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