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Liz Young

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North Dakota

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in


sculpture, performance, installation

Current Exhibitions and Events
life sentences

Waking, snoozing, drifting, procrastinating, rising, brushing, spitting, bathing, peeing, pooping, wiping, dressing, blessing, eating, drinking, organizing, deciding, committing, thinking, cutting, measuring, attaching, sewing, pounding, stamping, writing, researching, hooking, adjusting, figuring, talking, staring, watching, typing, driving, drawing, rubbing, backing, blacking, cracking, packing, marking, parking, liking, cooking, banking, searching, itching, curling, ruling, rambling, babbling, crippling, dumping, peddling, meddling, sweating, lifting, struggling, planning, strapping, stepping, beating, meeting, greeting, sitting, starving, pleasing, loving, moving, absorbing, regarding, comforting, being, seeing, dying, crying, trying, going, knowing, doing, making, licking, blinking, stinking, bleeding, reading, guiding, hiding, building, ending, spending, telling, swelling, feeling, revealing, billing, killing, filling, thrilling, calling, aspiring, retiring, boring, considering, favoring, flavoring, facing, placing, bracing, tracing, inviting, fighting, knotting, rotting, affecting, respecting, suspecting, enchanting, resting, testing, living, forgiving, losing, amusing, confusing, sleeping, dreaming, screaming, tossing, turning, touching, fucking, performing, smashing, crashing, kissing, blessing


I  create common spectacles that become extra-ordinarily normal through the re-use of materials and processes that are relentlessly contrary and sentimentally sinister.

Over the past 20 years the central issues of my work have been the body and flesh, materials, architecture, the human condition and lately flora and fauna.  I have displaced these concerns from their sources and projected them onto objects and environments, transforming the audiences' perception of the familiar and expected.

My recent work has been involved with issues of flesh and the natural world. “Flesh" or nude toned objects, found and fabricated, are gathered together to create a climate that artificially simulates our own skin and is incorporated with images from taxidermy and wildlife. The emphasis on imitation is integrated to reinforce the obsession we have towards the real and authentic when the notion of reality is always in question.


check out my website to see where I have shown my work and upcoming projects I have.

Recent Exhibits

Liz Young participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 2013 Monster Drawing Rally
Armory Center for the Arts
Nov, 2011 Stemma
Craftswoman House
Jan, 2010 Cherry Pie
Western Project
Dec, 2009 Plenty at Happy
Oct, 2009 Concrete Drawing extending the line (Closing)
Fine Arts Gallery, California State University LA (CSULA)
Oct, 2009 Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings
Long Beach Museum of Art
Click here to see all exhibits for Liz Young
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