA, 2013
Collective .1, Grey Area, New York, USA, 2013
Unspecific Objects Malgras|Naudet, Manchester and The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK, 2013
BB#8: Dawdle curated by Gareth Bell-Jones, SPACE, London, UK, 2012
Endogenous, Maria Stenfors, London, UK, 2012
Cosmophobia, Curated by Tom Trevatt, L’Altelier Kunst Spiel Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2012
At the End of the Line, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK, 2011
A Piece of Paper, Madder 139, London, UK, 2011
Point. Line. Plane, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK, 2011
Bold Tendencies 5, Bold Tendencies, London, UK, 2011
Art Futures, HKCEC, Hong Kong, China, 2011
Peeping Tom, curated by Keith Coventry. Kunsthal KaDe Amersfoort, Netherlands, 2011
Modal, curated by Oliver Basciano Two person show with Dan Miller, Cartel, London, UK, 2010
Concrete Geometries Preview, Architectural Association, London, UK, 2010
Architectural Disorder, OVADA (Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency), Oxford, UK, 2010
Peeping Tom curated by Keith Coventry, Vegas, London, 2010
MAXIMAL MINIMAL, Primo Piano Project (PPP), a project of Spazio21, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, 2009
Heart of Glass, Concrete & Glass Festival, London, UK, 2009
Aesthetics of Space, Part II , Ubu, Glasgow, UK, 2007
Shaping the Future, Hockney Gallery, London, UK, 2007
Invites , George Polke, London, UK, 2006
Art Futures Scotland 06 Glasgow, UK, 2006
A5, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK, 2006
Permanent Public Commissions:
Lantern Forest: Permanent Public Commission for Whipps Cross Hospital 2020. Culmination of research undertaken on the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 Artist Residency. Art Consultants: Vital Arts. Commissioners: London Borough of Waltham Forest.
14537/9431, Central Bristol. 2017. Artwork covering 11m x 6m x 2m exterior stairwell façade in a pedestrian walkway. Commissioner: Watkin Jones. Art Consultant and Project Development: Ginkgo Projects. Architect: AWW.
Commonplace, Tottenham Court and Bedford Avenue, London, UK. 2017. Artwork spanning total building facades of One Bedford Avenue. (LED light and Glass fritting). Commissioners: The Bedford Estates, Exemplar Properties and Ashby Capital. Art Consultants: Modus Operandi. Project Architects: Bennetts Associates.
Magistrates Court Central Bristol, UK. 2016. Artwork spanning pedestrian streetscape area of all building fronts. (Concrete, pigment, aggregate, glass). Commissioner: Watkin Jones. Art Consultant and Project Development: Ginkgo Projects. Architect: AWW.
Froomsgate Bristol, 2016. Artwork spanning pedestrian streetscape area of all building fronts. (Concrete, pigment, aggregate, glass). Commissioner: Watkin Jones. Art Consultant and Project Development: Ginkgo Projects. Architect: AWW.
Awards and Residencies:
The Lorne Award 2021.
Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice Awards 2021.
Henry Moore Foundation, Artist Award Scheme 2020.
Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund 2020.
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019. Artist in Residence.
The Elephant Trust Award. 2019
Public Research Commission: Trellis Stage Two, UCL, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Collaborating with biochemist Dr. Brenda Parker. An EPSRC funded researcher/artist knowledge exchange.
Wysing Arts Centre, UK. Crabtree & Evans Research Retreat. ‘Tracts’. 2018
Arts Council England. Artist International Development Fund. 2018
The Elephant Trust Award. 2017
Montello Foundation. Artist residency invitation, The Great Basin, Nevada. 2016
West Dean Tapestry Commission. Shortlist 2016
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. China. Artist residency invitation, 2014
Joshua Tree Desert Highlands Artist Residency. California, USA. Artist residency invitation, 2013
The Arts Foundation. Nomination 2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship, The Arts Foundation. Nomination 2010
The CAC Trust Special Project Award. 2007
Andrew Grant Bequest Award. 2005