Awards Turner Prize
Books Small Gold Medal
Name Elizabeth Price
|Born 1966Bradford, West Yorkshire|
Notable work The Woolworths Choir of 1979, The User Group Disco
Education Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Known for Video art, Installation art
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Elizabeth Price (born 1966) is a British artist who won the Turner Prize in 2012. She is a former member of indie pop bands Talulah Gosh and The Carousel.
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Price was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She was raised in Luton and studied at Putteridge High School before moving on to The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford as a member of Jesus College.
In 1986 Price was a founder of the Oxford-based indie pop band, Talulah Gosh, in which she was one of the singers. The band became defunct in 1988.
In 2012 Price was in residence at Wysing Arts Centre. In 2012 (until 2013) she became the first artist-in-residence at the Rutherford Appleton Space Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
Price was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize, exhibiting three video installations at Tate Britain. On 3 December 2012, she was announced as the winner for her twenty-minute video installation The Woolworths Choir of 1979. The Guardian art critic declared the "focus and drive of Price's work, the cutting and the atmosphere, mark her out".
Price says her videos take a year to make. She explained "I use digital video to try and explore the divergent forces that are at play when you bring so many different technological histories together... I’m interested in the medium of video as something you experience sensually as well as something you might recognise."