Louisa Boyd graduated in 2001, showing a series of paper sculptures that used bookbinding techniques to support their structures. These artist’s books gained recognition with awards at this early stage in her career. Boyd has since worked as an artist exhibiting both nationally and internationally. Her work has been incorporated into a number of publications and also included in both national and international public collections with pieces held at King St Stephen Museum, Hungary, Baylor University, Texas, USA, The Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK and Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK. Recent successes have seen her gain further recognition through exhibitions selected by prestigious juried panels and showing her work alongside some of the most well-established and respected names in contemporary art. Shortlisted for the John Ruskin prize in 2017 and exhibiting for the third time this year at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, Boyd continues to make prints, artist’s books and paper sculptures. Her pieces honour traditional techniques such as hand marbling and acid etching yet innovate in the application of these skills. She uses abstract mark making and an explorative and inventive approach to realise new pieces which often have three-dimensional qualities.
Recent exhibitions include: RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2019), Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK (2018), RA 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2018), The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (upcoming), The John Ruskin Prize Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK (2017); On the Same Page – Loose Leaves and Bound Books, jaggedart, London, UK (2016); International Book Art Exhibition, First edition, Cascais, Portugal (2015); Artists’ Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2015); The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire, curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK (2014); The RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2014); Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibition, Central Library, Liverpool, UK (2014); Spirit of Womanhood, gallery@oxo, South Bank, London, UK (2014); The Printed Page, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2014); Women in the Arts 2014: Booked, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, Australia (2014)