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Liz Huston

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Walking the Spaces Between Where You End and I Begin, December 2009 Digital 17x22 © Liz Huston 2009-2011
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So Long As You Wish It, September 2009 Photomontage 17"x22" © Liz Huston 2009-2010
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When I Found You I Thought There Was Nothing Left, October 2009 Photomontage 17"x22" © Liz Huston 2009-2010
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Borrowed Memories, November 2009 Photomontage 17"x22" © Liz Huston 2009-2010
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Catch & Release, September 2009 Photomontage 17"x22" © Liz Huston 2009-2010
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Metamorphosis, Becoming Grace Oils and Mixed Media
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Photomontage, Mixed Media, Photography
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, surrealism, photography, digital, conceptual
Statement

Liz Huston, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a self taught artist and photographer. With a career that has spanned nearly two decades, Huston's work has evolved from a traditional film background into digital assemblage, photomontage, and mixed media through combining acrylics, oil and watercolors with her digital works.

She regularly exhibits this work with notable galleries and has been showcased in esteemed photography fairs. Huston's photography has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine, and in Rangefinder Magazine, where she was named one of the "Photographers You Should Know". Huston also contributes for Tamron Lenses and has lectured on their behalf at photo festivals and workshops.

In addition to exhibiting nationally, Huston also runs her own art gallery ("Liz Huston's Studio Shoppe") in in the heart of the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles, located on the mezzanine inside the popular bookstore, “The Last Bookstore”. 


Huston's mixed media art is whimsical, surreal and dreamy, and her studio shoppe reflects this quality through and through. In her complex imagery, Huston creates a surreal and esoteric narrative that hints at a logic far beyond the average and mundane.

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

I am fascinated with the way memory influences how stories change and evolve over time. This happens not because the facts change, but because the inner orientation of the storyteller has. Their perspective grows, expanding and contracting with experience. The storyteller journeys us deep into the timeless aspects of the human experience; the kingdoms of love and loss, through a myriad of emotions. Through grief, resolve, growth and into the balance of purpose. 

 

The human form, quite often a female form, is the storyteller within my art. She comes to us in the nude, like a baby, with nothing to hide: her full power and breadth still intact. We see her as metaphor, as paradox embodied. She has the power of flight, yet chooses to walk. She has the ability to swim in great depths, yet allows herself to be captured and tamed.  She teaches us, she moves through us, and yet, she does not belong to us. She is composed of images from the past and the present, and thus inhabits multiple worlds at once. This time traveler, this storyteller, unites the treads of time-- leading us home, bringing us back into ourselves.