born 1966, London, UK

lives and works in London, UK


A recurring motif in Lisa Ivory's work is a Wildman, beast or wild person: a hairy/furry Other that occasionally interacts with a human figure. As a child, Ivory wanted to grow up to be an animal. Her work attempts to connect her creature self with her human self-to be "hairy on the inside," as Angela Carter would have it.  Ivory is interested in the odd, the liminal, the ambiguous, chimeras and creatures. Her processes include painting, drawing, printmaking, collage and making objects. They are a conversation between opposing ideas: the feral and the tamed, the included and the outsider-and how it all co-exists on this spinning ball of mud.