Lisa Byrne (b. Northern Ireland, 1973) is an artist mainly using photography and video. Her work centres on human experience, taking an intimate path into the lives of those with whom she has a personal relationship. The trust and commitment engendered from this artist-subject relationship is pronounced in the depth of the work.
Byrne is currently based in London. She graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2007.
Exhibiting internationally since 1995, Byrne has exhibited solo shows at venues including Mars Gallery, Moscow, where Byrne also completed a residency (2004), Four Corners Gallery, London (2008), and most recently at Krakow Photo Month’s Great Expectations: Photography from Great Britain (2010), which consisted of a number of solo and group exhibitions.
Major group exhibitions include A Biennial of Creative Video at the Guggenheim Museums world wide in association with You Tube Play (2010), Elective Perspective, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland (2010), Salon Video Art Prize, London (2010), A View from Napoleon’s Nose, KYU Arts Center, Taiwan (2010), On Time, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2009), Isolated, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2008), and Body City – Video Apartment 20, Docklands, Dublin (2007).
Byrne has also seen her work exhibited at both national and international art fairs including Berliner Liste (2009) and Scope, New York (2010). Her work is held in a number of private collections.
In 2007, Lisa took 3rd prize for Mann Group Photography Prize and was shortlisted for the Deustche Bank Pyramid Award. She has been published in both Fotograf and Neon magazine in 2008, and in the Independent Photography Review (2006). She can be found in a number of Colors magazine issues from 2003 to 2001; Dazed & Confused, London (2002); and Time Out, London, (2002).
Byrne is represented by Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.