Liz Coats is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra. In 2015, with an ANU Vice-Chancellor’s College Artists’ Fellowship, Liz researched aspects of colour vision in collaboration with a vision scientist at the John Curtin School of Medical Science, ANU. The project is ongoing. Alongside her studio practice with abstract painting, Liz continues her association with the Painting Studio and Environment Studio at ANU School of Art. She has exhibited regularly since 1977 in Australia, with further exhibitions in New Zealand, Japan, China, etc. Her doctorate at ANU, completed in 2012, included a solo exhibition of paintings and an Exegesis titled: ‘Organic growth and form in abstract painting’. She experimented with fusing colours on glass panels for an MFA completed in 1997 at COFA, University of NSW. In October 2016, she will be participating in the Art and Future Symposium at the Dunedin School of Art, and a Symposium on art and the environment in 2017. A comprehensive survey of Liz’s paintings is planned for the Drill Hall, ANU in October 2017.
Represented by: Utopia Art Sydney, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017.
Organica #10, 2012, acrylic media on board, 74 x 76 cm
Streaming #9, 2012, acrylic media on canvas, 109.5 x 88.5 cm
Streaming #9 (detail), 2012
Plenitude, #1-5, 2013, acrylic media on canvas, each painting: 86 x 74 cm
Second Nature #7, 2014, acrylic media on canvas, 86 x 75.5 cm
Second Nature #13, 2015, acrylic media on canvas, 82.5 x 76.5 cm
Strange Attractors a.&b., 2015, acrylic media on board, each painting 50 x 60 cm
Shadow Light a.&b., 2015, acrylic media on board, each painting 50 x 60 cm