I’m an artist who uses landscape to investigate social, environmental, optical and phenomenological concerns.
Oklahoma Landscapes is a series of representational screen prints and oil paintings depicting the pastoral beauty of the Oklahoma landscape -- punctuated by horizontal drilling wells, salt disposal wells and other physical evidence of our oil and gas industry. These works are philosophical contemplations about relationship between looking and seeing.
Many of my other works use depictions of landscape to question what nature and wilderness mean to us as humans in the age of the Anthropocene.
Liz Roth’s paintings, prints, installations and drawings have been shown in over 100 exhibitions, including a dozen solo exhibitions. She has received numerous prestigious grants and many national and international residencies. Her work is in Walker Museum of Art, the Museu del Joguet in Spain, and the Museum of Awa Japanese Paper.
Roth was a Fulbright Scholar in Guangzhou, China, in 2019. She has been an artist in residence at the Golden Foundation for the Arts (New York), Xiaoxiang International Printmaking Center (Changsha, China) Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (Wyoming), Ucross (Wyoming), Playa (Oregon), A Project Space (Washington), Grand Canyon National Park- North Rim (Arizona), Wrangell Mountain Center (Alaska), Jentel (Wyoming), the Awagami Paper Factory (Japan), the Kamiyama (Japan) Artists in Residence program, and the Vermont Studio Center.
Roth earned her BA at Smith College and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a professor of painting and drawing at Oklahoma State University.