I am interested in the ways that the experience of looking at a place through the lens of a camera differs substantially from the experience of looking at a place optically. It has been my experience that paintings and drawings from life of panoramic vistas are surprisingly unrelated to photographic images. Many of us replace the pleasurable and time-consuming activity of looking, with the instantaneous experience of rapidly snapping photographs. I am interested in slowing down the pace of seeing, and re-experiencing the pleasures of sustained looking.
Liz Roth has received numerous prestigious painting grants including OVAC’s Art 365, the Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship, and the national Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant. She has been awarded artist residencies at Ucross, Playa, A Project Space, Grand Canyon National Park, Wrangell Mountain Center, Jentel, the Awagami Paper Factory (Japan), the Kamiyama (Japan) AIR program, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her works have been acquired the Walker Museum of Art, the Museu del Joguet in Spain, the Museum of Awa Japanese Paper, and the KAIR Contemporary Art Collection. She is an Associate Professor of Painting at Oklahoma State University.