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Education

MFA , University of Illinois Chicago, 2017

BFA, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2009

 

Exhibitions

2018

GROUND FLOOR BIENNIAL – Group Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

TWIST THE SPINE – Group Show, Curated by Third Object, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angelos, CA

HANDLES EXPENDITURE – Solo Project (Window), Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2017

FIGURED OUT! BODILY FORM IN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS – Group Show, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

THE PEN – Solo Show, Riverside Art Center Flex Gallery, Riverside, IL

UNFURNISHED – Group Show, Curated by Erin Hayden, DEMO PROJECTS, Springfield, IL

LADIES NIGHT IN LASCAUX – Dual Show, ExGirlfriend, Berlin, Germany

BODY + CAMERA FESITVAL, Group Show, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

LADIES NIGHT IN LASCAUX – Dual Show, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

ADAPTATIONS FOR THE UNDERSTUDY– Group Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

SIMPLE PLEASURES – Group Show, Curated by Iris Bernblum, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

RITUAL – Group Show, Second Floor Rear Festival, Curated by COLLABO, Chicago, IL

2016

SCRATCHES FOR SOME NEW NOISE – Roots and Culture Window, Chicago, IL

2015

THE GREAT GOOD PLACE (FENCE) – Group Show, Curated by Ron Ewert, Threewalls, Chicago, IL

IF ONLY A GLIMPSE – Collaborative installation with Soo Shin, Outhaus, Champaign Urbana, IL

THE HEIGHT BELOW – Dual Show, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

OPEN OFFICE – Group Show, Gallerista Chicago project for United States Artists, Chicago, IL

PARTITIONS – Dual Show, Logan Square Comfort Station, Chicago , IL

2013

RELIQUARY – Dual Show, University of Saint Francis Rialto City Center Gallery, Joliet, IL

OUT THERE – Group Show, Columbia College Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL

RESIDUUM - Group Show, (Scene) Metrospace, Group Show, Lansing, MI

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ARTIST SHOWCASE – Group Show, Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

WAX / WANE – Solo Show, 106 Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2012

PSAD: PROGRAM, SUFFER, ABSTAIN, DEPROGRAM –Group Show, Curated by Albert Stabler, President’s Gallery, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

2011

WAX / WANE – Solo Show, Acre Projects, Chicago, IL

 

Selected Performances

2017

Whistle Hang Out – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2016

A Song an Hour- curated by Chris Reeves, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

PDF Objects: Singing exercise – Performance curated by Jesse Malmed, Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL

2015

Whistle Hang Out - Brian’s Farm – Oxford, NC

Whistle Hang Out - South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Whistle Hang Out – Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

2014

Whatever Mantra – ACRE Residency, Stueben, WI

 

Honors and Awards

2018

Light House Works, Artist in Residence Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY

2017

Oxbow, Fall Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI

School of Art and Art History Teaching Fellowship – University of Illinois at Chicago

2016

School of Art and Art History Teaching Fellowship – University of Illinois at Chicago

2015

8550 OHIO, Artist in Residence, Chesterhill, Ohio

BAiR Late Winter Intensive Program, Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

2013

High Concept Laboratories, Summer Artist in Residence, Chicago, IL

2012

Community Arts Assistance Program Cultural Grant – Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, Chicago, IL

2011

ACRE, Artist in Residence, Stueben, WI

Community Arts Assistance Program Cultural Grant – Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, Chicago, IL

Individual Artist Project Grant – Illinois Arts Council, IL

2009

Atlantic Center For the Arts, Associate Artist Residency with Master Artist Rineke Dijkstra New Smyrna Beach, FL

Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Sponsored through Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2008

Ogilville Excellence in Art Endowed Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2007

Ryan Patrick Jones Excellence in Photography Award, University of the North Carolina at Asheville

 

Bibliography

2018

“Liz McCarthy Gets a Handle of Things,” KT Hawbaker, Chicago Tribune, May 10.

“Intimate Justice: Liz McCarthy,” Nicole Lane, Sixty Inches From The Center Blog, January 28.

2017

“Breakout Artists of 2017: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Chris Reeves, NewCity Magazine, May.

“Collectivity, Collaborations, and Objects (and Whistles): Interview with Liz McCarthy.” Andrew Finegold, Art Lies Magazine, Winter 2017.

“’Simple Pleasures’ at Heaven Gallery.” Elizabeth Lalley, Chicago Artist Writers, March 17.

2015

“Artist of the Week: Liz McCarthy.” Uribe, Vincent, LVL3 Gallery Blog, June.

“Eye Exam: Authority, Affirmations and Other Nomenclature.” Matt Morris, NewCity Magazine, February 19.

2014

“Liz McCarthy Q and A.” Jess Colvin, Inside the Artist’s Kitchen, July 16. Insidetheartistskitchen.com

2012

“Artists Overwrite the Self in ‘Program/Suffer/Abstain/Deprogram.” Sam Worley, Chicago Reader, June 12.

“Black Magic Women.” Claire Withycombe, “Black Magic Women.” Chicago Weekly, May 10. Chicagoweekly.net

2011

“O ye Orbs: The Moon in All its Force.” Caroline Picard, Green Lantern Daily, December 14. Laternprojects.com

“Artist Feature: Liz McCarthy.” Lynette Miranda, Make Space. www.makespace.net

“The Love of Labor: the ‘Art of Work’ Exhibit.” Aleece DeWald, Chicago Art Magazine, July 11. Chicagoartmagazine.com

“Chicago’s MDW Art Fair.” Julia Hendrickson, Printeresting, April 24. printeresting.org

“Roxaboxen Exhibitions: Community community community.” Thea Liberty Nichols, Art 21 Magazine, August 9. blog.art21.org

“Art Break: A Year of Posters.” David Wicik, NewCity, January 10. Art.newcity.com

 

Curatorial Appointments

2013 – 2015: Curatorial Fellow – ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

2009 – 2012: Curatorial Director – Roxaboxen Exhibitions and Studio Co-op, Chicago, IL

 

Projects

2018

Founder of GnarWare Workshop, Chicago IL