Commissions and Collections

  • British Museum Prints and Drawings Collection (acquisition of drawing 'a blue bowl of red plums')

  • Victoria and Albert Museum; Large site-specific printed text commissioned by the Robert and Julie Breckman Fund for the Prints and Drawings Study Room, with the preparatory drawing

  • Bury Art Museum and Text Archive (prints and drawings)

  • Penguin Books (prints)

  • Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (prints)

  • Douro Print Collection, Portugal

  • Commission for Beagle Media, 2012

  • Recent selected exhibitions


  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

  • Dagenham Past, Present and Future, Valence House Museum, London

  • Creative Reactions, the Carousel with University of Nottingham

  • Painting Matters II, The Art Pavilion, Mile End

  • 2022

  • Pages - The Setting, Three Storeys, Nailsworth - solo show

  • 2021

  • Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (with East London Printmakers)

  • A Print is for Life, One Paved Court, Richmond, London

  • 2020

  • Expanded Drawing, AIR Gallery, Altincham, Cheshire

  • Drawing Beyond Itself, virtual exhibition with AIR Gallery, Altincham, Cheshire

  • The Dark, CCA Gallery Derry-Londonderry

  • 2019

  • National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • Re:turn, Middlesex University, Hendon

  • 2018

  • From Gozzoli to Kara Walker, British Museum

  • Between the Lines with East London Printmakers, Gerald Moore Gallery, Mottingham, London

  • Versed in Print with East London Printmakers, Poetry Cafe, Soho, London

  • Lustre 18, OBS Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent

  • 2017

  • London Group Open (Part 2), The Cello Factory, London

  • National Open Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • Telling in Full, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

  • Mind.Language.Matter., Norwich

  • 2016

    • Climbing the Double Helix', NN Contemporary, Northampton

    • 'Loosely Bound'; invited artist with Printmakers Council, Highgate, London and Print Room, Suffolk

    • Shortlist (of 3) for Lombard Road public art commission, Battersea, London


    • A Realidade do Imaginario, Museu da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal

    • Total Recall, Bury Art Museum, Bury, Greater Manchester


    • International Text Festival, Bury Art Museum, Bury, Greater Manchester

    • Bainbridge Open, London

    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

    • Residency at Centro Portuges de Serigrafia, Lisbon, Portugal


    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

    • Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


    • Solo show, Galerie ApArt, Marcilhac, France

    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

    • MATERIAL PRESS Limited Edition Project Space (September)

    • 6th International Kyoto Hanga, Japan/UK

    • 6th International Prient Bienal, Douro, Portugal

    • The Word is a Map, solo show, Bainbridge Studios, London

    • Text Art - Poetry for the Eye, Tampere, Finland

    • Odds Against Tomorrow - Exhibit C, Bearspace Gallery, London


    • Pushing Print, Pie Factory, Margate

    • Bite - Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London (featured artist)

    • Bury International Text Festival, Bury Art Museum, Bury, Greater Manchester

    • A Map of You, Bury Transport Museum

    • LizCollini@the Met, Met Arts Centre, Bury


    • …and then again…, Joint curator (with Ana Fonseca) of show of contemporary UK and Portuguese Printmaking, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

    • Line Journeys, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London


    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

    • The Agency of Words, International Text Festival, Bury Art Museum

    • Northern Print Biennial, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

    • Working Towards, solo show, Original Gallery, Hornsey, London


    • ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space, London

    • Heart of Glass, Concrete and Glass Festival, Shoreditch, London

    • Overlappings, solo show, Tricycle Gallery,

    • Kilburn, London

    • Hot off the Press, Curwen Gallery, London


    • 2007 MA Fine Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London

    • 2005 BA (Fine Art), Middlesex University (First Class Honours)


    • Bainbridge Award, Pushing Print 2011

    • Worshipful Company of Architects Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition (joint winner) 2009

    • Juliet Gomperts Trust Award 2010

    • Daler-Rowney Prize for Drawing (joint winner) 2007

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