Woods and nature had always tempted her despite being brought up in an urban environment — «When asked as small child what I wanted to grow up to be before I knew what an artist was, I would answer an animal». According to the artist, savage creatures from her paintings illustrate wild and bestial traits that lurk within every human being — «the Wild Man could be both savage and sublime, evoke fear and admiration, and represent our antithesis and ideal». In her works, the artist creates fantasy worlds of mythical creatures inspired by such sources of imagery as classic myths, fairy tales, and folklore. Her works refer to chimeras, hybrids, and other classic narrative archetypes — for example, the relationship between Beauty and The Beast and the beast/maiden dynamic. Ivory’s paintings recall Francisco Goya’s and Honore Daumier’s art.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins (London). Ivory's works are regularly exhibited at the Charlie Smith Gallery in London, and in 2020, the artist's solo exhibition was held at the Pamela Salisbury gallery (the USA). In the same year, Lisa Ivory's works were presented by Fragment Gallery at NADA Miami art fair (in the format of a pop-up exhibition in Warsaw).

 

EDUCATION  

Foundation Course, Saint Martins School of Art, London

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Saint Martins School of Art, London, UK

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

University of the Arts, London

St George’s Medical School Library, London

  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Safe word, duo show at Fragment gallery, Moscow, Russia

2020 Savage Gardens, Pamela Salisbury gallery, Hudson, USA

2017 Vice, Malice, Lust and Cunning, Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

2015 Five Paintings, The Three Crowns, London, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 Project Papyrophilia, Charlie Smith London, London

2020 Every Day, Terrace Gallery, London

2019 Two Fold, OA Gallery, Salford

2018 Mythos, Charlie Smith London, London, UK

2017 Antennae, Platform Projects, Athens, Greece

2016 Hundreds and Thousands, Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

2015 The British Connection, Pori Art Museum, Finland

2014 Bad Behaviour, Brixton East Gallery, London, UK

2013 Void Open, Void Gallery, London, UK

2013 Untitled Male Id», Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

2013 Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2013 Soul Meat, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, UK

2010 Freaks, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK

2009 ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Trust Project Space, London, UK

2005 Wish You Were Here 3, A.I.R Gallery, New York, USA

2005 Kindness of Strangers, The Helm, Washington, USA

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