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Connie Liebschner

Visual artist living and working in Glasgow

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About Me

Connie Liebschner is interested in how two-dimensional images can capture immersive spaces by using multiple layers, viewpoints, and opacities. Liebschner studied a BA Fine Art at Loughborough University where she became interested in how digital mediums can be translated and compared to handmade productions. Following this, she worked as a print tutor for Leicester Print Workshop and enjoyed pushing a multiplicity of techniques. She later moved to Scotland to study for her Master in Print at Glasgow School of Art where she combined her printing knowledge with more traditional painterly techniques. Liebschner is the founding member of the G20 Artist Collective. She has work in private collections in both the UK and Europe.

Artist Statement

The light is constantly shifting and, therefore, altering the scene. The constraint of a camera’s lens or artist’s panel creates boundaries that do not exist if stood within real-time and space. My current practice explores how to recreate the Scottish landscape within the limitations of this knowledge. By layering the image, I create depth that enables the viewer to be absorbed through focussed segments of interest, along with more peripheral, hazy areas. I am often drawn to the edge of the land through my love of outdoor swimming. The watery surfaces play, reflect and refract the formal segments of land, water and sky, and transform the work into a simplified study of line, shape and colour. I use translucent layers of chalky gesso, along with glossy inks and acrylics to paint, rub and scrape, mimicking the contrasting textures of the landscape. 

Education 

2017 - 2018

MLitt Fine Art (Print Media), Glasgow School of Art (Distinction)

2013 - 2016

BA Hons Fine Art, Loughborough University (First Class Hons)

Awards and Residencies

2018

Dumfries House Residency (In association with Royal Drawing School), Cumnock

2016

P2P Artist Prize, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester

2016

EM16 Residency, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2016

The Enterprise Office Award for Enterprise and Innovation, First Prize, Loughborough University 

2016

Edward Sharp Prize, Loughborough University

2016

Leicester Printmakers Award, Leicester Print Workshop

Press

2023 BBC Radio Scotland, G20 Artist collective interview

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001slq6

 

2023 Artmaguk Cover Jan 23

https://artmag.co.uk/magazine/artmag-246/?fbclid=IwAR1A1kcG5EmSBMwl3nGH-9nbAABKesEceF2zY843cbEd8_HA8_n3smFMGNQ#page=1

2022 Bird Nest Artist Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZbyjKPIc1k

2022 Glasgow Live Interview

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/glasgow-lives-connie-29-west-24876585

2022 ArtMag G20

https://artmag.co.uk/post-lockdown-post-code-at-the-alchemy-experiment-glasgow/

2022 The Kelvingrove Review

https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/thekelvingrovereview/issue19placeandspace/

2016 Renee Pfister

https://www.reneepfister-consultancy.com/news/artist-in-focus---connie-liebschner---september-2016

Selected Exhibitions 

2024

Curtains, The  Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow

2024

Permanent Collection, The Glasgow Gallery, Glasgow

2024

Inception IV, Dalkeith Palace, Dalkeith

2023

SSA 125th Exhibition, Maclurin Gallery, Ayr

2023

Winter Small Works, Spring, Cheltenham

2023

The Colour & The Shape, Graystone Gallery, Edinburgh

2023

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh

2023

10th Anniversary Exhibition, The Velvet Easel, Portobello

2023

A Stone, A Spark, A Shard of Glass, Maryhill Museum, Glasgow

2023

Tektos, The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow

2023

Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow

2023

Inception III, Dalkeith Palace, Dalkeith

2022-23

Featured Artist at Birds Nest Gallery, Edinburgh

2022,

Winter, Spring, Cheltenham

2022

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh

2022

Summer & Winter Exhibitions at Velvet Easel, Portobello

2022

Strata/ Thought Lines, The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow

2022

Inception, Dalkeith Palace, Dalkeith

2021

Small Works, Spring, Cheltenham 

2019

Fling: Relay 2, Tramway, Glasgow

2018

Post Graduate Degree Show, Tontine, Glasgow

2018

Jetty. Surgery (JD Kelly), Glasgow

2017

BAT. McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

2017

RE: Imagined, Store Street Gallery, London

2017

Essence and Location, ArtCore, Derby

2016

Untitled, 3 The Spot, Derby

2016

Pulse. Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2016

P2P, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester

2016

Free Range. Truman Brewery, London

2016

Mass, Loughborough University, Loughborough

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