About

Lizzie Gill is a mixed media artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores themes of retro Americana in a contemporary context. Through a variety of mediums she illustrates a time warp, composed of everyday life, human agency and the disingenuous.  The disingenuous nature of her work pertains to one’s ability to mislead through dress, speech or manner.  Growing up in the digital age, this deception is often conducted behind a series of computer screens. This manipulation is also evident in her process. Her canvases are comprised of mixed media and oil, a process first approached through digital collage and then translated onto canvas.

 

The square format is an analogy for how popular technology, such as the app Instagram, defines how we view and experience life events. The evidence of artist’s hand is explored through a series of gestural brushstrokes, while traces of the digital process remain present. The imagery elicits notions of science fiction, with figures suspended in other dimensions, where natural laws, such as gravity, do not apply.

 

In “I Scream, You Scream” a popular children’s song is utilized in reference to Nuns consuming an innocent treat, while references to mass industry and organized religion loom in the background. “We Can Lie About How We Met” refers to the growing popularity of online dating and one’s ability to perfect their “cyber selves” to a prospective mate. Working with vintage photographs illustrates the artist’s interest in the vestiges of former lives, and their inalienable historical contexts translation into a contemporary one. Her work is a nostalgic look at both the American past and innocence with a twist, prompting one to question their sense of time and culture. Not everything is ever quite as it seems.

 

B. 1989 New York, NY

Lizzie Gill is a mixed media artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores themes of retro Americana in a contemporary context. Through a variety of mediums she illustrates a time warp, composed of everyday life, human agency and the disingenuous. The disingenuous nature of her work pertains to one’s ability to mislead through dress, speech or manner. Growing up in the digital age, this deception is often conducted behind a series of computer screens. Her work is a nostalgic look at both the American past and innocence with a twist, prompting one to question their sense of time and culture. Not everything is ever quite as it seems. Lizzie is the co-founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective. The Collectives goal is to bring attention to the medium of collage through an ever growing and dynamic group of artists who display a wide range of materials and styles.


 

Education

2011     BS, Fine Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2010     Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2015     Textpectations, Sugarlift Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014     Art Southampton, Antoine Helwaser Gallery, Southampton, NY

2011     Wake Up Little Susie, Case Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     Cut & Taste, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

             Vitamin C, Rabbithole Studios, Brooklyn, NY

             30 Under 30ish, Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, NY

            Art Market Hamptons, Sugarlift Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY                                            

             Anamorphic, Port Exhibitions, New York, NY

             Ultramodern, Azart Gallery, New York, NY

            Affordable Art Fair, Sugarlift Gallery, New  York, NY

2015     Affordable Art Fair, Sugarlift Gallery, New York, NY

             After Dark, Sugarlift Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Brooklyn Vs. London, Something in the Attic, Carousel Gallery, London, UK

            Bushwick Open Studios, Troutman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Brooklyn Collage Collective, Dateline Gallery, Denver, CO

          Affordable Art fair, Sugarlift Gallery, New York, NY

           Ego-State, Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY

           Cut & Paste, Sugarlift, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Brooklyn Vs. Sydney, M2 Gallery, Sydney, AU

           Lorem Ipsum, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

           Brooklyn Collage Collective: Episode 2, Armature Artspace, Brooklyn, NY

            Bushwick Open Studios, Troutman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

           Brooklyn Collage Collective : Episode 1, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

2013    Bushwick Open Studios, Troutman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            P.O.P. in Progress, Galleray, New York, NY

            Collector's Choice, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2012     3rd Ward Group Show, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

2011     American Idolatry, Curated by Legacy Russell, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

             A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences, Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

             Intimate Works, Brooklyn Artist Gym, Brooklyn, NY

            Senior Thesis Exhibition, The Tang Museum of Art, Saratoga Springs, NY

2010     Studio Arts Centers International Juried Student Show, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

2009     62nd Annual Twilight Park Artists Exhibition, Twilight Park, Haines Falls, NY

Honors & Awards

2015     Limited Edition Print release with the Affordable Art Fair

2012     Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Artist in Residence, Deer Isle, ME

3rd Ward Winter International Open Call, Juried by David C. Terry, Grand Prize Winner

2011      3rd Ward Summer Open Call, Juried by Brit Shapiro, Winner, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Press

2016    Featured Artist, Lizzie Gill, Glamour Spain, September

           Color Theory: Lizzie Gill's Collages In Neutral, Urban Outfitters

           Artist's Story: Lizzie Gill, Framebridge

            How Collage Became One of Fashion's Favorite Mediums Interview, Fashionista

2015    Cover Artist & Interview, Professional Artist Magazine

             Lizzie Gill Feature, Apogee Issue 06

             Brooklyn Collage Artists You Need To know Feature, Brooklyn Magazine

            Sugarlift After Dark Feature, Nakid Magazine

            Lizzie Gill Unifies Digital Art with Retro Modern Romance, Paint My Mind

            Brooklyn Vs. London Interview, Magestic Disorder

            The Art of Collage Feature, Huck Magazine

            Spotlight Lizzie Gill Interview, LuLu Frost

            Affordable Art Fair Feature, Vogue
2014     10 Contemporary Artists Art Southampton Feature, Hamptons Arthub