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Education

2007-2011 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA


Residencies & Fellowships

2014 Artist in Residence Fellow, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga WY


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2016    “Liz Gargas and Brent Ridge,” Holzwasser Gallery,       Curators: Kathleen Smith Redman and Dan Elias, Newton, MA
2016    “E2”, A Coastal Living Gallery, Curator: Shri Rubeck, Kingston RI
2015    “Featured Artist,” Savin Gallery, Curator: Aga Orlowska, Boston MA    


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    “The Gallery Event,” five oil paintings, 275Medford Street, Curator: Aga Orlowska, Boston MA
2016    “Opposites,” an oil painting, The Vets Gallery, Curators: Dominic Molon and Richard Baker Brown, Providence RI
2015    “Holiday show,” an oil painting, A Coastal Living Gallery, Curator: Shari Rubeck, Kingston RI
2015    "Art by America 2015 Juried Exhibition,” an oil painting, The Art House, Curators: Rebecca George & Arthur Connor, Chicago, IL
2015    “Passages,” Featured Artist, one oil painting, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Curator: Jennifer Cutshall, Portland, OR
2013    “Drawing out of Bounds,” Mixed Media  Painting, Wheaton College Biennial, Beard & Weil Gallery, Curator: Judith Tannenbaum, Norton, MA
2013    “Elevation,” Oil Paintings, Rumor, Curator: Faith Verrill, Boston, MA
2013    “BFA Juried Exhibition,” Oil Painting, Florence Quater Gallery, Curator: Miles Conrad, Tucson, AZ
2011    “Invitational,” Mixed Media Oil Painting, ISB Gallery, Providence, RI
2011    “Prism,” Mixed Media Oil Paintings and Monotypes, ISB Gallery, Providence, RI
2011    “Department Show,” Oil Painting and Wood Sculpture, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence,RI
2007    “Members Exhibit,” Oil Painting, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

 

 


Awards

2017      Recipient of "The Gladys Bacon-Rust Founders Award," Emerald Art Center 12th Annual National Juried Show

2007    Recipient of “Art Scholarship,”  Newton Art Association

 


Publications

2017     Boston Voyager Magazine, "Meet Elizabeth Gargas of Liz Love Painting in Cambridge," Boston, MA December, http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-elizabeth-gargas-liz-love-painting-cambridge/

2016    Talkingpicturesblog.com, “Liz Gargas and Brent Ridge at the New Art Center, Newton MA, March 2016
2016    Artscope Magazine, ”E2”  North Kingston, RI
2013    Gathering Clouds Magazine, “Memory,” August Cover and six page spread

 


Creative Experience

2015   Developed and lead an interactive community art project at the 2015 Arts Ball Fundraising Gala, New Art Center, Newton MA  

2011-Present    Commissioned to design tattoos, create graphite renderings, paint in oil and acrylic

2012    Pioneered a mural initiative within the city of Newton called “BoxArt” under the supervision of the Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs with Linda Plaut.  Painted a mural in acrylic.