Vermont Studio Center, November 2014
Where I’ll be finalizing a work I am currently weaving about jobs/income/identity and moments/memory/work…. *stay tuned!!!


eflux, “Shapes and Skins: Unrealized Avatars and Alter Egos,”


Join us this Monday, August 11 for the third of five Summer Mondays at eflux, “Shapes and Skins: Unrealized Avatars and Alter Egos,” with presentations by Liz Rywelski, Tweetsculpture, and Casey Jane Ellison.

“Shapes and Skins: Unrealized Avatars and Alter Egos”
Monday, August 11
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002www.eflux.com

Artists and writers have long employed the construct of an alter ego, pen name, or other form of camouflage in order to explore outside the limits and expectations of an existing identity. The guises that these artists work under allow them to consider different facets of contemporary society within an environment increasingly infused with social media.

The evening begins with artist Liz Rywelski, discussing her project TIME SHARE, a performance and play on a consumer model within a time share sales experience as seen through basic design principles of the Alternate Reality Game and the basic principles of Consumer Theory.

Toni van Tiel and Griet Menschaert of the artist collective Tweetsculpture will present an interactive talk about their project, a Twitter account where users contribute unrealized and often poetic ideas for sculpture.

The evening will close with Webcam Stand Up: Comedy with Casey Jane Ellison, a live stand up performance via video chat with artist and comedian Casey Jane Ellison. Art and tech surprises await you.

Conversation and drinks will follow.

Casey Jane Ellison, inventor of the comedian avatar, born and raised in Los Angeles, bicoastal bisexual, artist and comic. As an artist, her work has been commissioned by MOCA in Los Angeles and she has presented videos and animation at the New Museum, MoMA PS1, and the Museum of Art and Design. She recently launched her own cult and accompanying t-shirt line. Casey hosts OvationTV’s Touching the Art.

Liz Rywelski addresses issues of identity as defined through an increasingly overzealous consumer culture where self-image is determined by the purchases one makes. Rywelski has worked in a variety of mediums, including photography, performance, installation, web-based media, and games. Recent exhibitions include Portraits from the Gerald Mead Collection, Daemen College, Amherst (2014); Echo Art Fair, Buffalo (2013); RETURN POLICY, University of Buffalo, New York (2013); LIKEARTBASEL, Workshop Collective, Miami (2013); and Suite 6 Portrait Series, Dis Magazine (2011).

Tweetsculpture is a group of five artists and writers from the Netherlands and Belgium (Toni van Tiel, Wijnand Veneberg, Griet Menschaert, Dorien de Wit, and Ronald Saeijs) who collectively contribute to a Twitter account under the name Tweetsculpture. The contributors anonymously generate ideas for sculpture works that are either nearly or entirely impossible to realize, offering them up to the public realm.

Summer Mondays
Every Monday evening from July 28 to August 25, eflux will host a series of live presentations on themes loosely based on the archive of the Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), a project initiated by eflux and the Serpentine Gallery, devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, and Julia Peyton-Jones. Come join us for a drink in celebrating the semi-productive, unproductive, and failed.

On the Agency of Unrealized Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little-known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? The Agency of Unrealized Projects seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.



Displacement: Barge Prototype, Phase I of the project Cultural Commodities
Opening August 8, 2014 through October, 19, 2014
5:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Gallery
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo NY 14222

Trans Empire Canal Corporation [TECCORP] and the Burchfield Penney Art Center are pleased to announce a multi-year project “Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition In Four Phases.” We seek to purpose art as a resource to examine the complex ways the Erie Canal has shaped and continues to shape our political, cultural and economic realities.The project will commence with “Phase I: Displacement Prototyping Barge” aka “barge prototype” an exhibition to be installed at the Burchfield Penney Art Center from July to October 2014. [>>Where, along with a handful of Buffalo based artists, a selection from RETURN POLICY, will be displayed in the “Restricted Use Gallery”<<]
Phase I will inform the following stages; Phase II: Replacement Buffalo to Brooklyn, Phase III: Replacement Brooklyn to Buffalo, and Phase IV: Placement Harboring Canalside. Anticipating further project developments, these later phases will occur on a full scale canal barge.”











Opening Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY
1 Martha Jackson Place
Buffalo NY 14214

RETURN POLICY is a selection of recent, largely visually-based and performative work by Liz Rywelski. Her first solo exhibition showcases explicit store receipts, a phenomenology of online shopping, and hand-held event shopping framing the performative and fleshy free agency embedded within an often mechanical and political act of consuming identity.


Get excited!!  A 2nd-ish installation of SOCIAL SERVICE MERCHANDISE will be up and running at Squeaky Wheel’s PEEPSHOW: HOT MESS on Saturday, February 23, 2012 at The Dnipro Ukrainian Center.

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.squeaky.org




!! SEE POST-HOT MESS LOOK BOOK HERE:  www.lizrywelski.com/hand-held-shopper/

The Dnipro Ukrainian Center is located at 562 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14204. Free parking is available in a lot right next to the building.

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Petcha Kutcha at Squeaky Wheel, January 25, 2013. 7pm.  Buffalo NY


A Retrospective Exhibition:  Opening April 13, 2013 at the Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY


Stay true to form and stay on message.  Get cards printed at Fedex/Kinkos:

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Excited to participate with SSM in this year’s Artists & Models event, SHOWOFFS, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9pm to 2am, in the former Pierce Arrow auto showroom at 1685 Elmwood Ave.


I currently have work in LIKEARTBASEL http://likeartbasel.com/

LikeArtBasel is an effort to increase the exposure of Internet and Technology aware art. We are launching Friday December 2nd, 2011 for Miami Art Basel, with a group exhibition at Workshop Collective and a B.Y.O.B. event at Mamushka’s Midtown. The opening is on 12/2/11 @6pm, Workshop Collective, 171 NW 23rd St Miami, FL 33127.

Miami Basel from Dec 1-6, 2011.


A Tribute to Cindy Sherman Interview
Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year Award content developers invited me along with Jenny Morgan, Alex McQuilkin, Tameka Norris, (and a couple of others I haven’t yet located online but will link to soon), to discuss the impact that Cindy Sherman‘s work and career has had on our own. Left/Right TV interviewed us at High Line Park.

I spoke about being excited to see A Play of Selves at the Albright Knox in 2012. When asked about my work as it’s been influenced by hers I noted that she ‘started a conversation … of reskinning, uplaying, and rewriting …of the female as captured through media… my work takes in a different direction … people seem to enjoy making comparisons about the work;…where I feel supported by her in taking my work in a different direction is …. in one of the few interviews she has given where she say’s that she refuses to go into detail about the characters in her images because how one interprets the image is part of where the art is.’



BOB Pavilion Columbia University, NY, NY :: July 20,2011 6:00-10:00 PM Liz Rywelski, Cayden Mak, Ryder Ripps, Jacob Ciocci, Rachel Lord.













DDiMIT Idea Jam! Toronto, ON :: July 14, 2011

A think tank discussing Alternate Reality Games.
I will be presenting TIME-SHARE.
Cayden Mak will be presenting too!
RSVP Here: DDiMIT IdeaJam!4
DDiMIT Lab.  376 Bathurst.  Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S6 Canada.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)









ANY EVER: Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch @ PS1 MOMA :: On view June 19, 2011–September 3, 2011
Will be going to the opening… Can’t wait to Lizzie’s new sculptures!!!

Roamie View : History Enhancement reveals the character JJ as a husk of his former self.
In the movie he hires Roamie Hood’s (Alison Powell) company to roam backwards through time
to research an opportunity for an edit that could alter his future-present.
With Backseat Grace (Rachel Lord) and Liberty Lance (Liz  Rywelski),Roamie enters the suburban
lair of three average teenage boys and then an animated environment strewn with stock footage
videos of female assistants in both corporate and shopping settings. Traversing times and
possibilities as if they were physical places, Roamie View: History Enhancement forgoes
the importance of grasping who one is in favor of where.

Roamie View : History Enhancement (Re’Search Wait’S), 2009-2010 from Ryan Trecartin on Vimeo.