Liz Gridley

Early Years

Born in North Ringwood in 1989, Liz is a local who first joined RAS as a Life Drawing student in 2003.  She pursued Realist painting at Monash University completing a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) including one semester in Prato, Italy.

Career Highlights

Liz has maintained a consistent studio practice since 2016, balancing careers in graphic design and retail art supply sales.  She has completed demonstrations and workshops for Ringwood and Sherbrooke Art Societies as well as a residency with the Burrinja Gallery as part of ‘ Growing Pains’ in 2019.

Exhibitions and Prizes

Liz had her debut solo exhibition ‘Empathy My Witness’ in 2018, at Off The Kerb Gallery following her Major Prize win at the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize in 2017.   Liz has been a finalist in a number of awards, including the Kennedy Art Prize, Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize, was awarded a commendation by judge Prudence Flint for her piece in the 2019 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize.


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