Liz Rideal Lecture – “A Body of Work”

March 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Miller Room, Mark Building

Liz Rideal is an artist and writer whose artistic practice comprises photography, print, paint, sculpture, installation and film. She is a Reader in Fine Art in the Painting Department at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work is currently part of A History of Photography: Series and Sequences, at the Victoria & Albert Museum (6 February-1 November 2015).

Rideal has exhibited widely in Europe and the USA, including two major retrospectives. Her artwork is held in public collections including Arts Council England; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery; British Broadcasting Corporation, London; The British Museum, Department of Prints & Drawings, London; Edinburgh District Council; The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; The George Eastman House, Rochester; The Government Art Collection, London; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense; The National Portrait Gallery, London; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Tate Gallery, London; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Vancouver Art Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum, Photography, Book and Print Departments; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven.

She is the author of Mirror/Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists, National Portrait Gallery, London, and Watson-Guptill, New York, 2001; Insights: Self-portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2005; and How to Read Painting, Bloomsbury, London, and Rizzoli, New York, 2014.


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