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.
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.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY