CHLO

ELIZABETH

From: Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Based in: Leeds, UK

Born: 1995

Main Artistic Theme: Figurative painting

Web: chloelizabethh.com

Graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017, Elizabeth paints from the photographic image and is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she works from found black and white photographs and aims to integrate the past and the present using the material qualities of paint.

Good Girl
Oil on canvas, 86 x 130cm, 2018
Untitled
Untitled
Time to Grow Up
152cm x 122cm, oil on canvas,2018
Child like
Oil on canvas 150cm X 100cm 2018
A dog is a girl's best friend not di
75cm X 61cm Oil on canvas 2018
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Chlo Elizabeth recently graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017, specialising in painting. She is currently based at East Street Arts, Leeds where she is artist-in-residence. She will present her first solo exhibition in August the 31st The month after she will be undertaking the ChaNorth residency in Hudson Valley, New York, she is one of seven artists to undertake this residency.

Elizabeth paints from the photographic image and is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she works from found black and white photographs and aims to integrate the past and the present using the material qualities of paint. The photographs, dating from the 1950s-70s, offer snapshots of life in agricultural Yorkshire. Elizabeth’s paintings highlight and exaggerate implicit power structures—between adult and child, man and woman—observed from the photographs. 

Figurative painting is core to Elizabeth’s practice, as is humour. She uses the latter as a way to connect with the viewer, and employs overt puns as titles to suggest themes. 

Selected Exhibitions

The Bowery

Solo Exhibition: Painting Demons

Paintings by Chlo Elizabeth

Leeds, UK

East St Arts

Solo Show: Internal External

Paintings by Chlo Elizabeth

Leeds, UK

Aon Community Art Award 2017

Aon Community Art Award

In 2015, as Aon moved into its new global headquarters in London, The Leadenhall Building, the Aon Community Art Awards programme was born, bringing together our focus on community and talent development.

 

The programme supports young artists graduating from three UK art schools - Glasgow School of Art; Leeds College of Art; and Manchester School of Art - helping them to transition from student life to the commercial art world.

The programme provides workshops and mentoring for the artist for a period of one year, while their art is exhibited in Aon's client suite, for clients, colleagues and around 400 visitors a day to see. At the end of the 12-month period, the artwork is sold via an online and live auction, with all proceeds going back to the artist.