2017-2019 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths

2013-2016 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art



Dog Show. Steve Turner Gallery, Online

Classics. Niru Ratnam Gallery, London

National Velvet. Alessandro Albanese Gallery, Matera, Italy

Looks like you’ve reached the end. Hannah Barry Gallery, Vortic London Collective, Online

Hospitality. Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles


Hellhole. Curator’s Choice, Leeds Arts University

Hellhole. Plaza Plaza, Elephant and Castle, London


You’re Doing Amazing, Sweetie. The Boardroom, Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University


Leisure. Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds College of Art




When Shit Hits the Fan Again. GUTS Gallery, Online


#36 Annual Open Exhibition. Southwark Park Galleries, Online

After Image. Mamoth, London

Everyday Heroes. Southbank Centre, London

Begin Again. GUTS Gallery, Online

Suture. Niru Ratnam Gallery, London

Stäying Sane. Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, Skanör, Sweden

Drawn Together. UNIT London, Online

21st Figure. BC Projects, Online

When Shit Hits the Fan. GUTS Gallery, Online

Office Space. Is This It?, Online

Crowd. Hannah Barry Gallery, London

FBA Futures 2020. Mall Galleries, London


Pets. TOMA Project Space, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

When Species Meet. Transition Two Gallery, Hackney, London

Fanspeak. Castlefield Galley, Manchester

Full English, Platform, Southwark, London

Ultra: Art for the Women’s World Cup, J.Hammond Projects, London

Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show. Goldsmiths, London

Plucky Pony Makes Break For Freedom. SET, London

Mission To Touch The Sun: Sun Burnt. Paradise Works, Salford, Manchester

Utopia Through Nostalgia. The Koppel Project Hive, London


Young British Painters. Arthill Gallery, London

#34 Annual Open Exhibition. CGP Gallery, Southwark Park, London

GoldX. DeptfordX, London

Mission to Touch the Sun. Enclave, London

Getting Away! Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

For I’m not among the waders: The story of Zebedee. Post_Institute, London

Getting Away. ArthouSE1, London

Goldsmiths MFA Interim Show. Goldsmiths, London

Duty Free. Is This It? Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London

Via… Brockley, London


Sydenham Arts. Sydenham, London

Fair Exchange. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Seven Days at LS6. LS6 cafe, Leeds

Northern Graduates 2016. Curwen Gallery, London

Free Range. Old Truman Brewery, London

Departures. Leeds College of Art, Leeds

A Happy Medium. Headingley, Leeds


I’ll Show You Mine. Leon Collective HQ, Leeds

Ephemera. Studio 24, Leeds


Awards and Prizes

2020 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

2020 The Minerva Prize, FBA Futures 2020, Mall Galleries

2018 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada



Grothen, Elina. “Lydia Blakeley Paints the Hottest Fashion Print of the Season,” ELLE, November 12

Garcia-Furtado, Laia. “Must Love Dogs,” VICE, August 28

Angelos, Ayla. “Drunks, races and whippets: the very British scenes of Lydia Blakeley,” It’s Nice That, January 13 


“Who Were the Art World’s Biggest Crushes of 2019?” Elephant, December 19

Meinecke, Anna. “DOUBLE TAP #11: Lydia Blakelely,” Gallerytalk, December 16

“Lydia Blakeley Paints the Weird Corners of the Internet,” Elephant, December 11

McAra, Catriona. “Snooker Studies with Lydia Blakeley,” Soanyway, September

Michon, Alex. “Poolside Postgraduates,” Garageland, July 30

Battaglia, Lynn Seraina. “In the Studio with Lydia Blakeley: Deptford, London, 03.04.19,” She Performs, March 4


Campbell, Hector. “‘Young London Painters’ Interview — Lydia Blakeley,” November 19


Connelly, Laura. “Retro-style paintings toy with our nostagia for mid-century modernism,” Creative Boom, March 29