ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Liz K Miller - Artist & Researcher

Born 1983, Hexham, UK

 

Liz K Miller is an interdisciplinarity artist and researcher. She works at the intersection of sound and imagery, exploring the listening experience through visual diagramming, mapping, scoring, sketching and drawing. Her making techniques range from printmaking, natural dye pigment making and cyanotype, to field recording, digital audio analysis and manipulation, which combine to create installations, works-on-paper, podcasts and performances. Recent field recording study sites have included: The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, with the Murmuration sound group (2018); the Caledonian Forest, Scotland, with conservation group Trees for Life (2019) and Blackheath Forest, England, in partnership with Surrey Hills Arts (2020). 

 

Recent exhibitions have included a solo installation at Limnerslease Woodland, Watts Artist Village, Surrey, UK (2020) and a solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in collaboration with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2018). Audio works include Listening to Sylvan Sounds radio broadcast for Glasgow-based Radiophrenia series Current Trends in Sound and Transmission Arts. Conference presentations include Beyond Human Communication at Royal Holloway University, London (2022) and Seeing Sound at Bath Spa University (2020). Her artwork was used in the workshop Ways of Listening to Forests for the exhibition Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics at Centre for Art & Media Karlsruhe, Germany (2021).

 

Liz is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in the School of Arts and Humanities, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council in the Techné Doctoral Training Partnership.

 

 

Education

2017 – 2023 PhD Practice-based Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London

2008 – 2009 MA Visual Arts: Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art, London

2003 – 2006 BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Illustration, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020

  • Forest Listening. Limnerslease Woodland, Watts Artist Village, Surrey, UK

2019

  • Forest Listening. Blackheath Forest, Surrey, UK

2018 – 2019

  • The Circular Scores. Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

2015

  • Scordatura. Bearspace Gallery, Deptford, London, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 

  • Unruly Encounters. Southwark Park Galleries, London

2021 

  • What on Earth. The Koppel Project, TKP Exchange, Piccadilly Circus, London

2018

  • Oaks Editions. Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London

  • Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

  • Nine Artists Peckham. The Thin House, Peckham, London

  • Flight Mode. Assembly Point, Peckham, London

2017

  • Mixing Signals. Kobi & Teal Gallery, Frome, UK

  • Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

  • National Original Print Exhibition. Bankside Gallery, London

  • Flourish Award 2017. West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, UK

  • Uncertainty Playground. London Design Festival, London College of Communication, London

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy of Art, London

2016

  • International Print Biennale. Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

  • London Design Festival. London College of Communication, London

  • Multiplied Art Fair. Christie's, South Kensington, London

2015

  • Neo Art Prize. Gallery 27, Bolton, UK

  • National Original Print Exhibition. Bankside Gallery, London

  • RCA Secrets. Royal College of Art, London & Art Dubai, Madinat, Dubai

2014

  • Don't Drink the Milk. TripSpace Projects, London

  • Neo Print Prize. Gallery 22, Bolton, UK

  • Pushing Print: 5 Years On. The Pie Factory Gallery, Margate, UK

  • Beyond Boundaries. Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, UK

  • Bainbridge Open. Embassy Tea Gallery, London

  • National Original Print Exhibition. Bankside Gallery, London

  • Print Informs. Mayor's Parlour Gallery, London

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy of Art, London

2013

  • Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London

  • Pushing Print. Pie Factory Gallery, Margate, UK

2012

  • RE Open. Bankside Gallery, London

  • 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition. London Print Studio, London

2011

  • Bainbridge Open. Embassy Tea Gallery, London

  • Bite. Mall Galleries, London

  • Inside A Bubble.  Medcalf Gallery, London

2010

  • Upside. Medcalf Gallery, London

  • BHVU Summer Exhibition. Basket House Village Universe, London

2009

  • Golden Centaur Lithography Exhibition. Munich, Germany

2005

  • Young Scottish Illustrators. Collins Gallery, Glasgow

 

Selected Audio Performances

2020

  • Listening to Trees Podcast - Technecast

  • Listening to Sylvan Sounds – Listening event for the publication launch of I am Listening to You, broadcast live from Gunnersbury Triangle, London

  • Listening to Sylvan Sounds radio broadcast – Radiophrenia series Current Trends in Sound and Transmission Arts

2019

2018

2017

  • The Circular Scores Performance – London Design Festival, Well Gallery, London College of Communication

2015

  • Scordatura Performance – Bearspace Gallery, London

2014

 

Awards

2018 – Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Techne PHD Scholarship

2017 – Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking

2017 – Jackson's Art Prize

2015 – Neo Art Prize Intaglio Award

2014 – Spike Print Studio Award

2014 – Art Academy Award

2013 – Medway Fine Printmakers Prize

2009 – Bainbridge Contemporary Screen Print Studio Award

 

Residencies & Fellowships

2019 – 2020 Surrey Hills Arts. Surrey Hills AONB – AHRC Techne Partner

2018 The Object of Research. Cumbria – AHRC Techne Residency

2013 – 2016 Royal Academy Schools. London – Print Fellow

2015 Spike Island Print Studio. Bristol, UK – Printmaker in Residence

2006 – 2008 George Watson’s College. Edinburgh, Scotland – Artist in Residence

 

Research Presentations & Workshops

2022 

  • Beyond Human – Symposium – Royal Holloway University, London

  • Seeing Sound – Symposium – Bath Spa University, Bath, UK

2021

2020

2019

  • Again & Again: Musical Repetition in Aesthetics, Analysis & Experience – Symposium – City, University of London, Music Department

2018

  • The Circular Scores. Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

2015

  • Scordatura. Bearspace Gallery, Deptford, London

                                                      

Teaching & Lecturing

2020

  • Royal College of Art – Guest Lecturer – Pre-sessional Summer School

2019 

  • Royal College of Art – Research Presentation – MA History of Design

  • London College of Communication – Visiting Lecturer – BA Information Experience Design

2015 – 2020 

  • London College of Communication – Printmaking Technical Instructor

2013 – 2015 

  • London Metropolitan University – Printmaking Tutor – BA & MA Fine Art

 

Selected Press & Publications

2021 –  Larch Bark & Lock Down Ed. Polly Hember, Decorating Dissidence – #12 – Backstage Craft

2020 –  I am listening to You Ed. John Hughes, Centre for the Geohumnities & the Department of geography, Royal Holloway University

2020 – Prova 5 Ed. Dr Chantal Faust, School of Arts and Humanities Research, Royal College of Art

2018 – Prova 4 Ed. Dr Chantal Faust, School of Arts and Humanities Research, Royal College of Art

2017 – Where Music and Art Collide by Lisa Takahashi, Jackson’s Art