Liorah Tchiprout is an artist based in London. Her work is concerned with belonging, girlhood and the theatrical. She builds physical puppet characters to construct her own pantheon from which to draw images. This methodology allows these characters to sit in between the real and the imagined, drawn from a reality that is constructed. Through it she builds a world which recentres the stories of women and girls — a world for them to liaise, interact, and plot in.
Her puppets are informed by the Modicut Theatre of 1920s Yiddish New York, which took puppetry, traditionally a gentile medium, and infused them with Yiddish folktales and political satire. She is attracted to ways of making that are serious and play simultaneously, and the subversions this offers — comments on identity, womanhood and a critique of wealth and status.
Tchiprout studied Fine Art Printmaking at University of Brighton, graduating 2016, with a semester spent at Bezalel School of Art and Design, Jerusalem. In 2020 she graduated with an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art, London. She has previously shown at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, National Original Print Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye, All Mouth Gallery and Reaction in Seclusion. She was commissioned to make a work for Art on a Postcard, and shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize. She was awarded the Print Futures Award, and the John Purcell Paper Award. Her work is held in collections including Soho House Tel Aviv, and private collections in the UK, Europe, USA and the Middle East.