Vancouver, Canada

Lisa Milroy was born in 1959 in Vancouver, Canada and moved to London in 1979 to
study at St Martin’s School of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in

Milroy was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 2001 and was awarded the Hugh
Cassen Drawing Prize in 2004. She won the John Moores Prize for Painting in 1989. Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2006, Milroy has travelled extensively in connection with her work, including undertaking residencies in Beijing, Taiwan and Japan, the influence of which can be seen clearly in much of her work.

Milroy is Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She lives and
works in London and is represented by the Alan Cristea Gallery.

Selected Solo Exhibitions include: 2010, Time and Time Again, artsdepot, London;
2009 Life on the Line, Alan Cristea Gallery, London; Head and Neck, Charing Cross Hospital, London; 2008, Noisy, Galerie Jones & Trübenbach, Cologne; Pictures within Pictures, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen; Painted Worlds, Galerie Lelong, Zurich; 2007, Black and White, Galerie Xippas, Paris; Making Sense, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; 2006, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire; 2005, Painting Fast Painting Slow, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, Galerie Lelong, Zurich & Galerie Xippas, Paris; 2003, Geishas, Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne and Alan Cristea Gallery, London; 2001, Tate Gallery, Liverpool; 2000, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London & Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions include: 2010, John Moores Painting Exhibition, Seongnam
Centre for the Arts, Seongnam, Korea; 2009, The Artist’s Studio, Compton Verney; Visual Deceptions, Nagoya City Art Museum; The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe; Mahlzeit (Essen in der Kunst), Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg; Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London; 2008, 8 Visions, One Dream, The Today Art Museum, Beijing; Votes for Women, Kunst Meran, Meran, Italy; 2008, Everywhere you Come From, Pala Fuksas, Turin; September 08, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo; 2007, Momentary Momentum: Animated Drawings, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; 2006, Fiction@Love, MoCa, Shanghai; Programme Video a Georges Centre Pompidou, Paris; Animamix, 2nd International Cartoon + Animation Festival, Hangzhou, China; Drawing Two Hundred, The Drawing Room, London; Arrêts sur Images, FRA C, Montpelleier, France; 2005, The Hermit The Shoe and The Stone, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford; Bodies and Space, Tapei Artists Village, Taiwan.

Selected Residencies and Commissions include: Guest Advisor, Pintura Além da Pintura,
Painting Conference, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Red Mansion Foundation, Beijing – Residency; Skowhegan, Maine - Visiting Artist; Royal Mail Year Book - Drawing Commission for the chapter The Magic Circle; Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan – Residency.

Lisa Milroy’s work can be found in the following Public Collections: Arts Council of
Great Britain; Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo; British Council; Calouste
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Chemical Bank, New York Contemporary Art Society;
Daros Collection, Zurich; Deutsche Bank Collection, Fidelity, UK; Fonds Nationals d’ Art
Contemporain, France; Fonds Regional d’ Art Contemporain de Franche-Comte, Dole,
France; Fonds Regional d’ Art Contemporain Provence Alpes Cote d’ Azur, France; Fonds Regional d’ Art Contemporain Rhone-Alpes, France; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; Marsh Collection, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nagoya City Art Museum; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Portsmouth City Museum; Red Mansion Foundation, London; Royal Bank of Scotland Group Art Collection; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Southampton City Art Gallery; Swindon Museum and Art Gallery; Tate Gallery, London; Thorn EMI; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, Tokyo; Metropolitan Art Collection, Unilever PLC and Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum.


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