Liz Calvi

 b. 1990, Connecticut USA

based in London

Liz Calvi is interested in how gender identity and relationships are shaped through the cultural myths and American fantasies perpetuated in cinema and mass media. By photographing herself, family and friends, Calvi explores the optical unconscious of her subjects and spectators in order to address our shared cultural memory. Finding the tension between our bodies and minds alluring and essential to identity, Calvi uses the indexical nature of the image to create tableaus and narratives that ask questions about sexuality, beauty and pleasure.

Liz Calvi is an American artist, who lives and works between NYC and London while working towards her MFA at Goldsmiths. After studying at Pratt Institute, Calvi received her BFA in 2012 from the University of Hartford. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Fader, Juxtapoz, Aint-Bad and Der Greif. Calvi has exhibited her work internationally and is in several public & private collections. This past year Calvi exhibited her work in London, Los Angeles and New Orleans. She has work in the permanent collection of Antenna in New Orleans as part of a limited-edition book, The Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations. Calvi also works as a freelance photographer on commissioned assignments for editorial and advertising clients including CNN, Huffington Post, American Express, and UPPERCASE.




              CNN                                                     Connecticut House of Democrats

AARP                                                    CT  Cottages & Gardens

   Huffington Post                                    Hartford Business Journal

   Business Insider                                   Bloomfield Public Schools

       American Express                                 University of Connecticut

Next Magazine                                      Wesleyan University

UPPERCASE Magazine                            Trinity College