Liz Wilson



2012MFA Painting University of New Hampshire
Department of Art and Art History, College of Liberal Arts
2009BS Studio Art Skidmore College
Concentration in Painting and Drawing
Department of Art and Art History
2011Painting in Italy; Semester Abroad, University of New Hampshire,
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
2007Ghana: Arts and Culture, School for International Training,
Accra, Ghana
The Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME
2013Bicentennial Alumni Art Exhibit**
The Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH
2013Impressions; by Liz Wilson*
Rochester Museum of Fine Art, Rochester, NH
2012NHAA Landscapes
Shaefe House, Portsmouth, NH
2012Impressions; by Liz Wilson*
The Stonechurch, Newmarket, NH
20122 Artists, 5 Locations, 20 Paintings: New Landscapes by Jesse
Thomas and Liz Wilson**
MSA Gallery, Newfields, NH
2012Oqunquit Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition
Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
2012Emerging Artists
Alcove Gallery, Durham, NH
2012MFA Thesis Show
UNH Museum of Art, Durham, NH
2012MFA Invitational
Museum Gallery, Durham, NH
2012Art PM
Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME
2012Large Drawings
Alcove Gallery, Durham, NH
2011Liz Wilson Art*
Belknap Mill Gallery, Laconia, NH
20111st Floor Residency*
House of Creative Soul, Saratoga Springs, NY
2011New Graduate Work
Thompson Hall, Durham, NH
2011ACA Exhibition
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2011MFA Invitational
Museum Gallery, Durham, NH
2011Italian Landscape
Alcove Gallery, Durham, NH
2010In House Artist
Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville, NY
201010" x 10"
Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010Emerging Artists
House of Creative Soul, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009Skidmore College Senior Exhibition
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009Scribner Juried Exhibition
Scribner Library, Saratoga Springs, NY
Case Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
2005NH All State Art Festival
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH (Juried Exhibition)
*Solo Exhbitions
**Two Person Exhibitions
Awards and Residencies
2013Residency, Vermont Studio Center
2013Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
2010-12Graduate Scholarship, University of New Hampshire
2010-12High Honors, University of New Hampshire
2011Edwin & Mary Scheier Art Award
2011Full Study Abroad Scholarship, University of New Hampshire
2010Bernice Gray Hanhisalo Scholarship
2005-2009Dean's List, Skidmore College
20051st Place NH All State Art Festival Installation
2003Golden Key Scholastic Art Award
2012"Emerging Painters; A Catalogue" University of New Hampshire
2012"Two Takes," The Wire, August
2011"Liz Wilson Art," The Daily Sun, August
Teaching Experience
2013Adjust Professor, Lecturer of Drawing and Art History
Lakes Region Community College, Department of Art and Art History
2012Instructor of Record, Lecturer of Drawing
University of New Hampshire, Department of Art and Art History

Artist's Statement

My canvas is a board I bounce my thoughts off, without knowing what will come back. The act of painting itself affects me, throws things my way that I cannot predict. In the act of painting I am able to walk through my mind and travel avenues I have not yet traveled.  I return to paths walked before and revisit them, rewriting them.  The way in which I react to the spontaneity of the paint itself reveals new and old points of view and parts of myself.  The creation is something outside of myself, a product of my process, of my play.

These paintings are impressions of my experience in the world at a specific moment.  When I am able to focus inward, I see in my mind’s eye my sensory experience translated into shape and color. This experience is part of my reality; it is the author, creator of my painting language.  In the process of making the images I simplify and to a degree caricaturize my experiences.  The source of the images is specific.  However, what I am depicting is the sensation that I took from a moment.

There are three sources of inspiration from which I work. These include: memory, visualization and improvisation.   When I am in the studio, all of these sources of inspiration are present.  However, at one time one of these sources is always more prominent then the other.



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