Blue Stripes and Carnations, with Yellow Teacup, Liz Price. Oil on panel, 22 x 30 inches at WheelHouse Art
Above: Blue Stripes and Carnations, with Yellow Teacup, Liz Price. Oil on panel, 22 x 30 inches.


LUMINOUS: New Paintings from the Studio of Liz Price

April 28 - June 10, 2023    

Liz Price makes paintings that are focused on how color, light, and the viscous materiality of paint are wedded within strong composition to create paintings that glow. Her work is a testament to the tenacity and single-minded vision of a true painter’s painter. 

Price uses still life, a classic foundational structure, as a point of departure. She sets up an arrangement—draped, patterned fabric; plants in ceramic pots; a piece of fruit; all on a table or stand. A historical painter’s device. From here she uses confident brushwork and heightened color to pick out a leaf, a bit of reflected light, the shadow of an object and spread them across the empty painting surface, blowing the trope apart.  These fragmented objects come to rest in a strong composition that echoes the original setup but makes the viewer see it through different eyes. It has exploded in lush color and creamy gushes of paint.

-- Emily Steinberg and Merrill Mason, 2023



LVA Keith Waits interviews artist Liz Price for her exhibition at WheelHouse Art



Liz Price was born in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in sculpture. She lived and worked in New York City for several years before moving to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania. There she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1988.

Neil Welliver was chairman of the program at the time, while other critics and visiting artists included Rafael Ferrer, William Bailey, Altoon Sultan and Alex Katz. Price paints in a painterly realist tradition, citing influences ranging from Cezanne, Matisse and Vuillard to Richard Diebenkorn, Fairfield Porter, Janet Fish, and Lois Dodd.



1988           University of Pennsylvania, Master of Fine Arts

1984-85    Columbia University, post-graduate studies in painting and philosophy

1984           Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

1981           University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts



2005-2012          President, Board of Directors, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial,

Philadelphia, PA

2007           Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Fellowship, Ballycastle, Ireland

1990-present      Art teacher and painting instructor- Fleisher Art Memorial,

Baldwin School, various workshops, and private painting instruction

1987-88     University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant for Edmund Bacon,

History and Theory of Urban Design



2023          Luminous, solo exhibition, WheelHouse Art, Louisville, KY

2022           Solo exhibition, Cerulean Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2020          Solo exhibition, Cerulean Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2018           The Shape of Flowers, solo exhibition, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2017           Inaugural Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2016           Fluid Lucidity a three-person exhibition with Liz Price, Mary

Nomecos, and Gerry Tuten, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015          A New Beginning, recent paintings, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

                   Selected Paintings, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

                   Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Elizabeth Osborne, Juror, Cerulean Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA

2014           Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Cindi Ettinger, Juror, Cerulean Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA

2013          Sampler: Small Works, curated by Bill Scott, Cerulean Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA

                   Group Exhibition, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA

2012          Solo Exhibition, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

2010          Group Exhibition, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA

2007           Summer Group Exhibition, Pennsylvania Art Conservatory, Philadelphia, PA

2006          The Art of Access, Group Exhibition, The Philadelphia Foundation,

Philadelphia, PA

2005          Solo Exhibition, St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE

1998           Group Exhibition, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1996          Juried Group Exhibition, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

1993          Solo Exhibition, Actors Theater of Louisville, Louisville, KY

1989          Interior/Exterior Group Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Solo Exhibition, Westtown School, Westtown, PA

1988           First Street Selects, Group Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

1987          Solo Exhibition, Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

1986          Solo Exhibition, The Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY

                   Invitational Group Exhibition, Liberty National Bank Gallery, Louisville, KY




As always, I like to put together an elaborate set up to use as a jumping off point for my painting process. I am not as interested in accurate representation as I am in the process of using paint to make some kind of visual alternative. I do like having a visual reference around which to structure the painting, so the marks are not arbitrary. Everything in the painting is a direct response to something seen or experienced. I hope you enjoy these pictorial equivalences, and my exploration of pattern, color, light, and the fluid qualities of paint. 




 courier journal

Arts Pick | “A New Beginning" with Liz Price

Elizabeth Kramer


Published 9:01 a.m. ET Nov. 19, 2015 | Updated 11:53 p.m. ET Nov. 21, 2015

End of Summer, Oil on panel by Liz Price

With temperatures dropping, many of the new paintings in “A New Beginning: Recent Paintings by Liz Price” revels in images related to the warmer seasons. Price’s paintings depict gardens and flowers with broad brush strokes of color.

Price has exhibited in Louisville and extensively in Philadelphia, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While she now lives in Philadelphia, she started out as a student at the University of Louisville. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

But she also is a student of former Bellarmine University professor and artist Bob Lockhart. Her work was included in last year’s “Bobzilla! The Legacy of Bob Lockhart,” a curated exhibit of his former students that was part of a series of shows called “The Untold Tale of Bob Lockhart: A Retrospective.”