Loz Atkinson

Loz Atkinson

Leicester, United Kingdom

About Loz Atkinson

Loz Atkinson is an award winning, widely collected multidisciplinary artist, who has been practicing and exhibiting for over 10 years.

Creating work in paint, sculpture and installation. Her work is provocative yet hopeful, full of visual and evocative depth. Inspired by interconnections between science, nature, anthropology and the cosmos. The exploration of ideas is what compels her and she adapts her skills in many processes to convey them. 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 gazes 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 traveling through outer space on the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx. Loz has also had project 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 grandfathers WW2 Halifax bomber. Creating work directly into the landscape of the mountain and producing a large body of work influenced by her experiences including a reworked Bristol Hercules aircraft 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 2010, sold at auction for £10,000 and 'An Unquenched Defiance To The Stars' for Wild Dolphins Aberdeen 2014 sold at auction for £22,000. To date her work has helped raise nearly £40,000 for various wildlife and children's charities.

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University

Events

Awards

2020
Aesthetica Art Prize (longlisted)

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)
Princes Trust Business Start Up Award

2007
Leicester City Gallery Platform Prize


Residencies

2016
2 week guest artist on Zoe Childerley residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities in Northumberland.

Conference/Symposium/Talks

2020
Webinart Online Artist interview with Curator Hugo Worthy.
Legacy of War Roundtable - Aviation crash sites: Archaeology, Art, Heritage and Research - RAF Museum, London - Guest speaker.

2016
BTEC Art & Design - Leicester College - Guest speaker.
SpaceUp Uk - Kings College London - Guest speaker.

Publications

2020
FlyPast December Issue - Finding The Fallen Exhibition Review
Future Now 2020: 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize

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)

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Finding The Fallen - Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.

2019
Veneration in Light of our Forebears - LCB Depot, Leicester.
Worlds That Never Were - Cank Street Gallery, Leicester.

2017
Those in Glass Houses - 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.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition.
Leicester Open 31 - Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.
Aesthetica Art Prize - York Art Gallery, York.

2019
Leicester Open 30 - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
LSA Annual Open - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London.
The Butterfly Effect - Semi Skimmed Gallery @ BSMT Space London.
Soft Touch Auction - Mattioi Woods, Leicester.
Spec - LCB Depot, Leicester.
Asylum II Return to the Crypt - The Crypt Gallery, London.
Summer Exhibition - The Dragon Gallery, Petworth.
Opticks - International online performance between the Earth and the Moon.
We Are.. Studioname - We Are Gallery, Leicester.

2018
Black - The Crypt Gallery, London.
Leicester Open29 - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
LSA Annual Exhibition - New Walk Museum, Leicester.
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London.
The Other Art Fair - Victoria House, London.
50/50 Presented by Artistic - The Crows Nest Gallery, London
Art Lending Library - Walker & Bromwich, The Gallery DMU. Leicester
Seclusion - David Parkins Delusions of Grandeur, Attenborough AC, Leicester.

2017
Crossed Lines - LCB Depot, Leicester.
Permanent Fixture - Studioname Gallery, Leicester.
The Other Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, London.
The Other Art Fair - Arnolfini, Bristol.
Henson Trail - Ebley Wharf, Stroud.
Open 28 - Old Library Gallery, Leicester.
Steep Learning - Curve Theatre, Leicester.
Moor Otters - Castle Drogo, Dartmoor National Park.

2016
And The Art Goes On - Watch This Upstairs Space, Leicester.
The Debatable Lands - Highgreen, Tarset. Northumberland.
OSIRUS-REx NASA mission to Bennu Asteroid - Asteroid Belt, Solar System.
The Other Art Fair Bristol - Arnolfini, Bristol.
Twitter Art Exhibit - Trygve Lie Gallery, New York.

2015
Loogabarooga Festival - Loughborough.
Headway Bristol's Secret Art Exhibition - OVO Energy’s Amphitheatre, Bristol.
The House of Fairy Tales Matchbox Project - Old Truman Brewery, London.
Art On A Postcard @ Moniker Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, London.
The Other Art Fair 10th Edition - Old Truman Brewery, London.
The Short Cinema Film Festival - Phoenix, Leicester.
Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness - Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.
The Other Art Fair Bristol - Arnolfini, Bristol.
Year of the Bus - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Contemporary Boom! - Artvera's Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
Ugly Weekender - Primary, Nottingham.

2014
UK Young Artists, Spilled Screen, The Silver Arcade, Leicester.
Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Prince's Trust Inspiring Art - Castle Fine Art, Mayfair, London.
The Other Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.
Wild Dolphins - Queen's Road, Aberdeen.

2013
Kill Your Darlings - Waterloo, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Camden, London.
Poems Underwater - Minesweeper Gallery Deptford, London.
Image duplicator - Orbital Gallery, London.
TwitterArtExhibit - Exhale Unlimited, Los Angeles, USA.

2012
BT ArtBox - Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Sq, Regents Place Plaza, London.
Pigeon-hole Project - Slack Space, Colchester.
TwitterArtExhibit - Moss, Norway.
The Big Egg Hunt - London.
Out of Bounds - Crocus Gallery, Nottingham

2011 and earlier
Jungle City - Royal botanical gardens, Castle St, Dovecot studio, Edinburgh.
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre - Moscow to Beijing.
Elephant Parade - Southbank, Leicester, Royal Chelsea Hospital, London.
Taliswoman - Guildhall, Leicester.
One and other - fourth plinth, Trafalgar square, London.
The Grosvenor Museums 8th Open Art Exhibition – Chester.
One Leicester Open 20 - City Gallery, Leicester.