Liz Markus | Exhibitions

born 1967 Buffalo, NY
resides New York City, NY

Markus is painting not as an ironic critic of popular culture but as a cultural product of Pop Art. Liz was born and raised in Warhol’s world, and her paintings externalize what it looks like to have been socialized there. In particular what it means to find herself in the first generation of artists to have absorbed the aspiration to paint as part of a single, high-pressure stream with the already toxic combination of fame, fashion, fortune and live-hard-and-die-youngism that has made musicians, poets and athletes irresistible to the adolescent mind. . .The goal was to allow the mélange of mixed-message programming she received as an aspiring artist in the 80s full rein.

Solo and Two-Person Shows

2018
The Palm Beach Paintings, County Gallery, Palm Beach 
2017
Liz Markus, Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels (November)
2015
Girlfriends of the Rolling Stones, pop up at 199 Mott (with In Situ and Wallplay), New York
2014
Town & Country, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York
2012
Eleven, Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York
The Look of Love, ZieherSmith, New York 
2010
Are You Punk Or New Wave?, ZieherSmith, New York
2009
Hot Nights At The Regal Beagle, ZieherSmith, New York
2007
What We Are We’re Going To Wail With On This Whole Trip, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm
The More I Revolt, The More I Make Love, ZieherSmith, New York
2000
White Room: Liz Markus, White Columns, New York


Selected Group Shows

2018
Fuigo, curated by Laura Dvorkin and Maynard Monrow, Fuigo, New York
2017
Man Alive, Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Wendy White
2015
8 Painters, Danese Corey, New York
2014
Home Turf, 3 person show with Ashley Garrett and Judith Linhares
Cat Art Show, 101/exhibit, Los Angeles, curated by Susan Michaels
2013
All Fucking Summer, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach
Endless Summer, Brian Morris Gallery, New York
#summerfridays, Salomon Contemporary, New York
Woods, Lovely Dark, and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, New York, curated by John Zinsser
Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, curated by Molly Rand and Pilar Vahey
Endless Summer, Brian Morris Gallery, New York
Deep Cuts, Anna Kustera, New York, curated by Wendy White and David Humphrey
2012
Bad for You, Shizaru Gallery, London, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
RAW: Andrew Guenther, José Lerma, Liz Markus, Wendy White, Ille Arts, Amagansett, curated by Liz Markus
Open for the Stones, curated by Kevin Teare, Harper’s Books, East Hampton
Peripheral Nausea, organized by Dan Kopp, Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York
2011
BNA, ZieherSmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN
Grasping For Relics, organized by Patrick Brennan, ZieherSmith, New York 
2010
DE/Nature, curated by Wendy White, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia
Run And Tell That!, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Big Picture, curated by Ryan Schneider, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York
Fuckheads: Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles
2009
Too Big To Fail, NADA/ART IN/VISIBLE SPACES, Brooklyn, NY
Real Love, The Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York
**ckheads: Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment, curated by Angela Dufresne, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque
Giving Face, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York
2008
Just It (Just Be), Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway
Color Climax, curated by Joe Fyfe, James Graham & Sons, New York
Glasshouses, curated by Eddie Martinez, Werkstätte, New York
I’m On Top Of Things, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm
The Big Show, The Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Electric Lady Land, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
2007
The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference, curated by Dona Nelson, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia
Young People Are Now Spending More Time Playing Video Games Than Watching Television, fifty50 gallery, Chicago
Someday Never Comes, ZieherSmith, New York
2005
New York’s Finest, Canada, New York
2000
Re: Duchamp, Kulter Banhoff Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Meat Market Art Fair, New York
Architorture, White Columns, New York
1999
Trans, Hamburg Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
1998
Group Exhibition, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston