Liz Atkin was recently invited to speak about her lived experience of Compulsive Skin Picking, Art, recovery and hope for a conference called Critical Voices connecting medicine with art. As part of her story she speaks honestly about anxiety and depression and how making artwork keeps her well.
Watch Liz’s talk here
Liz Atkin is a visual artist based in London. Physicality underpins a creative practice with her skin as a primary source for corporeal artwork and imaginative transformation. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated her life for more than 20 years, but through a background in dance and theatre, she confronted the condition to harness creative repair and recovery. She creates intimate artworks, photographs and performances exploring the body-focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking. Liz has exhibited and performed her work in therapuetic settings, galleries and venues in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan.