Liz Coats


Fishing 4, 2017, acrylic on linen.

Fishing 5, 2017, acrylic on linen.

Fishing 6, 2017, acrylic on linen.
 
        Artist Biography

A survey exhibition with a publication, Liz Coats - Active Seeing, curate by Tony Oates at the Drill Hall Gallery ANU, Oct-Dec 2017. Regular solo shows in Australia, New Zealand and Beijing since 1977. Liz has been included in many group exhibitions in Australia and overseas, including Abstraction – Celebrating Australian women abstract artists, National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition 2017-8; Abstracting the Collection, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of WA, Perth, 2013; Word of mouth, Canberra Museum and Gallery, 2012; Abstraction, Art Gallery of NSW, 1990; Tokyo Connection: Australian Artists’ Studio, Heineken Exhibition Centre, Tokyo, 1990.
        Awards include Artist’s Fellowship, Visual Arts/Crafts Board, Australia Council, 1989; Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York, 1999. Public collections include: Art Gallery of NSW, Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Newcastle, New England & Campbelltown Art Galleries; Cruthers Collection, University of Western Australia.
        Liz has participated in field research with the Environment Studio, ANU School of Art, since 2009. Liz Coats received a doctorate from the School of Art ANU in 2012, addressing Organic Abstraction; MFA Research from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, experimenting with kiln-fired pigments on glass panels, 1997. Canberra Critics’ Circle Visual Art Award, 2018. Liz lives and works in Canberra and is represented by Utopia Art Sydney,