Using the human form as a source of inspiration, Liz Gribin fuses classical and contemporary methods of art to create her imagery. She conveys emotion through the placement and postures of figures in space, rather than a more traditional approach such as through facial emotion. Where faces may be, the space is opened up for the viewer to fill in the features in their own interpretation.
Fleeing the nazi occupation of parts of Europe during the Second World War, Liz Gribin fled to America, rather than return home to England, where she studied at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Students League, and received a degree in fine arts from Boston University. She has gone on to be shown in several prominent New York City institutions, as well as museums and galleries in other parts of the United States, and has performed in over a dozen solo exhibitions.
Liz Gribin has been featured on television shows, in magazines, at festivals, and in books. She is listed in the Marquis "Who's Who in American Art," and "Who's Who of American Women," as well as being honored as a "living legend" by the Hampton Library during the bicentennial celebration of the Library of Congress. She has won innumerable awards in her decades-long career as a painter, and is featured in permanent collections around the country. She currently lives in Needham, Massachusetts, and creates her works at the historic Gorse Mill Studio.