Liz Murphy Thomas is an artist, photographer and educator. She holds a BFA in Creative Photography from the University of Florida and an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her artwork investigates issues of identity, memory and the associations we give to our possessions. Liz's research interests include utilizing social media in art pedagogy, documenting the developing medium of digital imaging and conceptual histories of tourist sites and the broader sociological underpinnings of tourism.
Selected work included in upcoming faculty exhibition
Two videos from the series Let Us Praise Famous Men are included in an exhibition of Visual Arts and Digital Media faculty at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville. The exhibition opens on September 27th and runs through October 19th. More information about the gallery including hours can be found here.
Liz has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the baccalaureate program at Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL.
Curated exhibition opens at VASA Project
The exhibition Weep not for the future: the photographs of Sam Davis curated and developed by Liz has opened at the online media center, VASA Project. Los Angeles photographer Sam Davis' work is an exploration of science fiction, technology and nostalgia. Davis plays and toys with these elements by invoking the iconography of the atomic age commingled with 19th century photographic technology. The exhibition can be found here.
Photograph selected for inclusion in Russian public installation
The photograph "We Ship/Hobe Sound, FL" from the series The Land of Sunshine has been selected by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm, Russia for their newest public art project P-STOP. The project will permanently place 119 pieces of art into the city of Perm as bus shelters. A list of the participating artists can be found here.