Lisa Trim



Lisa Trim’s art often contains very specific messages. For several years, the artist has developed pictograms created from her own visual alphabet: s for strawberry, f for frog, k for kettle and so on. Often the imagery is accessible while at other points slightly more oblique (e for egg sandwich is a firm favourite). In looking at Trim’s work we’re often tasked in the role of detective; looking becomes a form of decoding, pursing the image for clues.

Trim has applied her work as printed textile to produce garments, as hand glazed ceramic tiles and most recently as large scale embroidered friezes and blankets. She joined the Intoart collective in 2012 and is a member of Intoart’s design studio, Trifle Studio.

Group exhibitions
  • 2023
  • A Lion in the Studio - Copland Gallery
  • 2022
  • An Octopus with Boomerangs - Copeland Gallery
  • 2019
  • Intoart Annual - Peckham Levels
  • 2017
  • Fashioning Space - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2016
  • The Long Nights: Intoart Winter Exhibition - Whitfield Street London
  • 2016
  • Intoart Annual 2016 - Percy Street London
  • 2015
  • Intoart Annual 2015 - Studio Voltaire London
  • 2012
  • Intoart Print Collection, Peckham Space
Public events
  • 2015
  • Collection Tours, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2014
  • Live Archive Part 2, Tate Britain
  • 2013
  • Live Archive Part 1, Tate Modern