Thomas Lisle  Biograpghy



Nationality: British

Education: Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds

University of Reading, Fine Art Department, Degree


University of Reading (2 days), Slade School of Art (4 weeks), Southwark College (small course 10 days)

Kingsway College, Winchester College of Art (2 days), Sir John Cass (small course 10 days)


Selected solo exhibitions

1986 ‘Georges Bataille is Dead’

London Film Makers Co-op Summer Festival restructured video and slides, Sound Laurence Hughes.

1986 “9 Doughty Street” Cibachromes, prints, installation, Bloomsbury London ‘A Sea Shanty’ restructured video,

1986 “The Daylight Club” the Diorama and exhibition in Gallery of paintings with video monitors, . ‘ A Walk in the

           Garden’ (nudes 5x slide projectors), ‘Trees’ (nudes 5x slide projectors), Slide   over 6 months

1987 “Ravensdales” Broadcast Edit facilities with gallery, Soho, installation. 1.5 x 1.2m prints

1987 “The Church Gallery” Marble Arch London ‘Aeroplane’ (kinetic slides from restructured video) 1 month.

1987 “Blast R101”Ormans Club, St James, London, Permanent Installation commission, 1 year.

1988 “The Third Eye Centre” Glasgow ‘Aeroplane’ two weeks installationn and Artist in residence. 1 week.

1988 “Stoke Scultpure Court Commissionon and installation “Fish out of Water”

1989 “The Smith” Gallery Stirling, Scotland, “Fish out of Water’( kinetic slides from restructured video) 1 month.

1992 “The Newlyn Orion Gallery”, Cornwall “Fish out of Water”

1992 “The Aspex Gallery” Portsmouth “Fish out of Water”

1993 “Puskinskaya 10” Cbetz Kosak Gallery, St Petersberg “Fish out of Water British Council Funded

1993”The Bunker” (old Atomic Bunker) St Petersburg Russia

1994 “James Hockey Gallery” “A Domestic Opera” Installation, Arts Council Video Dept Funded

1999...”Selfless Princess” with “Kala Sangam” Asian Dance Company, The Alhambra Bradford.

2009...”That which Transpires behind that which Appears” 3 digital animations videos “The Universal” Maida

             and the 291 Gallery with the London Biennale and performace by David Medella

2011...”Behind Vision” 55 watercolour paintings “Koukan Gallery London

2013 Koukan Gallery, October, “The Way is not straight forward” and 15 paintings oil on canvas


Selected Mixed Exhibitions

1987 “Group Show” Sphinx House Studios Bloomsbury London ‘Flamenco’ (Video)

1987 “Soaps” Camerawork Toured UK (slides from video)

1988 “Red Spot” New York Projections on Broadway (slides from video)

1988 “Audio Visual Experimentation “ Holland International Festival (slides from video)

1989 “Out of the Woods” Crafts Council, Common Ground Toured UK (slides from video)

1993 “Photo Graphics” St Petersbourgh (slides from restructured video)

2000 Stills of digital imagery - show touring libraries in Wales

2002 “291 Gallery” “Musa” evening, “planes” (state 1) video of computer graphics also shown Russian Music

2004 “London Bienalle” at the 291 Gallery “That which Transpires behind that which Appears” video plus performance with David Medalla

2009 Cesaria International Video Festival “The Planes” selected as one of ten prize winners 2011

2011 “All Art Now International Video Festival Damascus “The Planes” selected for showing

2016 “Transformher” video   seleceted for Matadac festival Spain,  Now and After festival St Petersberg,  Lumen Prize touring exhibition  Long List



The Tate London

“Aeroplane “ an artists Book of photos in specially constructed box

Museum Of Modern Art New York

“Aeroplane “ an artists Book of photos in specially constructed box

The New Museum, New York

“Aeroplane “ an artists Book of photos in specially constructed box

Museum Of Modern Art New York

complete documentation in archives ‘ongoing’

The Raymond Moore Archives

“Aeroplane “ an artists Book of photos in specially constructed box

The Creasey Collection, Salisbury

Images from ‘A walk in the Garden’



Collection of Videos


Collection of Videos

St Martins Video Art Archive

Collection of Video art works

Broadcast Videos

The Landscape Channel, Channel 4

“Fish out of Water”



The Independent, BBC Scotland ,The Yorkshire Post, NME, Dataton News & Views International, City Limits, Time Out



Essay by Professor Norbert Linton

Essay by Nicholas Usherwood

Essay by Alla Mitrofanova