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About the Artist

Liz Tran’s (Seattle) work is influenced by the connection between the natural world and the internal environment. Liz utilizes mixed media and painterly brush strokes in a playfully layered, yet emotionally nuanced way to depict her imaginary landscapes. She is a graduate in Print Art and Painting from Cornish College of the Arts and exhibits both nationally and internationally. Public collections of her work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, The El Paso Children’s Hospital and The Child Center. She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including the Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at CAMAC, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking.

Liz received a 2013 GAP to assist with fees for an artist’s residency at the Baer Art Center in Northern Iceland. There she will explore the subject of cairns (large heaps of stones), often found in rural parts of Iceland to mark ancient pathways. She will spend her time documenting local cairns and creating a series of paintings on paper.

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