Liz Nielsen

Studio Building
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"Apparition", Photograph, 2011, 16" x 20"
"Sidewalk Composition", Photograph, 2011, 16" x 20"
"Oracle of Luck", Photograph, 2011, 16" x 20"
"Triangoil", Photograph, 2011, 16" x 20"
"Inner Tree", Photograph, 2011, 16" x 20"
Artist's Statement

What is most inspirational to me right now is the street. I spend a lot of time biking and walking around staring at the ground, looking at gum, paint marks, oil stains and cracks.

In this body of work called compositions and daydreams, I photograph the urban landscape to highlight the tiny mystical moments I discover. The images presented are geometric splits in space where my vision fixates and daydreams begin, changing mundane moments into marked memories.


Liz Nielsen is an artist who works in photography. She has an MFA from The University of Illinois, Chicago, a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she currently lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown recently at SAIC’s Sullivan galleries, Dominican University, Columbia College's A and D gallery, LVL3 in Chicago, and in Berlin, Germany's Schalter gallery. She was named a Breakout Artist, in Chicago’s New City, 2009. Liz is a recipient of the 2011, Dave Bown Prize.