Liz Collins works fluidly between art and design, with emphasis and expertise in textile media. Embracing abstraction, optics, and extreme material contrasts, Collins explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation, intuitively laying bare expressions of energy, emotion, and the viscereality of existence.
Collin’s solo exhibitions and installations have been exhibited in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs; AMP, Provincetown, MA; and the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA, the New Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum, Museum of FIT, the Drawing Center, BRIC, and Smackmellon, all in New York as well as Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA, and Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Collins’ honors include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts & Artist Relief grants, Drawing Center Open Sessions and residencies at Siena Art Institute, MacDowell, Yaddo, Haystack, and Museum of Arts and Design. Collins is a Queer Art Mentor, on the Advisory Board of Fire Island Art Residency, a member of the Exhibitions Committe at Leslie Lohman Museum, and is currently in the Two Trees Cultural Subsidy Studio Program in Brooklyn. The Tang Museum has just released Liz Collins Energy Field, her first major publication.