_ABOUT_

 

Liz Rywelski (1980) NY, USA

 
 

I produce performances that embody and point to inter-related ideas on Identity– how buying makes me who I imagine myself to be.
Shopping is my practice and buying is my process.
My products resemble the goods, services, and bi-products of consumption and they are collectively titled metaconsumer.

 

A metaconsumer is a person who uses consumption as a means to comment on or question consumption.
Metaconsumer’s self-consciously assemble the goods, services, performativities, and representations– language, image, and data– of consumption.
Metaconsumer’s transform their assemblages into aestheticized and/or politicized objects, concepts, and/or activities that redirect
and reorient the participants understanding of, and relationship to, consumption and the world(s) it creates.

 

The images, texts, and links collected here are representations of metaconsumer.
Products can be seen and/or experienced by scheduling a studio visit, attending an exhibition, participating in a performance, and by arranging a purchase or commission.

 
 

CV
Born New York, USA (1980)

EDUCATION
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Master of Fine Art in Emerging Practices: 2014

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Art, May 2002

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
• MIRRORED, Daemon College 2014
• Echo Art Fair, Buffalo NY
• RETURN POLICY, Anderson Gallery, April 2013
• LIKEARTBASEL, Workshop Collective, Miami FL
• Parallax, 515 Gallery, Buffalo NY
• Suite 6 Portraits Series, Dis Magazine, April 2011
• Getting Closer: intimacy in the digital age, Fe Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
• Little Warsaw, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia PA
• Space 1026, 96 Gillespie, London UK
• P4 Urban Edge, Milan Italy
• 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey, and Tehran, Iran
• Sloganeers, Washington DC The Institute of Contemporary Art,
• Vernacular Spectacular, UPENN
• Peer Pleasure, Yerba Buena Center San Francisco CA, with Royal Art Lodge,
Space1026 and Instant Coffee
• Precious Moments, Joymore Gallery, Brooklyn NY
• Philadelphia Selections 5, Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
• Works on Paper 2004, Arcadia University, curated by Jordan Kantor, MOMA
• The New Acropolis, An invitational exhibition of young Philadelphia Artists,
The Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
• Mead, Gerald; “IDEAL SHOPPING”, ARTVOICE, May, 2013
• Dawson, Catherine; Consuming the Self, UBVS Catalog 2013
• Shaw, Kurt; “Artists Consider Getting Closer On The Web”, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, January 30, 2011
• Cotter, Holland; “Precious Moments”, The New York Times, August 19, 2005 (with Illustration)
• Dabkowski, Colin; Echo art Fair Draws…; The Buffalo News, 2013
• Fallon, Roberta; ART BLOG; several posts
• Johnson, Patti; ARTFAGCITY.com, Echo Art Fair 2013
• Burket, Brent; “Joy Found In Williamsburg”, artblog, www.artblog.com,
• Pym, William; Rockpile magazine, Issue #102, August 2005 (with illustrations) (with illustrations)
• Budget Living Magazine; August/September 2004 (with illustrations)
• Flyntz, Liz; Erotic Economies; 2010
• Amarosi, AD; Philadelphia City Paper Choice Awards,2008

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
• e-flux, Monday Night Series, NYC, August 10, 2014
• Visiting Artist Lecture, Chapman University, 2013
• Here and Now, Squeaky Wheel; Buffalo NY, November 2013
• Introduction to Art on Youtube; Tony Conrad, March 2012
• BOB Pavilion; Columbia University, NY, NY, July 2011
• IdeaJam; DDMT Toronto, Ontario, CA, July 2011
• The Grind Whisperer, University at Buffalo, September 2010
• Juniors Lectures Series with Jim Johnson; Moore College of Art, April 2008
• Foundations Lecture Series; Moore College of Art, October 2006
• Foundations Lecture Series; Moore College of Art, October 2005

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE
• Mission Designer, Play/Share Beyond/In Western New York Biennial, Inter-media Performance Studio
• Jury Representative, UB Philadelphia Invitational Portfolio, Philadelphia Print Collective
• Muralist for The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia PA
GALLERY AFFILIATION
• Space 1026 Gallery, Curating Member 2002-2006
• The Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study, 2006- 2008

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
• YOU be #everyone Performance Series Coordinator and Archivist.2011
• StopAnimations, Erin Marie Dunn a solo exhibition 2011
• Bad Manor, Logan White a solo exhibition, UB VS Gallery 2010
• Goodiepal, RADICAL COMPUTER MUSIC, The Star Garden 2009
• Art of the Invisibles, NONGRATA: Estonian performance art, PIFAS Philadelphia PA 2008
• XPPL, D.Mocean, Nathan Whipple, Bunny Brains, and Mutation Collapse, Space 1026, 2006
• 320×200:: DA SHOW, Cory Arcangel, Joe Beukman, Joseph Bonn, and Paul B. Davis:: Beige Programming Ensemble, Space 1026, 2005
• Paper Rad: Mixed Tape Clubhouse, Space 1026, 2005
• Diane Cluck, Toby Goodshank, Meg Baird; Solo Acoustic Show, Space 1026, 2005
• From the Ground-Up, Space 1026, (curated from the online project by, www.learningtoloveyoumore.com, created by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July), 2005
• The Kind Be Cause, a solo exhibition by Luke Ramsey, Space 1026, 2005
• Corporacist, a solo exhibition by Albo Jeavons, Space 1026, 2004
• Paradise, A solo exhibition by Lily Frisco, Space 1026, 2004
• New Money, a meta-history of the 20th century, solo exhibition by Josh Kline, Space 1026, 2004

EXHIBITION RECORD- with links
2011
BUTTERFAX, UB Art Gallery READ
GETTING CLOSER, Fe Arts Gallery VIEWREAD
2010
LITTLE WARSAW, Little Berlin Gallery READVIEW
EROTIC ECONOMIES JOURNAL
2009
THE QUEUE @ P.I.F.A.S, PHILADELPHIA PA VIEW
MY HOUSE GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, VIEW
OFFERINGS, LITTLE BERLIN GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA PA
THE BARAT FOUNDATION, THE MULTIFACETED FEMALE, NEWARK NJ VIEW
2008
1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey, and Tehran, Iran VIEW
2007
DCAC, Sloganeers, Washington DC VIEW
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Locally Localized Gravity, Philadelphia VIEW
2006
The Myerson Gallery UPENN, Vernacular Spectacular, Philadelphia PA VIEW
The Midwives Collective, Acting 101 Philadelphia PA VIEW
LIT Gallery, DRAW, NY NY VIEW
The Padlock Gallery, Exquisite Corpse, Philadelphia PA VIEW
Yerba Buena Center, Peer Pleasure: Group show with Royal Art Lodge, Space 1026 and Instant Coffee, San Francisco CA
2005
Joymore Gallery, Miami FL
Better Than Toast, Listen To Sweatheart, Saratoga Springs NY
Esther M Klein Gallery, The Faux Show, Philadelphia PA
VIEWREVIEW
Joymore Gallery, Precious Moments, Brooklyn NY VIEW
Space 1026, Santa Fe 2006, Philadelphia PA
Ashley Gallery, Lubrica Mi Vida, Philadelphia PA
The P4 Gallery, The Urban Edge Show, Milan Italy VIEW
2004
Antisocial Gallery, Everybody Rules Everything, Vancouver BC VIEW
Goldie Paley Gallery MCAD, Philadelphia Selections 5, Philadelphia PA VIEW
The Mockbee Gallery, Beaver College, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mimi Barr Gallery, Paper Awesome!, A drawing show, San Francisco CA
Arcadia University, Works on Paper 2004, Philadelphia PA VIEW
The Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, The New Acropolis, Philadelphia PA VIEW
Space1026, Man, I Feel Like a Woman, Philadelphia PA VIEW
2003
Repo Records, the Pornography of Emotion, a so-low drawing exhibition, Philadelphia PA
the bad touch, A Drawing Show, Curated by Lump Lipschitz
Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK, The Rose Museum, Boston MA, LUMP Gallery, NC, The Ukrainian Museum, Chicago IL

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Erotic Economies VIEW
  • Getting Closer VIEW
  • SPACE IS THE PLACE VIEW
  • Philadelphia City Paper VIEW 7/22/10
  • PRINT LIBERATION INTERVIEW BY KATIE MILLER VIEW
  • Design PublicVIEW
  • Philadelphia City Paper Choice Awards, 2008 VIEW
  • Philadelphia Magazine VIEW
  • Cotter, Holland, “Precious Moments”, The New York Times, August 19, 2005 VIEW
  • Change Agent VIEW
  • Burket, Brent, “Joy Found In Williamsburg”, August 2005 VIEW
  • Zarro, Jennifer, “Thanks To An Awesome Tribe”, 2006 VIEW 1,VIEW 2,VIEW 3
  • Shafrir, Doree, “Space Odyssey”, The Philadelphia Weekly, July 2005
  • Rice, Robin,” Shiny Happy People”, The City Paper. August 26, 2004 VIEW
  • The Philadelphia Independent, “The SEPTA Letters”, Issue 14-21
  • Budget Living Magazine, August/September 2004 (with illustrations)

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2011

YOU be #everyone Performance Series Coordinator and Archivist. VIEW

StopAnimations, Erin Marie Dunn a solo exhibition, VIEW
2010
Bad Manor, Logan White a solo exhibition, UB VS Gallery VIEW
2009
Goodiepal, RADICAL COMPUTER MUSIC, The Star Garden
2008
Art of the Invisibles, NONGRATA: Estonian performance art,
PIFAS Philadelphia PA
2006
XPPL, D.Mocean, Nathan Whipple, Bunny Brains, and
Mutation Collapse, Space 1026
2005
320×200:: DA SHOW, Cory Arcangel, Joe Beukman, Joseph Bonn, and Paul B. Davis:: Beige Programming Ensemble, Space 1026 VIEW
Paper Rad: Mixed Tape Clubhouse, Space 1026 VIEW
Diane Cluck, Toby Goodshank, Meg Baird; Solo Acoustic Show, Space 1026
From the Ground-Up, Space 1026, (curated from the online project by, www.learningtoloveyoumore.com, created by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July)
The Kind Be Cause, a solo exhibition by Luke Ramsey, Space 1026 VIEW
2004
Corporacist, a solo exhibition by Albo Jeavons, Space 1026
Paradise, A solo exhibition by Lily Frisco, Space 1026
New Money, a meta-history of the 20th century, solo exhibition by Josh Kline, Space 1026 VIEW
2003
The Dirty Projectors, Really Fucked American Music, Space 1026
Poverty Jetset; Hosted by Jonny Makeup. Showcasing Clothing and Accessories by Redwagon, Crystal Stokowski, and Leroys Girl. Space 1026
Baby Girl Put It On Me, a tattoo show showcasing The Baby Girl Tattoo Project by Sherri Wood, Space 1026