Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Liz Langyher received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. As an artist her work centers around an attempt to make and live in a more ecological way, with a focus on childhood environments and landscape as a curated experience. Her current work is focused on the similarities between natural and art objects and contemporary land use as a symbolic artifacts. She has been recently been in residence at the Guldagergaard International Research Center in Denmark.
Translated through decades, languages, and hands, the artifact is prized for its innate connection to what is lost; a desperate and glorified reference point to the unknown. When removed from our cultural context, our contemporary world will perform as abstract artifacts and monuments to our land legacies. I create ceramic objects using a variety of techniques and firing methods meant to mimic the chaotic processes of time against the human desire for order and utility. In this way my work is a map filled with a complicated language of what has been, what is now, and what will be.
January – March, 2018