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Liz Collins - Artists - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

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.

Liz Collins lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA and MFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her solo exhibitions and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; AMP, Provincetown, MA; Touchstones Rochdale, UK; among others. Selected group exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum, Museum of FIT, The Drawing Center, BRIC, and Smackmellon — all in New York City, NY; as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA; ICA/Boston, MA; Addison Gallery at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY; Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY; and  NoLAB, Istanbul, TR. Collins’ honors include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts & Artist Relief grants, Drawing Center Open Sessions and residencies at Civitella Ranieri, Siena Art Institute, MacDowell, Yaddo, Haystack, Museum of Arts and Design, Stoneleaf, and currently she is in the Two Trees Cultural Subsidy Studio Program in Brooklyn. In 2020, The Tang Museum released “Liz Collins Energy Field”, her first major publication. Collins is included in Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction, curated by Lynne Cooke, at LACMA, a show that will travel to the National Gallery of Art Washington D.C. and The National Gallery of Art Canada, Ottawa, ON, and to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. In 2025, Collins will have a mid-career retrospective titled, Liz Collins: Mischief, at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI with an accompanying monograph.

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