Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2008, in addition to attending the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2008) and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2009). Most recently, Laser was the subject of solo exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. Her work has also been exhibited at Lisson Gallery, London, UK; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; the Performa 11 Biennial, NY; The Pace Gallery, NY; the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and MoMA PS1, NY. Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation (2013), the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2012), and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2010). She was the 2013 Armory Show Commissioned Artist and has held residencies at Recess, NY (2014), the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, NY (2012), Forever & Today, Inc.’s Studio On The Street artist-in-residence program, NY (2012), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2011) and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY (2009). Her work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, NY and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA.


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