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Liz Nielsen

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20161007213025-group_seance
Group Seance, 2016 Analog Chromogenic Photograms, On Fujiflex, Unique 40" X 75"
20180316000912-psychic_mountains
Psychic Mountains, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 30" X 40"
20161007213053-light_totems_for_residency
Light Totems, 2016 Analog Chromogenic Photograms, On Fuji Lustre, Unique 58" X 30" Each © Courtesy of the artist
20180316000917-stonehenge_portal
Stonehenge Portal, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograms, On Fujiflex, Unique 80" X 50" © Courtesy of the Artist and Danziger Gallery
20180316000802-geothermal_stones
Geothermal Stones, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 103" X 50" © Courtesy of the artist and NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
20180316000858-orbiting__landscape
Orbiting Landscape, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 30" X 32" © Courtesy of the Artist and Danziger Gallery
20180316000724-echoing_tree_portal
Echoing Tree Portal, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique © Courtesy of the Artist and Danziger Gallery
20150111175112-liznielsen_denny_crystalmountains_2014_web
Crystal Mountains, 2014, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 40 X 50 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
20180316000739-diamond_dimension
Diamond Dimension, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 16" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist and Black Box Projects
20180316000831-landscape_shapes
Landscape Shapes, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20" X 24" © Courtesy of the Artist
20120808205627-composition_7
Mirror Dimension, 2012 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 24" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist
20161007213132-the_ring_of_runes
Ring of Runes, 2015 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 40" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist and Danziger Gallery
20161007213117-space_totem
Space Totem, 2015 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist and SOCO Gallery
20180316005915-space_tree
Space Tree, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist and Black Box Projects
20150206201641-nielsen-conversation_30x40
Conversation, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 30 X 40 Inches © Courtesy Liz Nielsen and SOCO Gallery
20161007213034-diet_of_the_stars
Diet of the Stars, 2016 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Flex 50" X 70" © Courtesy of the Artist and SOCO Gallery
20180316000802-friends_totem
Friends Totem, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 22" X 28" © Courtesy of the Artist and Danziger Gallery
20180316005655-synergy
Synergy, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique © Courtesy of the Artist
20130313103651-0842_large
Tiger Teeth, 2013, 2013 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50 X 40 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist
20120808205511-composition_6
Airplanes, 2012 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 24" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist
20120808205028-composition_4
Ice Cream. 2012 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 24" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212530-conversation
Conversation, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 30" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist and SOCO Gallery
20150323212600-liznielsen_denny_chair_2014_web
Chair, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 24" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212608-liznielsen_denny_palette_2014_web
Palette, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212555-liznielsen_denny_candles_2014_web
Candle X-ray, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 10" X 8" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212636-nielsen-deviled_egg
Deviled Egg, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20180316005926-ghost_moon
Ghost Moon, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20" X 24" © Courtesy of the Artist and Black Box Projects
20130313102615-2
Two Birds, 2012 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20 X 24 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212609-liznielsen_denny_magiccarpet_2014_web
Magic Carpet, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 30" X 30" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212613-liznielsen_denny_volcano_2014_web
Volcano, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212557-large
Asteroid, 2015 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 40" X 50" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212613-liznielsen_denny_tugboat_2014_web
Tugboat, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20180317153059-walking_woman
Walking Woman, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20" X 16" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212603-liznielsen_denny_grassskirt_2014_web
Grass Skirt, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20180316005956-landscape_shapes_v
Landscape Shapes V, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 16" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist and Black Box Projects
20180324221516-femme
Femme, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 40" X 30" © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212641-nielsen-homme
Homme, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 40" X 30" © Courtesy of the Artist and SOCO Gallery
20150323212642-nielsen-flames
Flames, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre © Courtesy of the Artist
20150323212645-nielsen-moon
Moons, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 40" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20180317152925-tokyo_totem
Tokyo Totem, 2015 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20161007213100-space_totem_2
International Totem, 2014 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 50" X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist
20161007213118-teleported_totem
Teleported Totem, 2016 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 58" X 32" © Courtesy of the Artist
20180317153038-success
Success, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, On Fujiflex, Unique 20" X 16" © Courtesy of the artist and NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
20180317153122-ancient_oracle_framed
Ancient Oracle, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Flex © Courtesy of the Artist
20180316000839-magic_stones
Magic Stones, 2017 Analog Chromogenic Photograph, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 16" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist and Black Box Projects
20180317152910-planet_slices
Planet Slices, 2015 Analog Chromogenic Photogram, Unique, On Fuji Lustre 20" X 16" © Courtesy of the Artist
20120813154033-liz_photo
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2002
Seattle University, 1998
University of Illinois at Chiago (UIC), 2004
Representing galleries
Danziger Gallery (New York), SOCO Gallery (Charlotte, North Carolina), NextLevel Galerie (Paris)
Address
Statement

Liz Nielsen is a New York based photographic artist who continues to work in the analog color darkroom. In 2018, Nielsen has upcoming Solo Exhibitions in Charlotte, North Carolina, at SOCO Gallery and in London with Black Box Projects. In 2017, Nielsen had solo exhibitions at NextLevel Galerie in Paris, France and at Horizont Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. In New York, Liz is represented by Danziger Gallery. Her recent exhibitions have been reviewed in the New Yorker, The British Journal of Photograpahy, Its Nice That, The London Financial Times, Charlotte Magazine, Art21, and Beautiful Decay. Nielsen received her MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois, Chicago, her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Artist Statement:
The analog color darkroom is a magical place where a pitch-black environment allows only the vision of the minds eye.  Without the use of a camera, I build my own negatives. Transparent shapes are cut out with a scissors and layered on top of glass. Handmade cardboard puzzles are taken apart and put together in the darkness allowing multiple exposures to emerge on the light sensitive paper. Light bleeds and is contained. Alongside of the enlarger light, I use flashlights, bike lights, laser lights, cell phone lights, rave lights, and toy lights. I enjoy working in this way because everything is variable.  It is impossible to create the same image twice making each of my photograms unique. 


Liz Nielsen CV  

Born in Wisconsin in 1975
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education

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
2018: SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Opening May 16th
2017: Force Fields: Next Level Galerie, Paris, France
2017: Snake Charmer: Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016: The Medium: Danziger Gallery, NY
2015: Night Garden: SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015: Magic Lantern: Laurence Miller Gallery, NY
2015 Wolf Moon: Denny Gallery, NY
2013: Blue Shifts: Interlochen, MI
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, & Art Fairs

2018
Black Box Projects, 2 person exhibition, London
Winter Song at NextLevel gallery, Paris
Lights, Camera, Action, curated by Haley Finnegan at Kunstraum in Brooklyn
Sitting Still at BravinLee programs 
2017
"Painters and Photographers" at Providence College, Rhode Island, 
curated by Jamilee Polson

PARIS PHOTO with NextLevel Galerie
Art Market Budapest with Horizont Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
Rubber Factory, NY,"Women In Colour: Women and Color Photography" curated by Ellen Carey 
Aspen Art Museum, Art Crush, courtesy of SOCO gallery
Double Vision, Artists Who Instagram, at LabSpace,
Hillsdale, NY
Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, "Along a River of Sapphire Pools"
NextLevel Galerie "Full Bloom II" , Paris, France
2016 
PULSE Miami with Danziger Gallery
UNTITLED Miami with SOCO Gallery
PARIS PHOTO with NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
Davidson College Gallery, North Carolina 
Pallas Projects, 2-person exhibition with Max Warsh curated by Jessamyn Fiore, Dublin, Ireland
New Photography Exhibition at BAM, curated by Holly Shen
David Shelton Gallery: Summerzcool Curated by Austin Eddy and Benjamin Edmiston, Houston, Texas
Sirius Art Center, 2-person exhibition with Max Warsh curated by Jessamyn Fiore, Cobh, Ireland
Spring Break Art Show curated by Kelly Schroer, NY, NY, 
Kristen Lorello gallery, Geometric Cabinet, NY, NY
EddysRoom, Solo Show, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Silver Projects, Double Vision, Brooklyn, NY
BRIC Art Center, Handmade Abstract, Brooklyn, NY, 
Zolla/Lieberman gallery, Hot Slice, Chicago, IL
Danziger Gallery, Wonderful Lies, NY, NY
Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, Black and White, NY, NY, 
Danziger Gallery, Project Room, NY, NY 
Material Art Fair with LVL3, Mexico City
2014
Paris Photo with Laurence Miller Gallery
Westport Arts Center, curated by Julia Mechtler and Elizabeth Koehn, Westport, CT
Expo Chicago with Laurence Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Capital, Real Time, Future, Experience, Chicago, IL 
Spring Break Art show, NY, NY
La Montagne Gallery, Black and White, Boston, MA

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

Press
The British Journal of Photography, UK, 2018
It's Nice That, UK, 2018
FOAM Magazine, #49, Back to the Future, 2018
Image Culture Podcast by William Jess Laird, 2018
London Financial Times, How to Spend It, UK, 2017
Creative Review, UK, 2017
Vogue, UK, 2017
Kiekie, Amsterdam, 2017
Humble Art's Foundation, 2017
Monocle Radio, Podcast on Photo London by Kathlene Fox-Davies, 2017
La Gazette Drouot, Paris, 2017
Aesthetica Magazine, London, 2017
L'Express Styles, Paris, 2017
Wall Street International Magazine, Paris, 2017
Art Viewer, Budapest, 2017
Paper Visual Art, Ireland, 2016
Refinery29, 2016
Liberation Daily, Paris, 2016
Art21, 2016
Cool Hunting, 2016
Maake Magazine, 2016
Charlotte Magazine, 2015
Charlotte Viewpoint, 2015
The New Yorker, 2015
Beautiful Decay, 2015
Collector Daily, 2015
NY Photo Review, 2013
New York Magazine, The Look Book, 2013
Art Slant, 2012 
New York Times, 2012 
Die Zeit, 2012 
Wall Street Journal, 2012 
Capricious Photo, 2012 
Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, 2012 
LVL3 Artist of the week, 2011 
A + D Catalogue, 2011 
New City Break Out Artist, 2009