Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy was born in 1959 in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to London to study at St Martin's School of Art and Goldsmith's College of Art from 1979 to 1982.

Through the subjects of still life, landscape, architecture and portraiture, Milroy explores the themes of making, looking, touch and transformation in her paintings. Milroy won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1989, and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2005. She was an Artist Trustee of Tate from 2013 to 2017, and is Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Milroy has travelled extensively in connection with her work, including undertaking residencies in Qatar, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan and Japan. Since 2015, Milroy has worked with the Vodafone Foundation's Instant Network Schools, where she initiated Hands On, a practical art workshop programme that can be delivered through digital connectivity for schoolchildren in refugee camps.

Recent solo exhibitions include Parasol unit, London (2018); One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi (2018); John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (2016); Drawing Room, London (2013); Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham (2013); Kunstmusem Bonn, Germany (2013); The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (2009); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007); Tate Liverpool (2001).

Milroy's work is held in collections including Tate, London; Jerwood Foundation, London; British Museum, London; Fonds Nationals d' Art Contemporain, Paris; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.

Milroy lives and works in London. 

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