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 our relationship with the designed environment.
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; Firstsite, Colchester, and most recently, Humber Street Gallery, Hull. 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 finishing two works for El Jardin Panoramico, a new sculpture park in southern Spain. He also Has a number of permanent publicly-sited works continuously on display: Whatuseisasignifyouknowtheway at Harwood House near Leeds, and, in Liverpool: Archaise, Archbishop Blanch School; Folding Stuff, Great Homer Street; and LIFT at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
Fitzmaurice’s work features in many collections including; The Arts Council Collection of England, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Government Art Collection, Modern Forms, The Royal London Hospital, Locus+ Archive and numerous private collections.
Leo Fitzmaurice is represented by The Sunday Painter, London.