About Me

Liz von Graevenitz

Liz von Graevenitz is a Contemporary Artist who works from a studio based in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter (U.K). She has exhibited both locally and internationally. As co-curator for the International Artist Exchange Program Regular Line in Sheffield and Slovakia, she has worked alongside fellow artists, musicians and actors.

As an artist Liz develops her work by exploring the context through different media. Her skills as a technician working in education have enabled Liz to work right across the spectrum of art media, including bricklaying and cabinet making. She is currently running workshops from her studio space inviting all to learn from her wealth of skills, knowledge and experience.

‘I’m kind of like a modern day hunter-gatherer. Living in the heart of the Steel City I am integrated into a multicultural community, amongst gangs, street drinkers and high fliers. This environment influences me and I create work of the world I know.

Preserving and using specific skills and draughtsmanship is important to me as an artist. The influences of technology have conditioned the audience to overlook such qualities. By leaving in certain marks and clues to the methods of my practice, I remind the viewer that not everything that seems perfect actually is.’

Based at Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK.

 

Projects

Home Is Where I exist, Now To Live And Die

Collaborative performance with The Travelling Shadow Theatre inspired by Jim Ghedis’ debut album. Conducted from a team of artists using shadow puppetry, live projections, art, object installations and live sound / music. Bloc Projects 2015

Regular Line #2 Curator/Coordinator

International Artist Exchange Programme Topoľčany(SK)/Sheffield(UK)
Nástupište 1-12/Bloc Projects 2014

Regular Line Curator/Coordinator/Exhibitor

International Artist Exchange Programme Topoľčany(SK)/Sheffield(UK)
Nástupište 1-12/Bloc Projects 2013

Group Exhibitions

Bloc Assembly: Studios Showcase Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2016
DocFest Fringe Festival Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2016
Presents/Presence Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2015
In Circulation A.P.G Gallery, Sheffield 2014
DocFest Fringe Festival Bloc Studios, Sheffield 2014
DocFest Fringe Festival Bloc Studios, Sheffield 2013
Rotherham Open Arts Festival The Old Market Gallery, Rotherham 2011
Private View  Archipelago Gallery, Sheffield 2008
M.I.L.F  Dulos, Sheffield 2007
Parenthesis Rotherham 2007

Solo Exhibitions

Pulsations The Holt, Sheffield 2016
Contrary Motion Nástupište 1-12 Gallery, Slovakia 2012
Mi Yard Init The Old Sweet Shop Gallery, Sheffield 2009
The Ladies Psalter Lane, Sheffield 2008
Open Up Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield 2006
Steel City Recordings The Forum, Sheffield 2004
Open Up Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield 2003
Open Up First Circle Studios, Sheffield 2001
The Gallery Restaurant Sheffield 2001

Workshops

Ignite Imaginations Community arts charity organisation. Employed as an artist to create lesson plans and teach creative workshops that connect communities and support individuals in gaining new skills and confidence. Sheffield 2016/Present

Addactions Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Teaching art workshops. Sheffield 2013/14
Northern General Hospital Teaching art workshops to patients in the Neurological rehabilitation unit. Sheffield 2003/4
Drawing space Teaching art workshops to clients with mental health illness. Sheffield 2002/3

Events

No Bounds Festival Arts/Music Event Trafalgar Works/Hope Works, Sheffield 2017

14 Hour Super Weird Happening Arts/Music Event The Florrie, Liverpool 2017
Mapping Creativity Arts/Music Event Hope Works, Sheffield 2016
Curator/Coordinator/Exhibitor
As I was Passing your Window,
 Sharrow Festival Fundraiser Arts/Music Event, Sheffield 2012

Album Cover/Record Label Design

A-Z Records Al Zanders, Record label and logo design 2016
Home is Where I Exist, Now To Live and Die Jim Ghedi, Album Cover 2015

Articles

Toast Magazine You Make Me Dizzy Miss Lizzie 2015
Toast Magazine Cultural Exchange 2014
The Star Newspaper Sheffield Artists Head For Europe 2014
Pravda Slovakian Newspaper 2012
Guardian Guide 2012, 2007

Television

Sheffield Live TV Interview about Regular Line international artist exchange programme, 2014

Radio

Sheffield Live  Interview with Lady Dee about ‘Mi Yard Init’ exhibition 2008
Radio Devin ‘On The Edge’ Live Radio Broadcast from Nástupište 1-12 cultural platform in Slovakia. Guest on a discussion panel.

Education

2006-2008 Sheffield Hallam University BA Hons Contemporary Fine Art
2004-2006 Sheffield Hallam University HND Fine Art Distinction
2000-2002 Sheffield College OCN Interior Design Distinction
1995-1997 Sheffield College Art Access Distinction

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