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Liz Gribin - Aces
Aces, 2010, 34in. x 38 in., acrylic on canvas

Liz Gribin

Biography

Inspiration strikes Liz Gribin in life’s everyday moments—a model’s pose, movement or look. A former student of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, she learned that art does not always come from nature, “art comes from art.” Gribin has spent more than 50 years mastering how to mingle cool and warm colors, use shapes and reduce detail in her figurate paintings to create truly unique works of art. They depict models in a modern and somewhat surreal way, allowing the viewer to add any features to the blank areas of the faces in her paintings. Gribin was featured in the June 2006 issue of AmericanStyle.

Exhibitions

New Works by Select Gallery Artists — Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., May 1-31, 2010

Embody — Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, Mass., July 15-24, 2010

Featured Artists — The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, Mass., Summer 2010

Galleries

Eisenhauer Gallery
38 N. Water St.
Edgartown, Mass.
508-627-7003
www.eisenhauergallery.com

Newbury Fine Arts
29 Newbury St.
Boston, Mass.
617-536-0210
www.newburyfinearts.com

The Walsingham Gallery
47 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, Mass.
978-499-4411
www.thewalsinghamgallery.com

More reviews

“I don’t want to face a white canvas. Sometimes I just pour color on.”

American StyleArticle by Lee LawrenceJune 2006

“It’s not so much reproducing what I see,” Gribin said, explaining her painting style. “It’s the body language or the gesture of the model that I’m trying to capture.”

Needham TimesArticle by Jonathan DameMay 1, 2015

The manner is casual, the poses of her figures, their attitudes, are almost offhand. It is her skillful drawing that gives us the subject matter.

Malcom PrestonNewsday Art Critic
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