Curriculum Vitae

Anna Lilleengen, Visual Artist

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MA (Distinction) Time and Image Based Media (2012) – Leeds Beckett University.
BA Hons Modern History – St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

Selected Solo (or Joint) Exhibitions

2021 – Reflections of Northern Light: York College
2020 – Searching for Paradise / Berry Harvest: Chapel FM Arts Centre, Leeds
2020 – ‘Metamorphosis and Other Stories’ with Kirsty Greenwood: Otley Courthouse, West Yorkshire
2019 – ‘In Search of.. / Practising for a New Dawn’: Staithes Studios gallery, North Yorkshire
2018 – Solo summer show: Sillegården, Västra Ämtervik, Värmland, Sweden
2017 – Sápmi: Arctic Bazaar, Art Hostel Leeds
2017 – Till det Vilda: Butiken Republiken, Stockholm
2016 – Metamorphosis, Series II: Arctic Bazaar, Art Hostel Leeds
2015 – Metamorphosis, Series I and Tales from the Forest: Kilnsey Park Estate, Wharfedale, Yorkshire
2015 – Mythical Rothwell – the Boar, the Dolphin and the Whale: Rothwell Library, Leeds
2014 – ‘The Possibilities of Chance’ with Brisbane Taylor: Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, Leeds
2013 – Metamorphosis, Series I: Seven Arts, Leeds
2013 – Tales from the Forest: Uppsala Fotofestival, Sweden
2013 – ‘Across the North Sea’ with the late Fay Godwin: Lotte Inch Gallery, York
2013 – Tales from the Forest: South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford
2013 – Tales from the Forest: Oasis Centre Gallery, Boston Spa
2012 – Tales from the Forest: White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
2012 – Tales from the Forest: Björken Gallery, Sunne, Sweden
2012 – Tales from the Forest: Jigsaw Clothing, Harrogate
2012 – Tales from the Forest: Washburn Heritage Centre, Harrogate

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 – Nidd Art Trail, Nidderdale in North Yorkshire
2021 – Saltaire Arts Trail – Window Gallery Trail
2021 – ‘SelfScapes 2021’ in situ in an outdoor forest location at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
2021 – ‘Body of Water’: Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, Leeds
2020 – ‘Force of Nature’: Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
2019 – Christmas show by PANG (Professional Artists Networking Group): Number 6 Gallery, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
2019 – ‘Natural Light’ show by Lumen London: Air Gallery, Altrincham
2019 – ‘Verge’ group show (opens 1 November, 2019): Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk
2019 – Harrogate Open Exhibition 2019: Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
2018 – Autumn-Winter Show 2018-2019: Silson Contemporary Art Gallery, Harrogate
2018 – ‘SelfScapes’ residency at the Courtyard Gallery, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
2018 – ‘Northern Light’ conference exhibition: Yorkshire Art Space, Sheffield
2018 – The ‘Bathroom Darkroom Project’, final exhibition & printed catalogue launch: Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester
2017 – The ‘Bathroom Darkroom Project’ residency: work in progress exhibition, Chorlton, Manchester
2017 – Open Houses at Saltaire Arts Trail
2016 – ‘100lpm FOTO’: Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
2016 – ‘Northern Light’ conference exhibition: SIA Gallery, Sheffield Institute of Arts
2016 – Open Houses at Saltaire Arts Trail weekend
2016 – ‘Dopamine’: Leeds City Museum
2015 – ‘Completion Date’: with HOARD collective at the Corn Exchange, Leeds
2015 – ‘Human Nature’ collective show at Leeds Gallery
2014 – ‘Towards an Archaeology of the Artist’s Mind’ with HOARD in South Leeds
2014 – Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition at St Mary’s Church, York
2013 – ‘Skogen i våra hjärtan’ at Heidruns Bok-Bildkafé, Torsby, Sweden
2013 – ‘New Beginnings’ at The Studio Gallery, Dacre Banks


2018 -‘Northern Light – Landscape, Photography and the North’ book
– Dr.Chris Goldie and Dr.Darcy White (editors)
– Published by Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University
2017 – The Photographic Artists Review interview:
2015 – Yorkshire Art Journal Vol.III ‘Afterglow’ issue published photographs from Metamorphosis, Series II
2015 – Aesthetica Magazine interview:


2020/21 – Selfscapes at Dalby Forest, Arts Council funded
2018 – Selfscapes residency at Dalby Forest in conjunction with York St John University
2017 – The Bathroom Darkroom Project residency, Chorlton Manchester
2013 – Vantage Art Prize residency at the Departure Foundation London. A cross-discipline collaborative research residency with Dr Emma Gee (participatory theatre) and Akeelah Bertram (the ‘Ultiverse’ creator: immersive film, light, audio installation)


2014 – Aesthetica Art Prize – long-listed. Featured in their Art Prize Anthology: 100 artists to watch
2013 – Vantage Art Prize, Leeds – first prize (joint)
2012 – Dean’s Award for Innovation in Design. Harrogate School of Art and Design

Conference Papers, Panels and Artist Talks

2019 – Artist talk at Mercer Gallery’s ‘Art & Beer’ event, pairing artworks with specially selected craft beers with ‘Women on Tap’
2018 – Artist panel at the ‘Selfscapes’ research residency hosted by York St John University at Dalby Forest
2016 – Presented at the inaugural Northern Light conference, Sheffield Hallam University
‘A dialectical approach to the sublime and the critical: waking from the Scandinavian national romantic conception of landscape through Verfremdung techniques’ – a research and practice-based conference paper
2016 – Red Eye Network:
– The ‘New Talent’ stage at the Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham
– The ‘Hothouse Day’ at Impressions Gallery, Bradford (2015)
2016 – Bettacutcha artist presentation Saltaire Open Arts Weekend
2016 – On the making of Mythical Rothwell: The Guild, Woodlesford / Rothwell
2014 – On the making of Metamorphosis, series I: Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
2012 – On the making of Tales from the Forest: Friends of the Washburn Society, Washburn Heritage Centre, UK

Grants / Funding Awarded

2014 – Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts – for Possibilities of Chance exhibition, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds.
2014 – Leeds Inspired, Small Grant – for The Boar, the Dolphin and the Whale: Mythical Rothwell project


Public Collections

Region Sörmland, Sweden
Region Östergötaland, Sweden
Kammarrätten, Stockholm (Stockholm Courts of Appeal)
Sunne Kommun / Sunne town, Sweden
Lidingö Kommun / Lidingö borough council, Stockholm

Various corporate art funds including Skandia, Axfood AB and Grant Thornton UK LLP



2014/15 – Mythical Rothwell Public art commission, Leeds Council
2012 – Cover photograph Dragonfly Tattoo, Songs of Love and Murder – EP


Professional Development

2013-15 – Pavilion mentoring programme, funded by Skills Funding Agency & European Social Fund


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