Liz Layton

zehl2@goldmail.etsu.edu 

@liz_theprophetess




Education

Master of Arts in Teaching East Tennessee State University, 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts East Tennessee State University, 2011



Solo Exhibitions

2018     The Shimmering Path, mixed media watercolor show, Mockingbird Gallery, Jonesborough, TN

2018     Mine, Movie Star, mixed media fibers show for the Arts in the Airport series, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN. Sponsored by: The Tennessee Arts Commission & the National Endowment for the Arts.

2016      Amaranthine, mixed media painting & fibers show, Shakti in the Mountains, Johnson City, TN

2015      Ceremony, installation & music video, SUBmarine Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2014      Mother Being, mixed media paintings & book show, Shakti in the Mountains, Johnson City, TN

2012      The Prophetess, painting show & film showing, Projexx Studio & Gallery, Johnson City, TN

2011      Les Enfants Terribles, painting & diorama show, Venus & Fur, Johnson City, TN

2011     Equus Imprint, solo B.F.A. show, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN



Group Exhibitions

2018     Art for Change: Alumni & Student Show, Ball Hall, East Tenn. State University, Johnson City, TN

2018    Nasty Women & Bad Hombres: Art Exhibition to Benefit Planned Parenthood, The Wedge Foundation, Asheville, NC

2017    Our Appalachia: Community & Innovation, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2017    Jonesborough Juried Art Show, The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School, Jonesborough, TN

2016    [uh-books], Group Book Show at the Student Centre of London South Bank University, London, U.K.

2016     Annual Academic M.O.M Conference, New York, NY

2016     As Mothers As Artists, Lace Market Gallery, Nottingham, U.K.

2016     Digital Didactic, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2015     ProCreate Project, The Women’s Library at Goldsmiths College, London, U.K.

2015     Time, Sound & Performance, SUBmarine Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2015     SECRET BANGS, Allison Gallery, Greeneville, TN

2014     EQUAL: Modern Family in Contemporary Art, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN

2013     Moderna Blondin, March, Nelson’s Fine Art, Johnson City, TN

2012     Kántrýdagur Film Festival, Kántrýbær, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2012     Canked 3, The Grindhouse, Portsmouth, Ohio

2012     Catch 22: Homage to Wyatt Moody, print exhibit curated by Ralph Slatton,  Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

2012     Opið Hús, February, May; Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2012     Hope, a book made for The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Permanent Collection, Brooklyn, NY

2011     Hyperallergic Presents: Three Months of Mail Art, Hyperallergic Headquarters, Brooklyn, NY

2011     Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2011     Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Arts Center, Kingsport, TN

2010     Transversed Orientation, Nelson Fine Art Gallery, Johnson City, TN

2010     Appalachian Photography Salon, Renaissance Arts Center, Kingsport, TN

2010     Student Honors Show, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

2010     Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Arts Center, Kingsport, TN

2008     Postcard Show and Silent Auction, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

2007     Mockingbird Exhibition, Tipton Street Gallery, Johnson City, TN


Professional Experience

2016-now  K-5 Elementary Art Teacher, Kingsport City Schools, TN

2016-now  Adjunct, Art Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2011-12    Art Teacher, Pre-K-12, Princeton Arts Center, Johnson City, TN.

2007-9       Public Relations & Gallery Assistant, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN


Residencies & Awards

2018          University President’s Purchase Award: Artwork chosen for the Reece Museum’s Permanent Collection, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

2015          Quillen Scholar, James H. Quillen Graduate Scholarship Award, Johnson City, TN

2012          NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland (winter & spring)


Filmography

2017     Background: “Thor, Ragnarok” (Marvel Studios),  dir. Taika Waititi

2017     Dancer: “Wreath” music video by Perfume Genius (Matador Records)

2017     Background: CMT Awards Audience, “Nashville” TV Series, Season 5, Ep.10

2014     Principal Actor: "Two Prayers and a Dream" dir.  Rossella Piccinno

2012     Director & Writer: The Prophetess

2012     Co-Creator: Draumer, a stop-motion animated short


Bibliography

2018   Paper Magazine, “Perfume Genius's New "Wreath" Video is a Love Letter to Fans,” Beatrice Hazlehurst, pub. Sept.19.

2016   Thistle Magazine, the “IDENTITY” issue, Vol. VIII, pub. Feb. 26.

2016   The F-Bomb, “How Grimes is Daring Music Critics to Dismantle Hierarchies in Pop Music,” pub. Feb. 5.

2015   Thistle Magazine, the “TIME” issue Vol.IV, pub. Feb. 20.

2014   Cherry Magazine, “Persephone After Winter”p.3-5. Vol.I, pub. Mar.




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