Liz Johnson Artur

February 2021

Liz Johnson Artur lives and works in London. A Russian-Ghanaian artist born in 1964, her practice includes photography, film, and installation works. She has been capturing and engaging with people for more than thirty years. She went to the Royal College in London for an MA in Fine Art after studying photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Fotografie in Munich. Johnson Artur has exhibited internationally, including group shows at the 10th Berlin Biennale, David Nolan Gallery (New York City), Kunstverein Leipzig, The Photographer’s Gallery (London), and Serpentine Galleries (London). In 2019, she had solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum (New York City) and the South London Gallery (London). In 2017 she was nominated for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. The New York Times included her monograph with Bierke Verlag among Best Photo Books 2016.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.