Liz Flores is a Chicago based self-taught artist and writer. She is an avid traveler, which has fueled the inspiration for her intricate line work and patterns. Flores’s art is a form of storytelling, with each work inspired by a unique experience that she shares on her blog and social channels. Most recently she has been inspired by story and memory and bringing them to life using lines and shapes, paring things down to the essentials. Not what transpired or who was there, but how it felt. She works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas and ink on mixed media paper.
She's shared her story of leaving her corporate environment to pursue a creative life in her TEDx talk, and has participated in a number of group shows around the Chicago land area as well as dived into the world of interactive art, becoming a contributing artist for The World We Want art movement.
When she’s not in her studio experimenting, you might find her running through the international terminal at ORD, or walking her Blue Heeler Indie.
B.A. 2012, Illinois State University, Entrepreneurship Major
2017 ArtPrize Nine, The Light Gallery + Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
2017 Urbs in Horto, galerie F, Chicago, IL
2016 Tamale Hut Cafe, November 2016, North Riverside, IL
2016 Jupiter Outpost, Chicago, IL
2016 Women are the Water of the Revolution, Galleryna 19, Chicago, IL
2016 RAW: Futures Emerging Artists, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2014 For the Brown Kids, Blue 1871, Chicago, IL
2017 100 Days of Simple Lines
2015 TEDxNormal: Made For More
2015 100 Portraits of a Train Conductor – a project inspired by #the100dayproject on Instagram where I drew 100 portraits of my train conductor 100 different ways.
2014 The World We Want – a global mural project brought to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue in collaboration with artist Amber Rae.
2016 PepsiCo, New York, New York. Illustration.
Poswolsky, Adam: “The Quarter Life Breakthrough,” October 2016
Idea Lemon Podcast: “What is This Whole Creativity Thing Anyway?” October 2015
ABC 7 Chicago News, January 2015