“The work I do seeks to point to issues right at the top of the global agenda and involves highlighting the world’s most challenging problems – the impact of climate change and the threat to one of our most precious natural resources —–WATER and ICE.”
One of the most significant Scottish artists of her generation, Elizabeth Ogilvie lives and works in Fife, Scotland. She works with a fusion of art, architecture and science, using ice and water as her main media and research focus to produce vast environments dedicated to water in various states.
Ogilvie has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including recent solo shows at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Contemporary Art Space Osaka [CASO]. In the last twenty years she has had solo shows at Arnolfini, Bristol; Fruitmarket, Edinburgh; Mead Gallery, Warwick; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; CCA, Glasgow; Stephen Lacey Gallery, London; Odapark Netherlands; and Daegu C.A.C., South Korea. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh where she was a lecturer.
Ogilvie is founder/director of Scottish based cultural trust, Lateral Lab, that supports new art and pioneers cutting-edge responses to the environment through an ecocentric spirit of exploration, risk-taking, international collaboration. Work is guided by an interest in international currents in contemporary art and by a shared spirit that sees the social and transformative potential of creative collaboration and public engagement. Lateral Lab curates exhibitions internationally and supports young artists/architects internationally. With its first published, critically acclaimed Edition, A2B, launched, June 2015, Lateral Lab is developing a vibrant voice as contemporary art/culture publisher. It is also initiator of West Ward, Dundee. The Trust runs an international residency for artists from Scotland and Japan, The Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists based in Fife and Japan.