LIZ HUSTON may have been born and raised in Los Angeles, California, a place known for interesting characters, but it’s in Huston’s imagination where the truly unique characters exist. Entirely self taught, Huston’s work has evolved over two decades from a traditional film background into digital assemblage, photomontage, and currently into mixed media through combining acrylics, oil and watercolors with her digital works.
In her complex imagery, Huston creates an esoteric narrative that hints at a logic far beyond the average and mundane.
She regularly exhibits this work with notable galleries and has been showcased in esteemed photography and art fairs. Huston was a featured photographer in Juxtapoz Magazine, and was named one of “Photographers You Should Know” by Rangefinder Magazine. Huston also contributes for Tamron Lenses and has lectured on their behalf at photo festivals and workshops.
In addition to exhibiting nationally, Huston also runs her own art gallery (“Liz Huston’s Studio Shoppe”) in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles, located on the mezzanine inside the popular destination, “The Last Bookstore”.
I am fascinated with the way memory influences how stories change and evolve over time. This happens not because the facts change, but because the inner orientation of the storyteller has. Their perspective grows, expanding and contracting with experience. The storyteller journeys us deep into the timeless aspects of the human experience; the kingdoms of love and loss, through a myriad of emotions. Through grief, resolve, growth and into the balance of purpose.
The human form, quite often a female form, is the storyteller within my art. She comes to us in the nude, like a baby, with nothing to hide: her full power and breadth still intact. We see her as metaphor, as paradox embodied. She has the power of flight, yet chooses to walk. She has the ability to swim in great depths, yet allows herself to be captured and tamed. She teaches us, she moves through us, and yet, she does not belong to us. She is composed of images from the past and the present, and thus inhabits multiple worlds at once. This time traveler, this storyteller, unites the treads of time– leading us home, bringing us back into ourselves.