Liz Atkin

Liz Atkin is a visual artist based in London. Physicality underpins a creative practice with her skin as a primary source for corporeal artwork and imaginative transformation. 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 repair and recovery. She creates intimate artworks, photographs and performances exploring the body-focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking. Liz has exhibited and performed her work in therapuetic settings, galleries and venues in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan. She aspires to de-stigmatise Compulsive Skin Picking, raise awareness and advocate recovery through public talks, specialist commissions, residencies and exhibitions. Her story and art has been profiled on BBC World Service Outlook, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, and BBC Arabic TV’s art programme Afaq.