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Lizz Aston

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Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View - Warp #1, 2013, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand cut, 35" x 35" SOLD Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View - Warp #2, 2013, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand cut, 35" x 35" SOLD Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View - Warp #3, 2013, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand cut, 22" x 22" SOLD
Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View - Distort #1, 2013, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand cut, 30"x 30" (detail) Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View - Distort #2, 2013, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand cut, 30" x 30" (detail) Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #1 (detail), 2012, linen, fibre reactive dyes, starched, hand-cut, 32 x 37"
Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Lace Reticulation (detail), 2012, paper, dyes, hand-cut, 14.5" x 16.5" SOLD Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #2 (detail), 2012, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand-cut, 18.5 x 16.5" Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #3 (detail), 2012, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand-cut, 18.5 x 16.5"
Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View –Warp (detail), 2012, polychromatic  screen print on paper, 18 x 20" Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View – Distort (detail), 2012, polychromatic screen print on paper, 20 x 18" Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #1 – print (detail), 2012, polychromatic screen print on paper,19 x 24"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston:Antiquated Notions (detail), 2010, paper fibres, 14 x 14"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Wavering Paper Formation (detail), 2010, spun paper, linen thread, crochet, 14 x 14"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Increasing Your Knot Vocabulary (detail), 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, burnout, 32 x 42"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 1 (detail), 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 9 x 10"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 2 (detail), 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 9 x 10"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 3 (detail), 2012, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 10 x 9" SOLD

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 4 (detail), 2012, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 10 x 9" SOLD

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Antiquated Notions #1 (detail), 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 17 x 17"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Antiquated Notions #2 (detail), 2010, Paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 16 x 16"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Optical Lace Repeat (detail), 2012, paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 20 x 20"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Crochet (detail), 2010, paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 16 x 16" Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Antiquated Notions #4 (detail), 2010, paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 16 x 16"
Lizz Aston Lizz Aston: Drop Stitch (detail), 2010, paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burnout, 16 x 16"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Antiquated
Notions (detail), 2011, paper, burn-out, embroidery, 20 x 20"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploded Lace View (detail), paper, embroidery, burnout, 20 x 20" SOLD

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Multi-Dimensional Lace Work (detail), 2011, porcelain, 20 x 20"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Tin Can Telephone (detail), 2012, paper, embroidery, 14.5 x 16.5"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Dendritic Lace Formation (detail), 2012, paper, embroidery, burn-out, 20.5" x 20.5" SOLD

 

 

 

Biography

Lizz Aston is a fibre-based artist, currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario. In her work, Aston is interested in bridging gaps between traditional textile practice and contemporary art and design.
Focusing on themes surrounding knot-work and interlacement, her work encompasses both sculpture and installation, including interactive and site-specific projects as well as collaborative projects in porcelain, concrete and furniture design.

Aston holds an Advanced Diploma from the Sheridan Institute of Technology – Crafts and Design, Textiles program (2009) and has recently completed a three-year Artist Residency in the Textile Studio at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

Aston is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Setup Award, 2012.

Her work is currently featured in Fiberart International 2013, at the Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA where she recently took home the award for Most Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials.

In 2013, she returned to full-time studies at OCAD University to pursue a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Sponsored large scale installation, Nuit Blanche 2014
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Upcoming solo exhibition:

Exhibition soon closing:

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Lizz Aston received an Award for Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials

 

RECENT PRESS

“Under the Radar” Studio Magazine, Vol. 9 No. 1: Spring/Summer 2014: 1, 58 Print

Foye, Noelle. "Big Paper" Fiber Art Now Magazine Spring 2013: 18-21 Print

 

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014
- Craft Ontario – Craft Award TBA
2013
- Ontario Crafts Council - Undergraduate Scholarship
- Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Best of Fiber
- Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, 2013 – Award for Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials
- Lillstreet Arts Centre, Rooftop Flag Project – Best in Show
- Craft Projects Creation & Development Grant – Ontario Arts Council
- Level 1 – Toronto Arts Council Grant
2012
- RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award
- Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2011
- Canada Council Travel Grant
- Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship, Ontario Crafts Council
2010
- Level 1 - Toronto Arts Council Grant
- Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
- Mary Robertson Textile Scholarship, Ontario Crafts Council
- Untapped Emerging Artist Competition, The Artist Project, Toronto

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