Bio

Photo by Stephen Hébert,  stephen-hebert.com

Photo by Stephen Hébert, stephen-hebert.com

Liz Gates (American, b. 1969, San Antonio Tx)…

is known for her vivid works that combine pattern, texture, and figuration. She explores themes of feminism and retro Americana in a contemporary climate. Her paintings combine bold color choices and experiments with collage, stenciling and needlework. Her work reflects autobiographical symbolism and her preoccupation with filial relationships. She brings the tenacity that served her well as a single mother to her craft and pulls energy from the long line of hard working women in her family for her work ethic.

Gates has shown in Go Forth From Houston: Women in the Arts Take Action, an exhibit continuing the legacy of the 1977 National Women’s Conference. Her work has also been shown at Splendora Gardens, a gallery founded by James Surls and managed by Alton DuLaney. Gates has studied with regional masters Dana Frankfort, Rachel Hecker, Gael Stack, Aaron Parazette, and Michael Ray Charles.