Leo Fitzmaurice

Lives & works: Liverpool, UK

Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside. He studied painting at both Leicester and Liverpool Polytechnics, receiving an MA Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2004 Fitzmaurice was invited by the British Council to take part in the Artist Links Residency at Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China. Since then he has shown work at numerous galleries including: Seventeen Gallery, London; Tanya Leighton Galley, Berlin and Dodge NY.

Fitzmaurice’s solo shows include: New Art Gallery Walsall and Firstsite, Colchester. Last year Fitzmaurice made a new work entitled Litter for Frieze Sculpture Park in London which is now installed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Most recently he has been involved in the group show Reader at Gether Contemporary in Copenhagen and a solo show OHvHO at The Sunday Painter, London. Currently he is planning a solo show at Caustic Coastal in Manchester.

In 2012 Fitzmaurice was the recipient of the 5th Northern Art Prize. He is represented by The Sunday Painter, London. His work features in many collections including The Arts Council Collection of England, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Art Gallery, The Royal London Hospital, Locus+ Archive, as well as numerous private collections.

All proceeds from the sale of this edition go to Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, in support of the next generation of photography talent.

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