Lydia Pettit

Born in 1991, Towson, Maryland. 
Lives and works in London, UK.


Royal College of Art, MA painting, London, UK.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting; Photography Concentration.

Solo Exhibitions

The Well, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland 

TENDER FLEX, Artscape Artist Run Art Fair, Baltimore, MD, USA
BIG SEXY, School 33, Baltimore, MD, USA

Murmurs: New Paintings by Lydia Pettit, Hotel Indigo, Baltimore, MD, USA

Group Exhibitions

IRL (In Real Life), Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
50/50, Fold Gallery, London, UK
Royal College of Art Show, Kristen Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK Tomorrow: London, White Cube, London, UK
Portraits & Some Standing Figures, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, CH
Signature Art Prize Gala, Bankside Hotel, London, UK

Bodies: Self & Sex, No. 20 Arts, London, UK
Sunny Art Prize 2019, Sunny Art Centre, London, UK
A Raw Garden, Pinch Projects, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK RBA Rising Stars Exhibition, Royal Overseas League, London, UK Painters on the Other Side, Dyson Gallery, London, UK
When We Once Were Someone,

DEEP STRETCH, Field Projects, New York, NY

Artists on the Other Side, Cade Gallery, Arnold, MD

Work History

Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Committee Member, 2015-2017 
Platform Art Center, Baltimore, MD, Building Manager, 2014-2019 
Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Gallery Director, 2014-2017

Awards, Honors and Grants

Jealous Prize, Jealous Gallery and Print Studio, London, UK, 2020
Young Contemporary Artist Award Shortlist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 2020
Signature Art Prize Finalist, London, UK, 2020
Sunny Art Prize 2019 Shortlist, London, UK, 2019
Neo: Artprize 2019 Shortlist, Bolton, UK, 2019
Royal Society of British Artists Rome Fellowship, Semifinalist, London, UK, 2019
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalist, Baltimore, MD, 2018
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Representational Painting, Quebec, Canada, 2016 Alumni Residency Grant at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 2015
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Representational Painting, Quebec, Canada, 2014 Painting Department Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2013