Lisa Milroy RA
Still life is at the heart of Lisa Milroy’s practice: in the 1980s her paintings featured ordinary objects depicted against an off-white ground. Subsequently her imagery expanded to depictions of objects within settings, and landscape, architecture and people. As her approaches to still life diversified, so did her manner of painting, giving rise to a range of stylistic strategies. Throughout her practice, Milroy has been fascinated by the relation between stillness and movement, and the nature of making and looking at painting.
Lisa Milroy was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2005 and is currently Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She won First Prize in the John Moores Painting Prize in 1988 and is an Artist Trustee of Tate and a Liaison Trustee to the National Gallery. Her work is held in many public and private collections, including the Tate collection.
Recent solo exhibitions include Out of Hand, Laure Genillard Gallery, London; Social Fabric, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham; Hands On, Drawing Room, London; Party of One, Crate, Margate. Group exhibitions include Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate; Grosse Geister, Artist Room: Lisa Milroy, Kunstmuseum Bonn; Mémoires Croisées/ Dérives Archivisitiques, Galerie Colbert, Paris; Present Tense, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery; Painting in Time, The Tetley, Leeds; At Home, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.