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Biography

For the past decade, Liz Glynn (b. 1981, Boston, Mass.) has worked in sculpture, installation, and performance, examining the ways in which cultural objects of the past embody or confront power dynamics, social structures, and systems of value. Her work has been the subject of important one-person shows including “The Archaeology of Another Possible Future,” a yearlong exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (2017), and “RANSOM ROOM,” at the SculptureCenter, New York (2014). She has enacted other large-scale installations and performances for the San Francisco International Airport (2019), Frieze Live (2018), Now+There in Boston (2018), the Public Art Fund in New York (2017), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013), Frieze Projects (2013), Performa 11 in New York, and the migrating public art project, “Station to Station.” Major group exhibitions include the Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA'' biennial (2012), for which she was named a Mohn Award finalist; J. Paul Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time'' (2013); and the New Museum’s “The Generational: Younger than Jesus” (2009). Glynn currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, where she is an Assistant Professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.

Selected Works

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Liz Glynn Untitled Vessel #3 (from The Looters), 2022

Liz Glynn
Untitled Vessel #3 (from The Looters), 2022
glazed stoneware
11 x 9 x 11 in. (27.9 x 22.9 x 27.9 cm)

Liz Glynn Open House, 2016
Liz Glynn Open House, (detail), 2016
Liz Glynn Open House, (detail), 2016
Liz Glynn Open House, (detail), 2016
Liz Glynn Open House, 2016

Liz Glynn
Open House, 2016
cast concrete, 26 objects: 5 arches, 8 armchairs, 4 ottomans, 6 side chairs, and 3 settees
dimension variable
Installation view, Doris F. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, NY
Photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

Installation view, Myth of Singularity, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, January 7 - February 11, 2017

Installation view, Myth of Singularity, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, January 7 - February 11, 2017

 Installation view, Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, October 7, 2017 - September 3, 2018

 Installation view, Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, October 7, 2017 - September 3, 2018

Liz Glynn Eternal Return I, 2017

Liz Glynn
Eternal Return I, 2017
epoxy clay with acrylic
53 x 42 1/2 x 38 in. (134.6 x 108 x 96.5 cm)

Liz Glynn Untitled (after Burgher with Frock Coat), 2014

Liz Glynn
Untitled (after Burgher with Frock Coat), 2014
bronze
23 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. (81.9 x 80.6 x 14 cm)
Photo: Chloé Bellemère

Liz Glynn Pathos: Exercise XLIV, 2015

Liz Glynn
Pathos: Exercise XLIV, 2015
glazed stoneware
9 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (23.5 x 17.1 x 10.8 cm)

Liz Glynn To See, 2016/2017

Liz Glynn
To See, 2016/2017
Seven 3-D printed gypsum and nylon elements on powder-coated steel
15 x 77 1/2 x 4 in. (38.1 x 196.9 x 10.2 cm) steel plate: 15 x 77 1/2 x 3/16, (38.1 x 196.9 x .4 cm)

Liz Glynn Untitled (Tumbleweed XXIV), 2018

Liz Glynn
Untitled (Tumbleweed XXIV), 2018
cast stainless steel
21 x 30 x 23 in. (53.3 x 76.2 x 58.4 cm)

Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, 2019
Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, (detail), 2019
Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, (detail), 2019
Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, 2019

Liz Glynn
Terra-Techne, 2019
cast stainless steel and terracotta
dimensions variable
Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for San Francisco International Airport Harvey Milk Terminal 1
Photo: Ethan Kaplan Photography

Liz Glynn Untitled (After dark), 2019

Liz Glynn
Untitled (After dark), 2019
cast stainless steel, vinyl
29 x 34 x 6 in. (73.7 x 86.4 x 15.2 cm)

Liz Glynn Celestial Globe 44N11E (after Plato), 2013

Liz Glynn
Celestial Globe 44N11E (after Plato), 2013
plaster, ink, acrylic and wood
13 x 11.5 x 11.5 in. (33.02 x 29.21 x 29.21 cm)

Liz Glynn [de]-lusions of Grandeur: The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time, April 19, 2013, performance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater

Liz Glynn
[de]-lusions of Grandeur: The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time, April 19, 2013, performance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater

Liz Glynn III, 2010, reclaimed wooden pallets, 16 x 27 x 27 feet
Liz Glynn III, 2010
Liz Glynn III, 2010, reclaimed wooden pallets, 16 x 27 x 27 feet

Liz Glynn
III, 2010, reclaimed wooden pallets, 16 x 27 x 27 feet

Liz Glynn RANSOM ROOM, 2014
Liz Glynn Afterimage: Cuzco (Golden Maize), (detail), 2019
Liz Glynn RANSOM ROOM, 2014

Liz Glynn
RANSOM ROOM, 2014
mixed media, dimension variable
Installation view, Sculpture Center, New York
Photo: Jason Mandella

Liz Glynn Untitled Vessel #3 (from The Looters), 2022

Liz Glynn
Untitled Vessel #3 (from The Looters), 2022
glazed stoneware
11 x 9 x 11 in. (27.9 x 22.9 x 27.9 cm)

Liz Glynn Open House, 2016

Liz Glynn
Open House, 2016
cast concrete, 26 objects: 5 arches, 8 armchairs, 4 ottomans, 6 side chairs, and 3 settees
dimension variable
Installation view, Doris F. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, NY
Photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

Installation view, Myth of Singularity, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, January 7 - February 11, 2017

Installation view, Myth of Singularity, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, January 7 - February 11, 2017

 Installation view, Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, October 7, 2017 - September 3, 2018

 Installation view, Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, October 7, 2017 - September 3, 2018

Liz Glynn Eternal Return I, 2017

Liz Glynn
Eternal Return I, 2017
epoxy clay with acrylic
53 x 42 1/2 x 38 in. (134.6 x 108 x 96.5 cm)

Liz Glynn Untitled (after Burgher with Frock Coat), 2014

Liz Glynn
Untitled (after Burgher with Frock Coat), 2014
bronze
23 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. (81.9 x 80.6 x 14 cm)
Photo: Chloé Bellemère

Liz Glynn Pathos: Exercise XLIV, 2015

Liz Glynn
Pathos: Exercise XLIV, 2015
glazed stoneware
9 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (23.5 x 17.1 x 10.8 cm)

Liz Glynn To See, 2016/2017

Liz Glynn
To See, 2016/2017
Seven 3-D printed gypsum and nylon elements on powder-coated steel
15 x 77 1/2 x 4 in. (38.1 x 196.9 x 10.2 cm) steel plate: 15 x 77 1/2 x 3/16, (38.1 x 196.9 x .4 cm)

Liz Glynn Untitled (Tumbleweed XXIV), 2018

Liz Glynn
Untitled (Tumbleweed XXIV), 2018
cast stainless steel
21 x 30 x 23 in. (53.3 x 76.2 x 58.4 cm)

Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, 2019

Liz Glynn
Terra-Techne, 2019
cast stainless steel and terracotta
dimensions variable
Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for San Francisco International Airport Harvey Milk Terminal 1
Photo: Ethan Kaplan Photography

Liz Glynn Untitled (After dark), 2019

Liz Glynn
Untitled (After dark), 2019
cast stainless steel, vinyl
29 x 34 x 6 in. (73.7 x 86.4 x 15.2 cm)

Liz Glynn Celestial Globe 44N11E (after Plato), 2013

Liz Glynn
Celestial Globe 44N11E (after Plato), 2013
plaster, ink, acrylic and wood
13 x 11.5 x 11.5 in. (33.02 x 29.21 x 29.21 cm)

Liz Glynn [de]-lusions of Grandeur: The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time, April 19, 2013, performance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater

Liz Glynn
[de]-lusions of Grandeur: The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time, April 19, 2013, performance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater

Liz Glynn III, 2010, reclaimed wooden pallets, 16 x 27 x 27 feet

Liz Glynn
III, 2010, reclaimed wooden pallets, 16 x 27 x 27 feet

Liz Glynn RANSOM ROOM, 2014

Liz Glynn
RANSOM ROOM, 2014
mixed media, dimension variable
Installation view, Sculpture Center, New York
Photo: Jason Mandella