A recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Liz is a Florida-born artist now living in Providence. Liz’s work is multidisciplinary, spanning portraiture, drawing, book illustration, and printing. Liz’s influences too are many and disparate: the cats of her self-authored and -illustrated first book Empty Bowls undoubtedly share a (family) tree with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, while her punctilious portraits caricature pop culture icons Barack Obama, Nene Leaks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and rapper Zebra Katz, among the others I could not recognize. Liz’s drawings construct a simultaneously humorous and disturbing Burton-esque fantasy world of sad-eyed little girls dressed in drab garb.
In the past few years, Liz has been featured in numerous exhibitions—from the Refuge in Allston, MA, to Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA—and has contributed illustrations for Watershed Journal and Clerestory Journal of the Arts. Currently, Liz is working with writer Julie Anne Wight on children’s book A Valentine for Annie, projected to be released later in 2013.