Lizza Littlewort

1963 - 

Littlewort was born in Cape Town, where she lives and works.

She uses fresh and experimental ways of working with oil paint on different surfaces, calling this methodology "Absurdist" as it creates unexpected, surreal accidents which Littlewort uses to express her sense of the essential absurdity of life. 

Since her significant 2015 solo show 'We Live in the Past', which worked as a contemporary critique of South African social history, Lizza has turned to self-reflection, engaging with her own interior states through imagery of water painted on reflective surfaces of aluminium.

Read an in-depth interview with Littlewort about 'We Live in the Past' here.


Selected Exhibitions

2017 Lady Garden, group show, Cavalli, Stellenbosch

2017 Ars Gratia Artis, group show, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek

2016 The Great Grief, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2016 Haevn, 99 Loop, Cape Town 

2015  We Live in the Past, 99 Loop, Cape Town                

2008 Where the Trouble Started, What if the World, Cape Town

2006 The Paris Salon, What if the World, Cape Town

2005 Drawing on a White Background, Michaelis, Cape Town

2004 I Want To Be Famous, AVA, Cape Town