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Liz Taunt


Liz Taunt

Liz Taunt

Print, Textile

London
United Kingdom


Galleries

  • Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, Kingsclere

Statement

For many years I worked on paper and made abstract prints, drawings and paintings.  In the late 80's I made a series of prints on recycled paper I found in a Russian toilet.  Friends started bringing me paper from around the world.  I built up quite a collection.

In 1998 I started using paper to make vessels.  They were built with pulps and handmade papers.  I created ribs and ridges on the pots with string.  I used graphite, wax, grit, stains, monoprints and plant papers to make interesting finishes.  It was a long, slow, sticky process but the finished objects were robust and, I like to think, elegant.

In 2009, on a whim, I attended a textile course at West Dean College and started applying my interest in abstract pattern and design to fabrics.  I fold and clamp material with clips and blocks then dye and bleach it.  I paint and print on cloth and use rust to stain it.  I like exploring the juxtaposition of structure and accident.  Each new piece that comes out of the bucket is a surprise.  It is also very messy, but I quite enjoy mess.

Although I have worked with different media I feel that my work has always possessed the same distinctive structural stamp.

 

Biography

2007-Housing Officer Hammersmith, Artist
2001-07Architectural Practice Administrator, Artist
1994-01Art Therapist, Art Tutor, Mental Health Worker
1991-93Post-graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, Goldsmiths College
1985-91Freelance Arts Administrator, Artist, Art Tutor
1982-85Diploma in Fine Art, Byam Shaw
1975-82Visual Arts Officer, Cambridge and Hammersmith Councils
1974-75Post-graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, PCL
1970-72Dartington Diploma of Art
1968-70Fine Art Foundation, Cambridge
1952Born Cambridge

Collections

London Boroughs of Hammersmith, Hounslow and Hackney;   Hammersmith, Charing Cross, St Thomas' and Addenbrookes Hospitals;   Stanstead Airport;  Cambridgeshire Libraries;   Private and Corporate Collections in the UK, Europe, USA and Russia