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Liza Lou is an artist whose work combines visionary, conceptual, traditional and vernacular approaches to create a new kind of sculptural experience. She is best known for her ambitious sculptural installations like Kitchen and Backyard, which were each years in the making, and more recently for her powerful sculptures of ecstatic figures. Liza Lou also brings a painter's approach to sculpture. The luminous patterned surfaces of her sculptural environments are like walk-in paintings.

Liza Lou's live performance, Born Again was a highlight of Testimony, her 2002 exhibition at Deitch Projects. The intensity of religious experience and the revisualization of childhood memories made the works in the exhibition exceptionally powerful, paralleling the vivid characterizations in the performance.

Liza Lou's work embraces the American visionary tradition and also encompasses Pop Art and Neo-Expressionist figuration. Although it is part of the historic progression of American art, it extends the contemporary artistic vocabulary to connect with audiences outside current academic dialogue. Whenever her works are exhibited, crowds are immediately drawn to her work, astonished by her meticulous technique and the work's magnetism.

Liza Lou was awarded the MacArthur “genius” fellowship in 2002.

Her most recent solo exhibition was at White Cube, London in March of 2006.

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