Siobhan Liddell

Born Workshop, England, 1965
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

My year was an extremely productive one, the grant allowed me to pursue my ideas wholeheartedly in a focused way, not having to worry about the rent—what a privilege.

Siobhan Liddell, January 2000


Siobhan Liddell is a sculptor. In 1990, Liddell's work was included in Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing, a generative exhibition organized by Nan Goldin that featured New York artists responding to the AIDS crisis and in 1996 her work was selected for the Whitney Biennial. Her Grants to Artists award supported solo exhibitions of her work at CRG Gallery in 1999 and at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds in 2001. Her 2010 solo exhibition Ordinary Magic at CRG featured a new body of work created for the show, ranging from assemblages on stretched linen to sculptures on tables.

Liddell's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions worldwide at venues including the Hammer Museum at University of California, Los Angeles; Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris; and the now-defunct Thread Waxing Space in New York City. Since receiving her FCPA grant in 1999, Liddell's work has been included in Vapor at Marianne Boesky Gallery in 2002 and Outside the Lines at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2014. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the New Museum, White Columns, Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, La MaMa Galleria, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Drawing Center, and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Since her 1999 Grants to Artists award, Liddell received the 2011-2012 Vera G. List/Edith Bloom Rome Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Rome. Prior to her FCPA grant, Liddell was a recipient of a 1995 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. She has completed multiple residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. In 1986, Liddell received a B.F.A. from the Saint Martins School of Art in London. She is on the faculty at Yale University School of Art and has lectured at universities including Dartmouth College, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu in Japan.