Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Liz Collins

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Liz Collins is an artist who draws from the materials, processes, and techniques of fiber and textile media. Employing a range of materials, she incorporates vivid palettes and dynamic patterning to create work that varies in scale, from the object-based to the immersive and architectural, and straddles the divides between the functional, the decorative, and the expressive. Embracing optics, textures, color, and dimensionality, Collins recreates her experience of the world as a place of stupendous wonder and cosmic energy. Solo exhibitions have been at the Tang Museum, LMAKgallery, BGSQD, and Heller Gallery in New York; AMP in Provincetown, MA; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Group exhibitions include the following museums: ICA/Boston, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Museum of FIT, the New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA; and galleries: Sargent’s Daughters, September Gallery, and the LA Municipal Art Gallery. 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 a Queer Art Mentor, is on the Exhibitions Committee at the Leslie Lohman Museum and is currently in the Open Sessions program at the Drawing Center. In residence, she created new art pieces to be shown at her upcoming solo show at LMAK Gallery in September 2018. These pieces are part of Collins' ongoing exploration of energy, fluidity, and emotional states which was most recently on view in a full room installation at the New Museum in the "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon" exhibition in 2017-18.



Liz Collins worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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