Photo credit: Nick Mele
Liz Markus paints cool things she is interested in. Her work is informed by her fascination with the dichotomy between the propriety of socialites and the rawness of punk and new wave culture. The paintings you see here explore various aspects of each culture, sometimes of both, but they continue to investigate the nature of these two disparate worlds.
Markus lives and works in Los Angeles. She had solo exhibitions at Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Belgium), Nathalie Karg (New York, NY), ZieherSmith (New York, NY), White Columns (New York, NY), and other notable galleries. Her work was recently included in the exhibition A New Subjectivity (2017) at the Reece Museum (Johnson City, Tennesse) and Domestic Seen (2016) at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS). You can read more about her in Hyperallergic, Vogue, ArtForum, and other publications. After attending prep school in Buffalo (NY), Markus earned her BFA at School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA).