January 29, 2021

ONLY CONNECT Webinar | Lisa Solar + Liz Nielsen


Wednesday, February 3
Event LINK

Please join us for a conversation between Lisa Solar and Liz Nielsen on the occasion of Carrie Secrist Gallery’s exhibition Only Connect. This virtual event, fifth in our series of webinars with pairings of artists in the exhibition, features Chicago-based artist Lisa Solar and former Chicagoan and current New Yorker Liz Nielsen.

Solar and Nielsen will facilitate a discussion between themselves, in a mutual interview, that will delve into their respective practices while sharing images of their work. Though similar at first glance, the technique and approach of each artists making varies wildly from medium – Nielsen’s photographic work and Solar’s ground pigment on paper – to the generative approach from idea to object. This is sure to be a fun and enlightening event and we hope you can join us.


Lisa Solar is a Chicago-based artist and curator. Select previous exhibitions include Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 65GRAND, Chicago IL, EC Brown Apartment, IL, Flatfile Gallery, Chiacgo, IL, Kinzie Street Space, Chicago, IL, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL and The Greenhouse, East Lansing, MI. Solar is in the collection of Fidelity Investments and received her MFA from the University of Chicago.

Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Liz received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen’s works have been reviewed in *The New Yorker*, *The Financial Times*, *The British Journal of Photography*, *The New York Times*, *LensCulture*, *FOAM magazine*, and *ArtSlant* among others.

To view the online viewing room for Only Connect which includes work by Lisa Solar and Liz Nielsen, please click here.