Louise Bourgeois Prints

20 November - 17 December 2015

Autobiography Series and 11 Drypoints A Hayward Touring Exhibition.

Leeds College of Art is proud to be hosting Hayward Touring’s latest print exhibition featuring two collections of works by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010).

Best known for her powerful emotionally charged sculptures - enclosed ‘cell’ or cage-like installations and fabric figures - she was also a prolific printmaker and draughtswoman.




 Most of the French-American artist’s work dealt with strongly autobiographical themes, invoking her childhood emotions of loneliness, desire, anxiety and jealousy.

Autobiographical Series (1994) consists of 14 etchings illustrating some of her deepest thoughts and memories whilst the 11 Drypoints (all from 1999) brings her obsessions into more vivid focus.


This exhibition coincides with an event for Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities.

Louise Bourgeois, Mother and Child, 1999. Drypoint on paper, 43.2 x 38.1 cm. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2015. 

  • 20 November - 17 December 2015
  • Blenheim Walk Gallery (Get Directions)