Erika Lizee is a versatile artist from Chicago, Illinois. She earned her BFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and her MFA in Painting from California State University, Northridge
Through my artwork I seek to express the conflicting feelings of wonder and uncertainty that I experience when contemplating the fluid and impermanent nature of reality.
Conceptually, my inquiry spans from the morphing of human understanding from what is unknown to known, to the creative process of manifesting our thoughts from the intangible to the tangible, to the existential questions of our relationship to both the invisible and visible realms.
In my installations, I utilizing illusionistic painting where surfaces of the gallery walls become real and metaphorical dividing lines between the realms of things that do not physically exist, and those that do.
Mysterious and abstract elements appear beyond the surface of the wall, while others emerge from this space into the physical realm of the viewer.
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