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Liane Lang, portrait, self portrait of artist Liane Lang

Liane Lang is a mixed media artist with a focus on the conversation between sculpture and photography. In her work she frequently prints images onto unusual materials and objects to explore the tension between the narrative and historical dimension of the image and the texture, scale and presence of the material world. Lang takes a particular interest in monuments, statues and historic spaces and uses a wide range of materials from bark, lead and leather to marble and bronze.


Lang studied at National College of Art and Design in Dublin, took a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, and an MFA at the Royal Academy Schools, London graduating in 2006. She lives and works in the East End of London. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including the Royal Academy of Arts, Musée de Beaux Arts Calais, PS1 New York, Kunstwerke, Berlin and Kunstverein Heidelberg. She won the Photofusion Award, the Tooth Travel Award and the Selina Cheneviere Prize. In 2019 she completed a fellowship at Fundacion BilbaoArte in Spain. 2021 has seen a solo show in London at James Freeman Gallery and a residency with Ampersand Foundation and the Wirksworth Festival which culminated in a major installation in 2022.


In 2022 she created a video, sound and sculptural performance at the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao as part of the Toparte program. In 2019 she exhibited a major installation at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany as part of Come Back and at James Simon Gallery, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, as part of Nah am Leben. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, such as Royal Academy of Arts, MoMA, V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Council England, the Saatchi Collection, Deutsche Bank, Kunstverein Bregenz, Ernst and Young and the Collection of the Kunstamt Spandau, Berlin.




Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate 2006

Goldsmiths’ College, London, BA Hons. Fine Art 1998

National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Foundation Course 1995


Solo Shows and public projects


2024 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2024 Touch Stone, The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK

2022 Touch Stone at Maltings Gallery, Wirksworth Festival 

2022 The Lead Cycle, Moot Hall, Wirksworth

2021 Glorious Oblivion, James Freeman Gallery, London

2018 Lian Zhou Festival of Photography, China, solo presentation by international artist

2018 Old School, James Freeman Gallery, London

2017 Old School, Eton College Gallery, solo exhibition, by Marcelle Joseph

2015 MEM Bilbao Photography Festival, Prize Winner Exhibition

2015 Saatc­hi Gallery, The Saints

2014 Kaleid 2014, Amnesiac Patina, photographic works

2014 An Idle Brain is Satan’s Shoppe, House of St Barnabas, solo presentation, curated by Marcelle Joseph Projects

2013 Monumental Misconceptions, Rosenberg Gallery, New York

2013 Fallen, Art First Projects

2012 Permanent Commission The Long Way Home

2011 House Guests, WW Gallery, London

2010 Monumental Misconceptions, KvH Projects, London,

2010 Shadows and Stowaways with Squid/Tabernacle, Dalston, London

2010 Mesmeric Monument at Supernova Gallery, Riga

     Talks accompanying the exhibition at KIM Institute

     supported by the British Council, catalogue

2009 La Muralla, Public Commission, Portobello Road, RBKC

2008 Artist at Apsley, Flora Fairbairn Projects

2007 Fondling Germanicus, Kunstverein Heidelberg



Selected Group Shows


2024 Dark Peak, Photography Festival, Glossop

2023 The New Hero, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, Cuny, New York

2023 James Freemann Gallery, Unreal, photography exhibition

2023 Vanguardia Gallery, Bilbao

2023 Oliver Projects at the Woolwich Print Fair

2023 Roots, with Wency Lam, funded by ACE, Mem Festival, Bilbao

2023 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2023 Manana Incierto – Outwith Festival Dunfermline

2023 Reasons to Tremble, Management, New York City

2023 Tremenheere Gardens, Cornwall, curated by Hugh Mendes

2023 PowerPlay, Oliver Projects, London

2022 Girl Meets Girl, Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen, Norway

2022 Mythical Political, Firestation Creative, Dunfermline Scotland

2022 Epilogue Willesden Gallery, London

2020 On Time, James Freemann Gallery

2020 Iasi Museum of Art, Romania

2019 Heterotopia, Sarean Artspace, Bilbao

2019 Royal Academy of Arts permanent collection display

2018 Ghost Tide curated by Sarah Sparkes and Monica Bobinska

2018 Kukuli Velarde and Liane Lang, James Freeman Gallery

2018 From Life, Royal Academy of Arts, Sackler Gallery

2018 Kunstverein Bregenz, Magazin 4,

2017 Grisaille at Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2017 You see me like a UFO at Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot

2015-17  Enthüllt, Berlin and its Monuments, Museum Zitadelle Spandau, 

2017 Der Zauberberg, Iavomirovic-Hughes Gallery, London

2016 Marion de Canniere Gallery, Antwerp, curated by Leigh Clarke

2016 Perfectionsim III, Griffin Gallery, curated by Becca Pelly-Fry

2016 Ikons, Candida Stephens Fine Art, West Sussex

2016 James Freeman Gallery, London, Intruder Alert with Nigel Grimmer

2016 Neo Realism, GiG Gallery, Munich

2016 Märkisches Museum Berlin, Adolph Menzel Ausstellung

2014 Sigmund Freud, 21er Haus Berlin, curated by Joseph Kosuth

2014 Monument, Musee de Beaux Arts, Calais

2014 Folkstone Triennial Fringe, curated by Sarah Gillham

2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2014 curation, Froward, exhibition of women artists at Eton College, 

2014 Salon 67, new photographic works, SoHo, New York

2014 Onsite, TAP Southend, curated by Mike Nelson and Andrew Hunt

2013 Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, curated by Daniel C Blight

2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, runs until August 2013

2013 German Historic Museum Berlin, The Last Days, Project for Kulturthemenjahr ‘Loss of Diversity’, runs to 10 November 2013, Berlin 

2013 Leicester University Botanic Gardens, A Change of Heart, Sculpture Exhibition, curated by Almuth Tebbenhoff and Tom Flynn

2013 Purdey Hicks Gallery, London, summer show

2013 RAC Club, Kiss Me Deadly, curated by Jessica Holmes

2012 Photofusion Gallery, AMPS Exhibition





Royal Academy of Arts


Victoria and Albert Museum

Kunstamt Spandau

Deutsche Bank

Saatchi Collection

Ernst and Young

Jay Joplin

Artscouncil England

BilbaoArte Fundacion

Kunstverein Bregenz

Art Omi Collection

Numerous private collections




2019 AN Bursary Award Winner

2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Photo Award Finalist

2016 Cointreau Creative Crew Finalist

2015 MEM Photography Festival Bilbao 1st Prize

2014 Birgit Skiöld Memorial Award of Excellence

2012 Hotshoe Photography Award 2012

2010 British Council Award, Riga

2009 RBKC Artists Award, Budapest

2006 Selina Cheneviere Fellowship

2006 Hugh Merrell Dissertation Award

2005 Henry Moore Foundation Production Award



2021 The Lodge Project, Wirksworth

2020 Elephant Lab Residency, West London, January 2020

2019 Fundacion BilbaoArte, Spain

2017 Espositivo Madrid

2016 City University of New York, artist residency

2015 Eton College Residency Fellowship

2015 Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship

2014 Bogliasco Foundation Artist Fellowship, Genoa

2014 Museum Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

2013 Art Omi International residency program, Upstate New York

2012 Willums Foundation, Provence

2012 Heart House, residency at Westmoreland Heart Hospital

2011 Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin

2010 Gallery Supernova Riga, Latvia

2009 Memento Sculpture Park, Budapest


Publications and Press


2019 ComeBack, Kunsthalle Tübingen

2019 Nah Am Leben, James Simon Gallery, Berlin

2018 LianZhou Festival of Photography

2017 From Life, Royal Academy of Arts

2017 Old School, artist’s book

2017 Printmaking in the Expanded Field, Ed Jan Pettersson

2017 Garageland Magazine, essay by Anna Kim

2016 Elephant Magazine, Feature article

2016 Vrij Nederland Magazine

2016 Enthüllt, ein anderer Umgang mit Denkmälern, Museum Zitadelle Spandau Berlin

2016 Intruder Alert, catalogue James Freeman Gallery, Liane Lang and Nigel Grimmer

2015 One Minute Story, curated by Maria Kapajeva, online audio recording

2015 Interview with Yale University Radio, Brainard Carey

2014 Amnesiac Patina, A Sculptural Photobook, Kaleid Editions, Arts Council England

2013 Hotshoe Magazine Feb/March Issue

2013 Studio International, online video interview

2013 Change of Heart, Catalogue, Leicester University Press

2012 Royal Academy Website, Video Interview

2012 BBC Culture Show, presented by Alastair Sooke

2012 Vis Loci, geography of the artist’s studio, catalogue

2012 once upon a time in the west, limited edition

2012 What is an Artists Book? Published by Modern Language Experiment

2010 October, Eyemazing Magazine, Amsterdam

2010 Monumental Misconceptions, Liane Lang, Catalogue




2020 Elephant Academy,Painting

2017 - 2020 ESOP Contemporary Fine Art

2015- 2019 LCC University of the Arts London, BA Photography VL

2014-2018 Visiting Lecturer, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham VL

2011-19 Frieze Art Fair Tour Guide for Deutsche Bank

2017-present Essential School of Painting, Visiting Lecturer

2016 visiting lecturer Atelier at Ecole de Beaux Arts, Caen

2016 lecture at Corner College Zürich

2001-2018 University of Greenwich, BA Graphic Design, Architecture, VL 

2012-2017 Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate Fine Art, VL

2014 John Jay, City University New York, Adjunct Professor
Fixed Term J1 Visiting Scholar 

2013 Lecture Spence School, New York City

2013 Lecture Aicad New York Studio Program, Brooklyn, Graduate Program

2013 Lecture Hofstra University, Long Island City

2003-2005 Working Men’s College, Fine Art Foundation Course
Adult IT Evening classes in Video Editing, Photoshop, Digital Photography

2000-2002 Westminster Kingsway College, Fine Art Foundation Course
Adult Evening Classes in Adobe Photoshop and Desktop Publishing

2003-2006 Visiting Lecturer Central St Martin’s College, BA Fine Art
Lectures, Talks and Workshops at Focal Point Gallery, University of Hatfield, Camberwell College of Art

Numerous Talks and Workshops at Focal Point Gallery, University of Hatfield, Camberwell College of Art

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