Olivia Punnett



Liv Penrose Punnett is a curator and lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Drawn to alternative ways of knowing, Liv uses contemporary art to unpick, question, and re-imagine and has curated numerous Arts Council supported exhibitions and events including working with artists Dorothy Cross, Feral Practice, Susan Hiller and Tai Shani.
Her artistic practice includes printmaking, installation, and projection, and her works are held in the British Library, The Tetley, The Ruskin Archive, and the Tate Library and Archive.

Currently, Liv works at Artes Mundi an international contemporary Welsh visual arts organisation and the UK's largest art prize; is part of curatorial project MuSE with C.S.T Rogers and Chantal Powell, and a member of the a-n Artists Information Companies Artists Council.
With specific attention to rurality and intersectional environmentalism, she is a co-founder of Haarlem Artspace, a rural contemporary studio and gallery in Derbyshire, and holds an Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, the SIA Gallery Award and the Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Award.

"Livvy tackles some quite emotionally affecting subjects with a subtlety that is quite moving. There is an evocative atmosphere to the best work that is almost poetic in its visual lyricism. Most particularly Livvy has managed to avoid expressive cliché’s and arrive at images that are intriguingly suggestive and at times enigmatic."

Robert Clark,
Arts writer for the Guardian