Lydia Pettit 



BNC2021 Online Platform

b. 1991, Towson, MD, United States of America

2018-2020, MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2010-2014 BFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Recent Exhibitions


2021 ‘The Well’, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, CH

2019 ‘TENDER FLEX’, Artscape Artist Run Art Fair, Baltimore, USA

2019 ‘BIG SEXY’, School 33, Baltimore, USA

2017 ‘Murmurs: New Paintings by Lydia Pettit’, Hotel Indigo, Baltimore, USA


2020 ‘London Grads Now’, Saatchi Gallery, London

2020 ‘50/50’, Fold Gallery, London

2020 ‘Royal College of Art Show’, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2020 ‘Tomorrow: London’, White Cube, London

2020 ‘Portraits & Some Standing Figures’, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, CH

2020 ‘Signature Art Prize Gala’, Bankside Hotel, London

2019 ‘Bodies: Self & Sex’, No. 20 Arts, London

2019 ‘Sunny Art Prize 2019’, Sunny Art Centre, London

2019 ‘A RAW GARDEN’, Pinch Projects, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

2019 ‘RBA Rising Stars Exhibition’, Royal Overseas League, London

2019 ‘Painters on the Other Side’, Dyson Gallery, London

2018 ‘DEEP STRETCH’, Field Projects, New York, NY, USA

Awards and Residencies

2020 Jealous Prize, Jealous Gallery, London

2020 Signature Art Prize Finalist, London

2019 Sunny Art Prize Shortlist, London

2019 Neo:Artprize Shortlist, Bolton

2019 Royal Society of British Artists Rome Fellowship, Semifinalist, London

2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalist, Baltimore, USA

2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Quebec, Canada

2015 Alumni Residency Award, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2014 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Quebec, Canada

Previous artist in 2021

Hanne Peeraer 

Next artist in 2021

Sandra Poulson