East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome artist Liz Collins to discuss her new Art Book - "Energy Field" on August 31st at 6pm - Virtual Book Event. Liz will talk about Art, the artistic process & more!
Advance book purchase is required. The purchase of the book is a special order. The book cost $40 plus tax- $42.50 with tax. Add $5 for media mail ($47.50 w/shipping included). Purchase the book via the donate link on our website: https://www.eastendbooksptown.com/donation Just note "Energy Field" in the notes section.
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Liz Collins — Energy Field
Liz Collins — Energy Field documents the artist’s two-year exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum. The project is the first in a series that asks artists to imagine what a museum community space can be. Liz Collins explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts, and installations, creating vibrating color fields bursting with color, shape, and texture. Energy Field incorporated these elements and transformed the Tang Teaching Museum’s mezzanine into a lounge and place for social gatherings. This catalogue reflects on Collins’ energy-inspired artwork and collaborations with friends and community members, featuring images of the space and related events along with newly-published writings by Liz Collins, Nayland Blake, E.V. Day, Eleanor Rochman ’17 and Jessica Pavia ’20, Mike Albo, Shelley Marlow, Leah DeVun and Lauryn Siegel, Laurel Sparks, SKOTE, Jennifer Kabat, Peggy Shaw, and Amelia Bande.
Liz Collins works fluidly between art and design, with emphasis and expertise in textile media. Liz’s solo exhibitions and installations have been presented in New York City at Museum of Arts and Design, LMAK, Heller, and BGSQD, and at NADA, Collective, and Spring Break art fairs. Outside of New York, Liz has done shows and projects at the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY), AMP (Provincetown, MA), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Gallery DLUL (Ljubljana), and Rossana Orlandi (Milan). Liz’s work has been included in group exhibitions in New York City at Leslie Lohman Museum, Museum of FIT, New Museum, MoMA, the Drawing Center, BRIC, Smackmellon, Asya Geisberg, Sargent’s Daughters, as well as at September Gallery (Hudson, NY), NoLAB ( Istanbul), Kristin Hjellegjerde (Berlin), Luis de Jesus Los Angeles & LAMAG (LA), and Addison Gallery (Andover, MA). Collins’ honors include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts & ArtistRelief grants, Drawing Center Open Sessions and residencies at Siena Art Institute, MacDowell, Yaddo, Haystack, Museum of Arts and Design, and currently at the Two Trees Cultural Subsidy Studio Program in Brooklyn. Collins is a Queer Art Mentor, on the Advisory Board of Fire Island Art Residency, and a member of the Exhibitions Committee at Leslie Lohman Museum. The Tang Museum has just released Liz Collins Energy Field, her first major publication.
Liz received a BFA and MFA in Textiles at RISD in 1991 and 1999. Upon graduating from RISD with her MFA, she launched her own knitwear focused fashion label with a runway presentation in New York during fashion week. She spent the following four years growing her company, designing, producing, showing, and selling clothing for the international fashion market. Her collections received lots of media attention and Collins developed a following for her innovative knitwear.
In 2003 Liz joined the RISD Textiles faculty, during which time she moved into making art and consulting/design development for other brands. Her fashion label shifted into a project based endeavor, with occasional forays into capsule collections. In 2013, Collins left her faculty position at RISD in order to more fully pursue her art and design career. She has since taught at SAIC, MICA, Pratt, Parsons, and Moore College, and has been a visiting artist and critic at many art and design schools.
Liz has received many awards and accolades including a United States Artist Target Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and a CeCArtsLink Grant that supported her producing a KNITTING NATION performance/ installation in Zagreb, Croatia.