Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Liz Ruest is a Canadian artist who’s been living near Seattle since 1990. She grew up in rural Ontario, surrounded by farmland horizons and a large French-Canadian family. Moving west, and across the border, was a subtle, but significant change, and suddenly her French-Canadian genealogy and love of the long horizon became touchpoints to connect with home. Explorations in printmaking, photography, and layering became a way to build narrative.

Her work investigates landscape and memory, permanence, change, and regrowth. By combining specific photographic imagery with obscuring layers of texture, color, and ephemera, she creates abstracted digital collages that speak about timelessness, familiarity, and a history of choices on our life journey.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.