Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London from 1977 to 1979 and at Goldsmiths College of Art, London from 1979 to 1982. In the period following graduation from Goldsmith’s Milroy concentrated on painting everyday and household objects, often arranged in rows or patterns against plain backgrounds. This pared-down approach was utilised in her travel paintings of the 1990s which concentrated on building facades. The repitition of windows and other architectural elements echoed the rows and patterns of objects found in the earlier paintings. In her recent work, most notably her series featuring geishas, Milroy has explored a less linear aesthetic. The geisha paintings are overtly playful and mix different styles of representation.

Courtesy of Royal Academy Arts