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Miss Lisa Milroy
Slade School of Fine Art
UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Reader in Fine Art
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

1959 Born Vancouver, Canada
1977-78 L'Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris, France
1978-79 St Martin's School of Art, London
1979-82 Goldsmiths College, University of London (BFA First Class Honours Degree)
1995- Guest Advisor Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2006 Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London
2008-09 Council member, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2009- Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
2009-11 Member of the Learning Committee, Royal Academy of Arts
2013-17 Artist Trustee, Tate
2015-17 Liaison Trustee of Tate for the National Gallery
2016- "Hands On", lead artist, Instant Network Schools, Vodaphone Foundation (practical art workshops for schoolchildren in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
2017- Member, TBAC
2018- Artist Trustee, Joanna Drew Travel Award

Research Summary

Still life is at the heart of my artistic practice. In the 1980s my paintings featured depictions of ordinary objects such as shoes, plates, rocks, stamps, fans, hardware, light bulbs and vinyl records, composed in either a grid or random scatter against an off-white ground. In the early 1990s my approach to still life painting shifted, leading to depictions of objects within settings. The imagery expanded to include landscape, architecture and people. As the range of imagery grew, my painting style diversified. By continually experimenting with fast and slow applications of paint, the resulting painterly innovations have allowed me to achieve within my paintings a wide range of moods and atmospheres. For the past five years, I have been developing large scale paintings that are site-specific and installation-based.

The focus of my work is the relation in painting between stillness and movement, the hand and eye, thought and action, and between presence and absence; how one looks at painting as a maker and as a viewer; and the wonder of the imaginative transformation of materials into an image or art object that has the potential to touch the viewer.

Teaching Summary

2009-present  Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art
1995-present   Advisor, Rijksakademie van Beelden Kunsten, Amsterdam 

Part-time tutor: 
1995-96           Royal College of Art, Post-Graduate Painting 
1993-96           Goldsmiths, University of London, Undergraduate Program 

Day Visiting Tutor since 1984:  
Bath School of Art and Design 
Brighton School of Art 
Camberwell College of Arts T
The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts 
Central St Martins College of Art and Design 
Chelsea College of Art and Design 
City and Guilds of London Art School
Manchester School of Art 
Norwich School of Art and Design 
Royal Academy Schools 
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art 
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
Sheffield College of Art 
Wimbledon College of Art 

Visiting Artist: 
Ecole nationale de beaux-arts de Lyon, France  
Skowhegan, Maine, USA 

Appointments
09-SEP-2009 Head of Graduate Painting Slade School of Fine Art UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1982 BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts Goldsmiths College
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