Liz Nielsen (b. 1975, Ashland, WI) received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and her Bachelor of Arts from Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
Recent solo exhibitions include "Romanticist," Danziger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Apparitions,” Black Box Projects, London, United Kingdom; “Electric Romance,” 12.26 Gallery, Dallas, TX; “Rolling Aura,” David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO; “Liz Nielsen: Forcefield” (presented by Strongroom), The Dutch Reformed Church, Newburgh, NY; “I’d Like to Imagine You’re in a Place Like This,” Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA; “Spooky Action,” Art Austerlitz, Austerlitz, NY; “Triangle Moon,” SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC; “Small,” Black Box Projects, London, United Kingdom; “Interdimensional Landscapes,” Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, Sweden; “Entanglement,” Horizont Galeria, Budapest, Hungary; and “The Arrival,” Black Box Projects, London, United Kingdom.
Recent group exhibitions include “Clairvoyance,” SHRINE, New York, NY; “Noise for Now x Upstate Art Weekend: Benefit Auction & Exhibition,” YWCA Ulster County, Kingston, NY; “Sense of Place,” Chautauqua Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY; “Liz Nielsen & Dávid Biró: Jet Lag,” Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; “Midi de l’Art: The Borders,” Galerie MOB-ART Studio, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; “300 Days of Sun,” Hexton Gallery, Aspen, CO; “Why I Make Art” (curated by Brian Alfred), Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Who Really Cares?” (curated by Helen Toomer), Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; “Time Lapse,” Fridman Gallery, Beacon, NY; “Signs of Spring,” Black Box Projects, London, United Kingdom; “All Out / All In” (curated by Will Hutnick), Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; “Only Connect,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Magic Edge” (curated by Michelle Tillou & Andy Cross), Troutbeck, Amenia, NY; and “Coming Soon” (curated by Ryan Turley), Austerlitz Historical Society, Austerlitz, NY.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including a residency at the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation, Charlotte, NC; Finalist, Meijburg Art Prize, Unseen Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Residency, Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary; Orange County Arts Council Relocation Grant, Newburgh, NY, and the CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL.
Nielsen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Newburgh, NY.