Liz Mares

Liz Mares began her creative pursuits in 1997 and launched her full-time career in 2015. She has dedicated her practice towards painting, photography and digital media, concentrating on architectural/industrial elements, geometric patterns and the wonders of nature. 

In this time, she has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the United States, as well as in Europe and the UK. Her work can be found in several Fortune 500 collections and academic institutions including Texas A&M and University of Chicago Medicine.

Professional Credentials

Awards - Grants - Projects

  • 2019 – Owl You Need is Love Public Art Project – Sponsored by Humane Indiana
  • 2018 – MINI Library Box Project Artist – Sponsored by MINI USA, Saatchi Art for Little Black Pearl – Chicago, IL
  • 2018 – ‘Highland Has Art’ Grant : Highland Community Foundation
  • 2016 – Highland Redevelopment Commission : Mural Project : Legacy Foundation Grant

Lectures - Talks

  • 2019 – Artist Talk – Indy Windy : A Love Story – Marshall J. Gardner Center – Miller, IN
  • 2018 – Art and Social Action – Saatchi Art Talks Panel – The Other Art Fair – Chicago, IL
  • 2017 – On the Radar, Lakeshore Public Access Interview WLPR-FM 98.1
  • 2017 – Art on the Air – WVLP 103.1 Radio – Valparaiso, IN
  • 2015 – Insight Design Conference – Cedar Lake Arts Center – Cedar Lake, IN
  • 2013 – What’s That – Panel Discussion – Public Art, Environmental Movement and Community – Chicago, IL

Residencies

  • 2018 – Artist in Residence – Green Street Projects – Chicago, IL
  • 2015 – Artist in Residence – Keweenaw Coffee Works – Calumet, MI
  • 2013 – Lake House Studio Residency – CRN Fine Art – Valporaiso, IN