Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Time-based, Installation
Liza lives and works between Nashville, TN and Rockland, Maine. She graduated with her MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2020 and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2017 where she studied Fine Art and Biology. She currently teaches printmaking at Boston University. Her passion for environmentalism and love of nature continually inform her artistic practice, which is a hybrid of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and bio-art.
My practice embodies states of transition and impermanence, exploring the relationship that humans have with the natural environment and our evolutionary desire to control nature. This work deals with the presentation and postulation of the systems that exist in both a biological framework and a fabricated one, specifically targeted to reveal the parts of these frameworks that are unseen or not readily revealed to humans. Through observation, collection and manipulation, my process entails speeding up certain naturally occurring processes and introducing materials, symbols, and imagery that are emblematic of the cyclical phenomena of the natural world. I utilize found natural ephemera and create paintings that reflect and exaggerate their essence. They postulate the possibility of hybrid organisms and machines; acting as a framework for interspecies collaborations and an homage to a fascination with ecological phenomena as it progresses in the world’s current Anthropocene state.