Liz Collins The Best of Both Worlds
November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Embracing abstraction, optics, and extreme material contrasts, and surrounding the viewer in vibrating color ﬁelds, Artist Liz Collins explores the boundaries between painting, ﬁber arts and installation, intuitively laying bare expressions of energy, emotion and the viscereality of existence. Join her at a Current Perspectives lecture The Best of Both Worlds as she touches on persistent themes in her work and explores her hybrid art/ design practice through a few recent projects.
Collins has had solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, BGSQD, LMAK and Heller Gallery in New York, AMP in Provincetown, MA, the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, Gallery DLUL in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has staged large scale performance/ installations in Los Angeles, Zagreb, and on an island in New York City, among many other places. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions at art fairs, galleries and museums internationally, including Spring Break, NADA, Collective, Arte Laguna, the ICA/Boston, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Museum of FIT, the New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA, Sargent’s Daughters, September Gallery, NoLAB Istanbul, and the Drawing Center. Collins’ awards include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and residencies at Siena Art Institute, MacDowell, Haystack, Yaddo, and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is part of the Queer Art Mentorship program, is on the Exhibitions Committee at the Leslie Lohman Museum and is currently in the Open Sessions program at the Drawing Center.