Working across the boundaries of print, moving image, sound and sculpture, my practice explores the stretch of time between the industrial and post-industrial; In particular the beginning of automation and how this is altering our relationships with technology. Using site visits as a catalyst to research, write and produce works, I am fascinated by the human-machine relationship of both ‘conductor’ and ‘orchestra’ and how these performative roles manifest themselves during the process of manufacturing.
Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, Liz Wilson has regularly exhibited nationally and internationally in various art institutions including Taoxichuan Museum of Art, China; OGA, Rome; Parc de la Villette, Paris; Hockney Gallery, London. In 2018 her work was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries. In 2020 she was awarded a seven-month residency at Coachworks, Ashford (co-commissioned by Turner Works & Ashford Borough Council) where she collaborated with Hitachi Rail Ltd to produce a body of work which culminated in a multi-channel video installation titled ‘The Orchestrated Unconscious’. In 2019 she was awarded the first completely digital art commission for ‘Art in Manufacturing’, the headline-commissioning programme for the National Festival of Making (Supported by Arts Council England and Deco Publique). In 2018 her work was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the Stanley Picker Tutorship (2017), In addition to being selected as ‘One to Watch’ by editor in chief for ‘After Nyne’ magazine (2017). Other notable awards include Arts Council Development Funding (2019 & 2021), The Augustus Martin Print Prize, Eaton Fund, YLCE Award, University for the Creative Arts Professional Development Grant and the Pushing Print Solo Award and Bursary.