About the Artist

Liz Ainslie lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2004 and a BFA from Alfred University in 2001.

Ainslie has had solo shows at Transmitter and Airplane in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Creon Gallery in Manhattan. Her work has been included in shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, SARDINE, Ground Floor Gallery, Orgy Park, Outlet Fine Art, Centotto, Norte Maar, Parallel Art Space, Small Black Door, and A.I.R. gallery in Brooklyn; Valentine in Ridgewood, Queens; Station Independent Projects, Lu Magnus, Artjail and Spazio 522 in Manhattan; Vox Populi and Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia; BCB Fine Art and Imogen Holloway in upstate New York, and Gallerie Kritiku, Prague, Czech Republic. Her work has been reviewed in Giornale Dell' Arte,  ArtCal Zine, The GC Advocate, interviews with Ainslie can be found on blogs including And Freedom For, Pencil in the Studio, #fffffff Walls, Standard Interview, Otino Corsano. Her work is included in the Pierogi Flat Files.



MFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art
BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Alfred University

Solo Exhibitions

Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie, Transmitter, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
The Part of Sight, Cohen Gallery at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Not the Thing Were Thinking, BCB Art, Hudson, NY

Liz Ainslie: Proxies, Airplane, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Liz Ainslie: Slices, Creon Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

Inquiry: Investigation Through Abstraction, Curated by Mark Brosseau, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Continuity to Change: Recent History of American Abstraction, Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery, The College at Brockport SUNY, January 31 – March 3, 201
Every Woman Biennial, La Mamma Galleria, May 19 – 24, 2019
Blue Bananas, Far x Wide, online group show, April 1 – May 15, 2019

The 2019 Flat File: Year Six, Tiger Strikes Asteriod, Brooklyn, NY
Italicized Reality, SARDINE, Brooklyn, NY
Blurring Boundaries: The Women Of AAA, 1936–present, Curated by Rebecca DiGivanna, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, October–November, 2018 and Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, November–December, 2018
Black Friday 2, George and Lobo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SkyLight, Curated by Fran Holstrom, Aquarius, Queens, NY

Spaces, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY. curated by William Crump

Stone Soup Nasty, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Lazuli and Small Blue Thing, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Enrico Gomez
Smart Dust, Sla307, New York, NY
Salami Salon, curated by ROE projects, Brooklyn, NY
Neesh@BOS 2016, Curated by Fran Holstrom, Brooklyn, NY
Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary. Brooklyn, NY, curated by Michael David and Julie Torres
COLOR AGENTS, 245 Varet, Brooklyn, NY

Peer Review, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London
Salonukah 2015, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
New Work City, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Julie Torres
Mixtape II, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Todd Bienvenu
Family Ties, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX, curated by Julie Torres
A Weekend at the Old Gem, Presented by Arts@Renaissance, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art Spring Benefit 2015, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Triangles, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Melissa Staiger
Metaplay Prague - New York, Czech Center, New York, NY, curated by Petra Valentova
New and Recent Paintings, Valentine, Ridgewood, Queens
Metaplay, Curated by Petra Valentova, Gallerie Kritiku, Prague, Czech Republic
suggestion, that is the dream: Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings, Outlet Fine Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Vox X: Present Tense, Curated by Matthew Brannon and Howie Chen, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA,
Do it Yourself Curated by Julie Torres, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Top Drawer Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
Feral Objects curated by Peggy Cyphers and Lucio Pozzi, Creon, New York, NY
Whitney Houston Biennial: I'm Every Woman curated by Finley Christine, Dumbo, Brooklyn

Shipshape, 245 Varet, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Cocktails and Dreams Part II, Airplane, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Special Guests, Sardine, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Legend of Drafts, Centotto, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
What I like About You, Curated by Julie Torres, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Thanks, Curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York, NY

Temporary Art, Manto Curated by Lucio Pozzi and Annarosa Buttarelli, Mantova, Italy

Is Between Curated by: Robin Grearson, The Active Space, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
The Unfunny Show Curated by: Matthew F. Fisher, Small Black Door, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Purple Nurple, Curated by: Mike Olin, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
tArt Year 8, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
So Happy Together, Organized by: Julie Torres, Norte Maar Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, BCB Art, Hudson, NY
SWEET + SOUR: tART WORKS, Curated by: Caroline Elizabeth Babson, OZANEAUX Art Space, New York, NY

Painting Comes Alive! Curated by Erik den Breejen Artjail, New York, NY
tArt at AIR 2010: What's In a Collective, AIR gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Time Bandits III, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, BCB Art, Hudson, NY
Bklyn 6, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

Without Borders VI: Conjunction, Lord Hall Gallery, Orono, ME, collaboration with Abigail Stiers
Time Bandits II, Pioneers of Inspiration, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
tArt at Air, Air Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Suspension: Liz Ainslie & Evan Reehl Ryer, curated by Julia Schwadron, Spazio 522, New York, NY
Daily Schemes, AM Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
tArt Summer Salon Show, Rabbitholestudio, Brooklyn, NY
POI Group Show, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Victory for Tyler, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

tArt Salon Exhibition, New York, NY

tART Fall 2005 Salon Show, New York, NY

MFA Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried MFA Exhibition, Ice Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The MFA Biennial Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Drawing Show, Tyler Gallery, Elkins Park, PA

Awards and Residencies

Visiting Artist Residency, Trestle, Brooklyn NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Rome Art and Culture Scholarship, Tyler School of Art of Temple University
Project Completion Grant, Tyler School of Art of Temple University

Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art of Temple University


Amato, Delphine, And Freedom For, Liz Ainslie, May 1, 2014
Caraher, Meredith, NYC Art Parasites, Open Studios: An Insider's Take, June, 2013
Matlin, Clay, The GC Advocate, Oh My Signs and Signifiers!, March 20, 2013
Chapline, Jonathan, #FFFFFF Walls, Liz Ainslie-Bushwick, April 12, 2012
Corsano, Otino, Liz Ainslie "Is Between", Otino Corsano, New Genres Artist, October 22, 2011
Calandra, Maria, Pencil in the Studio, Liz Ainslie, August 4, 2011
Standard Interview Liz Ainslie, March 30, 2011
Corsano, Otino, Quick Draw Artist Interview #3: Liz Ainslie, Sunday, December 20, 2009
Pozzi, Lucio, Fuori dal coro Jef Bourgeau e Liz Ainslie, ovvero il coraggio e la cocciutaggine, Il Giornale Dell' Arte, N. 292, November, 2009
Vartanian, Hrag, Suspension at Spazio 522, Artcal Zine, August 13, 2008
Corsano, Otino, Liz Ainslie: Underdog Award of Distinction Recipient, Otino Corsano, New Genres Artist, November 3, 2007
Vartanian, Hrag, Living with Liz Ainslie's "Some Pieces" (2005), Hrag Vartainian: A blog of art, culture, writing and ideas, hragvartanian.com, July, 29, 2007

Featured on the following blogs

Two Coats of Paint
Art Blog Art Blog
The Best Time of the Day
Kip Deeds
Romanblog II


Pierogi, Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY
Nurture Art Artist's Registry, Brooklyn, NY
Artists Space, The Irving Sandler Artists File, New York, NY


Member, American Abstract Artists

Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Grant

Selected Collections

Olav Westphalen, Brooklyn, NY
Walter Klemperer, Champaigne, IL
Luigi Carbone, Rome, Italy