Liz Larner
b. 1960
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Liz Larner
x (caesura)
2014
ceramic, epoxy, and pigment
39 1/4 x 18 x 10 1/2 inches; 99.7 x 45.7 x 26.7 cm

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Liz Larner
6
2010
polyurethane on stainless steel
69 x 92 x 49 inches; 175.3 x 233.7 x 124.5 cm

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Liz Larner
Lux Interior (rubber)
2010
cast rubber
12 x 10 x 5 1/2 inches; 30.5 x 25.4 x 14 cm
Edition of 5

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Liz Larner
smile (alluvium)
2010
ceramic and epoxy
30 x 77 x 85 inches; 76.2 x 195.6 x 215.9 cm (approximate overall installed dimensions)

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Liz Larner
Fictile
2010
ceramic and epoxy
12 x 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 30.5 x 31.8 x 9.5 cm

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Liz Larner
Island
2010
egg tempera on porcelain
5 x 15 x 8 inches; 12.7 x 38 x 20.3 cm

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Liz Larner
Lentous Rust
2010
ceramic and epoxy
3 1/4 x 20 x 2 1/2 inches; 8.3 x 50.8 x 6.4 cm

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Liz Larner
Volitant Solids
2010
ceramic and oil paint
30 x 24 1/4 x 4 inches; 76.2 x 61.6 x 10.2 cm

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Liz Larner
Disembogue
2010
egg tempera on ceramic
6 1/2 x 40 x 2 1/2 inches; 16.5 x 101.6 x 6.4 cm

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Liz Larner
high-strength
2006
Aluminum tubes, nylon coated steel, cable, brass and chrome plated steel padlocks, keys
82 1/2 x 97 x 102 inches
209.6 x 246.4 x 259.1 cm

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Liz Larner
2001
2001
Fiberglass, stainless steel and automotive paint
144 x 144 x 144 inches
365.8 x 365.8 x 365.8 cm
Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, NY

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Liz Larner
2001
2001
Fiberglass, stainless steel and automotive paint
144 x 144 x 144 inches
365.8 x 365.8 x 365.8 cm
Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Liz Larner
x (caesura)
2014
ceramic, epoxy, and pigment
39 1/4 x 18 x 10 1/2 inches; 99.7 x 45.7 x 26.7 cm

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Liz Larner
6
2010
polyurethane on stainless steel
69 x 92 x 49 inches; 175.3 x 233.7 x 124.5 cm

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Liz Larner
Lux Interior (rubber)
2010
cast rubber
12 x 10 x 5 1/2 inches; 30.5 x 25.4 x 14 cm
Edition of 5

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Liz Larner
smile (alluvium)
2010
ceramic and epoxy
30 x 77 x 85 inches; 76.2 x 195.6 x 215.9 cm (approximate overall installed dimensions)

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Liz Larner
Fictile
2010
ceramic and epoxy
12 x 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 30.5 x 31.8 x 9.5 cm

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Liz Larner
Island
2010
egg tempera on porcelain
5 x 15 x 8 inches; 12.7 x 38 x 20.3 cm

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Liz Larner
Lentous Rust
2010
ceramic and epoxy
3 1/4 x 20 x 2 1/2 inches; 8.3 x 50.8 x 6.4 cm

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Liz Larner
Volitant Solids
2010
ceramic and oil paint
30 x 24 1/4 x 4 inches; 76.2 x 61.6 x 10.2 cm

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Liz Larner
Disembogue
2010
egg tempera on ceramic
6 1/2 x 40 x 2 1/2 inches; 16.5 x 101.6 x 6.4 cm

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Liz Larner
high-strength
2006
Aluminum tubes, nylon coated steel, cable, brass and chrome plated steel padlocks, keys
82 1/2 x 97 x 102 inches
209.6 x 246.4 x 259.1 cm

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Liz Larner
2001
2001
Fiberglass, stainless steel and automotive paint
144 x 144 x 144 inches
365.8 x 365.8 x 365.8 cm
Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, NY

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Liz Larner
2001
2001
Fiberglass, stainless steel and automotive paint
144 x 144 x 144 inches
365.8 x 365.8 x 365.8 cm
Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Biography

Liz Larner’s work both explores and expands the possibilities of sculpture by combining geometric formalism with notions of movement and change. Her use of lines, color and shape work to modify and reinvent the formal language of Minimalism, producing new relationships between viewer, sculpture and the surrounding environment. Drawing from a wide range of materials and narratives, Larner’s work encourages new experiences of space along with a deeper meditation on the ways in which viewers understand and interact with it.


Born in 1960 in Sacramento, California, Larner current lives in Los Angeles. She received a B.F.A. from California Institute of Arts, Valencia in 1985, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999. Winner of an Anonymous Was a Woman Award in 2002, the artist also received the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award in 2002.


Among Larner’s many exhibitions since the late-1980s, her most notable include a permanent sculpture entitled Public Jewel commissioned by the GSA for the plaza of the Byron Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Denver, CO (2014), a site-specific work commissioned by the Public Art Fund at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in New York City (2006), along with solo presentations at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2002), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2001), MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (1998), Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland (1997).

Her work was included in the 1989 and 2006 Whitney Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and has also been presented at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Dallas Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., Institute of Contemporary Art, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and Ballroom Marfa in Texas, among others.


Her sculptures can be found in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York, Deste Foundation in Athens, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among others.
 

Exhibitions
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The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
19 October 2013 - 16 February 2014
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10 February - 19 March 2011
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Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, New York, NY
29 November 2006 - 1 May 2007
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2 December 2001 - 7 April 2002