Born in Montréal, Liz grew up in Toronto and attended The Ontario College of Art, where she graduated in sculpture. She now lives in a small town of the Quebec Townships, in a house with large studios and a big garden.
Her initial body of work was playful and whimsical at first, changing gradually to deeper and darker themes. The Montreal Massacre of 1989 had a profound effect on Liz and by 1995 she was showing strongly feminists work “for Sophia… the female christ” and deepening that installation into a performance work “The Singing of the Stones”. Printmaking in all it various forms has been one of the threads in Liz’s work, silkscreen, photocopies, photos, poetry, drawing, books, the very paper itself used in an earlier series of translucent body castings, “Through the Boundaries”, has now become a dominant voice.
Her work is not linear, not conceptual, rather it’s instinctive and internal in the romantic tradition. It has allowed her to bring together all the elements she loves most. It’s a gathering, a collage, a wholeness, and at the same time a paring away, a letting go of the superfluous. In many ways, Liz’s work is a metaphor for our lives, it’s about hope and despair and finding a home for each, it’s about being human enough, and open enough, and vulnerable enough and courageous enough to live with not just the light, but the shadow. In the end it’s about becoming fully human.