A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz grew up in Los Angeles and is now a US citizen. Inspired by the world and her travels, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of big cities and their outskirts.
Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes in a final step.
She began this series of works with landscape paintings of the streets and alleys of Downtown L.A. A city that is currently changing and developing rapidly, her artwork captured its authenticity and some of the disappearing traces of its History.
Her more current work utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures, imaginary landscapes and alternate realities.
“Liz Brizzi manipulates her original photography onto acrylic painted canvases, then layers each piece with washes of color resulting in strikingly original works of art. Her mixed media paintings aim to cast a light on the lost and forgotten segments of the cities in which we live.” -Juxtapoz Magazine
“Her scenes seem like that moment when the sun starts to peak after a summer downpour.
“I recently visited the Los Angeles studio of this French born artist as she prepares for ‘Torn and Tattered’ opening this coming March at Thinkspace. The new works are Brizzi’s most vibrant and visually arresting yet, her keen eye capturing the forlorn areas of our city which she in turn transforms into scenes that whisk viewers away to an all together different place, one filled with wonder and discovery.” – Sour Harvest
Liz graduated in 2002 from Otis Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration and now works as a graphic artist from her studio in Downtown Los Angeles.