Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside. He studied painting at De Montfort University, Liverpool John Moores University, and also completed an MA in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.
His practice is grounded in a process of roaming and observation, focusing on the overlooked and the ubiquitous. By using found and discarded objects, Fitzmaurice's work explores issues of consumerism and the consequences of mass production.
In 2004 Fitzmaurice was invited by the British Council to take part in the Artist Links residency at Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China. Since then he has shown work at numerous galleries including: Seventeen Gallery, London; Tanya Leighton Galley, Berlin; and Dodge NY. Solo shows have been held at New Art Gallery Walsall; and Firstsite, Colchester. In 2015 he made a new work titled Litter for Frieze Sculpture Park, London which is now installed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Currently he is planning a new work for Condo with The Sunday Painter, in addition to developing a joint project with The Arts Council Collection and The Walker Art Gallery.
Fitzmaurice’s work features in many collections including; The Arts Council Collection of England, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Art Gallery, The Royal London Hospital, Locus+ Archive and numerous private collections.
Leo Fitzmaurice is represented by The Sunday Painter, London.