Liz Atkin Solo Exhibition “Curdled” in LA

Liz Atkin: Curdled

October 20-Dec 20, 2015

UCLA Medical Center & University of Southern California

The excitement continues for Gallery artist Liz Atkin as she takes her work all the way to LA!

Liz will be sharing her lived experience and recovery through art, speaking next week at UCLA at the LCR Gallery on Monday, Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California on Wednesday, USC Santa Barbara on Thursday and OCD Centre OCD Center of Los Angeles on Saturday.
“The trip will deepen my understanding of diagnosis, treatment, and new research. My art practice will be enhanced by these new encounters and I intend to return to the UK to continue as an advocate and to create new artwork. Every time I speak out about this illness and my own experience I am spreading an informed message, and hope to help those who might currently be suffering, as well and continuing to raise the profile of this disorder to health professionals and others.”

Liz is a visual artist based in London. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated her life for more than 20 years, but through a background in dance and theatre, she confronted the condition to harness creative recovery.

She creates intimate artworks, photographs and performances exploring body-focused repetitive behaviour. Liz is an advocate for recovery and aims to de-stigmatise Compulsive Skin Picking and mental illness. She is visiting Los Angeles to exhibit her artwork at UCLA Medical Centre and University of Southern California. She is giving artist talks during her visit and will research the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment.

For those of you unable to make it to LA, Liz documents the journey of this exhibition in her blog.