Geoff Diego Litherland is a Mexican born artist based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Having spent his early years in Bolivia and Ecuador he moved to England and graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2002 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Painting, in 2012 he completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London. He's currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.
Geoff's work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human influence. It draws from traditional genres of painting together with the rusty surrealism of science fiction and the fantasia of abstraction to create a parallel world that seeks to not only question our perception of and relationship to nature, but paintings’ historical and current role in that.
He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Awards and achievements to date include:
2016 Selected for CVAN East Midlands' Document Project
2015 Chosen as a Master Artist for Kunstpodium T's Apprentice Master project
2014 Featured in the Bonhams auction A Contemporary Edge
2013 Selected for the Summer Exhibition at the RA
2013 Chosen for the 2013 Catlin Guide
2012 Winner of the Surreal Saatchi Online Showdown
2012 Awarded the Wardens Purchase Prize from Goldsmiths College
2012 Selected for the Oriel Davies Open 2012
2011 Shortlisted for the Attenborough Prize at the Leicester Open 23
2011 Selected for the Salon Art Prize
2010 Selected for the FringeMK Painting Prize
2008 Winner of the Nottingham Castle Open
2008 Selected for the John Moores 25 Painting Prize
2007 Awarded - Arts Council Grant, Research and Development
2004 Luxa - Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Arizona Film Festival
2001 Sail Loft Bursary Awarded by Falmouth College of Arts
His work is featured in private and public collections worldwide.
Studio images by Ursula Kelly All rights reserved.