In my work, the concept is the materials and the content is the handling of those materials. The work is about color, tactility, flexible surfaces, sensual intelligence, experiences of space. It’s about unexpected material collisions and unlikely physical relationships. It’s about engaging with history while rebelling against convention. And always my work is about visible labor and difficult pleasure, about essential decoration and excessive functionality.
I make tactile and open-ended objects that freely cross back and forth between disciplines and that adapt to different locations or contexts, with no fixed mode of display. My process is an intuitive collaboration between me and the emerging piece in an open-ended experiment to arrive in an unexpected place. The process — like the work itself — is stubborn, optimistic, democratic. The work succeeds when it surprises me. I want it to talk back, to assert itself as an equal.
Lizzie Scott’s interdisciplinary work has been the shown throughout the United States and in Europe. She has been working with the intersections of textiles, painting and sculpture for nearly 20 years. Lizzie received an MFA from CalArts, a BA from Brown University, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has had solo exhibitions at John Tevis Gallery (Paris), Galerie Gris (Hudson), The Jersey City Museum, and LMAKprojects (NY). Her performances, sculptures and paintings have appeared in group shows including at Zurcher Studio (NYC), Rachel Uffner Gallery (NYC), Kate MacGarry Gallery (London), Ohio University Art Gallery (Athens), Bennington College (VT) the Brooklyn Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Lizzie ran “The Total Styrene Experience” an intermittent roving performance laboratory from 2009-2016. Her projects have been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Artforum and the New York Times. Lizzie is a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscally-sponsored artist. Her work is in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art and the RISD Museum. She is a member of the BFA Fine Arts faculty at School of Visual Arts.