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Geoff Diego Litherland

biography

Geoff Diego Litherland is a Mexican born artist based in London and Leicestershire. Having spent his early years in Bolivia and Ecuador he moved to England and graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2002 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Painting. He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Recognition to date has included winning the Saatchi Online Surreal Showdown, being selected for the John Moores 25 Painting prize at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and winning the Nottingham Castle Open. Geoff is currently an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and has just completed a part-time MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London.

Education

2012 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London
2002 BA Fine Art Painting, 1st Class Honours, Falmouth College of Art
1999 BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art, LUSAD

SELECTED solo EXHIBITIONS

2012 Flat Like the Old Days Watergate Gallery, Hay on Wye
2012 Geoff Diego Litherland New Paintings, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2011 Collisions, Art Work Space, London
2009 Conjuntos, Nottingham Castle Galleries
2009 Multiverses, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham
2008 Goldfactory Research Space Residency, Egerton Studios, Nottingham
2007 Falling Awake (joint show with Michael Bowdidge) 1851 Gallery, Nottingham
2002 Esperar, Falmouth College of Arts Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts
2001 long5º29ºwlat50º14ºn, Spring Gallery, Falmouth Arts Centre

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Preposterous, La Scatola Gallery, London, UK
2012 Diamond Armour, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham
2012 Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales
2011 Open 23, Leicester New Walk Gallery and Museum
2011 Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
2011 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries
2011 Colour, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge
2010 Crash, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2010 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries
2008 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries
2008 John Moores 25 Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2008 Muse, Edgar Modern, Bath
2008 Spring Exhibition, J-Gallery, Northampton

Awards and Achievements

2012 Winner of the Surreal Saatchi Online Showdown
2012 Awarded the Wardens Purchase Prize from Goldsmiths College
2012 Selected for the Oriel Davies Open 2012
2011 Shortlisted for the Attenborough Prize at the Leicester Open 23
2011 Selected for the Salon Art Prize
2011 Rise Art Shortlisted Artist
2010 Selected for the FringeMK Painting Prize
2008 Winner of the Nottingham Castle Open
2008 Selected for the John Moores 25 Painting Prize
2008 Selected for A&B’s Visual Scheme
2007 Awarded – Arts Council Grant, Research and Development of fine art studio practice
2004 Luxa – Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Arizona Film Festival
2001 Sail Loft Bursary Awarded by Falmouth College of Arts