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Liz Sweibel
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Flatbush

ARTIST STATEMENT: My pieces are intimate records of activity. They draw attention to attention – given, received, withdrawn, absent. Materials are humble and charged, and gain dignity through new purposes and relationships. They are saved from early death or disposal, and elevated. My work is an expression of empathy, with materials as my vocabulary.

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MA in Counseling, Manhattan College.
MFA in Studio Arts, Maine College of Art.
BFA in Painting, Massachusetts College of Art.
BA in English, University of Florida.

Exhibition Record
* solo or two-person exhibit

2017 Excessive Frugality. ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 Precarious Constructions, Venus Knitting Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Lightly Structured. Sculpture Space NYC, Long Island City, NY.
Appropriation and Such. 337 project space, Grand Rapids, MI.
2015 Kiosk. ODETTA Flat Files. Brooklyn, NY.
2014 NURTUREart Benefit. The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY.
It’s a Small World. R. Jampol Projects, New York, NY.
The Girls Next Door. Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 *fragments of our own. NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY. [catalog]
How Simple Can You Get? Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.
Robert Storr, Juror.
2012 *Parts to the Whole. Medicine Factory. Memphis, TN. Maysey Craddock,
2011 Revealing the Ordinary. Gallery Korea, New York, NY. [catalog]
Signs on the Road. Winkelman Curatorial Research Lab, New York, NY.
2010 Ekleksographia. [video and digital images]. Rich Murphy, Guest Editor.
2008 Many Kinds of Nothing. Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA.
Shana Dumont, Curator. [catalog]
Inertia Magazine, IV. [collages]. Rich Murphy, Guest Editor.
2007 Neo-Abstraction. AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Tomoko Ashikawa, Curator.
2004 *Re:Union. HallSpace, Boston, MA.
*Opening. Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA.
DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
The Schoolhouse Galleries, Provincetown, MA.
2003 150 x 150. The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
MFA Thesis Show. Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.
Remains: Four Artists Mine Memory and Meaning. Lamont Gallery,
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH. Barbara Rita Jenny, Curator.
Marks Made. Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA.
Jennifer Roff, Guest Curator.
Sacred and Profane. [installation/performance] Battery Steele, Peaks
Island, Portland, ME.
2002 *Lost & Found. The Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. [catalog]
Visual Feast. Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA.
South Enders. The Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. Annette Lemieux, Juror.
2001 17th Annual Drawing Show. The Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. Bill Arning,
Curator. [catalog]
2000 150 x 150. The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Certain Moments. Art with modern dance. Mobius, Boston, MA. Jody Weber, Choreographer.
For the Time, Being. A collaborative installation with Traci Wile and Åsa
Chibás. Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA.
1999 Fear & Loathing in the New Millennium. The Heywood Gallery,
Worcester, MA. Nick Capasso and Jessica Morgan, Jurors.
100 x 100. The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
7th Invitational Exhibition. The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT.
MPG at 1. MPG, Boston, MA.
New Art ‘99. MPG, Boston, MA. Carl Belz, Juror.
DD-MM-YY. Empty foundry, Hartford, CT. David Borawski, Curator.
Verge. Art with modern dance. Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA.
Jody Weber, Choreographer.
1998 *Skin and Bones. Gallery 70, Worcester, MA.
100 x 100. The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Gallery 70 II Boston Debut. Fort Point Arts Community Gallery,
Boston, MA.
Small Work. The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Gallery 70 Inaugural Group Show. Gallery 70, Worcester, MA.

Grants, Awards, Residencies

2015 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant Nominee.
2007 Vermont Studio Center (partial fellowship).
2003 Albert Murray Educational Fund Grant.
2002 Maine College of Art Grant.
Albert Murray Educational Fund Grant.
2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, Finalist, Sculpture.
St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid.
Maine College of Art Grant.
Albert Murray Educational Fund Grant.
1999 Gallery Award, New Art ‘99, MPG, Boston.

Visiting Artist and Artist Talks

2013 NURTUREart Non-Profit, Brooklyn, NY.
2012 LIM College, New York, NY.
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
2008 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

2001 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Post-Baccalaureate Program,
Boston, MA.
2000 Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.

Selected Bibliography

2013 Doherty, D. (2013, July 18). “How Simple Can You Get?” A remarkable show at Creative Arts Workshop. New Haven Register.

Galgiani, A., & Manousakis, D. (2013, September 5). Art is BACK! 10 Bushwick art shows to defeat “summer nihilism.” Bushwick Daily.

Knutson, A. (2013, September 4). GOS artist profile: Liz Sweibel and trying to figure “it” out. Art in Limbo.

2012 Wei, L. (2012). Gallery Korea’s 2011 round-up. Gallery Korea 2011: Finalists from the Call for Artists 2011. New York: Korean Cultural Service.

2009 Raymond, D. (2008/2009, December/January). Spotlight review: Many Kinds of Nothing. Art New England.

2008 McQuaid, C. (2008, October 5). “Nothing” is happening: Minimalist works help provoke a meditative state. Boston Sunday Globe.

2004 McCoy, M. B. (2004, June/July). Liz Sweibel: Re:Union. Art New England, p. 30.

2002 McQuaid, C. (2002, March 29). Using found objects, artists create works that grapple with loss. The Boston Globe, p. F18.

McQuaid, C. (2002, December 29). The best of 2002: City’s energetic galleries flourished despite economic slump. Boston Sunday Globe, p. N2.

Sherman, M. (2002, March 10). Discover new sculpture at “Lost & Found.” Boston Herald, p. 63.

2000 Taylor, C. (2000, June 10). Duo makes “Moments” count. Boston Herald, p. 22.

1999 Birke, J. (1999, October 31). Revamped Ely House hosts distinguished invitational. New Haven Register, p. D1.

Cash, D. (1999, March 20). Green Street offers intimacy and humor. The Boston Globe, p. F3.

Damsker, M. (1999, February 7). Edgy art inhabits Hartford foundry. The Hartford Courant, p. G5.

Rosoff, P. (1999, April/May). DD-MM-YY: An exhibition of contemporary art. Art New England, p. 37.

Rosoff, P. (1999, February 11). Extension cords and serendipity: Voila! Instant moveable art installation. Hartford Advocate, p. 22.

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