Liz Larner

Born in 1960 in Sacramento, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles


BFA, California Institute of Arts, 1985


Liz Larner’s work both explores and expands the possibilities of sculpture by combining geometric formalism with notions of movement and change. Her use of lines, color and shape work to modify and reinvent the formal language of Minimalism, producing new relationships between viewer, sculpture and the surrounding environment. Drawing from a wide range of materials and narratives, Larner’s work encourages new experiences of space along with a deeper meditation on the ways in which viewers understand and interact with it. 

-text courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar

Larner has had important solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna and a variety of international galleries. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Blues for Smoke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland; Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas; and Uncontained, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Larner has been honored with multiple awards including a Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award in 2005 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999.


Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Tanya Bonakdar, New York


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY