ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Liza Cassidy was born in Brattleboro Vermont and now lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.  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 also trained as a performer, collaborating and showing work with Theaterlab in NYC.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Following the market crash of 2008 I began several collage series’ using receipts and windowed envelopes as the establishing groundwork to extract poetry from discord and discard, “Reciprocal City”, “Sunshinelaw”, and the ongoing series “Reciprocity”. The next phase of this inquiry entitled “Women Receipt” narrows the focus to women’s place in the market, as consumer, commodity, as gift, Marx’s shocking oversight of women as key component in providing and maintaining our work force, in the institution of marriage, in motherhood, and women as caregiver. I use materials that have been discarded or overlooked--paper napkins, receipts, envelopes, and the like- I collage, followed by painting to highlight beauty in unexpected places. By layering form and color I explore new ways of seeing that attempt to reach beyond habitual perception. I work from my studio in Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY.

LIZA CASSIDY

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2016Sunshinelaw, 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
  • 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
  • 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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