e.mail: eliza-bennett@live.com

 

Biography

Born in the Midlands, now residing in London. In 1997-1999, studied a B Tec National Diploma in Art, specialising in textiles. Went on to study a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, choosing a course that placed emphasis on concept and the creation of ideas. After graduating found a natural gravitation towards costume design and prop making, stemming from an interest in creating a visual narrative. Returning over the last couple of years, to producing own artistic work. 

 

Statement

In my practice I explore a range of issues relating to the shifting forms of both individual and social reality. I retain a focus on the elements that drew me to costume design, in the first instance the formation of character through form, texture and colour. These visual signifiers that communicate on a non-verbal level hold their fascination for me. I consistently get inspiration from the body that makes contact with the world, encountering the difference between what can be consciously articulated and what must be sensed, and our unstated assumptions the ones we individually obey, ignore or misread in an attempt to find meaning and value in life. The gulf that exists between the experience and comprehension of two constantly frustrates and fascinates me and perpetuates my desire to translate and record such essentially In-communicable phenomena.

 

Shows & Awards

Upcoming

Work Never Stops - 4th Ural Industrial Biennial - 9 Nov 2017-  21Jan 2018

String Figures - Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 20-21 Oct, 2017

Past

MA Fine Art Show, City and Guilds of London Art School -14th-17th Sept 2017

Her/selves - Blueproject Foundation, Barcellona - Dec 16- Feb 2017

Woven: Words - Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid - Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Alchemy Film Festival - April 14th-17th 2016

Venula Venulae - 91 Peckham High Street, London - 29 Oct- 2nd Nov 2015

The Future Can Wait - Art Bermondsey Project Space 183-185 Bermondsey St, London - 13-17 Oct 2015

Warm Kitty Soft Kitty - Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago - Sept-Dec 2015

Traces of Life - Dalarnas Museum - Sweden - June - Sept 2015

Agalaus - Voss Arts Festival, Norway - May 2015

Griffin Gallery/ QUEST Collaboration - May 2015

Chinese Whispers - Karin Jansen Project Space, London & Gallery Nasty Alice, Netherlands Nov-Dec 2014

The Needles Eye - Kode Art Museums - Bergen & The National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design - Oslo Autumn 2014- Spring 2015 - Group exhibition exploring embroidery in contemporary art.

13 Days of Violence - Exit Room July 3-10 - Brooklyn, New York 2014

Thames & Hudson - Gateways Global Gallery, digital educational resource 2014

Cork Street Open – 2013

Awarded prize for photographic services at The London Group Open 2013

The London Group Open –  The Cello Factory – London 2013

Raw Skin – Karin Jansen Project Space – London 2013 Selected group show

Cold Climate – Occupy My Time - London 2013

Passion For Freedom - Unit 24 Gallery - London 2012

Kadin Projects - Arbeit - London 2012 - Selected group show; Feminism- east meets west

Art Erotica -  Cork Street -  London 2012 - Exhibited a short film titled - Shadow In the moment of your hearts nervous twitch

Prize Winners Show - Gallery 27 -  London 2012

Winner - Cork Street Open - London 2011

RBS Group Show – London 2010

RBS Bursary Awards 2010 - Selected to receive a bursary from the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

 

 

Press/ Publications

Migrate Magazine - South Africa, Autumn 2015

Fanfare - Norway, Spring 2015

Revolutionary Sculpture - 2014 Compiled and written by, Jac Scott.

Design Boom – A woman’s work is never done

Jeunesse Magazine Spring 2014

Hayzed  Mag - spring 2014