Liz Alderman
Acrylic and water-mixable oils on paper in a white frame
ITEM #: 090


Liz Alderman received her degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1997 where she was awarded the Albert Alkalay Prize. She was recently awarded a City Artist Corps grant by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York Foundation For the Arts.


Liz was first exposed to the joys and challenges of making art by her high school teacher Beatrice Thompson of The Brearley School. “B” Thompson’s irreverent yet deeply passionate teaching style drove Liz from an early age to embrace unexpected color combinations and luxurious glazes, appreciate the nuance of contour line, and respect the complexities of a sophisticated composition. At Harvard Liz had the privilege of being taught by painters Ellen Phelan, Nancy Mitchnick and Carroll Dunham with studio critiques from visiting artists she revered including Alex Katz, Brice Marden, Elizabeth Murray and David Salle. After her graduation from Harvard Liz was brought aboard Sol LeWitt’s team of artisans, installing his murals at the Sackler Museum of Art in Cambridge, MA as well as the PaceWildenstein Gallery in New York City. Liz completed additional studies in art, design and architecture at the Royal College of Art in London, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the New York Academy of Art, Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City.


Liz Alderman has exhibited in many cities across the United States, including her native Manhattan. Her work has been shown at the Allentown Museum of Art (PA); The Berkshire Museum of Art (MA); The Art Museum of South Texas’ Chapman Gallery (TX); The Painting Center (NY); The Schweinfurth Art Center (NY); Greenpoint Gallery (NY); White Box Gallery (NY); Stephen F. Austin Fine Art (TX); Visual Research Gallery (CT); Erector Square Gallery (CT); Williamsburg Art Center (NY); Ward-Nasse Gallery (NY); Pleiades Gallery (NY); The University of North Texas’ CoLab Gallery (TX); and Art Center Waco (TX).


Curators who have selected her work for group shows include James Salomon of Salomon Contemporary, Linda Norden of the Fogg Art Museum, Emily Weeks of the Yale Center for British Art, Hugh Davies of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Larry Rinder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gregory Knight of the Chicago Cultural Center, Tracy Bashkoff, Lisa Dennison and Maria-Christina Villasenor of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, art critic Peter Frank of L.A. Weekly and Laura Hoptman of the Museum of Modern Art.


Liz was most recently selected for the publication Studio Visit Magazine by curator Dominic Molon, the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum of Art.


Her work is currently on display at Galerie Kleindienst in Leipzig, Germany as part of the Silvershed-curated exhibition “On Waves.”