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Installation view
LO TIERNEY
19/03/20 - 05/04/20
OUTPUT is excited to invite Lo Tierney into the gallery for their first solo exhibition. Tierney is a freelance illustrator from and based in Liverpool whose work often takes the subject of intersectional activism, supporting different communities in LGBTQ+ and disabled rights.

In this exhibition, titled ‘Spectrum,’ the artist presents portraits of autistic people, including a self-portrait of the artist themselves. 'Spectrum’ is an ongoing body of work that aims to bring people together and start a conversation between people with autism and allies. ‘What advice would you give on coping with autism? And what makes a good autism ally?' There is space in the show where visitors can contribute their thoughts, which will be gathered and formulated into illustrations and a zine.

Tierney graduated from LJMU BA Illustration in 2015, and has since been involved with projects during Light Night, ‘Coming Out’ at the Walker Art Gallery, as well as the group Artists Against Rampant Transphobia.

Instagram - @lotierneyart
Website - loistierney.com
Contact - loistierneyillustration@outlook.com

Lo Tierney produced their own exhibition tour, which can be found here.


Listen to an interview with Lo on our podcast, here (transcript available).
Why did you want to show portraits of autistic people?

I wanted to show portraits of autistic people to show those who aren’t autistic that we all come from different walks of life and that we’re all different - we may have autism but our condition doesn’t define us!

How did you get into illustration?

I got into illustration 10 years ago, because I was inspired by a local illustrator called Laura Chapman. My college tutor invited her come into class one day to
talk about her career. It inspired me to become an illustrator myself and I’ve been working as an illustrator for five years now :)

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration from artists like Laura Chapman, Henri Matisse, Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama. I also get a lot of inspiration from fashion, 80s/90s television (e.g The Simpsons).
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney
Portrait by Lo Tierney