Liz Gomez is a multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator, currently based in Chicago, IL. Gomez’s work aims to celebrate freedom, vulnerability and the endless depths of the human spirit. Their visual practice includes portraiture, performance and mixed media assemblage; centered in service, healing and authenticity. Gomez’s portrait practice combats generations of systematic erasure by representing those whose legacies have been minimized or misrepresented. Gomez is the Founder of The Divine Gratitude Portrait Movement, a series designed to give thanks and bring visibility to individuals whose stories show the healing powers of holding space for others.
By combining art, film and education, Gomez hopes to show the positive impact gratitude and service can have in every community. Gomez completed their BFA in 2014, from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and currently holds residency in The Hunter Radcliffe Artist Residency program, and the Chicago Artist Coalition: Field & Work Residency program. Their work has been shown at Rootwork Gallery, Chicago, IL; Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL; ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, CA; Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Minneapolis MN, Phantom Gallery, William Hill Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, Radcliffe Hunter International Gallery, Chicago, IL, Aplomb Gallery, Chicago, IL, The Gene Siskel Film Center and Evanston Art Center 22nd Evanston, IL.