ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Liza Cassidy was born in Brattleboro Vermont and now lives with her family in Brooklyn New York  She maintains a studio in Gowanus Brooklyn, participating for the past 8 years in the Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour showing work primarily in southern Vermont and NYC. She is a certified Sequencing teacher as developed at River Gallery School of Vermont by Ric Campman, and is a trained performer, collaborating and showing visual and performance work with Theaterlab in NYC.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash, I began several  series’ using receipts and windowed envelopes as the groundwork for my collages, “Reciprocal City”, “Sunshinelaw”, and the ongoing series “Reciprocity”. My current work entitled “Women Receipt” narrows the focus to women’s place in the market, as consumer, commodity, as gift, and Karl Marx’s shocking oversight of women as a major factor both producing and maintaining the work force. I use materials that are primarily discarded or overlooked--paper napkins, receipts, envelopes, and the like- layering texture, form and color followed by paint to highlight and extract poetry from discord and discard. I work from my studio in Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY.

LIZA CASSIDY

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017Sunshinelaw, Duo, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2016To The Sticking Place, Venticinque
  • 2015Spilling Gold, Venticinque, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015Radiate, Spoke The Hub, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 Plein Air Painting Exhibit , Spoke The Hub, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Ladders Sunshine Shelter, Ursa Major Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA
  • 2011Works On The Wall, Liza Cassidy, Spoke The Hub, Brooklyn, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017Domesticated, The Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015Gowanus De-Natured, The Old Stone House & Washington Park
  • 2015You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery
  • 2015Artworks benefit for Arts Gowanus, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show A biennial celebration of art made by women!, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 201150/50 Fundraiser, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009BWS Fundraiser, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008Small Works Show, AIR Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008Square Foot Show, Gotham Soho, New York, NY
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2017Mothers, Myths, Monsters, Theaterlab Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015Art Fast 2015, AIR Gallery
  • 2014Art Fast 2014, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Gowanus Open Studios 2014, 295 Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 Gowanus Open Studio, Studio, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012 GO: Community Curated Open Studio Project, Brooklyn Museum, Studio, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
AWARDS
  • 20113rd Ward Audience Choice, 3rd Ward
RESIDENCIES
  • 2016Hotel New Work/ Open Studios for Live Arts, Theaterlab, New York, NY, United States
  • 2012The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
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