Lucy May Schofield’s practice attempts to capture moments. Focussing on the overlooked, she consistently documents vulnerability. Her desire to memorialise the unspoken and make a record of mortality or place are often manifest in the paintings, prints, books and installations she creates.
A keen observer of the changing landscape of both the physical and emotional worlds we inhabit, her desire to record these changes with image and text drive her practice. Trained originally as a printmaker, but born a collector of moments, she became fascinated with vessles that could house the works she created. How these moments are contained, exposing embarrassment, lust, fear, anxiety, deceit, loss, isolation and courage are intricately considered and created. They are born from a passion to generate a dialogue, a bridge between the artist and audience, a place of exchange.
She studied the traditional techniques of book making, perfected the art of constructing book forms and discovered a satisfaction in making objects by hand. The process of making her work is paramount, her tools - typewriters, letterpress, watercolour, silk screen printing, photocopiers, foil blocking, found objects.
Having self-published small editions over the past twelve years her work is held in public and private collections including Yale Center for British Art, Tate Britain, Chelsea College of Art, London College of Communication, Winchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, State Library of Queensland. Artist multiples are stocked in London, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Lucy May Schofield is currently respresented by Paper.
She is the curator of The Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library (BABL), a touring mobile library home to over 150 artists’ books.