Lizzie Finn’s practice and research reflect her continued interest in creating images which incorporate a convergence of visual languages from varied sources including graphic design and textile art. Recent projects have been focused on constructing assemblages in fabric, thread and other materials. Finn invites her practice to be considered for its potential in a contemporary visual communication context and as both a critique and celebration of female representation in the latter part of the 20th century.
Finn has a commercial background in graphic design and illustration for the fashion and music industries. After graduating from Central St. Martins, her prescient and inventive use of textile materials in the context of visual communication attracted clients including Vitra, Vogue, Channel 4 and The Victoria & Albert Museum. Finn has exhibited her work internationally and has been invited to speak at design conferences in Tokyo, Sydney, Olso and Steven’s Point, Wisconsin. She has run workshops related to her practice at Fabrica in Italy, Ecal in Switzerland and at Chelsea College of Arts, London. Before joining the University of Brighton she was course leader for Illustration & Visual Media at The London College of Communication part of the University of The Arts London.