Elizabeth Price (artist)

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Elizabeth Price
Born 1966
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Nationality British
Education The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Known for Video art, Installation art
Notable work(s) The Woolworths Choir of 1979, The User Group Disco
Awards Turner Prize (2012)

Elizabeth Price (born 1966) is a British artist who won the Turner Prize in 2012. She is a former member of indie pop bands Talulah Gosh[1] and The Carousel.

Biography[edit]

Price was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire.[2] She was raised in Luton and studied at Putteridge High School before moving on to The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford.[3]

In 1986 Price was a founder of the Oxford-based indie pop band, Talulah Gosh, in which she was one of the singers. The band became defunct in 1988.[4]

In 2012 Price was in residence at Wysing Arts Centre. In 2012 (until 2013) she became the first artist-in-residence at the Rutherford Appleton Space Laboratory in Oxfordshire.[5]

Price was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize, exhibiting three video installations at Tate Britain.[2] On 3 December 2012, she was announced as the winner for her twenty-minute video installation The Woolworths Choir of 1979. The Guardian art critic declared the "focus and drive of Price's work, the cutting and the atmosphere, mark her out".[6]

Price says her videos take a year to make. She explained "I use digital video to try and explore the divergent forces that are at play when you bring so many different technological histories together... I’m interested in the medium of video as something you experience sensually as well as something you might recognise."[1]

Exhibitions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nick Clark, 'Elizabeth Price takes Turner Prize 2012 for 'seductive' video trilogy', Independent.co.uk, 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Turner Prize: 2012 shortlist announced", BBC News, 1 May 2012
  3. ^ Elizabeth Price at lux.org.uk
  4. ^ Sherwin, Adam (5 December 2012). "Gosh - didn't they do well?". The Independent. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Elizabeth Price, Invisible Dust. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  6. ^ Adrian Searle, 'Turner prize 2012: Elizabeth Price is a worthy winner in a vintage year', Guardian.co.uk, 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.