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Alizah Lathrop

Alizah Lathrop

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Artist Work

Here, There
2019
Acrylic, paper, and found objects
23.5x48
Fragmented Vision
2019
Acrylic, oil, and collage.
26 x 40
Formalist Formalities
2019
Acrylic, oil, and collage.
47x35
Fragmented Visions, Gallery view
2019
Acrylic, oil, collage, and found objects.
Self-inhabitance
2018
Acrylic, oil, and collage.
36x64
Conglomerate
2018.
Acrylic and oil
32x48

Artist Information

County
Washington County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work is an extension of self and style, reflecting overwhelming and interlaced relationships between perception and reality, synthetic and natural, contemporary and traditional. I incorporate elements of nature, architecture, and figure, as well as formalism and representationalism—all abstracted together with the application of current technology and media. My style is a conglomerate of varying modes of imagery which interweave together in a colorful, funky, overstimulating, and feminine complexity. The goal in my work is to find beauty from the puzzling together of broken pieces.

Artist Bio

Alizah Lathrop is a contemporary painter from Maryland. She will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, in spring 2020. In her journey as a working artist, she is pursuing a career in gallery and studio ownership, and hopes to create a unique and inspirational space for fellow artists to work and exhibit. Alizah has exhibited in the Washington County Arts Council and the Engine Room Gallery in Hagerstown, MD, and was awarded twice in the Juried Student Honors Exhibition at the Phaze 2 Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.

Her work is an examination of self and style—a self-portrait—driven by exploration. She enjoys working in the traditional materials of paint and collage, but also employs new technology along with them. The work includes varying elements of realism and abstraction, portraiture and figure work. She incorporates the organic and geometric forms found in nature, flora, and the manufactured, while striving for composition complexity. Her style is a colorful conglomerate of overlapping visuals and subject, vivacious patterns and color, all in pursuit of beauty and finding a balance between natural and synthetic.