LIZ HARRIS

Born in West Marin, California.

Lives and works in Astoria, OR

Education

2002

University of California at Berkeley, BA Practice of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY (UK Premier; upcoming performance/commission) Soundtrack/film collaboration with film maker Paul Clipson commissioned by Leeds Opera North; will perform in selected locations across the UK (Various UK)

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY (US Premier) at TBA Festival (Portland OR)

2013

Untitled (mural), Thread (Portland OR)

Untitled (mural), The Cube (Bristol UK)

2012

Violet Replacement, La Gaîté lyrique (Paris FR)

2011

PART, TBA Festival (Portland OR)

Repeating Patterns, Nationale (Portland OR)

2010

Sleeping Together, SF Art Institute (talk and performance) (San Francisco US)

Sleep, Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley US)

Tourmeline, video/sound, Issue Project Room (New York US)

Divide: Selected works, Mississippi Records (Portland OR)

Divide, Partisan Gallery (San Francisco CA)

2008

(untitled performance/interview) “Women Hold Up Half The Sky” live radio performance KALX (Berkeley US)

Vessel FP (Portland OR)

2006

Wind Inside, Motel Gallery (Portland OR)

2004

Island Getaway, Buzz Gallery (Oakland CA)

2002

Eisner Film Prize Video Screening, Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley CA)

Behold, White Room Gallery (Berkeley CA)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

RPS X, RPS (Oakland CA)

Artifacts of…, Craft and Folk Art museum (Los Angeles CA)

Making a Mark: Drawing in Oregon, The Arts Center (Corvallis OR)

OURS, Anchor Art Space (Anacortes WA)

2012

Elemental Forces, Disjecta (Portland OR)

Circular Veil, Transmediale Festival, HAU 2 (Berlin DE)

2011

PART, TBA Festival (Portland OR)

2010

A LABRAT MATINEE 8: pupils dilate, Cinefamily Theatre (Los Angeles CA)

Field, May 2010, Branx Gallery (Portland OR)

2009

Fake Your Own Death, Stumptown Downtown (Portland OR)

2006

Insane Terrain, RPS Gallery (Oakland CA)

2005

Nikki!: A visual study of narcissism in art, Lobot Gallery (Oakland CA)

Habitat, Gallery 500 (Portland OR)

Collective Collectives, RPS Gallery (Oakland CA)

2004

Show Print, Liminal Gallery (Oakland CA)

KS6 art show, The Lab (San Francisco CA)

Curate this!, Richmond Art Center (Richmond CA)

X girl 10th Anniversary (Tokyo Japan)

All the Best, 37 Vestry St (New York NY)

2002

Kitty Klub, Worth Ryder Gallery (Berkeley CA)

Grants/Residencies/Awards

2015

Mural Commission- commissioned to complete a mural and perform music in Spring of 2015 in Marfa, TX.

2014

Music Commission- Commissioned by Leeds Opera North to collaborate with film-maker Paul Clipson on a 75 minute film and soundtrack entitled Hypnosis Display to be performed live this Summer in the UK.

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a July residency with Signal Fire to take part in a wilderness field recording excursion in the Wallowa Mountains, WA.

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a November residency with the Ucross Foundation to spend the month composing and recording new piano material, and taking field recordings in Ucross, WY.

2013

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a residency at the Ming Studio in Boise, Idaho. Spent a week silk-screening repeating patterns on fabric.

Mural Commission- Proposal selected for a city-funded mural commission in the Lents neighborhood in Portland, OR.

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a residency to complete a mural and perform music at The Cube in Bristol, UK.

2012

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a residency through the Brisbane Arts Council/Room 40 organization to spend several weeks in the Bunya Mountains working on art/music, and perform a tape collage piece in the city of Brisbane, Australia.

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a residency through the Berkeley Art Museum and Lawrence Rinder to perform music from Circular Veil (music designed for people to sleep to), and work on drawing/a new book on a piece of property in Ukiah, CA.

Sundance Film Festival Selection: New Frontier- Sound-track/sound-design for the film Perception of Moving Targets dir. by Weston Currie.

Sundance Film Festival Selection: New Frontier- Contribution to sound-track/sound-design for the film Bear 71, a documentary funded by the National Film Board of Canada; by Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes.

2011

Artist’s Residency- Awarded a residency to create a series of drawings, and work on piano compositions in Aljezur, coordinated by Galeria ze dos Bois (ZDB); a resulting record and book of prints will be produced from work created during this time.

2010

Artist’s Grant- Awarded an artist’s grant to compose and perform the first installment of a tape collage series, Ascent/Descent, at Issue Project Room in New York, NY.

Residency/Artist’s Grant- Awarded a residency in Marfa, TX to compose, record and release a piece of music through funding from the Ballroom Marfa Foundation.

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award- Nomination for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award—Was one of twenty anonymously nominated candidates invited to participate in this competition for the opportunity to work with mentor Brian Eno for one year on a project of the candidate’s proposal.

2002

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence- Chancellors Award for Excellence in the Field of Practice of Art.

Eisner Film Prize- One of three finalists for the Eizner Film Prize in Video Art.

Bibliography

2014

Harris, Liz “Inner Sleeve: The Dead C - Hell is Now Love/Bone,” The Wire, Issue 364, June 2014.

Harris, Liz. Interview with April Baer. State of Wonder. Oregon Public Broadcasting, February 2014. Meyer, Bill. “Kranky Twenty,” The Wire, Issue 360, February 2014.

2013

Richardson, Mark. “Grouper: The Man Who Died in His Boat,” Pitchfork, February 2013. Hockley-Smith, Sam. “Freak Scene: Grouper and Music as Texture,” The Fader, February 2013.

2012

Gibb, Rory. “Through the Looking Glass: An Interview with Grouper,” The Quietus, April 2012.

Keenan, David. “Imprints of Greatness,” The Wire, Issue Rewind 2012, December 2012.

“Dead Silence,”image of Untitled 2 featured in this book, October 2012.

Mirrorring. “Foreign Body,” image of Repeating Patterns 8 featured on this music release, KRANK162, March 2012.

Yeti Magazine, image of “Repeating Patterns 12” featured on the cover, Issue 11, Winter/Spring 2012.

Bravo, Amber. “Dream Team: Weston Currie and Grouper Collaborate on a Film,” The Fader, Issue 77, Dec/Jan 2011/12.

2011

The Wire, limited edition t-shirt of the image Repeating Pattern 6, featured in Issue 329, July 2011.

Richardson, Nick. “Grouper,” The Wire, Issue 334, December 2011.

2010

"Ambient Music ((Part II)) 1960 – 2010," featured in this book about ambient music, Studio Voice Books/Infas Books, 2010.

2005

Divide, book of drawings, includes DVD of original art entitled Mirrorhall I, Root Strata, 2010.

Starr, Aelfie. “Liz Harris,” She Wolf, 2005.

2004

Toro Yasumura. “Quiz! Illustrator : Liz Harris,” Pretty Style Magazine, December 2004.

“Liz Harris,” Relax Magazine, December 2004.

2002

Onishi, Sen. “Hi-Art,” The Daily Californian, November 2002.