1 BLOG, 2 ARTISTS AND A WORLD OF IDEAS
Alana Tyson was born in Calgary, Canada. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 2006, with a BFA (Hons) degree in Painting. She moved to the UK in 2007.
She has exhibited internationally and in the UK. Solo exhibitions include Oriel Davies testbed, Newtown; The New Gallery +15, Calgary; RED Gallery, Hull; and the Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary. Select group exhibitions are Fiberart International 2007 which toured the United States; Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary; Embrace Arts, Leicester; and Red Gate Gallery, London.
Alana currently lives in North Wales.
Liz West was born in Manchester, England in 1985. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007, with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art. Since then she has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
Selected group exhibitions include: Stew Gallery, Norwich (2010), Core Gallery, London (2010),The Minerva Gallery, Chichester (2010),The Invisible Dog, New York, (2010), Elevator Gallery, London (2011), Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool (2012),Wiseman Gallery, Oregon (2012), Untitled BCN, Barcelona (2012) and Cornerhouse, Manchester (2013).
In 2010 West was shortlisted for the Celeste Prize, New York, London Photography Award, London and commissioned to create a new site-specific work for Northern Futures awards, Barnsley. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds and The Title Art Prize, Manchester. In 2012 she was awarded Grants for the Arts funding by Arts Council England towards her first major solo exhibition Chroma at BLANKSPACE Gallery, Manchester in July. Liz West currently lives and works in Manchester.