Current Shows: June-July 2021: Aliza and Her Monsters x The Braeburn Whidbey Island https://www.braeburnlangley.com 197 Second Street, Langley, WA 98260 Wednesday9AM–7PM Thursday9AM–7PM Friday9AM–7PM Saturday9AM–7PM Sunday 9AM–2PM Monday/Tuesday Closed
January 2022: come see Aliza and Her Monsters x Revolutions Coffee http://www.revolutionscoffee.com/ 7208 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115 ❤️NEW LTD EDITION/SIGNED PRINTS COMING MAY 2021❤️
In my small world, with my big paintings and hard feelings. And, most importantly, all my monsters.
Artist Statement: After people, animals are a relief. I’ve been making the same painting ever since I was a kid. I didn’t have the most wonderful family dynamic growing up: a very broken home from a young age with very angry parents. There just wasn’t a whole lot of space for my sister and I. Painting animals was always the get-away from how awful people can be to each other. It became a visual language for what I don’t have the vocabulary to write about. I return to a lot of the same subjects, my monsters, and find a lot of comfort being able to revisit them when I need to. Sometimes it helps. Other times, well, shoot, other times you simply cannot paint your way out of it. If you can paint something well enough, in a small way, it can never die. We are doing a fine job, here. The world is being totaled, our connection with the natural world of the wild all but disappearing. Animals are being lost, the earth is burning and our oceans boiling. I want to respond to what I see, particularly the things that break my heart or spark me up in such a way that I can't help but also tell my own story in the paint. And maybe that’s what this is all about. This is me holding together and keeping alive the fragmented parts of the world and myself.