Liza Bingham

MFA ’17 Fine Arts Low-Residency

The fabric used for many of these recent sculpture-painting hybrids is diaphanous stretch mesh, intended, as stated by its manufacturer, “to double up to use for bra bands, and for lining special occasion illusion necklines, costumes and lingerie.” While I use the mesh as a painting surface, there may be echoes of these intended uses. The work is influenced by art history, specifically both mid-century Minimalism and current day abstraction. As a product of the 1960s myself, by focusing on these two art historical points, I am highlighting my own autobiographical arc.

Liza Bingham has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Berkshire Taconic Fund. She received an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007, and her BFA from Cornell. Bingham’s paintings have been exhibited at the The Yard, Brooklyn, NY, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, How’s Howard?, Boston, MA and Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Bingham also runs doorway_a_gallery, in Waltham,MA.