b. 1973, Germany,
lives and works in London
© Liane Lang
Liane Lang spent three years finding and photographing statues of historic women across eight European Cities. The project was like a pilgrimage to discover who these women were that received such a rare accolade.
Magic of Sighs is a work based on the bronze statue of Amy Winehouse in London's Camden Market. 'Amy' is a print on pigmented resin, part of the series Glorious Oblivion.
Magic of Sighs
Printed Resin tray framed, simple wall hanging on reverse
60 x 40 cm
About the Artist
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 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.
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.
Lang’s work is currently on show at Shiva Gallery, New York and Firestation Art Centre, Dunfermline.
She is preparing a solo exhibition at the Whitaker Museum in Lancashire in 2024 and her work will also be shown at James Freemann Gallery London and Woolwich Print Fair in 2023.
Collections & Exhibitions
Selected solo exhibitions and public projects:
2024 Touch Stone, The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK
2022 Aggregate, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, performance with Philipp Schlotter
2022 Moot Hall, Barmote Court, Derbyshire
2022 The Maltings, Wirksworth Festival
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
2019 Major installation at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
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
2009 La Muralla, Public Commission, Portobello Road, RBKC
2008 Artist at Apsley, Flora Fairbairn Projects
2007 Fondling Germanicus, Kunstverein Heidelberg
Lang won the Photofusion Award, the Tooth Travel Award and the Selina Cheneviere Prize.