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’s work has been shown in various group shows and solo exhibitions. 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

Selected Exhibitions 

2019

Fling: Relay 2, Tramway, Glasgow

2018

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