Liz Larner’s work navigates the vast and still unexplored possibilities of sculpture’s formal language, which she uses to structure a discourse that is distinctly her own. Made to be approached and reflected upon, Larner’s work requires a negotiation of space and encourages viewers to extend their perceptions beyond the visual.
Larner reminds viewers that it is as important to revere one’s embodied condition and the complex experience of the physical, as it is to embrace the conceptual pleasure of comprehending the spirit of emotion through sensate perception.
Larner’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Survey exhibitions of her work have been held at the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2006); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001); the MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (1998); and the Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (1997). Monographs have been published by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, and The Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. Awards include the Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award (2005); Lucelia Artist Award by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. (2002); Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2000); and the Guggenheim Fellowship (1999).
Liz Larner lives and works in Los Angeles.