Geoff Diego Litherland was born in Mexico and is currently based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. In 2012 he completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London, he is an artist with a considerable exhibition profile, a part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and co-director of Haarlem Artspace.

Artist Statement

Litherland explores our relationship to the natural world through an engagement with the materials and processes involved in painting, including the collaborative production of hand woven linen canvas.

Contact Details

Studio: Haarlem Artspace, Derby Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4BG


Awards and Achievements

2017 Awarded Material Seedcorn Research funding from Nottingham Trent University

2016 Selected for Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands’ Document project

2016 Awarded – Arts Council Grant to support Nature: Here and Now, Wirksworth Festival

2015 Selected as a Master Artist for Kunstpodium – T’s European wide project, Apprentice/Master

2014 Featured in the Bonhams auction A Contemporary Edge

2013 Selected for the Summer Exhibition at the RA

2013 Selected 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 of fine art studio practice

2004 Luxa - Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Arizona Film Festival

2001 Sail Loft Bursary Awarded by Falmouth College of Arts


Solo Exhibitions

2018 Beyond This Moment, New Court Gallery, Repton

2017 The Other Side of the Sky, 60 TNS, London

2016 Opening the Gates, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2015 Infinite Summer, Lacey Contemporary, London

2015 Venture in the Slipstream, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

2013 We Were Never Here, BEARSPACE, London

2013 We Will Say Goodbye to Everything Nancy Victor Gallery, London

2012 Flat Like the Old Days Watergate Gallery Hay on Wye

2012 Geoff Diego Litherland New Paintings, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2011 Collisions, Art Work Space, London

2009 Conjuntos, Nottingham Castle Galleries

2009 Multiverses, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham

2008 Goldfactory Research Space Residency, Egerton Studios, Nottingham

2007 Falling Awake (joint show with Michael Bowdidge) 1851 Gallery, Nottingham

2002 Esperar, Falmouth College of Arts Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts

2001 long5º29ºwlat50º14ºn, Spring Gallery, Falmouth Arts Centre


Jury Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries

2013 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2012 Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales

2011 Open 23, Leicester New Walk Gallery and Museum

2011 Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London

2011 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries

2011 Colour, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge

2010 Crash, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

2010 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries

2008 Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Galleries

2008 John Moores 25 Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2008 Muse, Edgar Modern, Bath

2008 Spring Exhibition, J-Gallery, Northampton


Group Exhibitions

2017 Relics From The De-Crypt, Gossamer Fog, London

2017 AAF Battersea, showing with The Contemporary London gallery

2016 Petrichor, Bo Lee Gallery @ 19 Greek Street, London

2016 Nature: Here and Now, Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth

2016 Perpetual Dawn, Lacey Contemporary, London

2016 Eminent Domain, South Kiosk, London

2016 Salon 8, The Old Lock Up, Cromford

2016 AAF Battersea, showing with The Contemporary London gallery

2015 A Year in Review, Lacey Contemporary, London

2015 Wirksworth Festival, Selected Artist, Wirksworth

2015 Salon 7, The Old Lock Up, Cromford

2015 AAF Battersea, showing with Antlers gallery

2015 Five Points of Connection, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

2015 The Tragedy of Landscape, The Griffin Gallery, London

2015 Collection of Small Paintings, The Contemporary London at Space W10, London

2015 The London Art Fair, showing with Antlers Gallery

2014 The Contemporary London at Space W10, London

2014 50 x 50 x50, Syson Gallery, Nottingham

2014 Processed Space, Lacey Contemporary, London

2014 Manchester Contemporary, showing with Syson Gallery

2014 Buy Art Fair, showing with Antlers gallery

2014 AAF Bristol, showing with Antlers Gallery

2014 Exploration, Antlers gallery, Bristol

2014 A Contemporary Edge, Bonhams, London

2014 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea London, showing with the Contemporary London

2014 The London Art Fair, showing with Bearspace, London

2013 Refresh, Bearspace, London

2013 Spatial, Antlers Gallery Bristol

2013 An Undelivered Postcard from the Edge of the World, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.

2013 Out of This World Part 1, Syson Gallery, Nottingham

2013 Burning Bright, Saatchi Online Artists, Hyatt Hotel London, Selected by Rebecca Wilson

2013 The London Art Fair, showing with Bearspace, London

2012 The Aftermath, Bearspace, London

2012 Flatland, Blyth Gallery, London

2012 Cluster II, SW1 Gallery, London

2012 Diamond Armour, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham

2012 Be Real, Hamni Gallery, London

2012 Preposterous, La Scatola Gallery, London

2012 MA Final Show, Goldsmiths College, London

2011 MA Interim Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London

2011 The Bookmark Project, Nottingham Contemporary

2010 Relay, Core Gallery, Deptford, London

2010 Closely Held Secrets, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

2010 Race for The Prize, Tether, Nottingham

2010 Group Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington

2010 A Moment before Decadence, CoExist, Southend

2010 Group exhibition, Hart Gallery, Islington

2009 New Artists, Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames

2008 Gold Soundz, (currated by Geoff Diego Litherland) Southwell Artspace

2008 Drawing Out, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

2007 Summer Show, Friar Lane Gallery, Nottingham

2007 Anon, Southwell Artspace

2007 Town and Country, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

2006 Process, Southwell Artspace

2004 the premier of Luxa and the other Echoes films at the Arizona Film Festival

2003 BAC! Contemporary art in the Raval (group show), Tallers Mina, Barcelona

2003 Tots els Continents a Gracia (group show), La Cafetera, Gracia, Barcelona

2003 Salamander Gallery Westerham, Kent

2002 Lights, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2002 Fresh Air, Studio 95, Brick Lane, London

2001 St. Ives Open Studios Cornwall