Liz Tran GUMDROP 20 x 20" mixed media on panel
Inspired by the rock hard candy the show is titled for, Tran’s bold works are doused in layers of paint and ink waiting to be engulfed by the viewer. The accumulation of splatters, strokes and collage pile up on the surface- as irresistible as a stuffed candy jar and as mesmerizing as Seattle’s sticky gum wall. Tran’s works are playful yet potent. Her intuitive process attempts to counteract darkness in the world and boosts grounded optimism and happiness.
Liz Tran earned her BFA in Painting and Print Art at Cornish College of the Arts and shows internationally. Her public collections include Swedish Medical Center, Capital One, City of Seattle, King County Public Art Collection and during her residency at ZINC contemporary in January, she completed a new large-scale painting commissioned by Vulcan Real Estate.