Biog

Lisa Byrne (b. Northern Ireland, 1973) is an artist mainly using photography and video. Her work centres on human experience, taking an intimate path into the lives of those with whom she has a personal relationship. The trust and commitment engendered from this artist-subject relationship is pronounced in the depth of the work.

Byrne is currently based in London. She graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2007.

Exhibiting internationally since 1995, Byrne has exhibited solo shows at venues including Mars Gallery, Moscow, where Byrne also completed a residency (2004), Four Corners Gallery, London (2008), and most recently at Krakow Photo Month’s Great Expectations: Photography from Great Britain (2010), which consisted of a number of solo and group exhibitions.

Major group exhibitions include A Biennial of Creative Video at the Guggenheim Museums world wide in association with You Tube Play (2010), Elective Perspective, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland (2010), Salon Video Art Prize, London (2010), A View from Napoleon’s Nose, KYU Arts Center, Taiwan (2010), On Time, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2009), Isolated, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2008), and Body City – Video Apartment 20, Docklands, Dublin (2007).

Byrne has also seen her work exhibited at both national and international art fairs including Berliner Liste (2009) and Scope, New York (2010). Her work is held in a number of private collections.

In 2007, Lisa took 3rd prize for Mann Group Photography Prize and was shortlisted for the Deustche Bank Pyramid Award. She has been published in both Fotograf and Neon magazine in 2008, and in the Independent Photography Review (2006). She can be found in a number of Colors magazine issues from 2003 to 2001; Dazed & Confused, London (2002); and Time Out, London, (2002).

Byrne is represented by Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.

 

Curriculum Vitae

    Education

  • 2007 Royal College of Art, London, MA Photography
  • 2003 University of Greenwich, London, PGCE
  • 1996 Middlesex University, London Bachelor of Fine Art
  • 1995 Cooper Union, New York City.
  • Exhibitions

    Solo shows

  • 2010 British Photography, Photo Month, Krakow, Poland
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  • 2009 Taxi, Four Corners, East London Film Festival, London
  • 2004 Angel 05/03, Mars Gallery, Moscow
  • Group shows

  • 2014 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan
  • 2013 Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
  • 2011 Memory Awake, Storey Gallery, curated by Paul Rooney and Simon Nixon, Lancaster
  • 2011 i45, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia curated by Barbara Archer, USA
  • 2011 Closer to Something, Four Corners Gallery, curated by Dave Than, London
  • 2011 Others Stories, Golden Thread Gallery, curated by Peter Richards, Belfast
  • 2011 Salon Video Art Prize, Matt Roberts Gallery, selected by Paul Rooney, London
  • 2011 Big Pond, Adelaide Film Festival http://www.adelaidefilmfestival.org
  • 2010 The M-Machine, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  • 2010 A Biennial of Creative Video, Guggenheim Museums, New York, Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, Abu Dhabi, in association with You Tube Play.
  • 2010 Elective Perspective, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
  • 2010 Scope Art Show Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  • 2010 Salon Video Art Prize exhibition, London
  • 2010 Golden Thread Gallery, Scope Art Show, New York http://www.scope-art.com/
  • 2010 KYU Art Centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2009 Berliner Liste http://www.berliner-liste.org/page/gallery/227
  • 2009 On Time, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London www.eastwing8.co.uk
  • 2009 Auction, Christies, Paris
  • 2009 Bel Air Gallery, Geneva
  • 2009 The Gallery 77, London,
  • 2009 Isolate, GT Gallery, Belfast
  • 2008 War and Peace, Museum of Bath at Work, Bath
  • 2008 War and Peace, Arnolfini, Bristol
  • 2008 War and Peace, Stroud Valley Artspace, Stroud
  • 2008 Catalyst Arts Presents, The Black Box, Belfast
  • 2008 The Scolt Head Screenings - Series 3, London
  • 2008 On Time, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London www.eastwing8.co.uk
  • 2007 Man Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2007 Chase Charity Auction, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2007 Video Apartment 20, Body City. Docklands, Dublin www.bodycity.org
  • 2007 Northbound, Sala Rosa, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2007 Greenbelt, Cheltenham Race Course, England
  • 2007 Members show, Catalyst, Belfast
  • 2007 Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery. London
  • 2006 Still, APT Gallery, London
  • 2005 On the Verge, Four Corners Gallery, London
  • 2004 Field of vision, The Lab Gallery, New York City http://field-ofvision.net/NewYork/Raw/pages/Lisa%20Byrne%202.htm
  • 2004 Polaroid, 39 Gallery, London
  • 2004 Thermometer, Thermometer Works Gallery, Brighton
  • 2003 After Dark, The Market Tavern, London
  • 2002 Visions of Hope, Conde Naste Building New York City
  • 2002 Arts week festival, Canal st studios, Oxford
  • 2002 Dazed and Confused Gallery, London
  • 1998 Le Grande Bouffe, Catalyst Gallery, Belfast
  • 1997 Members show, Catalyst Gallery, Belfast
  • 1995 Street, Soho Gallery, New York City
  • 1995 Cooper Union Photographic Show, New York City
  • Awards/Publications/Collections

  • 2010 Guggenheim You Tube Play Creative Video Biennial Shortlist
  • 2007 Man Photography Prize RCA, London, 3rd place
  • 2007 Deutsche Bank Pyramid Prize, London, Runner-up,
  • 2009 Glove Box Zine, Online publication http://gloveboxzine.com/category/writers/xavier-zapata/
  • 2008 Neon Magazine, Germany
  • 2008 Fotograf Magazine, Issue 4 Eroticon
  • 2008 Diva Magazine, London
  • 2007 The Great Exhibition Catalogue, RCA, London
  • 2007 Reference, Photography catalogue, RCA, London
  • 2006 London Independent Photography, Review, Issue 4, p30
  • 2003 Colors Magazine, Fabrica, Italy Issue 56
  • 2003 Colors Magazine, Fabrica, Italy Issue 54
  • 2002 Colors Magazine, Fabrica, Italy Issue 51
  • 2001 Colors Magazine, Fabrica, Italy Issue 45
  • 2002 Dazed & Confused, London, Issue 87
  • 2002 Dazed & Confused, London, Issue 89
  • 2002 Dazed & Confused, London, Issue 90
  • 2002 Dazed & Confused, London, Issue 92
  • 2002 Time Out, London, Issue 1655
  • 2007 Henry Morris Collection
  • Talks

  • 04/09 Courtauld Institiute of Art
  • 11/08 Photo Forum at Four Corners
  • 05/07 Farnham School of Art
  • 02/05 Photo Forum at Four Corners
  • Work

    Lecturer Art and Photography

  • 2007/ current University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, England
  • 2006 Photography Teacher, Queensgate School for Girls, London
  • 2004/2005 College of North East London
  • 2004/2005 Waltham Forest College
  • 2002/2004 Network East Foyers (Freelance)
  • 2002/2004 Enfield College
  • 2000/2004 Westminster & Kingsway College
  • 1998/1999 Christopher Hill Photographic
  • 1997/1998 Belfast Exposed
  • Feature Films

  • 09/07 Stills Photographer, Feature, Dir. Shezad Dawood
  • 2004 Stills Photographer and Assistant to Director Of Photography on ‘The Kiss’ Dir: Stanley Collins
  • Short Films

  • 2007 Director Taxi III Stand up and Cry like a Man
  • 2007 Director Taxi II New years’ day 5am
  • 2006 Director Taxi I Partyin’
  • 2003 Camera Operator on, ‘Elemental’, Dir Angela Huntbach
  • 2000 Stills Photographer and 1st Assistant on ‘Dreamscape’ Director: Lewin St Cyr