Collection: Anna Lilleengen

Anna Lilleengen is a Yorkshire-raised and based fine art photographer who works with vintage cameras and analogue processes. Anna returns every year to the wilderness forests of Scandinavia where she has family roots and turns her attention to subtle shifts and nuances in the natural light, often reflected in water or held in the humidity of twilight. These, more than specific landscape anchor points, become the subject of her images. Focusing on internal states that color the vision of the landscape, Anna addresses a theme of transformation, as visualized through layered and progressive images.

Anna's images work on a level of impact, appealing via the viewer's senses to their feeling and intuitive abilities. That is to say: by viscerally experiencing the images, the viewer is invited to feel with a less often experienced subconscious part of themselves: the part of you that dreams, that makes leaps of faith and that can combine previously paradoxical trusting points of view into a new whole. This is a self for whom time is not linear and it is easy to imagine resolutions and transformations that the rational mind alone cannot.

TRAINING

MA (Distinction) Time and Image Based Media (2012) – Leeds Beckett University.
BA Hons / MA Modern History – St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

EXHIBITION SELECTION

Chapel FM Arts Centre, Leeds
Otley Courthouse, West Yorkshire
Staithes Studios gallery, North Yorkshire
Sillegården, Västra Ämtervik, Värmland, Sweden
Arctic Bazaar, Art Hostel Leeds
The Republic store, Stockholm
Arctic Bazaar, Art Hostel Leeds
Rothwell Library, Leeds
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, Leeds
Seven Arts, Leeds
Uppsala Photo Festival, Sweden
Lotte Inch Gallery, York
South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford
Oasis Center Gallery, Boston Spa
White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
Björken Gallery, Sunne, Sweden
Jigsaw Clothing, Harrogate
Washburn Heritage Centre, Harrogate

AWARDS

2014 – Aesthetica Art Prize – long-listed. Featured in their Art Prize Anthology: 100 artists to watch
2013 – Vantage Art Prize, Leeds – first prize (joint)
2012 – Dean's Award for Innovation in Design. Harrogate School of Art and Design