Liz West (born 1985) is a British visual artist. West’s practice comprises site-specific artworks,[1][2] sculpture,[3] and immersive light art installations.[4] Her artworks often combine colour and light with the aim of heightening sensory awareness and experience for the viewer.[5][6][7]


She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007.[8]

Liz West has exhibited and been commissioned internationally by organisations and institutions including Natural History Museum,[9] National Trust,[10] National Science and Media Museum,[11] Dubai Design Week,[12] and Bristol Biennial.[13]

In 2018 West launched a permanent public commission in London titled 'Colour Transfer'. The site specific sculpture consists of angled coloured mirrors that span the underneath of Paddington Central’s Westway Bridge.[14][15]

West was a finalist for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016.[16]


  1. ^ Mufson, Beckett. "Lose Yourself Inside a 10,000-Square-Foot Rainbow". Vice. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Ingram, Tracey. "Liz West's first permanent installation responds to its neoclassical site". FRAME. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ Parson, Elly. "Glowing review: Liz West's Spectral Vision at the Natural History Museum". Wallpaper. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ Azzarello, Nina. "liz west surrounds visitors in an additive mix of mirrors, color, and light". Design Boom. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Interview: Liz West, An Additive Mix at the National Media Museum". Aesthetica. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ BLumberg, Antonia. "Artist Transforms 19th Century Church Into Stunning Kaleidoscope Of Color". Huffpost. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ Oakes, Selina. "Liz West: Our Colour Reflection, Chester Visual Arts". Corridor 8. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Liz West". Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  9. ^ Hendry, Lisa. "Art and science reflections on colour". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Autumn Light by Liz West". National Trust. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  11. ^ "LIGHT FANTASTIC: ADVENTURES IN THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT". Science + Media Museum. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Aglow A hymn to feminine creativity by Liz West for Nemozena". Dubai Design Week. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  13. ^ SIERZPUTOWSKI, KATE. "Artist Liz West Captures a Rainbow Inside the Bristol Biennial". This is Colossal. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  14. ^ Cowan, Katy. "Colour Transfer: Liz West's dazzling and colourful installation at Paddington Central's Westway Bridge". Creative Boom. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Colour Transfer". Paddington Central. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Magazine Shop Awards Directory Advertise About Liz West: Sensory Experiences". Aesthetica. Retrieved 25 July 2019.