Grant Recipients Grants to Artists Visual Arts 1999

Siobhan Liddell

A portrait of Siobhan Liddell wearing a white t-shirt and standing in front of a bright yellow background made of paper which curls up at the edges. Liddell looks directly at the camera with a peaceful expression on her face.
  • 1999 Grants to Artists
  • Visual Arts
  • 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

Biography

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.

Two objects rest side by side against a white background. On the left, there is a white object with oval shaped negative spaces. On the left, there is a black object shaped like a long oval.
Work from FCPA-supported solo exhibition at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, 2001.
A white sheet lays on top of something on the wooden floor of an otherwise bare white room. Two windows on the right wall illuminate the space with natural light. A white object hangs on the left wall.
Installation view of FCPA-supported solo exhibition at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, 2001.
A watercolor image of an abstract shape in yellow and pink  situated within a light blue background. A small grey semi-circle is on the bottom of the page.
Untitled, from FCPA-supported solo exhibition at CRG Gallery, 1999. Image courtesy of CRG Gallery.
A watercolor image of a small yellow rectangle overlayed with a smaller black shape all against a white background.
Untitled, from FCPA-supported solo exhibition at CRG Gallery, 1999. Image courtesy of CRG Gallery.
A watercolor image of a grey triangle on top of a geometric design in brown, orange, red, green, and blue. A similar geometric shape is immediately to the right of the main design. All of this is against a white background.
Untitled, from FCPA-supported solo exhibition at CRG Gallery, 1999. Image courtesy of CRG Gallery.
Four 3D wedges in red, black, green, and yellow are arranged in a curve against a white background.
Untitled, from FCPA-supported solo exhibition at CRG Gallery, 1999. Image courtesy of CRG Gallery.