Liz Neal

A printmaking graduate of the Royal College of Art, Liz Neal's first significant exhibition 'Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People' curated by Martin Maloney for the Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London in 2001 consisted of a whole room of sexual painting and collages. The entire show was purchased by Charles Saatchi.

Neal's work is confrontational and provocative, often using pornographic imagery. She constructs paintings, embroideries, hand crafted objects, sculptures and installations which reference sexual, consumer and fantasy subjects. Her sculptural objects juxtapose low grade, disposable sensibilities with an attention to the handmade and crafted opulent objects of a bygone age. A full size pornographically embroidered dress by Neal is held in the collection of 176, the exhibition space of the Zabludowicz Collection.

In 2005 Neal participated, with several other artists, in the Zoo Portfolio, a curated portfolio of works published by Archeus and sold to raise funds for the Zoo Art Fair for emerging artists.