Elizabeth Price (artist)
Bradford, West Yorkshire
|Education||The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art|
|Known for||Video art, Installation art|
|Notable work||The Woolworths Choir of 1979, The User Group Disco|
|Awards||Turner Prize (2012)|
Price was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. 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 as a member of Jesus College.
Price was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize, exhibiting three video installations at Tate Britain. 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".
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."
- 2001: Cool Green, Museum of Contemporary Art Washington, Washington D.C.
- 2004: Boulder, Jerwood Artists Platform, Jerwood Space, London
- 2007: Local Operations, Serpentine Gallery, London
- 2008: At the House of Mr. X, British Film Institute, London
- 2010: Perfect Courses and Glistening Obstacles, Tate Britain, London
- 2012: Here, BALTIC, Gateshead
- 2014: Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
- 2016: A RESTORATION, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
- Nick Clark, 'Elizabeth Price takes Turner Prize 2012 for 'seductive' video trilogy', Independent.co.uk, 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- "Turner Prize: 2012 shortlist announced", BBC News, 1 May 2012
- Elizabeth Price at lux.org.uk
- John Girth (4 July 2013). "Beatnik Girl". Oxford Today. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- Sherwin, Adam (5 December 2012). "Gosh - didn't they do well?". The Independent. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Elizabeth Price, Invisible Dust. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- 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.