Lizza Littlewort

1963 - 

Littlewort was born in Cape Town, where she lives and works. She has a diverse education, with degrees from the University of Cape Town in architecture, fine art and English literature. 

 

She relentlessly explores the myriad ways of making marks with oil-paint, working on different surfaces which create unexpected, surreal effects.

 

Her sense of the absurd is informed by ideas famously explored by Dadaism: the inherent ridiculousness of capitalist ideology and its effects of global devastation, mass poverty and perpetual war. Her recent solo shows addressed themes of colonial exploitation ('We Live in the Past') and climate change ('The Great Grief' and 'It seemed to throw a kind of light').

 

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

 

Education

2013     Honours in English Literature, UCT.

2000     Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, UCT.

1990     Bachelor of Architectural Studies, UCT.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018     It seemed to throw a kind of light, 99 Loop, Cape Town

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     Raw Over-Cooked, Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Jhb

2005     Drawing on a White Background, Michaelis, Cape Town

2004     I Want To Be Famous, AVA, Cape Town

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop

2017     Untitled 5.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2017     Lady Garden, Cavalli, Stellenbosch

2017    Ars Gratia Artist, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek

2016    Untitled 2.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2016    Stellar, Salon 91, Cape Town

2016    Vanitas, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2016    Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop, Cape Town

2015    Cape of Good Hope, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2015    Turbine Art Fair with 99 Loop, Johannesburg

2008     Fresh Meat, What if the World, Cape Town

2008   Where the Trouble Started, duo show with Wilhelm Saayman, What if the World, Cape Town

2003     YDEsire, Cape Town Castle