Liza’s work explores the influence of human occupation on the environment, marks and traces found in the landscape, political and social geography, and an interest in the written word. Using photography, sketches and writing to record her responses, Liza further develops ideas in the studio, employing textiles, stitch and found objects alongside traditional materials to create mixed media textile installations and artist books. Recent work has focused on the effect of war, loss, and displacement of human populations.
Liza studied Textiles and Fashion at Edinburgh College (formerly Edinburgh’s Telford College), has worked and travelled in Europe and the Middle East, and now lives and works in Edinburgh. Recent selected exhibitions include: Back to the Future, with Edge textile artists, Frames Gallery, Perth (2017); Edge @ Verdant Works, Dundee (2017); Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibitions (various 1998 – 2016); Between Myth and Ledgend, with Edge textile artists Scotland, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, and Borders Textile Tower House, Hawick (2015 – 16), touring (2016); A Stitch in Rhyme, McLaurin Galleries Ayr, toured Scotland (2013 – 14); Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen University (2010 – 12); Edging South, Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria (2011); On the Edge, National Quilt Museum and Gallery, York (2009). Awards include: Flora Wood Award (VAS, 2010); Scottish Arts Club Award (VAS,1999); Big Hand:Little Hand Residency, Dundee Contemporary Arts & Scottish Arts Council (2001 – 02). Artist books are in the collection of Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art). Commissions include the supply of a body of work for Cox Howlett Bailey Woodland, Architects, for a hotel complex in Abu Dhabi.
Liza is available for commissions.
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