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Liz Nielsen

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Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY


School of The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Representing galleries


Born in 1975, Liz Nielsen’s unique photographic works draw from a number of different experiments and experiences. The influence of Ellsworth Kelly and color field painters are inherent in her practice as are collage and varying urban landscapes. In her most recent body of work which she refers to as “compositions,” Nielsen created unique chromogenic prints by cutting colored gels, placing them onto glass slides in various arrangements and then using that as the negative. She then enters the darkroom in blindness to experiment with time and exposure. The effect is both organic, playful, and intuitive.

Nielsen’s presentations and inventions turn the outer world inward, making one world into two and interchanges the subjective with the objective. She layers and intersects shapes, lines, and colors that are found in both created and pre-existing landscapes; each revealing connections that may otherwise go unnoticed. Inwardly, these images, places and spaces fall flat and locations become ambiguous. Time exists outside of the frame.

She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Nielsen's works have been reviewed in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Art Slant. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions, including David Zwirner, New York; Schalter, Berlin; and Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago. Her works have been acquired by the Progressive Art Collection and will also have a selection of works on display at the Steven Alan boutique in Chelsea. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Liz Nielsen CV  





Born in Wisconsin in 1975


Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York




2004 MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago


2002 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


1998 BA, Seattle University, Philosophy and Spanish


Solo Exhibitions


2013 Tiger Teeth: Red Light, Benrimon Contemporary, NY


2011 LIZ by LINA, Schalter Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2005 New Work by Liz Nielsen, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL


Selected Group Exhibitions


2013 Wingding 3rd Anniversary Exhibition, LVL3, Chicago, IL


2013 Fractal Semblance, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL


2012 NADA Miami, Rawson Projects, Miami, FL


2012 Fictitious Truths curated by Kara Rooney, Rooster Gallery, New York, NY


2012 Anderson, Murphy, Nielsen, New Capital Projects, Chicago, IL


2012 People Who Work Here curated by Rawson Projects, David Zwirner gallery, New York, NY


2012 First Love, curated by Angela Bryant O’Connor gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL


2011 Color: Fully Engaged, curated by Jamilee Polson, A & D gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL


2011 Juried Auction, NURTUREart hosted by the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY


2010 Feeble Intimacy, LVL3, Chicago, IL


2010 MinimumixaM curated by Nicholas Cueva, Dan Gunn, and Heather Mekkelson Twelve Galleries Quarterly #1 hosted by Pentagon Gallery, Chicago, IL


2009 Ship in a Bottle, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2008 Liz Nielsen at Accomplice Projects, Art Basel Miami/Bridge Fair, Miami, FL


2007 Awesome in Giftshop project space, Gescheidle Gallery Chicago, IL


2007 Word of Mouth presented by Diet Gallery, Art Basel Miami/Bridge Fair Miami, FL


2005 Art Chicago, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL


2005 Art Basel Miami/Aqua Art, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Miami, FL


2005 Genderosity, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2005 Art Chicago/NOVA Young Art Fair, Project Rooms: (The Mothership Installation), Chicago, IL


2004 Who’s doing Self-Portraiture in 2004?, curated by Jason Lazarus, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL


2004 Summer Love Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL


2004 And now for something completely different Art Chicago/Stray Show, Unit B Gallery, Chicago,IL


2004 Brain/Body, Curated by Susan Sensemann Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL


Public Collections:


Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH


Selected Press


2012 Art Slant,


2012 New York Times,


2012 Die Zeit,


2012 July, Wall Street Journal


2012 July Capricious Photo,


2012 June Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, bushwick-open-studios 


2012 June LVL3 Artist of the week,


2011 A + D Catalogue


2009 New City Break Out Artist, chicago’s-next-generation-of-image-makers/




2012 July BreakThru Radio, Art Uncovered 2012


2011 Chicago Art Magazine,Conversations with Curators: Liz Nielsen

Recent Exhibits

Liz Nielsen participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Harts for Art 7
LVL3 Gallery
Apr, 2016 The Medium
Danziger Gallery
Apr, 2016 hArts for Art 7
LVL3 Gallery
Sep, 2015 Handmade Abstract
BRIC Arts | Media House
Jul, 2015 826NYC Exhibition & Auction
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th
Jul, 2015 Wonderful Lies - A Summer Show
Danziger Gallery
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