Biography

 

After graduating in 2001, Louisa Boyd won two awards for her artist’s books relating to landscapes, ‘The Paperchase Future of Design Award’ and a high commendation from the judges of ‘The New Designer of the Year’. She has since worked as an artist exhibiting both nationally and internationally and selling her paintings, prints and artist’s books to private collectors through galleries. Boyd’s work has been incorporated into a number of publications and also included in international public collections. 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 art history. Boyd continues to design and make artist’s books, furthering her technical skills in this area to realise new pieces. She also continues to investigate and experiment with painting and printmaking techniques and incorporating etching, screen printing and block printing into her pieces. Recent exhibitions include: On the Same Page – Loose Leaves and Bound Books, jaggedart, London, UK (2016); 5th Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK (2015); Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, UK (2015); Cascais International Book Art Exhibition, First edition, Cascais, Portugal (2015); Codex Book Fair, represented by Abecedarian Gallery, California, USA (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 Wrexham Open, Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham, UK (2014); The RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2014); Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibition, Central Library, Liverpool, UK (2014); One Thousand Cranes, O3 Gallery, Oxford, 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); 4th Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK (2013); 5th International Artists’ Book Exhibition, King St Stephen Museum, Hungary (2013); Artists’ Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2013).

 

Take Flight, 2009. Artist's book depicting birds with watercolour. Book art by Louisa Boyd.

Take Flight – 2009
Artist’s book

Cartology 6, 2010. Etching on paper depicting abstract maps. Printmaking by Louisa Boyd.

Cartology 6 -2010
Etching on paper

Helical, 2013. Hand bound book sculpture with etching and leather. The Infinity Series. Book art by Louisa Boyd.

Helical-2013
Book sculpture

Pistyll Rhaeadr, 2012. Acrylic on canvas of a waterfall. Painting by Louisa Boyd.

Pistyll Rhaeadr – 2012
Acrylic on canvas

Landscape within a book, 2001. Handbound artist's book, folded with a landscape image painted onto it in watercolour. Book art by Louisa Boyd.

Landscape book – 2001
Artist’s book