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Lizz Aston

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Stretch/Mirror, 2013 Kozo Paper and Fibre Reactive Dyes, Hand-cut © Courtesy of the artist and the Harbourfront Centre
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Toronto
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Toronto
Schools
Sheridan College, 2009, Diploma
OCAD University, 2015, Degree
Representing galleries
Tags
craft, textiles, fibre, site-specific, interactive, craft, collaboration, furniture, ceramics, paper, print, screen-printing, installation, modern, traditional, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

Lizz Aston is a fibre-based artist, living and working in Toronto. She is interested in bridging gaps between traditional textile practice and contemporary art and design. Her work encompasses both sculpture and installation, including interactive and site-specific projects. Aston holds an Advanced Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan (2009) and recently completed a three-year artist residency in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront CentreShe is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the 2012 RBC Emerging Artist Studio Setup Award. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the United States, including shows in Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh, New York, Atlanta and California as well as Australia and South Korea.