Liz Morrison grew up in a small town in Kentucky, before moving to Ohio in to attend Oberlin College. She majored in art and received her bachelors in 2008, and her MFA in New Projects and Certificate of College Art Instruction from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2013. She has worked at Columbus College of Art & Design as an adjunct professor of Fine Art, a community art teacher at Art With Anna, and maintains a rigorous professional studio practice.
Morrison manifests her poetry into art that is conceptually and aesthetically generated by written text. Recent work includes paintings and artists’ books of poetry modeled on Medieval manuscripts. She is especially interested in appropriating the marginalia of these texts, with regard to cultural, artistic, and social margins.
Morrison attended a residency at Mildred’s Lane, “The Alchemists’ Shack” in 2012, participated in a panel on book arts called “Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Celebration of Art of the Book” at the OSU Urban Arts Space in 2011, and has interned and volunteered for Firelands Association for the Visual Arts as a children’s art teacher, illustrator, and featured artist in their annual Chalk Walk from 2009-2011.
Recent exhibitions include “Sky: A National Juried Exhibition” at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, "Dark" at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and "Form & Void" at the Golden Thread Gallery, in Hartford, CT. See attached Curriculum Vitae for more information: (click here to read CV)