Lisa Traxler CV/Biography


British artist, Lisa Traxler, has a multi-disciplinary practice exploring the boundaries of 2d to 3d, through space and form. Working across a range of media including painting and sculpture her award winning art addresses an ongoing fascination with history and our sense of place, from an architectural perspective. The natural development of her thought process is evident from her spacial configurations to the intricacy of colour. Her sculptural works are ‘space paintings’ suggesting their evolution off the wall into the places we inhabit.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Outer Space’ the five windows of Kings Place and atrium, Pangolin London, 2023. ‘Time Traveller’ Southampton City Art Gallery, 2022. Arts Council England Awarded ‘Blast Wall’ Foundry Gallery, London, 2021 and the duo exhibition ’Dazzle+Disrupt’ Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, 2021, empowering new works with a fuller analysis of her unique slotted sculptures. Traxler is an elected member of The London Group (2022), Royal Society of Sculptors (2017) and Royal Watercolour Society (2015). Works are held in City Art Gallery Collection, Southampton, Fabriano Museum, Italy, RWS Diploma Collection, London.

Born: London. Studied: Croydon Art College, Birmingham Polytechnic , BA Hons Fashion and Textiles.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Outer Space, Five Windows, Pangolin London

2022 Time Traveller, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

2021 Blast Wall, The Foundry Gallery, Chelsea, London and The Bunker, IW

2021 Dazzle and Disrupt (duo) West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW

2018 Start 18 International Sculpture Network (duo) the Bunker, IW

2017 Build, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, and Surface Matter, London Design Festival, Hackney, London

2014 Decade, West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW. and Apthorp Gallery, Artsdepot, London

2012 Lives of Spaces, West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW. and ExCel, London

2009 Studio 22, Artspace studio award exhibition, Portsmouth

2008 Letters Home, Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth Cathedral,
Eldon Gallery, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 No Place Like Home, ArtHouse Jersey, Jersey, Channel Islands

2023 The London Group at Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent

2023 Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York (finalist)

2022 The London Group at Bankside Gallery, Southbank, London

2022 Biennial International Prize, Fabriano Watercolour 2022, Museum of Fabriano, Italy

2022 Reflections, Royal Watercolour Society, Spring Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2022 Paradoxes, Contemporary British Painting, West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW

2021-22 Concrete Castles, Cornwall Regimental Museum, Bodmin, Coleshill National Trust

2021 Trace Elements, The Factory Project, Silvertown, London, curated by Rosalind Davis, produced by Thorp Stavri

2020 In Search of a New World, Southampton City Art Gallery Biennial Open Exhibition (winner)

2019 The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London (winner of sculpture award)

2019 Parallel Lines: Drawing & Sculpture, the Ingram Collection, Royal Society of Sculptors, The Lightbox, Surrey.

2018-19 Dazzle: Continuing the Art of Disruption, Southampton City Art Gallery

2018 Dazzle: Disguise & Disruption in War & Art, St. Barbe Museum, Lymington, curated by Steve Marshall

2017 The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London

2017 Drawing for Sculpture, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, North Lincolnshire

2017 Future Landscapes, Borders Project, ItsLiquid Group, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice

2017 Stimulus, Art Number 23, The Greenhouse, Berlin

2016 The Drawing Process, the Philip Schlee Collection, West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW

2015 Space Interrupted, English Heritage, Arts Council England, Fort Brockhurst, Gosport,
curated by Clare Sheppeard


AWARDS

2023 Finalist, Aesthetica Art Prize

2022 A-N Bursary Time, Space, Money, research award

2021 Arts Council England Project Grant: Blast Wall solo exhibition and project

2020 Arts Council England Project Grant: Dazzle + Disrupt, duo exhibition

2020 Southampton City Art Gallery Open Exhibition, Winner, Southampton

2019 Jeff Lowe Sculpture Award, London Group Open, Cello Factory, London

2019 Boarhunt Plinth Award, Little Forest Land Art, Hampshire, Winner

2017 Adrian Henri Painting Award, NAPA National Exhibition, St.Ives

2014 ProArte Painting Award, NAPA National Exhibition, St. Ives

2012 Colart Painting Award, NAPA National Exhibition, St. Ives

2009 Artspace Studio Award, Southsea, Portsmouth

2008 Artist in Residence, Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022 Time Traveller, catalogue, foreword Polly Bielecka, Pangolin London, essay Paul Carey-Kent, Southampton City Art Gallery. ISBN 978-1-8384699-2-4

2022 Paradoxes 52 Painters, Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, IW, essay Paul Carey-Kent, ISBN 978-1-7397818-1-1

2021 Concrete Castles, catalogue, Ghosts in the Landscape essay and artworks, ISBN 978-1-80068-001-2

2021 Blast Wall, catalogue, foreword Tim Craven, essay Jillian Knipe, The Foundry Gallery, London, ISBN 978-1-912821853

2021 Dazzle and Disrupt catalogue, essay Jillian Knipe, West Gallery, Quay Arts IW, ISBN 978-1-912821938

2014 Decade, exhibition catalogue, foreword Peter Davies, West Gallery, IW & Apthorp Gallery, London

2012 Lives of Spaces, exhibition catalogue, essay Jonathan Parsons, West Gallery, IW & ExCel, London, ISBN 978-0-9571308-7


COLLECTIONS + PUBLIC ART

2022 Ghost Echo, Public Art Sculpture, commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey, Channel Islands,
in conjuction with No Place Like Home exhibition, Jersey War Tunnels and permanent location Jersey.

2022 Time Traveller Transformation 1 and Industry, sculpture and print, Collection of Southampton City Art Gallery

2022 Geometry of Light, painting, Museum of Fabriano, Italy

2019 I Am Not Afraid, wall sculpture, Mountbatten Hospice, IW

2016 Cloud Collecting, installation, Generation ART, The Curve Gallery, Quay Arts, IW

2011 Transition, wall sculpture, Stourbridge Art & Design College, West Midlands

2011 Take Wing, wall sculpture, Vestas Technology Centre, IOW

2008 The Hilsea Series, paintings, Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth