''Vesta'' 2019. Found ceramic and paint, Photo by Leila Houstson
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place and the impact we have on our environments. Houston explores connections between the external atmosphere and the internal sensation within places and objects, providing reflections on the language of architecture and the associations we draw through memory and the senses.
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"Kate" Figurine, 2019, found ceramic and paint. Photo by Leila Houston
"Rachel" Figurine, 2019, found ceramic and paint. Photo by Leila Houston
Recently work was exhibited at 2019’s Venice Biennale responding to the theme May You Live in Interesting Times.As part of the show her work was nominated for an award by Artlyst, Forbes, Venice Art Factory, Venice Art Projects, Academy Of FA, Venice.
2019 Art Council funded to produce solo show and collaborate with artists such as with Noel G Macken and S Clark. Taking the form of a music box, the work reflected feelings of the collapse of the political system which was shown at Newarke Houses Museum and LCB. Recent Exhibitions Miniscule, 58th Venice Biennale MINISCULE 2, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal Straightening out the petals (solo show), Newarke House, Leicester Walker & Bromwich: An act of Participation, Leicester Crash, London, EMPIRE II. 57th Venice Biennale, Brussels, Cumbria, London, Berlin Fit the Slit II, Venice Awards Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Artist of the Year Award, AA2A 4-year Individual Artist Fellowship, Digswell Arts Trust
2017 Walker & Bromwich: An act of Participation, Leicester The Crash, Q Park, London Fit the Slit, Venice Lido, Venice EMPIRE II, Venice/ Berlin/ Brussels/ Cumbria/ London 2014 From the 12th Floor, LCB Depot, Leicester The Fine Art Society, Curve Theatre, Leicester OPEN 26, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester The Image is the Servant II, Hansom Hall, Leicester In Celebration of Chinese New Year, Q Park, London 2013 The Salon, The Salon (EC Arts), Leicester Beauville Arts, Lot et Garonne, France 2012 Dual, The Cutting Room, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham MA & Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant (2018) Arts Council England Research & Development Grant (2017) Arts Council England Microworld (2016) Interact Digital Labs and Genetic Moo Research & Development Grant (2015) Arts Council England Artist’s Access to Art Colleges (2013) AA2A Individual Artist Fellowship (2000-03) Digswell Arts Trust Individual Artist Grant (1999) Milton Keynes Arts Association
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.