ArtistLiz GridleyResidesAustralia
Websitelizgridley.com.auMediumsOil
Print Shoplizgridley.com.au/shopEmaillizgridley@gmail.com
Representing
Gallery
Beinart Gallery
Brunswick VIC, Australia

Wow X Wow
Online Gallery
ThemesPsychological
Emotion
Allegory
Memento Mori
Spirituality
The Body
Women
Myth
Contemporary Realism
Figurative
Portraiture
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About the artist

From an artistic interest spurred through Life Drawing sessions, Liz Gridley’s work centers on her emotional experiences of the human body, internal stresses, and how a painted human subject can affect the emotional state of the viewer.

Liz had her debut solo exhibition ‘Empathy, My Witness’ in 2018 at Off The Kerb Gallery following her Major Prize win at the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize in 2017. She has been a Finalist in a number of awards including the Kennedy Art Prize, Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), Fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize, was awarded a commendation by judge Prudence Flint for her piece in the 2019 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize. She was also a resident of the ‘Growing Pains Initiative’ Artists Residency at Burrinja Gallery in Upwey in 2019, creating oil paintings that spread organically across the gallery walls before demolition.

Liz is currently working from her studio in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

In Liz Gridley’s most recent work she has been utilizing female figures accosted by fantastical cloudscapes that envelope and interact with the figure. Influenced by realism with surreal colour, the pieces often analyze traditional themes from history and religion such as Allegories and Memento Mori. Gridley is enamored by psychological conflict of external stressors on the body and finding visual catalysts for universal human connection between the portrait and viewer.

Vulnerability, fear, strength and consummation. Utilizing the language of high drama subject paintings, she pushes to look past the vagueness of beauty in representational painting and analyze how your external influences have elevated or plagued you in your own story.

Press

Liz Gridley’s paintings has been featured in notable magazine and online sources including Thamaray.co, ArtistsCan, Art Thy Neighbour, Weekend Notes, PoseSpace.com, Death Be kind: Exhibition Book.

Upcoming Exhibitions

WhenExhibitionGallery
May
2023
Group exhibition: “Microvisions”Wow X Wow
Scotland, UK
June
2023
Group exhibition: “The Portrait Show 11 -Beyond Original”Modern Eden Gallery
San Francisco, CA. USA
June
2023
Group exhibition: “Memory Hive”Wow X Wow
Scotland, UK
July
2023
Group exhibition: “Monochromagic 6”Wow X Wow
Scotland, UK
September
2023
Group exhibition: “Small Works 2023”Beinart Gallery
Brunswick VIC, Australia
October
2023
Group exhibition: “Otherworldly and Wild”Wow X Wow
Scotland, UK
October
2023
Group exhibition: “Toddlerpillars”Beinart Gallery
Brunswick VIC, Australia

CV

Education

2011, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Monash University, VIC, Australia.

2010, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Monash University, VIC, Australia.

Solo Exhibitions

Empathy, my witness, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC, Australia.

Tactile perception-experimenting with flesh, arcYinnar, Yinnar, VIC, Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023

Renewal, WOWXWOW, Scotland (Online.)

Antipodes 2023, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC, Australia

2022

Cornucopia, WOWXWOW, Scotland (Online.)

Spring Days, Off The Kerb, Collingwood, VIC, Australia

Substrate, Tacit Art, Collingwood, VIC, Australia

Looking Up, Realm, Ringwood, VIC, Australia

The Portrait Show X, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

Joy Seekers, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC, Australia

Antipodes 2022, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

2021

Human Condition, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Winter Days, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Wish You were Here, Sally Centigrade Gallery, Lakewood, CO. United States

Light & Shadow, Maroondah Federation Estate, Ringwood, VIC. Australia

Self, Off The Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Women Painting Women III, Burrinja Gallery, Upway, VIC. Australia

2020

Resurrection, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Strange Bedfellows, Quirky Fox Gallery, Taranaki, New Zealand

Midnight Garden, Curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

Let It Burn, Just Another Agency (Online), Australia

Art in Iso, The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill, VIC. Australia

Off The Kerb Virtual & Offline, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

TRUE FORM, Black Spot Gallery, Mornington, VIC. Australia

Antipodes 2020, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

2019

OTK’s Christmas Show, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood VIC, Australia

12×12, The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill, VIC. Australia

Winter Days, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Don’t Blame Pandora, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey VIC. Australia

A Portrait of a Painter, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood VIC. Australia

2018

12×12, The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill, VIC. Australia

Unofficial Collaboration 2.0, The Stockroom, Ringwood, VIC. Australia

Winter Days, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Beautiful Banal, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

2017

Dark Honey, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC. Australia

Subjects, Curated by Kathleen Ashby, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC. Australia

Brunswick Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC. Australia

Glorious Gippsland Art Show, Bairnsdale & Districts Art Society,  VIC. Australia

Peculiar Portraits Art Prize, Union Club Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

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