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Lisa Milroy
Lisa Milroy

Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street


1959 Born Vancouver, Canada 1977-78 L'Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris, France 1978-79 St Martin's School of Art, London 1979-82 Goldsmiths College, University of London (BFA First Class Honours Degree) 1995- Guest Advisor Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam 2006 Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London 2008-09 Council member, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2009- Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL 2009-11 Member of the Learning Committee, Royal Academy of Arts 2013-17 Artist Trustee, Tate 2015-17 Liaison Trustee of Tate for the National Gallery 2016- "Hands On", lead artist, Instant Network Schools, Vodaphone Foundation (practical art workshops for schoolchildren in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya 2017- Member, TBAC 2018- Artist Trustee, Joanna Drew Travel Award

Research Summary

Still life is at the heart of my artistic practice. In the 1980s my paintings featured depictions of ordinary objects such as shoes, plates, rocks, stamps, fans, hardware, light bulbs and vinyl records, composed in either a grid or random scatter against an off-white ground. In the early 1990s my approach to still life painting shifted, leading to depictions of objects within settings. The imagery expanded to include landscape, architecture and people. As the range of imagery grew, my painting style diversified. By continually experimenting with fast and slow applications of paint, the resulting painterly innovations have allowed me to achieve within my paintings a wide range of moods and atmospheres. For the past five years, I have been developing large scale paintings that are site-specific and installation-based.

The focus of my work is the relation in painting between stillness and movement, the hand and eye, thought and action, and between presence and absence; how one looks at painting as a maker and as a viewer; and the wonder of the imaginative transformation of materials into an image or art object that has the potential to touch the viewer.

Teaching Summary

2009-present Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art
1995-present Advisor, Rijksakademie van Beelden Kunsten, Amsterdam

Part-time tutor:
1995-96 Royal College of Art, Post-Graduate Painting
1993-96 Goldsmiths, University of London, Undergraduate Program

Day Visiting Tutor since 1984:
Bath School of Art and Design
Brighton School of Art
Camberwell College of Arts T
The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts
Central St Martins College of Art and Design
Chelsea College of Art and Design
City and Guilds of London Art School
Manchester School of Art
Norwich School of Art and Design
Royal Academy Schools
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
Sheffield College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art

Visiting Artist:
Ecole nationale de beaux-arts de Lyon, France
Skowhegan, Maine, USA


Architecture of London
2019 - Guildhall Art Gallery, London

Curated by Elizabeth Scott

Drawing Biennial 2019
2019 - Drawing Room, London

Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection
2018 - Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, UK

Touring to: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; Longside Gallery, Wakefield; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

Treasures from the Home
2018 - Blaafarvevaerket (Cobalt Works and Mines), Norway

2018 - One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya

Still Life - Lisa Milroy and Jayne Parker
2018 - APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London, UK

A joint exhibition including 'The Oblique' (2018), digital transfer from original 16mm film, sculptural objects and photographic works.

Modern Art Revisited
2018 - Tottori Museum, Japan

Highlights from the collection of the Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan. A touring exhibition to Tottori Museum, Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Japan.

RA Summer Exhibition 2018
2018 - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

La Reve de la Filieuse
2018 - Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

Nature Morte
2017 - Guildhall Gallery, London

Stephenie Bergman and Lisa Milroy: Tango
2017 - Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone

Against Landscape, Coniston Institute
2017 - Coniston Institute

Coniston Institute; touring to Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2017 - CCAS de Besancon, Logement-Foyer les Cedres, France

Drawing Biennial 2017
2017 - The Drawing Room

Meticulous Observations and Naming the Money
2017 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Meticulous Observations and Naming the Money, works slsected by Lubaina Himid from the Arts Council Collection

Here and There
2016 - Mansun Farm/The Retreat, Ahmedabad, India; Parasol unit, London UK; One Off Gallery for Contemporary Art, Nairobi, Kenya,

Survey exhibition of approx 50 paintings focussing on the past 10 years of work. Explores questions of materiality, touch, presence/memory, absence. Motifs of clothing and shoes lead the way. Publication (120 pages) including essays by Dr Ziba Ardalan, Dr Hanneke Grootenboer and Briony Fer

2016 - Kotarpur, The Retreat

Exhibition based on paintings created during residency on sabbatical leave in Ahmedabad, India, November- December 2016. With photographs by Sonah Dalal.

President's Choice, Academician's Room
2016 - Royal Academician's Room, Keepers House, Royal Academy of Arts, London

President's Choice, Academician's Room

Painting in Time Part 2
2016 - SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA

An exhibition that explores performative and time-based painting, curated by Sarah Kate Wilson

RA Summer Exhibition 2016
2016 - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

Out of Hand
2016 - Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK

Art at the British Academy, London
2016 - The British Academy

65 Works Selected by James Welling
2015 - David Zwirner, New York, USA

Exhibition and sale to benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NY

Houses in the CAM Collection
2015 - Museo Calouste Gulbenkian, Lison, Portugal

This exhibition spans the 20th century, featuring sculptures, installations, paintings, video works and photography. Curated by Isabel Carlos and Patrícia Rosas.

Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair
2015 - Brick Lane, London, UK

Launch of Lisa Milroy: Dresses

Painting in Time Part 1
2015 - The Tetley, Leeds, UK

Co-curated by Sarah Kate Wilson

Drawing Biennial 2015
2015 - Drawing Room, London, UK

Social Fabric
2015 - Oriel Sycharth Gallery, University of Wrexham, Wales, UK

Slade Print Fair 2015
2015 - Slade Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

A Print Fair of work by Slade staff, students and alumni in aid of raising funds for Slade scholarships and bursaries.

Slade Print Fair 2014
2014 - Slade Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

The Slade Print Fair is a fundraising event to raise scholarship funds for Slade students. The fair celebrates contemporary printmaking and will feature an exhibition, the latest Slade Edition by artist Lisa Milroy, live screen printing, a sale of original editions and more.

Post Pop: East Meets West
2014 - Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The exhibition brings together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art's legacy. (Catalogue)

2014 - Battersea, London

Project 6 by LeanaKateLouise, Show-Off aims to mobilise sculptures, paintings, drawings and performances in front of a seated audience, physically bringing a procession of works to directly ‘meet’ the onlookers rather than the viewer activating the work through their own movements in space.

Conjuring ideas of a catwalk, cattle market, debutant ball and auction house, art handlers will carry or direct each work on stage one by one to ‘show them off’. Each work will be professionally lit and illuminated for a limited time before being carried off stage.

The stage has been conceived and made by Gary Woodley as a design for flexible living. The stage can be reconfigured in a multitude of ways. Individual plywood units can each be moved, stacked and rotated to house each artwork in a variety of ways.

Show-Off is born from a frustration with private views. Artworks provide a context for socialising which in turn obstructs the intention of artwork as viewed object.

Grosse Geister/Artist's Room: Lisa Milroy
2014 - Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Artist Room display in Kunstmuseum Bonn

2014 - Unit 53, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK

Hands On (display)
2014 - Drawing Room, London, UK

I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart
2014 - De La Warr Pavilion

I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart is both a celebration and an exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of twenty-one living artists whose practices span six decades.

The exhibition takes its title from the last verse of the poem Is My Team Ploughing by A. E. Housman, first published in 1896. As a conversation between a dead man and his living friend who is now with the girlfriend he left behind, it serves as an allegory for the influence of the past and its evolving significance in contemporary painting practice.

Iconic figures such as Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff are presented next to other established, mid-career and emerging artists such as Gary Wragg, Phoebe Unwin and Joella Wheatley.

Using a range of techniques, the paintings reveal intriguing and surprising connections and contrasts as well as the underlying preoccupations of the artists after long periods spent working in their studios.

The paintings have been selected to evoke an immediate response both to the works themselves and the process of painting and to encourage visitors to make their own connections between these apparently different approaches. The result is a particular perspective on painting in contemporary Britain.

Drawn Together Artist as Selector, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
2014 - Jerwood Gallery

Exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, centres on the role of drawing in the practice of artists who have been on the selection panel of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, exploring the selectors' own drawing practice and interests, continuing the dialogue about what constitutes drawing and its importance as a medium for artists working today

Hands On
2014 - Asthall Manor, Oxford, UK

Display of drawings created as a commission for the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen
2013 - The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, UK

Party of One
2013 - Crate, Margate, UK

Party of One is a painting installation that can be performed.

The viewer enters the gallery and sees a painting consisting of a group of painted hand-sewn dresses hung on wooden stands, clustered in front of a painted backdrop. The dresses are perfunctorily made, and painted with the same pattern as the backdrop. But the fabric of each dress is different, so they read as slightly different images. To the side of the grouping is the same type of dress but with buttons on the shoulder - this is a dress that can be worn. When a performer dons this dress, she is then invited to step inside the painted zone of dresses and wander in and out of the arrangement. In the gallery, the viewer looks on as the composition of dresses grows animated. The performer completes her circuit and leaves the painted zone, returning the zone to stillness.

With Party of One Lisa Milroy continues to explore the possibilities of ‘still life’ painting, and her focus on the formation of self, identity, work, the relation between contemplation and action, and the participatory nature of painting.

Ideas City Streetfest
2013 - New Museum, New York, USA

Collaboration with US-based architectural firm Atopia's 'Pitch-Africa'; I provided the artwork of 5 hand-painted floral motifs on Rainchutes, which are re-cycled military parachutes re-configured by Atopia as water harvesters. My Rainchutes were erected in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Bowery, NY for the New Museum's Idea City Streetfest to highlight Pitch-Africa's campaign in North Kenya to harvest rain water. One hand-painted Rainchute was taken to the Uasoniyo Primary School in Laikipia, Kenya where Rainchutes are used to teach rainwater harvesting to children.

Cabaret Duchamp
2013 - Barbican Theatre, London, UK

I provided a Wearable Paintings (dress) costume for artist Hayley Newman during her performance "Crisis Cabaret" for Cabaret Duchamp at the Barbican Theatre. This Wearable Painting is in a set of 4.

Paul Bush Compilation: film screening at the ICA
2013 - ICA, London

"Geisha Grooming" is short animation film created by Lisa Milroy and Paul Bush, and was included in Paul Bush's film screening programme at the ICA

Looking at the View
2013 - Tate Britain, London

A thematic exhibition of works from the Tate Collection that looks at continuities in the way artists have framed a vision of the landscape over the last 300 years: how we look at 'the view', whether near or afar, high or low, inside or out. It includes 70 works of 55 artists, and follows the 2012 thematic exhibition 'Migrations".

I Am The Magic Hand
2013 - Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY 10011

Group show of 5 artists selected by artist Josephine Halvorson for Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY

Colour as Material
2013 - Fafa Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

This exhibition was part of an event that brought together staff and students from the Slade, Northumbria University and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in an on-going materials research collaboration. The event included a symposium on the subject of colour, for which I also contributed a paper entitled "Black and Blue".

RA Summer Exhibition 2013
2013 - The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East
2012 - Cultural Village Foundation Katara, Doha, Qatar

The event is ‘Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East’ at the Cultural Village Foundation Katara. The exhibition features 100 works of art by 25 Royal Academicians and 25 prominent artists from across the Middle East. ‘Encounter’ enters into the spirit of engagement with the international art community and the general public by inviting these artists to exhibit side-by-side. The aim is to provide a platform for dialogue amongst practitioners working in a wide range of media – painting, sculpture, photography and video. The exhibition began in another guise in Singapore - 'Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia' - where it is currently open at LaSalle. I was on the RA selection committee for both events chaired by Paul Huxley, with Richard Wilson and Michael Craig-Martin, and have 2 paintings in the shows. Includes fully illustrated catalogue with essay by David Thorpe.

The Studio- Workshop and Myth
2012 - Staatgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

2012 - Hyde Park, London, UK

Commission by Artwise for the World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser in Hyde Park: a performed painting on the subject of rain.

Jerwood Collection
2012 - Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Inaugural exhibition

Art Plus Opera
2012 - Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Art auction and performance by The Royal Opera Chorus to raise funds for gallery's education work.

Act One, Seen Too
2012 - Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK

Act One, Seen Too is a painting designed for theatre space. Viewers are invited to look at the painting from the theatre seats and then experience it on stage, surrounded by its components. Seen from the auditorium, the painting is a unified composition framed by the proscenium. On stage, viewers can participate in the action of the painting and ‘perform’ it themselves.

Act One, Seen Too is a dialogue between the magic of the still image and the immersion of live action. It was first presented at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham in Sept. 2011, co-produced by the Ikon Gallery

Ivory Lamp Mars Vine Bone
2012 - Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

The exhibition presented 23 paintings spanning my 30 year practice. The event included a symposium "Dark Matter" which focussed on the use of black in painting, highlighting the Slade Materials Research Project in Graduate Painting, and included presentations from Jo Volley, Co-Director of the Materials Research Project and Onya McCausland, Honorary Research Assistant. The publication 'Ivory Lamp Mars Vine Bone' included my essay by the same title; documentation of the exhibition and symposium; and text contributions from the Slade School of Fine Art, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Northumbria University. The event and publication received funding from all 3 institutions, the Arts COuncil and Reuben Mackintosh

Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia
2012 - Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore

The event is ‘Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia' at the ICA, Singapore. The exhibition features 100 works of art by 25 Royal Academicians and 25 prominent artists from across the Middle East. ‘Encounter’ enters into the spirit of engagement with the international art community and the general public by inviting these artists to exhibit side-by-side. The aim is to provide a platform for dialogue amongst practitioners working in a wide range of media – painting, sculpture, photography and video. The exhibition began in another guise in Singapore - 'Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia' - where it is currently open at LaSalle. I was on the RA selection committee for both events chaired by Paul Huxley, with Richard Wilson and Michael Craig-Martin, and have 2 paintings in the shows. Fully illustrated catalogue with essay by David Thorpe.

Making Space
2012 - Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London, UK

RA Summer Exhibition 2012
2012 - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Included 'performance-painting' Thursday afternoons, 4-5pm in July

Artists of the Gallery
2012 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

2012 - 99 Art Centre, Shanghai, China

This event was a British Council funded cultural and pedagogic exchange that involved an exhibition my work at 99 Art Center, Shanghai; a residency at Shanghai University to learn aspects of Chinese ink painting; a lecture and studio critique at Shanghai University; and a platform to foster awareness of the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition in China, for which I was first prizewinner in the UK edition in 1989.

Act One, Seen Too
2011 - The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham in collaboration with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Artists for Kettle's Yard
2011 - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

As fundraising towards a new education wing gathers momentum we present an exhibition of works donated by artists to Kettle’s Yard. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see some of the biggest names in contemporary art – from major sculptures by Damien Hirst, David Nash, Phyllida Barlow and Antony Gormley to sumptuous paintings by Michael Craig-Martin, Bridget Riley, Lisa Milroy, Callum Innes and Maggi Hambling, and ceramics by Edmund de Waal and Natasha Daintry.

Time and Time Again
2011 - artsdepot, London, UK

House Guest
2011 - The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

A Picture of Health
2011 - Bonhams, London (for 'Paintings in Hospitals', London), UK

British Art: Royal Academicians
2011 - Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam, South Korea

RA Summer Exhibition 2011
2011 - Royal Academy of Arts, London

2011 - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

I made my first painting of Japanese prints in 1986 as part of the still life paintings that characterised my work during the 1980ʼs. Throughout my career, my experience of Japan has acted as a constant source of inspiration. My show Improvisations at RWEA brought together two groups of paintings that pay hommage to Ukiyo-e woodblock prints - transcriptions of Ukiyo-e prints and, stemming from these transcriptions, the Geisha series. The RWA magazine featured a detail of my painting 'Drifting, 1999' on the cover, and an article 'Lisa Milroy in Conversation with Tim Clark', Head of the Japanese Section, British Museum

Collection curated by Edward Allington
2011 - Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Painting and Sculpture
2010 - Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

In the Black
2010 - Summerfield Gallery, PIttfield Studios, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK

Jurahokusai Paysages: Oeuvres de la Collection du Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain de Franche-Conte
2010 - Musee de l'Abbaye, Sainte Claude, France

Layers: John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Show
2010 - Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam, South Korea

Global Contemporary Artists for Artists
2010 - Rijksakademie Endowment Fund, Sotheby's Amsterdam, Netherlands

Black and White Flower Painting
2010 - Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Shouting From A Rock
2010 - Pharos Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus

Secrets of the Museum Collection
2010 - Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

2010 - Galerie Xippas at Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France

Double Interview
2010 - Artspace Hue, Seoul, South Korea

ART: Curated by Michael Craig-Martin
2010 - Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

2010 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

RA Summer Exhibition 2010
2010 - Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Rise of Women Artists
2009 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Works by some of history’s most celebrated women artists are featured in this compelling new exhibition. 'The Rise of Women Artists' charts the progress made by female artists from the 16th century up to the present day. The Walker was ahead of its time in collecting works by women artists, a fact that is reflected in the scope and diversity of the works on display.

Life on the Line
2009 - Alan Cristea Gallery

RA Summer Exhibition 2009
2009 - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

The Artist's Studio
2009 - Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Visual Deception
2009 - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

Head and Neck
2009 - Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London, UK

Permanent installation of paintings in Head and Neck Department at Charing Cross Hospital

Mahlzeit (Essen in der Kunst)
2009 - Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria

Painted Worlds
2008 - Galerie Lelong, Predigerplatz 10-12, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Building Bridges: 8 Visions, One Dream
2008 - The Today Museum, Beijing, China, organised by the Red Mansion Foundation, Great Portland Street, London

Building Bridges: Eight Visions, One Dream was an official exhibition for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Cultural Programme and included six of my paintings in a group show of eight British artists. All work in the exhibition was based on individual research trips to China funded by the Red Mansion Foundation during 2005/6, and produced in the following period to 2008. My research trip involved travel to Xian, Shanghai, Beijing, Guilin, Suzhou and Huangzhou. Fully illustrated catalogue with essay by Michael Bracewell.

Votes for Women
2008 - Kunst Meran, Meran, Italy

2008 - Galerie Jones and Trubenbach, Cologne, Germany

Pictures Within Pictures
2008 - Galerie Maximillian, Aspen, Colorado, USA

RA Summer Exhibition 2008
2008 - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Everywhere You Come From
2008 - Pala Fuksas, Turin, Italy

September '08
2008 - Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Painted Worlds
2008 - Galerie Lelong Zurich, Switzerland

Making Sense
2007 - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Momentary Momentum: Animated Drawings
2007 - Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK

Featured my animation "Geisha Grooming"

Black and White
2007 - Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

Still life.
2007 - T1+2 artspace, London, UK

Lisa Milroy
2006 - Galerie Lelong Zurich

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery. Catalogue with essay by Eckhard Schneider ISBN 3-906163-06-7

Lisa Milroy
2006 - New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK

Solo exhibition in public venue within private foundation

2006 - MoCa Shanghai, China

featured oil paintings related to comic art. Catalogue: "Fiction@Love" ISBN 7-80703-449-1/J-35

Programme Video a Centre George Pompidou
2006 - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Featured my animation "Geisha Grooming"

Animamix, 2nd International Cartoon + Animation Festival
2006 - Animamix, 2nd International Cartoon + Animation Festival, Hangzhou, China

Featured my animation "Geisha Grooming"

RA Summer Exhibition 2006
2006 - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Drawing Two Hundred
2006 - The Drawing Room, London, UK

Arrêts sur Images
2006 - FRAC, Montpelier, France

Lisa Milroy
2005 - Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Painting Fast Painting Slow
2005 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery. Catalogue with essay by Lewis Biggs.

Bodies and Space
2005 - Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan

RA Summer Exhibition 2005
2005 - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

The Hermit The Shoe and The Stone
2005 - Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK

Anifest International Animation Festival
2004 - Anifest International Animation Festival, Trebon, Czech Republic

featured the animation "Geisha Grooming". Touring to: World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb, Croatia; Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands; 10th International Film Festival, Hiroshima, Japan; NFB Cine Roboteque, Montreal, Canada; Gene Siskel Film Center, Art Institute of Chicago, USA

World Festival of Animated Films
2004 - World festival of Animated Films, Zagreb, Croatia

featured my animation "Geisha Grooming"

Tenth International Film Festival, Hiroshima
2004 - Tenth International Film Festival, Hiroshima

Featured my animation "Geisha Grooming"

2004 - FRAC Franche-comté, Autrey-les-Grey, France

Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere: Contemporary Art From the collection of FRAC
2004 - The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh/Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

Still Mapping the Moon
2004 - Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Catalogue: "Still Mapping the Moon" ISBN 3-929790-65-3

John Moores Liverpool 23
2004 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

152 Autumn Exhibition
2004 - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

Raised Awareness
2004 - Tate Modern, London, UK

Exhibition of commissioned drawings designed for the visually impaired. Curated by Bill Woodrow

Domestic (f)utility
2004 - New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK

RA Summer Exhibition 2004
2004 - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2003 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery. Booklet with essay by Dawn Ades

2003 - Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Focus London
2003 - Galerie Lelong Zurich, Switzerland

The Classical World
2003 - Hood Museum, New Hampshire, USA

The Bigger Splash – British Art From Tate 1960 - 2003
2003 - Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Catalogue: "The Bigger Splash – British Art From Tate 1960 - 2003"
ISBN 85-87742-27-2

Imago: 10 ans d’acquisition du FRAC Franche-Comte
2003 - Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lons-le-Saunier/ Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dole

2003 - Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Alan Cristea Gallery Publications
2003 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Hier ist Dort II
2002 - Secession, Vienna, Austria

Words from the Arts Council Collection
2002 - touring UK venues

Arts Council England exhibition touring various UK museums and galleries

Jerwood Painting Prize
2002 - Jerwood Space London, London, UK

Shortlisted for Jerwood Painting Prize. Exhibition touring to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

John Moores Liverpool 22
2002 - The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Taste the Fine Art of Food and Drink
2002 - Museum of Reading, Reading, UK

Lisa Milroy
2001 - Tate Liverpool

Major solo survey show in national museum. Comprehensive catalogue with essays by Lewis Biggs, Fiona Bradley and Jean-Pierre Criqui ISBN 1-85437-343-9

The Way I See It
2001 - Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Hier ist Dort
2001 - Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque
2001 - Kunsthalle Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark/Pori Art Museum, Finland

Catalogue: "Patterns-Monstring" ISBN 87-7766-111-7

Shoes or No Shoes
2001 - Craemersklooster- Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst & Cultuur, Ghent, Belgium

My Generation- 40 years of contemporary collecting
2001 - Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

Up In Smoke
2001 - Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

Variations on a Theme
2001 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Lisa Milroy Paintings
2000 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

2000 - Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Solo exhibition in public venue

ART works
2000 - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

Brave New World
2000 - Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Lisa Milroy
1999 - Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Innsbruck, Austria

Solo exhibition in public gallery

Lisa Milroy Paintings
1999 - Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris France

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Flower Show
1999 - The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Un art incertain du réel: la collection du Frac Franche-Comte, Frac Bretagne
1999 - Frac Franche-Comte, Frac Bretagne, Chateaugiron

Taking a Picture
1999 - National Portrait Gallery, London

go away, artists and travel
1999 - Royal College of Art, London

Signature Pieces
1999 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Balade au sol mineur
1999 - FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Alès, France

Seven Views of Marunouchi
1998 - Marunouchi Cafe, Tokyo, Japan

Site-specific installation of paintings in public space

African Safari
1998 - Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery of monoprints

Lisa Milroy
1998 - Waddington Galleries, London, UK

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery. Catalogue with essay by Elisabeth Lebovici

portrait - human figure
1998 - Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Swizerland

Voyage, de l'exotisme aux non-lieux
1998 - Le Musee de Valence in association with FRAC Rhone-Alpes, France

1998 - Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Paved with Gold
1998 - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

Up to 2000
1998 - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton

Every Day, Biennale of Sydney
1998 - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Catalogue: 'every day" ISBN 07313 8924 7

Richard Wentworth's Thinking Aloud
1998 - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester and Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Catalogue: "Richard Wentworth's Thinking Aloud" ISBN 1 85332 187 7

Collection Nomade, les Oeuvres du Frac Franche-Comte au Maroc
1998 - Institut Francais, Bab el Kebir; touring to Galerie Allal El Fassi, Rabat and Institut Francais, Kenitra; Casablanca; Institut Francais; Meknes et Fes

Modern British Art
1998 - Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Lisa Milroy
1997 - Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Treasure Island
1997 - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Tokyo International Forum Artwork Collection
1997 - Tokyo Metropolitan Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Something to Say...,
1997 - Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum, Wolverhampton

Being There
1996 - Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1996 - Galerie Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

About Vision: New British Painting in the 1990s
1996 - Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; touring to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

1996 - Galerie Art & Essai, Universite de Rennes, France; touring to Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Catalogue: "classifications" published by PUR - Presses Universitaires de Rennes

The Thinking Eye: An Exhibition by the Painting Faculty: The Royal College of Art
1996 - Gallery 7, Hong Kong

Theories of the Decorative
1996 - Baumgartner Galleries, Washington DC, USA

Nouvelles acquisitions du FRAC Franche-Comte
1996 - Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France

1996 - Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

Home and Away
1996 - Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Craig-Martin, Davey, Fulton, McKeever, Milroy, Woodrow
1996 - Alan Cristea Gallery and The Paragon Press, London, UK

Lisa Milroy
1995 - Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1995 - Hotel Huger Cercle d'Art, La Fleche, france

Solo exhibition in museum

1995 - The British School at Rome

Solo exhibition in public gallery. Concertina leaflet with text by Mario Codognato

Travel Paintings
1995 - Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Solo exhibition travelling to UK public galleries. Catalogue: "Lisa Milroy Travel Paintings", with essay by Max Wechsler. Supported by The Arts Council of England and the Canadian High Commission, London

Loup y es tu?
1995 - Galerie du Frac, Montpelier, France

Desenho Contemporaneo
1995 - Modulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto, Portugal

Life Patterns
1995 - Tate Gallery, London

Ljubljana 21st International Biennale of Graphic Art
1995 - Ljubliana, Slovenia

Contemporary British Art in Print
1995 - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; touring to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Les Images du Plaisir, FRAC des pays de la Loire
1995 - Hugers La Flèche Laval, France

Tokyo Story
1994 - Gallery Shoko Nagai, Tokyo

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1994 - Kyoto City University of Arts

Solo exhibition in university art gallery

1994 - Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Original Painting
1994 - Galerie Matisse, Institut Francais, London, UK

Curated by Jonathan Watkins, Including Amikam Toren and Bernard Frize

Lisa Milroy
1993 - Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1993 - Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1993 - Waddington Galleries, London and Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany

Solo exhibition: collaboration between London commercial gallery and German museum. Catalogue: 'Lisa Milroy", German/English with essay by Julian Heynen, trans. Michael Robinson. Catalogue: 'Rocks, Crowds, Cities and Flowers", monoprints by Lisa Milroy ISBN 3-926133-25-2

Lisa Milroy, John Murphy: Paintings from the Saatchi Collection
1993 - Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Der zerbrochene Spiegel/The Broken Mirror
1993 - Museumsquartier Messepalast and Kunsthalle Wien; touring to Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


Lisa Milroy
1992 - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Lisa Milroy
1992 - Janner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

The Saatchi Gift
1992 - Tate Gallery, London

Work from the British Collection
1992 - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Recent Acquisitions
1992 - Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

Lisa Milroy
1991 - Modulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

Out of Limbo
1991 - Fundacion Luis Cernada, Seville, Spain

Carnegie International 1991
1991 - The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


1991 - Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

La Couleur d' Argent
1991 - Musee de la Poste, Paris, France

Lisa Milroy: Paintings
1991 - Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt, Germany

Solo exhibition in a commercial gallery

Goldsmiths' College Centenary Exhibition
1991 - Goldsmiths' Gallery, London, UK

Lisa Milroy
1990 - Kunsthalle Bern

Museum solo exhibition (Switzerland). Catalogue with essay by Ulrich Loock and Interview with Lisa Milroy and Richard Wentworth ISBN 3-85780-068-2

The British Art Show 1990
1990 - McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; touring to Leeds City Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, London

Lisa Milroy
1989 - Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

Solo exhibition

Lisa Milroy
1989 - Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, UK; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK; Plymouth Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK

Travelling UK solo museum exhibition. Catalogue with essays by Lynne Cooke and David Plante ISBN 0-906047 81 7

Lisa Milroy
1989 - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Solo exhibition in commercial gallery

British Art Now: A Subjective View
1989 - Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; touring to Fukuoka; Nagoya; Utsunomiya; Kobe; Hiroshima and Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan

Art of the '80s: from the Collection of the Chemical Bank
1989 - The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA

The Saatchi Collection at the Pierides Museum: Tony Cragg, Lisa Milroy and John Murphy
1989 - Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Subject: Object
1989 - Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, UK

John Moores Liverpool 16
1989 - The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

My painting submission "Handles" 1989 won first prize

Lisa Milroy
1988 - Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

Solo exhibition. Catalogue with essay by Ian Jeffrey.

Cries and Whispers: Paintings of the 1980s from the British Council Collection
1988 - touring Australia and New Zealand.


The New British Painting
1988 - The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; touring to Chicago Public Library and Cultural Center; Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Three Artists from Britain
1988 - Jack Shainman Gallery, Washington DC and New York, USA

Winter '88
1988 - Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, UK

Current Affairs: British Painting and Sculpture in the 1980s
1987 - Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; touring to Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary; Nemzeti Galeria, Prague, Czech Republic and Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland

Catalogue: " Current Affairs: British Painting and Sculpture in the 1980s" ISBN 7162-83-6

ART Brittiskt 1980-tal
1987 - Liljevalchs Art Museum, Stockholm; touring to Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland as Britannia: Paintings and sculptures from the 1980s


John Moores Liverpool 15
1987 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

I won First Prize in this national painting competition

Lisa Milroy
1986 - Khiva Gallery, San Francisco

solo exhibtion

Lisa Milroy
1986 - Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

Solo exhibition

Sixth Sydney Biennale
1986 - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


1986 - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Japonisme: Japanese Reflections in Western Art
1986 - Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Au Coeur du Maelstrom
1986 - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Objects As Art
1986 - Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth

No Place like Home
1986 - Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

John Moores Liverpool 14
1985 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

won runner-up prize

Lisa Milroy
1984 - Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

first solo exhibition of career

Lisa Milroy
1984 - Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Part of celebratory exhibition programme (including Cesar and Julain Opie) for the opening of Foundation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain. Catalogue essay by Stuart Morgan

Problems of Picturing
1984 - Serpentine Gallery, London

Charterhouse Gallery
1983 - Charterhouse Gallery, London

Young Blood
1983 - Riverside Studios, London

curated by Michael Craig-Martin

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016
- Royal Academy of Arts


The Art of Reading: A Book Lover's Gallery, Spring 2018
- Artwork in A survey of the book as subject in art throughout art history 2018/01/01

In Conversation: Lisa Milroy and Lubaina Himid at Parasol Unit for Contemporary Art
- Other 2018/01/01

Royal Academy of Arts Desk Diary 2019
- Design , Flame Tree Publishing 2018/08/15

Hand-made – Exhibition tour and seminar discussion for GCSE Students, One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
- Other 2018/01/01

Still Life (Talk)
- Other 2018/01/01

Hand-made: Paintings by Lisa Milroy (Booklet)
- Other , One Off Contemporary Art Gallery , Nairobi, Kenya 2018/01/01

Lubaina Himid in Conversation with Lisa Milroy (Talk)
- Other in On the occasion of Lubaina Himid: Spike Island, Bristol 2017/01/01

RA Enterprises: Royal Academy of Arts Diary 2017
- Design 2017/01/01

London in Paint
- Book , Tate Publishing 2017/05/01

RA Enterprises: Postcard for RA Summer Exhibition 2017
- Design 2017/01/01

Tribute: Lisa Milroy Remembers Rose Finn-Kelcey
- Journal Article for Tate Etc. Vol. 40 2017/01/01

Nature Morte Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition
- Book 2016/02/01

L'Arte le Perdene Peso (book cover illustration)
- Design 2015/01/01

Ra Enterprises: Greeting Card
- Design 2015/01/01

The Pleasure of Painting
- Book 2015/09/01

A Living Repository of Still Life
- Journal Article for The British Museum Magazine Vol. Spring Summer 2014 , UK 2014/01/01

On the Pleasure of Painting (Talk)
- Other 2014/01/01

Colour as Material
- Conference Presentation 2013/01/01

Dark Matter
- Conference Presentation 2012/01/01

Dark Matter, Chapter: Ivory Lamp Mars Vine Bone
- Book , Arts and Social Sciences Academic Press 2012/01/01

London Review of Books (cover illustration)
- Design , London Review of Books 2012/02/23

SteamCream (product design)
- Design 2012/01/01

Jonathan Watkins in Conversation with Lisa Milroy (Talk), Barber Institute of Fine Art in collaboration with Ikon Gallery
- Other 2011/01/01

Lisa Milroy: Improvisations - Interview with Tim Clark, Japanese Section, British Museum
- Journal Article for Art RWA Vol. Summer 2011, Royal West of England Academy 2011/01/01

Lisa Milroy: Still Life (Talk)
- Other 2011/01/01

William Feaver: In Conversation with Lisa Milroy, Prince's Drawing School Lecture Series, London
- Other 2010/01/01

Radio interview, Nicosia, for 'Shouting From A Rock', at the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, Cyprus
- Interview (TV/Radio) 2010/01/01

Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy (book cover illustration)
- Design , Oxford University Press 2009/01/01

Lisa Milroy: Slade Contemporary Art Lecture series, UCL
- Other 2009/01/01

Sacred Made Real, Henry Moore Institute/National Gallery (Talk)
- Other in Contribution to Public Artists' Talk at the National Gallery, London 2009/01/01

The Way of the World (2009, ISBN: 978-9-0771932-2-6)
- Other , Cultuurcentrum Menschen , Belgium 2009/01/01

Bodies/Objects/Rituals (Talk), Victoria & Albert Museum, London
- Other 2008/01/01

Kimono (product design - clothing)
- Design , Royal Academy of Arts, London 2006/01/01

Pintura Além da Pintura (Talk) Painting Conference and Workshop, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Other 2006/01/01

Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study (book cover illustration)
- Design , Clarendon Press, Oxford 2005/01/01

Lisa Milroy, (Keynote Speech) Skowhegan, Maine
- Other 2005/01/01

Painting Fast Painting Slow, Chapter: Lisa Milroy Interviewed by Lewis Biggs
- Book , Alan Cristea Gallery , London 2005/01/01

Lisa Milroy (Talk), Taipei Artists’ Village, Taiwan
- Other 2004/01/01

John Moores Liverpool 23
- Other , National Museums Liverpool , Liverpool 2004/01/01

The Eye, 30 minute programme by Illuminations
- Interview (TV/Radio) 2003/01/01

Lisa Milroy – Canadian Artist in London, Radio One (Interview)
- Interview (TV/Radio) 2001/01/01

Beautiful South Solid Bronze - Great Hits (Cover design)
- Design 2001/01/01

Interview with Sascha Hastings for ‘The Arts Today’ programme on CBC
- Interview (TV/Radio) 2001/01/01

Tate Enterprises: 'Flowers' (product design - fridge magnets)
- Design 2000/01/01

Millenium Royal Mail Postage Stamp
- Design 2000/01/01

Neidere Gangarten (book cover illustration)
- Design , Ammann Verlag AG, Switzerland 1999/01/01

World Health Organisation (poster design)
- Design 1999/01/01

- Design , World Health Organisation 1998/01/01

Lisa Milroy Kunsthalle Bern, Chapter: En Regle: Interview with Richard Wentworth
- Book , Kunsthalle Bern , Switzerland 1990/01/01

RA Enterprises: Royal Academy of Arts Diary 2012
- Design

RA Enterprises: Royal Academy of Arts Diary 2008
- Design

FRAC Occitanie Montpellier's annual Greeting Card
- Design