Lizzie Zelter portrays interior space and domestic objects in disorientating ways. Interested in questions of rootedness and displacement, she aims to decontextualize the familiar. Her paintings morph scale and perspective, disguise everyday forms, and play with reflections and light sources. Lizzie is currently a first-year MFA Painting candidate at Columbia University.
“My portrayals of domestic interiors are portraits of the individuals who occupy them – who intentionally or inadvertently curate those spaces. Material belongings tell the story of identities in motion and in stasis. Acknowledging displacement and rupture, my work explores the privilege of forming roots and honors the act of regeneration.” – Lizzie Zelter