|19/03/20 - 05/04/20|
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
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.
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 - email@example.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?|
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?
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?
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).