Photograph by Otto Masters
The Line Girl is a queer multidisciplinary artist that uses Collage, Drawing, Installation and Performance to explore the infinite subject of ‘Lines’.
Challenging the idea of the infinite and the ephemeral she leaves no boundaries or preference on her choice of canvass, her work can range between the inanimate to the conscious beings.
Having a wide range of exploration within her work, she still holds onto the consistently deliberate and organic fluent notion of the linear structure, which is pivotal to her ongoing exploration of a 'simple' subject.
The Line Girl was born in Baguio City, Philippines. Growing up in the mountain region of Philippines and moving to a seaside town in Scotland, with the big cultural and city to town change she soon found herself moving to the richly multicultural city of London for University and where she now currently resides and works.
She studied Photography at University, during which she developed and created her year long project and the start of her exploration of lines, ‘The Line Book’. A concertina book consisting of photos taken every day for a year, with each photograph having a consistent line flowing through it.
During the period of ‘The Line Book’, The Line Girl went to study for a semester at École supérieure d'Art de Grenoble, France. Documenting her time in a new country with new friends and experiences through ‘The Line Book’, she also began to understand the importance of including her personal relationships and experiences into her work. Thanks to her new art study environment she was encouraged to continue with the subject of lines and soon developed and created her organic line structures.
During her time studying she also worked as an artist assistant and studio manager, continuing this work until she proceeded to independently work on her own practice. Starting with creations on paper, The Line Girls' work started to take a turn into larger and more immersive pieces when she moved to a community filled with creatives, where she also had the freedom to create what she could within her room and surrounding area. Here she also began to explore more cross collaborations with others in the area, removing limitations to her practice.
The Line Girl is a firm believer that art should belong to everyone and that her pieces be accessible to as many people as possible. Painting murals, she creates artwork that is available to the public and with body painting she invites people to be their own artwork.
With personal experiences and representation being an important aspect of her work, Line girl creates illustrations that highlight and celebrate queer women, mental health and includes aspects of her own personal life into her work.
The Line Girls work can be seen at various bars, restaurants and public spaces throughout London in the form of large murals. She has created work for The Other Art Fair, Tik Tok, Jägermeister, Netflix, Patrón Tequila alongside several venues and brands across the UK.
N4 Makers Market, London.'Currently, is this the future' || 6 - 8 December
Mana Poke, Edinburgh.|| 1 - 29 February
Stour Space, London. Picknic of Art X SSShake || 16 - 22 February
Number 90, London. 'Womb 2' || 12 January
Arena Design Centre, London. 'Unframed' || 15 - 16 December
The Bargehouse OXO Tower, London. 'The London Illustration Fair' || 30 November - 3 December
The Shakespeare, London. 'The Pub At The End Of The Universe' ||18 November
Deebsday Festival. 28 July - 2 August
The Oval Space, London. 'Art of Patron' || 27 July
Waterstones, London. SAVAGE magazine launch || 20 March
Number 90, London. 'Picknik of art' || 12 March - 2 April
Big Burns Supper, Dumfries. 29 January
Number 90, London. 'Picknik of art: special guests Blair Zaye/The Line Girl' || 9 October
IMPREINT Space, London. 'Ephemeral' || 20 August
71A Gallery, London. 'Blurred Borders'. In collaboration with Otto Masters || 9 -12 June
The Underdog Gallery, London. 'Picknik of Art' || 21 November
The Ritzy, London. 'Curio II Exhibition' || 3 November
Village Underground, London. 'The Factory' || 26 October
Battersea Barge, London. 'Curio Exhibition' || 14 September
The Old Baths, London. 'SNOG' || 7- 14 September
The Old Baths, London. 'Vision' || 9 May
Kingston University, London. 'Interim' || 26 - 31 January
Moo Cantina, London. 'Chapter One' || 24 Nov - 22 Dec
The Old Baths, London. 'Aesthetic' || 18 - 25 Oct
Loading Bay Gallery, London. 'Glacéau Vitaminwater with Shinebright Studios'. In association with Lauren Baker || 31 July - 3 Aug
Hoxton Gallery, London. 'Organised Chaos' || 30 April - 3 May
École Supérieure d’Art et Design, France. La Règle du jeu || 18 Nov
The Croft Farm Escape
Needs Not For Profit
Cover Is Placed
Lost Rivers Old Street
Curious Arts Festival
The Rivington Cafe
Blighty India Cafe
The Spot Club
Phoenix Nails Botique
Motherhood Volume 2
Soho House House Notes
Thoughts Of She - Tangibility