Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Leo Fitzmaurice

Tea Towel Drawing

Top Pick

Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern

Year 2016
Medium Biro on paper
Dimensions 28 x 21cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Leo Fitzmaurice:

Leo Fitzmaurice (b. 1963, Shropshire) lives and works in Merseyside. Graduated from BA Fine Art at Liverpool Art School (1989) and MA Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University (1992). Fitzmaurice was the recipient of the Northern Art Prize (2011); was commissioned by Harewood House, Leeds to make a permanent sculpture (2008); and was commissioned to produce Litter for Frieze Sculpture Park, now permanently sited at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Select solo exhibitions include OH V HO, The Sunday Painter, London (2016); /_\, The Sunday Painter, London (2014); You Try to Tell Me But I Never Listen, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (2011); Sometimes the Things You Touch Come True, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2007); and Neat Stuff, Firstsite, Colchester (2005). Select group exhibitions include Reader, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen (2016); Frieze London Sculpture Park, London (2015); Futbol: The Beautiful Game, LACMA, Los Angeles (2014); Cosmo’s Levels, The Sunday Painter, London (2012); Blank Stir, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2012); Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2011); The way we do art now, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2010); Undone, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2010); The International Sculpture Show, Blickachsen 6, Bad Homburg (2007); and Good Riddance, MOT International, London (2007). His work is held in public and private collections including The Arts Council Collection, London; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; The Royal London Hospital, London; and Locus+ Archive, Sunderland.