Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981, New York, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) earned a BA from Wesleyan University (2003) and an MFA from Columbia University (2008). She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2008) and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2009). Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (2018); Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, SC (2017); CAC Brétigny, FR (2017); Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto, CA (2015); Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, NE (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA (2015); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2013); the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, DE (2013); DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, SE (2012). Laser’s work has also been shown at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE (2019); Metro Pictures, New York, NY (2018); Swiss Institute, New York, NY (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (2016); The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2015); Le Mouvement: 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition ESS SPA, CH (2014); Lisson Gallery, London, UK (2013); the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, RU (2012); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York, NY (2011); the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SL (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York, NY (2010). Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation (2013), the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2012) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2010). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA.

VSF Exhibitions
Selected Press

Taft, Catherine. “Liz Magic Laser,” Artforum, February 1, 2020

Gone, Patty. “Off Brand Video #11: Liz Magic Laser’s ‘In Real Life,'” The Believer, December 16, 2019

Reynolds, Emily. “How to Do Self-Care in the Gig Economy,” i-D, July 16, 2019

Gosling, Emily. “Does Freelancing Really Mean Freedom?” Elephant, September 2, 2019

Ryder, Elliot. “Life is Real Work,” bibo lito!, September 2019

Kirk-Smith, Patrick. “Interview: Liz Magic Laser; Real Work at FACT,” Art in Liverpool, August 29, 2019

Heinrich, Will. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” New York Times, June 20, 2018

Bradley, Jane, Juniper Artland launches course to soothe political stress, 2017

Laser, Liz Magic, Creative Time Reports, 2016

Judah, Hettie, Artnet News, 2016

Cotter, Sam, Flash Art, January – February, 2016.

Brown, A. Will, Studio International, 2016

Drohokowska-Philip, Hunter, NPR Art Talk, 2015

Carter, Tom TedBlog, 2015

Herren, Natilee, Artforum, 2015

Matorin, David, Modern Painters, 2015

Wyma, Chloe, Blouin Art Info, 2015

Wagley, Catherine, LA Weekly, 2015

Diehl, Travis, Artforum, 2015

Ollman, Leah, The Los Angeles Times, 2015

Miranda, Carolina A., The Los Angeles Times, 2015

Rosenberg, Karen, The New York Times, 2014
Gronlund, Melissa, Afterall, 2014
Goldberg, RoseLee, T Magazine, 2014
Young, Paul David, Hyperallergic, 2014
Silver, Leigh, Complex, 2014
Artupdate, 2014

Munar, Jonathan, Art21 Blog,2015

Jovanovic, Rozalia, Blouin Artinfo, 2014

Tansman, David Andrew, dis Magazine, 2013

Jovanovic, Rozalia, Blouin Artinfo, 2013

Beeson, John, Texte zur Kunst, 2013

McLean-Ferris, Laura, Art Agenda, 2013

Klaasmeyer, Holly, Houston Press, 2013

Evans, Jennifer, Egypt Independent, 2013

Artslant, 2013

Mclean-Ferris, Laura, Artforum, 2013

Schneider, Carrie, The Great God Pan is Dead, 2013
BPO Group USA, 2013
Chayka, Kyle, Hyperallergic, 2013
Donaghue, Katy, Whitewall, 2013
Estefan, Kareen, T Magazine, 2013
Farago, Jason, The Guardian, 2013

Hamer, Katy, Flash Art Online, 2013

Guillot, Claire, Le Monde, 2013

Platform for Pedagogy, 2013

Galperina, Marina, Animal New York, 2013
Davenport, Bill, Glasstire, 2013

Singer, Reid, ArtFCity, 2013

Tully, Kathryn, Forbes, 2013

Sloan, Emily, Contemporary Performance, 2013

Sutton, Benjamin, Blouin Artinfo, 2013

Viveros-Faune, Christian, The Village Voice, 2013
e-flux, 2013
Davenport, Bill Glasstire, 2013

Gavin, Francesca, Dazed and Confused, 2013

Kirsch, Korina, ArtFCity, 2012

Boucher, Brian Art in America, 2012

Laferla, Ruth, The New York Times, 2012

art21, 2012

Contemporary Art Daily,

MG, The Art Newspaper, 2012

Steffen, Patrick, Flash Art, 2012

Sutton, Benjamin, Blouin Artinfo, 2012

Gratza, Agnieszka, Frieze, 2012

Verkhovskaya, Helen, Interview Magazine, 2012

Kaleidescope Magazine, 2012

Cheh, Carol, LA Weekly, 2013

Ollman, Leah, The Los Angeles Times, 2012

Fabricius, Jacob, Art Review, 2012

Saltz, Jerry, New York Magazine, 2012

Wyma, Chloe, Blouin Artinfo, 2012

Laser, Liz Magic Art in America, 2012

Saltz, Jerry, New York Magazine, 2011

Hirsch, Faye, Art in America, 2011

Nathan, Emily, artnet, 2011

Rosenberg, Karen, The New York Times, 2011

Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, 2011

Steinhauer, Jillian, The New York Observer, 2011

Sutton, Benjamin, The L Magazine, 2011

Valdez, Amanda, BOMBLOG, 2011

Kitamura, Katie, Frieze, 2010

Carlin, T.J., Art Review, 2010

Hirsch, Faye, Art in America, 2010

The New Yorker, 2010

Citron, Beth, Artforum, 2010

Saltz, Jerry, New York Magazine, 2010