Approved: 16.08.2006

Liliane Lijn

Approved: 16.08.2006

I work in a broad range of materials and media, making extensive use of new technologies to create works which view the world as energy. A constant dialogue between opposites, my sculptures use light and motion to transform themselves from solid to void, opaque to transparent, formal to organic.

My work takes inspiration from science, oriental and western philosophies and the archetypal

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Artist Statement

Concepts I work in a broad range of materials and media, making extensive use of new technologies to create works which view the world as energy. A constant dialogue between opposites, my sculptures use light and motion to transform themselves from solid to void, opaque to transparent, formal to organic. My work takes inspiration from science, oriental and western philosophies and the archetypal images of mythology. I use movement, sound and light to unveil invisible forces, and discover relationships between how language acts as a mirror of our society. My recent work uses video as memory encapsulated in light. I have also worked in an architectural context, with sculptures commissioned and sited in the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in Teddington, Central Milton Keynes, Birchwood Science Park in Warrington, University of Warwick and East Anglia and recently for St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight and St Thomas' Hospital in London.Influences early Egyptian Art, archive fine art, South East Asian Art, contemporary physics and astronomy, mythology and natureCareer path Commissions 2004 Starslide, Evelina Children's Hospital, London 2003 Inner Light III, St. Thomas' Hospital, London Liquid Koan, The Multiple Store, London 1997 Earth Sea Light Koan: 8 metres high; fibreglass, steel, fiberoptics, kinetics. Commissioned by Isle of Wight Health Authority for Saint Mary's Hospital

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - Caution Matter (with Jamie Allen), Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge 2012 - Cosmic Dramas, mima, Middlesbrough 2011 - Light Years, The Sir John Soane Museum and Riflemaker Gallery, London 2009 - Earth Art, ( Jewellery), Willer Gallery, London 2008 - 2008 Stardust, Riflemaker Gallery, London 2008 - Centrifugal, Royal Academy Schools Gallery (with Anabelle Moreau), London 2008 - Stardust, Riflemaker Gallery, London 2006 - Liliane Lijn: Selected Works 1959-1980, Gallery England&Co, 216 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH, UK 2006 - Liliane Lijn: Selected Works 1959-2005, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Pied Bull Yard, 68 - 69 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BN, UK 2005 - Liliane Lijn: Works 1959 - 1980, Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom 2005 - Liliane Lijn: Works 1959 - 1980, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom 2004 - Zero Gravity Koan, Umbertide 2002 - Light and Memory, Claudio Nardi, Florence 2002 - Light and Memory, Rocca di Umbertide, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Umbertide 2000 - Liliane Lijn Koans, Shirley Day, London 1998 - Poem Machines and other Bookworks, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 1997 - Koans, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 1997 - My Body My Self, 1996 - Her Mother's Voice, The Eagle Gallery, London 1993 - Poem Machines 1962-1968, National Arts Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1987 - Imagine the Godess, Fischer Fine Art, London 1985 - Heads, Galerie Peter Ludwig, Cologne, Germany 1983 - Prism Figures, Prism Stones, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; Paton Gallery, London 1980 - Circle of Light, Eagle Walk Gallery, Milton Keynes; Roundhouse Gallery, London 1979 - Recent Work, Central Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 1977 - Beyond Light, Durham Light Infantry Museum, Durham; Mappin Gallery, Sheffield; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1977 - Biting Through, Alecto Gallery, London 1976 - Beyond Light, Serpentine Gallery, London 1973 - What is the sound of one hand clapping? Jordan Gallery, London 1972 - Liliane Lijn, Germain Gallery, Paris, France 1970 - Sculpture, Drawings, Collage, Hanover Gallery, London Group exhibitions 2013 - Visual Poetics, The Poetry Library, Southbank Centre 2012 - Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMa, New York 2012 - Games Artists Play, Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge 2012 - Poetry, Language, Code, Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge 2012 - The Fabricated Object, Sumarria Lunn, London 2011 - In Search of Alchemic Times , 235 Brompton Road, London 2011 - Mindful, Old Vic Tunnels, London 2011 - Psychedelica, ICA, London 2011 - Republic of the Moon/Moon Futures, FACT, Liverpool 2011 - Signals and Indica, Tate Britain, London 2011 - Text, Light and Matternal Philoshopy of Practise, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 2011 - United Enemies , Henry Moore Institute, Leeds 2010 - AV Festival 10: Energy, All Art is, is rhythm, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2010 - Beneath The Radar in 1970’s London, England & Co, London 2010 - Changing Landscapes, BFAMI, London 2010 - Kinetica Art Fair, The Ambika P3 Space, London 2009 - Artists Doing Objects, Jaggedart, London 2009 - Inside Outside Show, Flat Time House, London 2009 - Pinch Pots And Pyramids, Kate Werble Gallery, New York Public Collections 2009 - Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., ICA, London 2009 - Space-Time, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 2009 - The Brain Unravelled, an exhibition in three disciplines: art, anthropology & neuroscience, Slade Research Centre, London 2008 - 100 Years 100 Artists 100 Works of Art, Art on the Underground, London 2008 - Concrete & Glass, Riflemaker at the A Foundation, London 2008 - The 20th Century Theatre, Riflemaker, London 2007 - England & Co., London Art Fair, London 2007 - Nyehaus Becomes Indica, Nyehaus Gallery, New York 2007 - Recent Acquisitions Part II, British Museum, London 2007 - Riflemaker Gallery, Zoo Art Fair, London 2007 - Terra Dei Maestri 1981-2000, Villa Fidelio, Umbria 2006 - 60: Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006 - Flimflam, Cell, London 2006 - Magnetic Vision, Kinetica Museum, London 2006 - Riflemaker becomes Indica, Riflemaker, London 2006 - Riflemaker Gallery, Zoo Art Fair, London 2005 - A Summer of Love, Tate Gallery, Liverpool 2005 - Describing Form, Henry Moore Institute, Tate Britain, New Arts Centre, Hull International Short Film Festival, Kettles Yard/Arts Picture House, London, Salisbury, Hull, Cambridge 2004 - Andata e Ritorno: Artiste Contemporanee tra Europa e America, Plazzo Bonacossi, Ferrara 2004 - Art and the 60's: This was Tommorrow, Tate Britain, London, Gashall, Birmingham 2004 - Daddy Pop (The search for Art Parents), Anne Faggionata Gallery, London 1998 - Liliane Lijn Vivien Lynn, Brian Queenin Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand 1996 - Chimeriques Polymeres, Musee d'Art Modern de la Ville de Nice, France 1995 - Modern British Sculpture, Tate Gallery, Liverpool 1995 - The Artist's Book Fair, Festival Hall, London 1993 - The Sixties Art Scene in London, Barbican Art Gallery, London 1992 - Estampes et Livres d'Artistes du XXe Siecle; Enrichissements du Cabinet des Estampes 1978-1988, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France 1991 - Les Artistes det la Lumiere, Le Manege, Reims, France 1989 - Artec '89, Nagoya, Japan 1988 - Images du Futur '88, Cite des Arts et des Novelles Technologies de Montreal; Licht und Transparenz, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland 1986 - Tecnologia e Informatica, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 1985 - Livres d'Artistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 1984 - Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolours, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1983 - Electra, Musee d'Art Moderne, pris, France 1981 - British Sculpture in the 20th Century, Whitechapel Gallery, London 1978 - Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London 1977 - Concrete Poetry, Galleria di Arte Moderna, Bologna 1976 - Art of the Sixties, Tate Gallery, London 1975 - Internationale Visuele Poezie, Rotterham, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Brussels, Belgium 1970 - Kinetic Art, Hayward Gallery, London Residencies 2010 - Artist in Residence, Culture Lab, University of Newcastle 2009 - Narec Artist in Residence, , in partnership with NaREC,, AV Festival and Inspire Northumberland 2005 - ACE International Artist Fellowship, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with NASA and the Leonardo Network 2005 - Artist in Residence, Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA Public commissions 2012 - Light Pyramid, Belvedere, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes 2012 - Solar Beacon, Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco 2011 - Power Game Online, Resonance 104.4 FM for Digital Futures, Netaudio Festival, London 2005 - Starslide, Evelina Childerns Hospital, London 2003 - Inner Light, Saint Thomas' Hospital, London 1997 - Earth Sea Light Koan, Saint Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight 1994 - Dragon's Dance, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff 1992 - Inner Light, Prudential Insurance headquarters, Reading 1988 - Argo, NM Schroder headquarters, Poole 1988 - Carbon Black, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Teddington 1987 - Zigzag Blues, Churchill Plaza, Basingstoke 1981 - Extrapolation, Norwich Central Library, Norfolk 1980 - Split Spiral Spin, Birchwood Science Park, Warrington 1979 - Circle of Light, ., Central Milton Keynes 1972 - White Koan, University of Warwick, Coventry 1971 - Spiral Spectrum Fountain, Bebington Civic Centre, Liverpool Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - 2006 Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Funding Award, London, UK 2005 - Arts Council England International Artist Fellowship, London, UK 1996 - London Film Production Award, London, UK 1982 - Arts Council Bursary for Holography, London, UK 1981 - Arts Council Publishing Award for Crossing Map, London, UK 1976 - Alecto Award, Bradford Print Biennale, UK 1976 - Arts Council Award, London, UK