Liza Grobler is a contemporary artist whose work explores the tangible qualities of materials and the connections between people, artworks and the world around us. Her work, largely process driven, blurs the traditions of craft and fine art. The viewer is encouraged to travel with her into an imaginary world where fact and fiction become one, everything is in flux, and anything is possible.
In 2016, she was a recipient of the Africa Centre Award and IZIKO Museum commissioned her to create a site-specific work for the National Gallery. Other career highlights include: a solo project for Cape Town International Art Fair (2017), a commissioned public artwork for Cape Town International Design Capital (2015) and the screening of her video work at the ADDIS International Video Arts Festival (Ethiopia) and at MOFO for Forever Now (Tasmania and Deep Space, 2015). She was short-listed for the Commonwealth Arts and Craft Award (2006). Grobler attended residencies in Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Mexico, India, the United States (ARTOMI and Residency Unlimited) and initiated an international residency and exhibition ‘Smokey Signals from the Groot Karoo’ in South Africa (2017). Her beaded work in collaboration Qaqambile Bead Studio was showcased at 1:54 Art Fair (2015) and at Context Art Miami Fair in December 2019. She is represented by Everard Read Galleries (Cape Town, Johannesburg, London).
Nationality: South African
Residence: Cape Town, South Africa