Elizabeth Atzberger, aka Liz Atz, is an artist, curator, and educator who teaches at Pace University, Pratt, and SUNY. Atz uses traditional art materials as well as those of consumer culture, low fashion, industrial castoffs and simple science experiments in her paintings, installations, and photographs. In recent work, notably in the Substance exhibit at Pace University, Atz has been exploring the possibilities of chitosan bioplastics as a replacement for petroleum-based plastics in art, design, and material science applications.
Born in Columbus Ohio, Atz currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY. She has a BFA in Painting from the Ohio State University, and an MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art. From 2011-2014, she was a co-director and co-curator of AIRPLANE gallery in Bushwick. She has had solo exhibitions at Pace University Gallery, R. Jampol Projects (NY) and Solos Project House (NJ) and also been included in many group exhibitions at venues including Momenta Art (NY), and Outpost Artist Resources (NY).