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Liza Trépanier

Liza Trépanier-Ray was born in Los Angeles in 1998 and received a BFA in Studio Art from Brigham Young University in 2023. Trépanier-Ray explores relationships between light and language in her work primarily through sanded photographic objects. Her experimentative artistic process and photo-object results suggest a playful curiosity and attitude of wonder. Trépanier Ray lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Light often becomes swallowed up by its role in revealing observations as opposed to being observed itself. Liza Trépanier-Ray creates work that positions its lens on light as the subject matter as opposed to an illuminator. Trépanier-Ray’s recent body of work fixates on conversations between light and language in the form of photographic objects. She draws influence from organic light sources to create visually joyful riots of highly saturated color on panels and screens. Trépanier-Ray interacts with her materials by sanding down paper until it reveals curious, chromosomal forms created by the glue underneath. Her work masquerades as a collection of artifacts especially in its pseudo-linguistic forms that crawl across the surfaces. Trépanier-Ray interacts with her work in ways that embrace materiality, curiosity, and a wonder that stems from form, color, and time.





Liza Trépanier, “Neon Medication, Neon Cure,” 2023, mixed media on panel, 48 x 12 in.


Liza Trépanier, “Phototropic Delicatessen,” 2023, mixed media on panel, 48 x 12 in.


Liza Trépanier, “Blood and Bone on Panel,” 2023, neon, bone, panel, 11 x 20 x 12 in.


Liza Trépanier, “The Diagonal of February 9, 2023 (for Dan Flavin),” 2023, mixed media on wood, 40 x 35 x 18 in.


Liza Trépanier, “Approaching,” photography, 40 x 20 in.


Liza Trépanier, “Two Worlds, One Heartache,” photography, 40 x 20 in.


Liza Trépanier, “The Curtain Rises and Falls,” photography, 40 x 20

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