“Acutely observed, remembered and then re-imagined, these futuristic scenes are not so much renditions of a specific location as they are dizzying translations in paint of Mitty’s wonderment at the endless variety of visual information offered up by her subjects.”
– Art in America, January 2006
Lizbeth Mitty was born in New York to a family of artists, inventors, and actors. Her work, as described by New York Times critic Ken Johnson, is a combination of “painterly verve and hellish beauty — and is particularly concerned with examining and amplifying the intrinsic abstract beauty of deteriorating or overlooked corners of urban architecture, waterways and infrastructure.”
Mitty is fearless when she paints – all heart and hand – she loses herself to find herself – creating a map – a trail, an architecture for us to find our own way though her beautiful swoops, paint-filled valleys of ruins and blazing skies.
She has been exhibiting in galleries and museums in both the US and abroad and is held in numerous private and public collections since 1982. Her work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The US State Department and Trierenberg Holdings AG (Austria). She is a recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant, among others and has received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.