Liz Robb

Statement

The ‘event of the thread,’ a phrase Anni Albers coined in reference to weaving, illustrates the core of my work.  Pulled apart or plied in infinite combinations, threads create the foundation that communicates my thoughts and intuition.

I work to capture a moment in time by active processes and mediations through indigo dyeing, weaving, wrapping, compressing, structuring, ordering, and releasing. The repetition and meditative properties of these acts foster a connection between the subconscious mind and the body.  I respond to the inherent energy of the materials and how they interact and form my decisions, balancing the tension between my control and relinquishment of control through the process.

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EDUCATION
2014
MFA Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

2008
BFA University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

EXHIBITIONS
2017
Desert Dreamin’, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2016
She Moonage Daydream, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Girls Just Wanna, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX
StARTup Art Fair, Hotel del Sol, San Francisco, CA
The Wall, Kit & Ace, San Francisco, CA
Liz Robb: Window Project Exhibition, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Hanging Out, NIDO Living, San Francisco, CA

2015
Liz Robb: New Work, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)
FiberSHED, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Let’s Get Lost, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Contemporary Encaustic Exhibition, Royal Contemporary Gallery, Florence, CO
28th Annual Women’s Works Exhibition, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
International Textile Art Biennial, Den Breughel, Haacht, Belgium
Naught Exhibition, Gensler Architecture Firm, San Francisco, CA
Fiber, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2014
SF Open Studios, San Francisco, California Mountain, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Reticulation, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA(solo)
Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends, Athens, GA
Open Studios, Savannah, GA

2013
Five Fiber Artists, Sicky Nar Nar Gallery, Savannah, GA
High Summer Social, L'Entrepot Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Vernissage, Blue Gallery, Lacoste, France
Open Studios, Savannah, GA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2016
“Continuum of Dialogue,” Hand/Eye Magazine, posted May 19, 2016

2015
“Wool Works,” by Laura Morgan, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine: San Francisco, published November 2015
“Editorial: Features Recommendation,” by DeWitt Cheng, Visual Art Source, posted August 29, 2015
“Artist Feature: Liz Robb,” by Authenticity B Designs, Authenticity B Interior Design, posted August 11, 2015
“Current Obsessions: Opalescent Summer,” by Remodelista Team, Remodelista, posted July 18, 2015
“Moody Blues: Liz Robb,” by Deanna Amorello, The Gilded Lobster, posted June 18, 2015
“Delve Interview: Liz Robb,” by Kind Aesthetic, Kind Aesthetic, posted March 12, 2015

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES
2016
Drop Forge & Tool Residency Program, Hudson, New York ArtSlant Prize Juried Winner, Sculpture

2015
Icelandic Textile Center Residency Program, Blönduós, Iceland ArtSlant Prize Juried Winner, Sculptur
Knotwe Award, Interview & digital embroidery award

2014
Handweavers Guild of America Award, Indigo Jacquard Weaving
Spotlight on Student Fiber Juried Exhibition Award, Athens, Georgia
Fibers Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Savannah College of Art & Design

2013
Lacoste Residency Program, Lacoste, France

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Artistic Designs for Living, San Francisco, CA, featured work at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Firm, Portland, OR
Marie Fisher Interior Design Firm, San Francisco, CA
Green Couch Interior Design Firm, San Francisco, CA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Lacoste, France and Savannah, GA