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Liz Johnson
Ridgewood, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: My work attempts to cultivate the gothic and surreal, creating a dreamlike landscape in which to dramatize an interior state of mind that occasionally reaches into reality. America is ever changing, breeding anxiety within the citizenship. It is particular that Americans will damp down the anxiety and replace it with optimism and blind faith, looking ahead into the distance for whatever is coming next. But this anxiety is yet below the surface, manifesting itself in various ways: a scary monster with the zipper down its back.
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Exhibitions and Collections

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division: Exit Art--Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions An art project aiming to be a global response to the events of September 11
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/911/911-exitart.html

Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY– Open Call II, group exhibition in Ridgewood, New York.

Open Doors Arts Festival–Newark Arts Council, Group exhibition at Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey

Made in Ridgewood–Ridgewood Artists Coalition at OUTPOST Artists Resources. Group exhibition, part of Bushwick Open Studios event.

BRIC House Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Up For Debate - group exhibition in Brooklyn New York

St. Joseph's College Gallery Clinton Hill, New York. There's a Story Here - group exhibition Winner of Arts Council Juried Award. Also participated in artist's talk.

Myrtle Windows Gallery, Fort Greene, New York. This is Brooklyn - Public art program in Fort Greene sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

LICA, Long Island City, New York. Bridging the Gap - Group exhibition in Flushing Town Hall and LaGuardia Community College. Participated in artist's talk

Gallery 402 New York, NY Recent Multiples Projects x5 Group exhibition

The Photo Gallery, Williamsburg, New York. Group Exhibition

Borough Hall, Brooklyn - Women of BWAC - 20 person group exhibition at Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, New York.

Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition–Pier Show Red Hook, New York.

Artists in Cellophane One of several artists selected for the Art-o-Mat project, a converted cigarette vending machine that dispenses art. Other Art-o-Mat machines have been created for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and others

New York Cares Organization, New York, NY: Designed mural for a handball court at a New York City public school for New York Cares Day, an annual event designed to revitalize New York City public schools.


Education
Art Students League New York, New York

Queens College New York, New York

Affiliations
Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition

Articles:
August 2002 Dagbladet-- “Alt I boks” by Bente Kalsnes
Confluences: A Poet Responds to Art-- My artwork was included in a poetry book by Steve David

 








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