2018, New Work, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
2016, golden, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2015, leaf-secrets, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
2013, SITE; Spring, Presidio, San Francisco
2007, Fictions, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA
2006, Trying To Remember, Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2005, Spread, Matrushka, Los Angeles, CA
2003, shy lemons greens cool chocolates, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, CA
1999, Panabnorama, Edward Giardina Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1997, Outerwear, Plastica, Los Angeles, CA
2016, Climber, site-specific temporary public art sculpture, Bellwether: Confluence, Bellevue, WA

2018, Field Day: Amy Brown and Liz Harvey, Salesforce Park, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones: bodies of knowledge; Cherie Hill, Lauren Muscatine, and Liz Harvey, Salesforce Park, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
the lost ones, MilkBar, Sonoma, CA
the lost and found plants of (downtown) San Francisco, through the Walk Discourse project, San Francisco, CA
2017, the lost ones, Yerba Buena Night, Jessie Square, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones: bodies of knowledge, Galilee Harbor, Sausalito, CA
the lost and found plants of Sausalito, interactive artist-led walk
2016, the lost ones, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones, Artemis project space, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones, golden, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
the lost ones, Artists Live Here, ProArts, Oakland,  CA
the lost ones, Filoli Estate & Gardens, Mountain View, CA
2015, the lost ones, Yerba Buena Night, Jessie Square, San Francisco, CA (ongoing project)
2013, Line Chance Dance, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2012, venus, zippers, zippers, lipstick, International Home Performance Festival, Oakland, CA.
Collaboration with choreographer Mary Armentrout
2010, Gulliver, Final Fridays, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA.
2001, Trail Markers, Pasadena, CA, performance of Wanderer (two days)
The Unquiet Grave, Flop House, CrazySpace, Santa Monica, CA
1997, Thirsty? Performance at the L.A. River Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2017, Detritus, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2016, Confluence: Bellwether, City of Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
Conceptual Craft, Artemis project space, San Francisco, CA
2013, Armory Show & Tell, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2011, Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Compost: cemetery: concepts, G2/Thick House Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009, Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2007, Drawn In, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
            Pillow Talk, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006, Labirinti, Museo Archeologico, Amelia, Umbria, Italy
            TranSFOrm and ReLAX, P. Casero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Money is no object, AM project, Los Angeles, CA
2004, Un/Dressed, FiberScene,
2002, Cross-Pollination, Los Angeles Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA
2001, Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media, San Francisco Museum of Craft and  Folk Art
Cross-Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, New York, NY
2000, Pop Tarts, Highways, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Deborah Oliver)
Nonzero Sum Games, at the Brewery project, Los Angeles, CA (Liz Harvey,
Project Wall, drs and collaborators, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
1999, Pros and Proteges, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (catalog)
Urban Girl-illas, Inshallah Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
1998, L. A. Freewaves,  Sept. 8-Oct. 4, 1998; Website at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Comestible Compost,  Gallery 207, West Hollywood, CA
It's A Girl!, Gallery 207, West Hollywood, CA (3-person show)
One Night Stand, Farmer's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles, CA
Sweet'n Low, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997, Celebratory Moments, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Splice, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
Thread, Spanish Kitchen Studios, Los Angeles, CA
SaFARi: FAR Bazzar at the Old Zoo, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
Blood, Sweat, & Tears; Los Angeles: At the Center & On the Edge--The Issues,
Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
On the Small Side, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996, Downtown Lives!, DADA, Los Angeles, CA
Open Exchange, Armory Center, Pasadena, CA
Detours '96 at the Venice Boardwalk, Venice, CA
1996, Women in Action: Artistic Evidence, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA
Reach, window installation, Full Moon Gallery, FAR, Los Angeles, CA
Chance and Desire, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995, DADA Downtown Art Tour, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
On Site at the Gate, Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
1994, FAR Bazzar, Bingo Building, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
FARParked, Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
Web Site: California Lesbian Civil Rights Phone Booth,, 1998
San Francisco Dyke Visibility Project, San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA, 1997
Gift: Tree Sitings, 1997; collaborative installation with children, SITE Gallery, LA
Art on the Bus, 1997; Long Beach Transit & Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach
Post/Voice, 1993-94: public art collaboration with Los Angeles Fairfax High School students
2018, Intersection for the Arts Residency at Salesforce Park, San Francisco
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
2017, ICB artists building, Sausalito, CA
2016, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2015-16, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2015, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
2010, Montalvo Arts Center, Irvine Fellowship, Saratoga, CA; June – July
2000, Dorland Artists Colony, Temecula, CA; December
Eve Wood, “A Little Wit”, www. artnet. com, 3/03
Jack Fischer, “Bringing Order to Disorder for Art Object Gallery,” San Jose Mercury News, 8/00
Charlene Roth, “Nonzero Sum Games”, New Art Examiner, 7/00
Jody Zellen, "Spectacle", Site Street Magazine, 9/98
Robin Podolsky,  "Fellowship of Proximity", L.A. Culture Net
Vanessa Vanderzanden, "Sex Objects Come Together as Art", Daily Bruin, L.A. 11/97
Los Angeles, At the Center & On the Edge, Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, CA, ‘97 (catalog)
"Young Artists Create Bus Posters", Los Angeles Times, 10/30/97
Shirle Gottlieb, "Powerful Tribute to Women in the Arts", Long Beach Press-Telegram, 4/15/96
Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Program, Center for Cultural Innovation, 2011
Peninsula Artists Fund, Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA 2006
City of Los Angeles Artist-in-Residence Regional Arts Grant, 1999
California Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Scupture 1998
Artist-in-Communities, Boys and Girls Clubs/Long Beach, 1996-99
L.A. Arts Recovery Fund residency, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles, 1992
Phyllis Green, Santa Monica, CA; Barbara Drucker, Santa Monica, CA; Rachelle Rojany, L.A., CA; Center for the Study of Political Graphics, L.A., CA; Seth Kaufman, L.A., CA
California State University, Long Beach, M.F.A. Sculpture, 2007
University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in Fine Art, 1984
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 1980-82
Regional Arts Coach, Turnaround Arts: California, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. 2017-present
Visual Thinking Strategies Regional Director, San Francisco, CA. 2007-present
Arts Integration Coach, East Oakland School of the Arts High School, Oakland, CA. 2006-09
Teaching Artist, Leap, San Francisco, CA. 2015-present
Art Education Faculty Fellow, CCA Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland, CA. 2005-07
Program Director, Imagine Bus Project, San Francisco, CA. 2006-07
Artful Weekends Manager, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. 2001-2005
Curator of Education, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA. 1993-2005
Teaching Artist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. 2001-2004
Teaching Artist, multiple schools, community centers, and museums in and around Los Angeles and the Bay Area, 1993-present
Violinist for Cusuco, Latin American Folk Music Ensemble, 2001-2005, Los Angeles


I recently finished my artist residency through Intersection for the Arts Artist in Residence at Salesforce Park in San Francisco this past September. The month featured experiments and performances centered on plants and climate change.    

Salesforce Park Artist in Residence is an outdoor artist residency powered by Intersection for the Arts.

the lost ones performance
Fri., Sept. 14
A big thank you to choreographer/performer Cherie Hill and science journalist/conversationalist Lauren Muscatine for making this piece with me. We discussed climate change and healing plants with folks who joined the stitch circle, and Cherie Hill took us through the park in a movement sequence rooted in the story of historical figure Mary Seacole, a 19th-century Jamaican-Scottish plant-based healer, traveler, author, and hotelier.

In this iteration, we worked from Mary Seacole's use of healing plants, and her ability to clear space for herself to walk through the world as a healer while defying convention as an "unprotected" woman of African descent in the 19th century.
Now in its third year, "the lost ones" project brings people together with plants on the IUCN's "Red List" and asks them to contemplate their fragile status while helping to complete an embroidered garment that details over thirty such plants, all from formely colonized countries. Starting with the late 19th-century as an arbitrary marker for when our current mass extinction began to fully get under way, this iteration of the piece references Seacole as a historical figure from a former British colony who becomes a lens, reflecting and refracting ideas about humans' impact on the plant world and the ways plants respond. Lauren Muscatine, science journalist, has joined the performance twice now,  engaging in conversation with me and guest stitchers about medicinal plants; how plants "clear space;" plant extinction, migration, and adaptation; and rewilding.

Begun in October 2015, "the lost ones" combines dance, craft, and environmental science to build awareness of plant extinctions in a rapidly changing world where the rate of species' extinction has skyrocketed due to humans' impact on the environment.

Field Day
Sculptor Amy Brown and I conducted performative research throughout the park on Sept. 14.

Mending Collective's next project is:

Common Threads
Nov. 3 - Dec. 14, 2018
Chandra Cerrito Gallery
Oakland, CA
Opening Reception: Fri., Nov. 2
during First Fridays
Mending Collective are Curators-in-Residence for the gallery's Peripheral Visions program for November - December. We are curating a show featuring three artists whose work incorporates a critical approach to sewing in the context of the global garment industry: Carole Frances Lung/Frau Fiber, Mansur Nurullah, and Angie Wilson.

Liz Harvey, Leeza Doreian and Danielle Wright are   Mending Collective.  Mending Collective, founded in 2017, is a collective of artists who wish to create a space for people to come together to learn and practice visual mending techniques. We are concerned with economic models built on burgeoning consumption and waste specifically within the garment industry, but indicative of production in general. We explore the traditional practices of mending as a means to counter this narrative. We offer the shared sensory, economic, and social experiences of mending together. In mending, one becomes aware of the quality of the clothing one wears, skills development meets the bounty of benefits for the mender in the actions of mending, and frugality’s inherent sensuality becomes apparent.

Instagram: mending_collective

Liz Harvey was Artist in Residence through Intersection for the Arts at Salesforce Park in San Francisco in September 2018. She also served as Artist in Residence at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles from April - June, 2018. ​She was a 2017 Artist in Residence at ICB Studios in Sausalito, a 2016 de Young Museum Artist in Residence and was the 2015 Winter Artist in Residence at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito.