Recipient of The Lorne Award 2021-2022
Commission: ‘Cloudbursts, 18604;18761;18963’, 2022. Site-specific textile and painted mural installation for Meta’s new London Kings Cross Offices.
Artwork Tours, Meta Kings Cross, London opens their doors for tours of the newly commissioned artwork in their offices, including: ‘Cloudbursts, 18604;18761;18963’.
Exhibition: ‘Woven Roving’, Galerie Gisela Clement, Germany. A group exhibition curated by Michelle Grabner considers the distribution of free spaces inherent in the material composed of textiles and paper fiber. July – Sep 2022
Publication: ‘From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square’, Sternberg Press, 2022. Clay, Garden & Food. A composition of artworks, dinners, words and people.
Public Art Work: 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; as part of Meadows and Buchan Public Art Commission.
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:
The Living Studio, Whitechapel Gallery, London 2022.
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
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The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2010 – Present: Associate Professor (Teaching), Sculpture, permanent position.
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, 2009 – Present: Wimbledon School of Art, UAL; LCC, University of the Arts London; UCA Farnham; Department of Mathematics, UCL; Hong Kong Baptist University, China; Oxford Brookes University; Slade School of Fine Art Summer School, UCL; Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martins; The Grimsby Institute of FE, Bio-Integrated Design (Bio-ID), Biochemical Engineering, UCL.
Artist Talks and Lectures:
New Contemporaries: “Craft-Tech: Panel Discussion”, 2022
Open Cambridge Festival: ‘Living Landmasses’: public panel talk exploring how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inspired the artwork being developed by Lilah Fowler for the new community centre at the Meadows in Arbury/King’s Hedges, Cambridge, 2021
Algae-UK conference: presentation for ‘Algal pigments as dyes, colorants and inks’, 2019
Wimbledon School of Art, UAL. Artist Talk: Code Clay Data Dirt, 2019
London College of Communication, UAL. How Artist Collaborate, 2019
Chelsea College of Art.Spring Lecture Series, 2018
Alt Art|UCL Culture. Transformative Technologies Festival. Walk and Talk. 2017
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, China. Artist Research Group Lecture, 2014
Anglia Ruskin University. Talk, Fine Art Research Unit, Cambridge, 2014
UCA, Farnham. Contemporary Art Lecture, 2013
Saatchi Gallery Talk. Panel discussion: Francesca Gavin, Lilah Fowler, Sam Griffin and Charlie Wooley, 2011
Whitechapel Gallery Course in Collecting Contemporary Art. Studio Talk 2008 & 2011
Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins. Artist Talk, 2009
Publication: Fifty Years of Art: The Hiscox Collection 1970–2020, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2021
Structures for a Future, Stressing Wachsmann. by Klaus Bollinger, Florian Medicus, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Publication about Konrad Wachsmann 1951 commission to develop the iconic US Air Force Hangar. 2020
Bauhaus Exhibition Catalogue, published by Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany, 2019.
nth nature. Published by Assembly Point, 2018. Design by James Edgar and Chris Lacy. Text by Oliver Basciano.
One Bedford Avenue. Published by Bennetts Associates.
The Artists in Residence. Published by Montello Foundation, 2016
Pure Light. Published by Open Structures Art Society. Exhibition catalogue publication, ed. Dora Mauer, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2016
The Shape of Things. Text by Jonathan Griffin. Exhibition catalogue and residency publication, 2015
100 New Artists. ed. Francesca Gavin, published by Laurence King, 2010
in time. Published by Corn Exchange Gallery, exhibition catalogue publication, 2009
Artist Reviews, Features & Interviews:
Art Quarterly, Art Fund. ‘Cross-Generational Creativity’. Autumn 2021
Studio International Catsou Roberts – interview: ‘It is our duty to the NHS to elicit the production of remarkable artwork’ by David Trigg, 2021
The Guardian My Kid Could’ve Done That! by Tim Jonze, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine My Kid Could’ve Done That, 2021
Artist Award Scheme in Focus, Henry Moore Foundation. 2020
this is tomorrow Review by Matthew Turner, 2018
Studio International Review by Henry Broome, 2018
KubaParis by Nelly Gawellek. 2018
Rheinische Anzeigenblaetter by Harald Weller. 2018
FAD 252 by Paul Carey Kent, 2018
Tique|Art Paper Six Questions, 2018
Architects Journal by Rob Wilson, 2017
The Quietus Interview with Lilah Fowler by Robert Barry, 2016
Traction Magazine Interview with James Irwin & Lilah Fowler, 2016
Elephant, The Art &Culture Magazine Emily Steer, 2016
The Guardian Guide James Irwin and Lilah Fowler, 2016
Rhizome Artist Profile: Lilah Fowler Interview by Orit Gat, 2015
C-print Which pixel am I standing on? Interview by Ashik Koshik, 2015
Axisweb Spotlight, 2015
Coeval Art Feature, 2015
RTHK Radio 3 ‘The Morning Brew’, Hong Kong. Live Interview, 2014
Axisweb Curated Selection Prize 2014: Synthetic Landscapes curated by Laura Dennis, 2014
FAD Lilah Fowler: Passage and pair at Maria Stenfors by Yvette Gresle, 2013
Hi-Desert Star Interview with Lilah Fowler by Leslie Shaw, 2013
Art Vehicle Online video edited highlights of Lilah Fowler in conversation with Siobhan Davies.
Art Vehicle Interview 34, by Ali Macglip, 2013
Little Paper Planes Review by Kelly Jones, 2013
A-N Magazine Feature by Chris Brown, 2012
Time Out London Martin Coomer. At the End of the Line, 2011
The Sunday Times Style Magazine Francesca Gavin. ‘Wonder Walls’, 2011
Culture24.org.uk Mark Sheerin. ‘Waterside Contemporary’, 2011
Time Out London Rosalie Doubal. Lilah Fowler, Space in Between, 2011
Axisweb Anna Lovatt. ‘Drawing for Girls – curated selection by Anna Lovatt, 2011
The Guardian Guide Skye Sherwin. Lilah Fowler & Dan Miller, London, 2010
The List Rosalie Doubal. Lilah Fowler: in time, Issue 641, 2009
The Herald Sarah Unwin Jones. Form of Reality, Artist Profile, 2009.
The Skinny Andrew Cattanach. Lilah Fowler, 2009
Wallpaper Faye Toogood. ‘Trick Shot’, 2009
Flash Art, International Edition Charlotte Bonham-Carter, 2009
NEXT Design Trends Patrick Jason, 2009
Yanko Design Chad Smith, Form Beyond Function, 2009
Saatchi Stuart ‘Artist of the Week’, 2007
The Scotsman Duncan Macmillan, 2005
The Scotsman ‘Steep Annuale Growth at the Fringes’, 2005