Educated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Lottie currently lives and works in York, UK.
Maintaining a practice located outside of a particular disciplinary or pigeon hole, Lottie's work is ultimately focused on realising potentialities through the working of materials. Materials often include (but are not limited to) physical locations, Cypriot rocks, video footage from YouTube, dinosaurs, overheard conversations in Starbucks, 80's TV shows, and modern philosophical theory. In a controversial time of invasive global technologies making the world a seemingly smaller, more connected place, her work often embraces new media: focusing instead on its ability to access new and unfamiliar virtual worlds. Rather than subsidising our first-hand experience of the world around us, utilising such materials aims to enhance it with new possibilities.
Illustration and design projects to date have included work for Turning Point Brew Co, UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), the University of York, and a fantastic spoken word poet.
Lottie is founder of an artist collective based in York, and has curated and promoted several small exhibitions, showing both work of her own and of artists around the UK.
Group exhibitions to date include:
2018 Queering the Art Classroom, Sutton House, London
2017 Lungs Publication 2, Lungs Project, Newcastle
2016 Private Assurances, www.isthisitisthisit.com (online exhibition archived here);
2016 Tracks, The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough;
2016 See:Saw, York St. John University, York;
2016 An Alternative Nature, Electric Picture House, Cheshire;
2015 Relish, The School House Gallery, York;
2014 From A Blank Space, York St. John University, York.
Curatorial projects include:
2016 Elsewhere, Somewhere, The Old Fire Station, York;
2015 Is It Day Or Night? Toast Collective, The Fleeting Arms, York;
2015 16/10, Toast Collective, York St. John University, York;
2015 Intrepid, Toast Collective, York;
2015 Toast, New Curators, New School House Gallery, York.
2015 Cyprus School of Art, Lemba, Cyprus, June.
Lottie can be contacted at email@example.com, or via her twitter @lottiewalsh.