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Online Artist Talk
Liz Steketee, CPA Grant Recipient
Thursday, March 10, 5:00 – 6:00pm

Sign up below before 6:00pm March 9. A zoom link will be sent the evening before the talk.

Please join CPA Artist Grant recipient, Liz Steketee, as she presents work from multiple series, including her most recent endeavor, Wrapped, for which she received the CPA grant. Through the use of photographic montage, mixed media, textiles, and sculptural treatment of photographs, Steketee’s work examines memory, family, and mending of the past. Her work is a chaotic stew of elements sewn back together and made whole. She employs a breaking and mending process in all of her work, and certainly in the represented. Deconstruction of imagery forces contemplation. Reconstruction acts as a mending of that which feels broken or disparate. Together these processes result in her constructed memory of her life experiences. At the heart of Steketee’s work is the notion that it is the ordinary in life that is truly extraordinary, that memories are fluid and ever-changing. Her work is an investigation of memory, family, and the role these play in our collective humanity.

Liz was born in Michigan and lives in Marin County California with her family. She has both a BFA and MFA in photography and mixed media. For 11 years, after completing her master’s degree, Liz stayed on at the San Francisco Art Institute to teach on the photo faculty. She specialized in digital imaging, mixed media, and bookmaking. In 2017, Liz moved into a full time studio practice. Her work focuses on the notions of photography and its role in family, memory, and history. In her practice, Liz utilizes her photography in combination with textiles, sewing, sculpture, and installation.

Liz has received numerous awards, articles, and residencies including the 2021 CPA Artist Grant, Top 20 finalist in Klompching Fresh 2021, Lenscratch featured artist 2014, 2016, 2018 2020, 2021, Nazraeli Press, Surface Design EIP, Huffington Post, and Rayko Artist Residency 2010. Additionally, her work has been exhibited widely in galleries including shows at Center For Photographic Art, PRC Boston, Fuller Crat Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, SeagerGray Gallery, Faulconer Gallery Grinnell University, University Gallery Cal Poly, Rayko Gallery SF, San Jose ICA, and Los Angeles Center for Photography. To see more of Liz’s work, please visit her website. >

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