Liz Tran

 
 

Liz Tran

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.

Seattle, WA

BFA, Painting and Print Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 2002

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 

2018 Elation Station, Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 JaWbReAkEr, ZINC contemporary, Seattle, WA

2016 Traveling Planets, Phylogeny Contemporary, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

2016 Bombogenesis! (Chromatopia collaboration), Shoreline College Gallery, Shoreline, WA

2016 Lightspeed, ZINC contemporary, Edmonds, WA

2016 Magic Portal (Chromatopia collaboration) PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015 Regeneration, SPACE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014 New Work, TASTE @ The Seattle Art Museum, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Endless Wave, Storefronts Seattle, Seattle, WA

2013 Forage, 002 Gallerí, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2013 Symbiosis, Seward Park Clay Studio Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Onward, Adobe Corporation Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Works, Alumni Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2009 Enfold, Monarch Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2008 New Works, Some Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Tree Party, Adobe Corporation Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Streets, Artemis Gallery, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 Color Excursion, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018 Simpatico, Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2017 VH1 Save the Music, Gibson Guitars, The Jeremy West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Body Electric, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2017 Somata, The Brain Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2017 Custom Guitar, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Art at Viacom, New York, NY

2017 Pleased to Meet You, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2017 Macrocosm, Public Art Installation, Vulcan Inc., Seattle, WA
2016 Aqua Art Miami, Phylogeny Contemporary, Miami, FL

2016 SAM Lights, (Chromatopia collaboration), Seattle Art Museum’s PACCAR Pavilion, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

2016 Frocks and Vestments, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016 Verge, ZINC contemporary, Seattle, WA

2016 Party in the Park, Installation at the Paccar Pavilion, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

2016 PUNCH Anniversary Exhibition (a collaboration), PUNCH Gallery, Seattle WA

2016 Bling it On! Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2015 BUFF, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Inflorescence, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
2014 10 x 10 x 10, Tieton, WA

2014 Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Artist of the Week, Kunstschlager, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013 Artists in Residence Exhibition, Baer Art Center, Hofsos, Iceland

2012 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 Nature Proof, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011 Synthetic, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2011 Am I Blue, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2011 A Good Line, Artists on Poems, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA
2011 New Views, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Small Works, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 Snow, View Art Gallery, Victoria, BC Canada
2010 Turf Reign, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2010 10 x 10 x 10, Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA
2010 Three Puget Sound Artists, The Alexis, Seattle, WA
2010 Meet Greet Rinse Repeat, A Collaboration, Monarch Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2010 New Art for a New Year, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 Open Studios, Camac, Marnay sur Seine, France
2009 Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 The 4th China International Cultural industries Fair, Shenzhen, China
2007 Exchange Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Interstate 5: Merge, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2007 Red Mill, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2007 Bash, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Inherent Nature, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2006 Works Inspired by the Built Environment,
Recent Acquisitions to the Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection,
Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Seven Tiny Artists, Artemis Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 Print Art, Fisher Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 Pictoral Object, Behnke Gallery, Seattle, WA

AWARDS
 

Artist in Residence, ZINC contemporary, Seattle, WA 2017

Artist in Residence, Babayan Culture House, Ibrahimpasa, Turkey 2014

Grant For Artist Projects, Artist Trust, Seattle 2013

Artist in Residence, Baer Art Center, Hofsos, Iceland 2013
Artist in Residence, Playa, Summer Lake, OR 2012

Artist in Residence, Jentel, Banner, Wyoming 2012

Artist in Residence, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland 2010
Artist in Residence, Camac, Marnay sur Seine, France 2009
Full Fellowship Award, Clowes Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, VT 2007
Artist Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, VT 2007
Artist in Residence, Artstar, Seattle, WA 2002
Nellie Cornish Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts, 2000

 

COLLECTIONS
 

Oculus

Vulcan Real Estate

Capitol One

Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna

Multnomah County Portable Works Collection

Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection
King County Public Art Collection
City of Seattle
The Child Center
El Paso Children's Hospital
Harborview Medical Center
Broadway Law Group
Baer Art Center
Camac Art Centre

Swedish Medical Center