Liz grew up in Iowa and earned a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. In 2014 she completed a two-year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts and in 2019 she earned an MFA from San Diego State University. Liz has been the recipient of many awards and residencies. In Spring 2020 she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Wood Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has exhibited her sculptures throughout the United States.
My recent works are based on the premise that the home is an extension of the body, and that we have subconscious physical and psychological connections to our built environment. Fixtures like bathtubs and showers reference the body explicitly because they serve basic biological needs. They are often overlooked. It is this invisibility combined with their familiarity and intimate nature that gives them power. I abstract built-in fixtures to explore themes of time, memory, emotion, and entropy.