Lizzie Wright

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
rusted tin cans, coconut with silver paint, aprox 6' diameter
faux palm frond extended from wall, aprox 18" long
black rope, paint on hinged plywood pannels with holes, pedestal, and plant
baguette, rusted chicken wire, chain, pedestal.
wood, tin can containing plaster and a photograph of water, coat hanger, marshmallows
Artist's Statement

My work is both playful and dark. I like to work with things at hand- tin cans, food, scrap wood. I am from southern Louisiana where there is a rare and vibrant folk culture that is thriving but caught between an encroaching culture of sameness on one end and the fast approaching Gulf of Mexico on the other. This impermanence and sense of play are are what makes Louisiana’s culture so tragic and beautiful. I am interested in the circle of life, illustrated there so piognantly. My work has a quick quality and a certain economy coupled with an interest in patterning and other time intensive crafts. I am interested in leisure time and the outdoors, in being adaptive, and in making do.


Lizzie Wright was born in southern Louisiana in 1979. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2008. She has exhibited her work in New York, California, and Louisiana. She curates shows in her Brooklyn Storefront apartment, and is the cofounder of Clean Penny Service with Mike P. Smith. She lives and works in New York. For more info, visit