Liz Chapman (b. 1984, UK) focusses her artistic practice on biology and natural sciences, along with an interest in technology, heritage and the historical treasures. Chapman uses mediums such as textiles, digital technology and recycled materials to record and understand the world around her.
Chapman experiments with digital media, photo, moving-image, fabrics, pen and pencil to recreate the qualitative elements and synthetic representation of her everyday environment. Her work is an attentive exploration and intends to express her fascination with science and nature; through abstraction and highlighting the patterns, weave and weft, colour and shapes that often go unnoticed in the world around us. Chapman exhibits on a regular basis, more recently taking part in online shows and exhibiting her Fabric Oology Series (nest replication made from recycled materials) in Love is a Rebellious Bird at Wigan’s high profile ‘The Fire Within’.
In 2018, Chapman successfully completed the coordination of the D:Circus Digital Art Project; a two-year programme funded by Arts Council England and Wigan Council, working with Wigan Libraries and Museums to deliver high quality digital art.
Chapman founded Artist Discuss in 2018. Artist Discuss is delivered on a voluntary basis and in fellowship with TERM Art Classes. The aim of Artist Discuss is to bring artists of all creative backgrounds together for free, friendly and informal peer support. The Artist Discuss offer has grown since its creation, going from a discussion session to now include a number of other ways for artists to support artists.
Chapman has an interest in Art History and graduated with a BA Honours degree in Art History in 2014. Chapman is also an Associate Artist with WiganSTEAM.
2021 Bubbles Group Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish
2020 – 2021 Cross Street Arts Themed Exhibitions, Online
2019 Love is a Rebellious Bird, The Fire Within, The Galleries, Wigan
2019 Twenty Years, Cross Street Arts, Standish
2018 The Deconstructed Cross, Cross Street Arts, Standish
2018 Paper Flowers, Food Fest on the Square, Wigan Market, Wigan
2018 Florum Machina, Wigan STEAM, Wigan