Location, Location, Location
Last December Phylogeny Contemporary proudly exhibited artist Liz Tran for AQUA Art Miami. I proposed Liz Trans "Traveling Planets in Aqua's public art program. Liz's Traveling Planets site-specific installation in Aqua's Lobby Lounge made a dramatic impact. Viacom representatives found Liz Tran thankfully. She has been invited to participate in the 20th Anniversary Edition on this year's VH1 Save the Music. He musician partner is Vivian Campbell. They began a meaningful collaboration of shared vision on societal and philanthropic endeavors. Liz took Vivian's hand-written words, and hand painted the Gibson guitar. Once returned to Gibson, the guitar was finished and set to be played by Vivian Campbell, then finally auctioned to fundraise for the Save the Music foundation.
Channeling subjects such as dream imagery, imagined landscapes, geodes, outer space and The Big Bang, Tran explores the shapes of nature, with the infusion of fantastical, pulsing synthetic hues. The psychedelic visuals are harvested from the place where inner-verse meets outer-verse, where optical misfires combine with a vacuum pull moving at the speed of light. Through painting, sculpture and installation, she creates atmospheres that aim to activate.
Public collections of Tran’s work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, Capital One, Vulcan Inc., Baer Art Center, Camac Art Centre, The El Paso Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, The King County Public Art Collection and The Child Center. Tran has completed multiple special projects and installations, including work for VH1Save the Music Foundation, The Seattle Art Museum, The Brain Project Toronto, Public Art at The Aqua Art Fair Miami and Vulcan Inc.
She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at The Camac Art Centre in France, The Baer Art Center in Iceland, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She resides in Seattle, WA.