DESERT DREAMIN' @PDX Contemporary Art
Jan
4
Jan 28

DESERT DREAMIN' @PDX Contemporary Art

  • PDX Contemporary Art
Installation view

Installation view

On view at PDX Contemporary Art
from January 3- 28, 2017

925 NW Flanders
Portland, Oregon 97209

Liz Robb’s Joshua Tree work relates the desert's dryness, distinct palette, openness, transparency, and unknowability using techniques of reflection, obscuring, and suspension of movement. 

Attempts to reason about the defined but seemingly empty space are organically accomplished through the generation of a familiar grid.

Texturally Speaking: Anna Valdez & Liz Robb
Oct
28
Nov 29

Texturally Speaking: Anna Valdez & Liz Robb

  • Rare Device

Liz Robb & Anna Valdez’s collection Texturally Speaking layers color, form, texture, & material.  It is simultaneously a deconstruction and reconstruction of ideas, paper, & fabric.  This collection, made for Rare Device, is an exciting environment of draping, drawing, stitching, and painting, producing an active and colorful experience.

Desert Dreamin' POP UP
Oct
20
Oct 22

Desert Dreamin' POP UP

  • Sulfur Studios
Exposed Framework in Indigo & White, 2016

Exposed Framework in Indigo & White, 2016

I'm pleased to announce I'll be doing a Pop-up exhibition alongside Michael-Birch Pierce to coinside with the Textile Symposium in Savannah, Georgia.

Join me Thursday, October 20 from 6-9pm for the opening reception!

Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Savannah, GA 31401

 

Liz Robb’s Joshua Tree work relates the desert's dryness, distinct palette, openness, transparency, and unknowability using techniques of reflection, obscuring, and suspension of movement.
Attempts to reason about the defined but seemingly empty space are organically accomplished through the generation of a familiar grid.
Seattle Art Fair
Aug
4
Aug 7

Seattle Art Fair

  • Seattle Art Fair
Galleri Urbane, booth 39

Galleri Urbane, booth 39

Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair was founded by Paul G. Allen as a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being a destination for new and established collectors and international art patrons, the fair shines a light on Seattle’s thriving art scene. Now in its second year, the fair features local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top-tier modern and contemporary art.

I'm thrilled to exhibit Torfbærinn at Galleri Urbane's booth at the fair this weekend.  

She Moonage Daydream @ CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Jul
16
Aug 20

She Moonage Daydream @ CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

  • CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, and Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 16, 3-5 PM

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present She Moonage Daydream, an exhibition exploring fantasmas, gender aesthetics, identity tropes, and the female versus male gaze. In honor of gender fluid favorite - David Bowie, the exhibition is titled after his 1971 single Moonage Daydream. The song tells of an alien messiah whose fate as a 'soul lover' was to save the world from impending doom.

I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you
I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you're squawking like a pink monkey bird
And I'm busting up my brains for the words

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Don't fake it baby, lay the real thing on me
The church of man, love, is such a holy place to be
Make me baby, make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Freak out, far out, in out (D. Bowie, 1971)

Girls Just Wanna
May
14
Jun 18

Girls Just Wanna

  • Galleri Urbane

Galleri Urbane is excited to announce Girls Just Wanna (be equal, for starters) a special group exhibition featuring an all female roster of select gallery artists and these visiting artists: Abby Sherrill, Alyssa Hawkins, Danielle Kimzey, Emily Burns, Iris Bechtol, Jennifer Caine, Kelsey Heimerman, Liss Lafleur, Liz Robb, Samantha McCurdy, Samantha Navarro, Shannon Rose, and Sidney Mullis. With a wide array of techniques, materials and subject matter, these artists provide a strong force to be reckoned with in tackling the underrepresentation of women in art institutions. As female and other minority artists face discrimination in the art world, we believe in the importance of providing equal opportunities for everyone, while most importantly keeping our decisions based on the quality of an artist's work.  Last year,  The New York Times published an article commemorating the 30th anniversary of the feminist art collective, the Guerrilla Girls. The article discussed the lack of change in female representation in these thirty years, proving the relevance of this issue. This started the conversation about our own gallery’s representation of female artists. 

Did you know?
The current ratio of our female to male artists is 5 to 4. 
The gallery hosts, on average, four solo shows a year by emerging and mid-career female artists. 
In the past year alone, we have hosted 6 solo shows by women.
In the past year, 5 of the 7 artists added to the gallery roster are women.
While we make our decisions based solely on the quality of an artist's work, we believe in the importance of providing equal opportunities for everyone as female and other minority artists face discrimination in the art world.

Kit & Ace: The Wall
May
6
Jul 31

Kit & Ace: The Wall

  • Kit & Ace

Kit & Ace 

I'm exhibiting three indigo + copper works at the Kit & Ace in Burlingame, California.  It's a wonderful program marrying awesome technical cashmere & performance knits with art!

StARTup Art Fair San Francisco
Apr
29
May 1

StARTup Art Fair San Francisco

  • Hotel del Sol

The art world is changing, and many working artists are finding themselves without a space to present their work. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for unrepresented artists -- artists who may have recently lost their gallery/galleries, or artists who have never had representation.

Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero believe in the viability of San Francisco and the Bay Area as an important visual art center. stARTup Art Fair provides a new avenue for the creative longevity of the visual artist, providing a marketplace that gives the artist the power to present and sell work -- and keep 100% of their sales proceeds -- on their own terms.

The Bay Area has a history of attracting creative, visionary, self-starting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. stARTup Art Fair will be a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery. The fair will provide the chance for the next generation of art collectors to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist "start-up," where collectors can acquire great works of art and make real connections with artists in an intimate setting.

With our venerable Selection Committee made up of a diverse range of art world professionals,stARTup Art Fair San Francisco aims to generate the dynamism and excitement of over 40 vetted, solo exhibitions for one glorious and stimulating 3-day weekend.

Nido Living / Hanging Out
Mar
10
Jun 10

Nido Living / Hanging Out

  • NIDO Living

WHERE CRAFT MEETS FINE ART FOR THE HOME


A group exhibition of weaving and textural installations featuring artwork by ANTONIO MARTINS, CHRIS M MILLER, LIZ ROBB, NIKE SCHROEDER & MEGHAN BOGDEN SHIMEK

Curated by Alexandra Ray of Five Senses Art Consultancy

2233 Alameda St., San Francisco, California 94103

Jan
9
Feb 27

Liz Robb @ PDX Contemporary

  • PDX Contemporary Art

I'm excited to exhibit new work created during my residency at the Icelandic Textile Center at PDX Contemporary this January and February.  The show is from January 9- February 27, 2016.  More information can be found here

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday 11-6pm

PDX  Contemporary Art

925 NW Flanders

Portland, Oregon 97209

West Coast Craft Winter 2015
Nov
14
Nov 15

West Coast Craft Winter 2015

  • Fort Mason Center
Photo: Myleen Hollero

Photo: Myleen Hollero

West Coast Craft is a craft and design show featuring carefully selected designers, artists, and craftspeople inspired by mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle.  

The show will take place November 14 and 15, 2015, from 10am to 6pm in the Festival Pavilion at historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront.  

More information about the show can be found here. See you there!

fiberSHED Exhibition
Oct
7
Jan 15

fiberSHED Exhibition

Marin Community Foundation Hosts “FiberSHED”

Novato, CA (September 8, 2015)—The Marin Community Foundation will host an exhibition, “FiberSHED,” from October 7, 2015 to January 15, 2016, featuring approximately ninety artworks by twenty-four textile and fiber artists, primarily from the Bay Area, and also including five artists from Los Angeles, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

The exhibition will be held at the Foundation’s offices at 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato, CA.

A public reception will be held Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30 – 6:30pm.

The title FiberSHED is a play on the concept of a watershed, an area of land where water flows from the mountaintops, downward to tributary creeks and rivers, and ultimately drains into lakes and oceans. For this exhibition, the title conveys the exceptional art that is being made by visual artists in the medium of fiber primarily located in the bioregion or “shed” of the San Francisco Bay Area. These are artists who share a unique relationship with the landscape and who are making cutting- edge artworks rich in craft tradition, while reflecting local sociocultural discourse.

Currently California is the largest producer of wool in the nation, at 3.1 million pounds annually. A majority of sheep flocks are farmed in the San Joaquin Valley, although, surprisingly, only .03% of this wool is being processed within the state. In 2006, the magazine CRAFT and the Maker Faire concept were both launched out of the North Bay, offering greater currency to the DIY fiber arts communities. This growing community of fiber artists is also supported by the Slow Textile Movement, which is a cross-pollination of textiles and environmental systems-thinking, inspired by ecological principles found in biodynamic farming.

Artworks in FiberSHED include: tapestry, embroidery, felted wool “paintings,” conceptual hook rugs, photographic transfers on woven fiber, clothes portrait quilts, hand-stitched banners and books, painted weavings, book arts, art and science weavings, felt sculpture, horse hair weavings and portraits, and woven measurements of environmental conditions, such as drought and tree rings.

Artists include: Adela Akers, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Anna Von Mertens, Christine Szeto, Diedrick Brackens, Emily Payne, Esther Traugot, George-Ann Bowers, Kate Nartker, Jenne Giles, Lauren Hartman, Lia Cook, Linda Davenport, Liv Aanrud, Liz Robb, Lucy Childs, Luke Haynes, Paul Gillis, Sherri Smith, Stephanie Metz, Tali Weinberg, Topaze Moore, and Victoria May.

Curated by Patricia Watts, Consulting Curator for the Marin Community Foundation since 2012.

About the Marin Community Foundation

The Marin Community Foundation is the primary center for philanthropy in Marin County, CA and is one of the largest community foundations in the U.S. It manages the assets of the Leonard and Beryl H. Buck Trust and over 500 funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. The Foundation makes significant improvements in communities around the world in two ways: by spearheading initiatives for long-term, sustainable change in Marin, and by distributing grants from donor-advised funds locally, across the U.S., and around the world. Now in its 29th year, the Marin Community Foundation has assets of over $1.6 billion, with annual grant distributions of approximately $60 million. 

Textílsetur Íslands // Icelandic Textile Center
Sep
1
Oct 31

Textílsetur Íslands // Icelandic Textile Center

During September and October I will be doing a residency in Blönduós, Iceland, surrounded by sheep and artists!  Check my Instagram for more info and to follow my journey through Iceland!

About the Textile Center:

Textílsetur Íslands, or in english: The Icelandic Textile Center is situated in the scenic seaside Northwestern town of Blönduós. The  Textílsetur Residency is based within the building called “Kvennaskólinn”. This is a historical building of significance in Iceland. Also located at Kvennaskólinn is “Minjastofa Kvennaskólans” (Museum of the former Women’s College) and “Vatnsdæla á Refli” (Vatnsdalur Tapestry).

Textílsetur aims to promote or develop Icelandic and international textiles and to encourage research as well as education in the field of textile art and design. The Textílsetur Residency provides visiting students, scholars, and artists with working spaces to conduct their artistic practice, research, and study-trips within textiles. Textílsetur Residency is the best equipped artist residency in Iceland for textiles and annually host students from Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of the Arts). There are 3 shared studio spaces that include a weaving room with looms, a dye studio, and a communal general studio space.

The current long term Icelandic work in residence is the Vatnsdælur Tapestry by Jóhanna Palmadóttir. A 46 metre embroidered tapestry that illustrates the local Vatnsdælur saga. The work is open for visiting artists and the public to contribute to the ongoing embroidery work under the guidance and teachings of Jóhanna Palmadóttir.

More information can be found here.

7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show
Aug
28
Sep 20

7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show

  • Sanchez Art Center

Photographs to embroideries documenting facets of my San Francisco life.

I've been accepted as one of the artists for this year's 50/50 show!  I will be showing fifty completed embroideries reflecting my life in the Bay Area. 

THE PROJECT: Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 8 and end July 27, 2015. The exhibition will run August 28 - September 20, 2015.

JUROR: Trish Bransten is Director of Rena Bransten Projects in San Francisco. Since its inception in 1974, the Rena Bransten Gallery sought to define its artistic program by including established and emerging artists simultaneously. Originally focused on ceramic sculpture by California artists, the physical gallery space and scope of exhibitions expanded to include contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography, media arts, video, installation, and conceptual work. Now, over thirty years later, and with Trish Bransten as Director, the gallery has moved into a project-oriented space, where, as Rena Bransten Projects, it continues to exhibit both national and international contemporary artists in one-person and thematic exhibitions reflecting current art trends.

ABOUT SANCHEZ ART CENTER: The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Sanchez Art Center was established in 1996 when artists and community members converted an old school into a multi-use arts complex that now includes 3 galleries, 19 art studios, an arts classroom, and the Mildred Owen Concert Hall. Sanchez Art Center offers exhibitions by established and emerging artists. We make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds by offering a variety of free exhibitions and lectures, affordable studio rentals, summer camps for kids, in-school art classes, and community art opportunities.

Liz Robb Solo Exhibition
Aug
7
Sep 19

Liz Robb Solo Exhibition

  • Transmission Gallery

Transmission Gallery is pleased to present new work by Liz Robb.

Trained in the fine art of textiles, Liz uses her skill and proficiency to sculpt textured surfaces and forms using natural materials such as cotton, wool, beeswax and indigo.  Having an expert understanding of her materials and the various processes used to fabricate textiles, Liz deconstructs and reconstructs these processes and materials to build new relationships with her art.

“I work sculpturally to capture a moment in time using active processes that become meditations: indigo dyeing, weaving, wrapping, compressing, structuring, ordering, and releasing. The repetition of these acts fosters a connection between the subconscious mind and the body, and these full body rhythmic movements allow my stream of consciousness to expand on certain conceptual ideas and develop more thoughtful conclusions.  

“My work is on the continuum of dialogue between the grid and its manifestations as form, content, and medium through threads, weaving, and painting.  I utilize the power of the materials to construct architectural frames from which to build weighted objects in space.  Localized patterns of organization translate unique spatial and physical relationships between the viewer and the sculptures.” – Liz Robb

Receiving her BFA in Fashion Design from the University of Cincinnati, Robb worked as a fashion designer specializing in sweater and knit design.  Transitioning her craft to fine art she received her MFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Liz has exhibited her work internationally and has been awarded international residencies in Lacoste, France and Blönduós, Iceland.

There will be an opening reception Friday, August 7th 6-9pm.

Indigo Knot Workshop!
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Indigo Knot Workshop!

  • Yonder Shop

Learn to tie Ashley’s #2287 knot, a three-lead, four-bight Turk’s-head knot.  You will be using 100% cotton indigo dyed rope, shibori dyed by yours truly.

First you will learn how to make the knot by practicing on 1/8” rope, making a set of four knotted coasters.  After you’ve mastered the knot we will be creating a rug with 100 yards of rope!

You will go home with a set of four coasters and a rug!

More information on how to register can be found here.  Pacifica is only a short stop from San Francisco and is a wonderful place to visit.  Also Linda's shop is not to be missed.  Hope to see you there!

Cost: $160/person, which includes materials.  Maximum 8 people per class.

 

Yonder Shop

158 Reina Del Mar Ave

Pacifica, CA 94044

 

West Coast Craft 2015!
Jun
13
Jun 14

West Coast Craft 2015!

  • Fort Mason Center
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I'm excited to participate in this year's West Coast Craft!  It will take place June 13 & 14, 2015, from 10am to 6pm at the Festival Pavilion at historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront. 

Click here for more information and for the entire lineup of designers, artists, and craftspeople inspired by West Coast lifestyle.  See you there!

Mar
12
Apr 24

28th Annual Women's Works Exhibition

  • Old Court House Arts Center

Women's Works is the Northwest Area Art Council's (NAAC) annual, international, juried visual art exhibit for female artists.  It's held at the historic Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois.  More information about the show can be found here.  

Feb
21
Mar 1

International Textile Biennial 2015!

  • Haacht Belgium

I submitted three pieces to be featured in the Biennial.  It will be held in Haacht, Belgium February 21 through March 1, 2015.  Unfortunately I will not be able to attend in person, but I'm very honored to be included among the other artists exhibiting in this show. 


Feb
12
May 1

Naught Exhibition

  • Gensler

I'm thrilled to announce my participation in a group show at Gensler in San Francisco!  The opening reception is February 12, from 5.50-7.30pm.  I'm showing a significant amount of new work and the pieces will be exhibited throughout the Gensler studio.

Jan
9
Feb 27

Fiber: Artworks Downtown

Fiber: Artworks Downtown is a juried exhibition happening in downtown San Rafael, my piece Painted Weaving is being showcased among other talented fiber artists from California!  More information can be found here.  If you're in the area you should check it out, there will be a closing reception February 13 from 5-8pm.