Collection: Anna Lilleengen

Raised in Yorkshire and now based there, Anna Lilleengen is a fine art photographer specializing in vintage cameras and analogue processes. Every year, Anna returns to the wilderness areas in Scandinavia where her family roots are. Her focus is on subtle nuances and shifts in natural light, especially when reflected in water or caught in the humidity of dusk. Rather than simply highlighting specific landscape motifs, these elements become the subject of her artistic depictions. By exploring internal states that color our view of the landscape, Anna addresses the theme of change and transformation, which is visualized through layered and progressive images.

Anna's images operate on a level of impact, appealing to the viewer's emotions and intuitive abilities. By experiencing the images in a visceral way, the viewer is invited to connect with a less experienced part of themselves: the part that dreams, that creates hope and that can unite previously paradoxical perspectives into a new whole. It is a self for which time is not linear, and where it is easy to imagine resolutions and transformations that the rational mind alone cannot comprehend.


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


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


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