Liz Jaff

Liz Jaff is a native of New York City and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting.

I use minimal geometry to explore ideas of love, commitment, sacrifice and memory of time and space.  Through abstraction and repetition of architectural and natural forms, I create environments and objects that convey the specific feeling and character of a place or event.  It is important to make sense of time and space through repetition, shape and form. The ephemeral nature of paper offers the perfect medium to characterize the fleeting feelings of memory. Transforming a two-dimensional surface into a three dimensional shape offers a variety of arrangements for the play of light and shadow on different flat planes.  I use folding to investigate these opportunities, and the circle acts as a character to reveal and conceal form. When repeated, these forms are my substitute for the geometric grid, my response to the squares of Sol Lewitt and Carl Andre and homage to Agnes Martin's rectangles.

links and press

robert henry contemporary

Whether We dance or Not, Interview, Arts in Bushwick

Wide Walls/VOLTA NY Top Ten

Brooklyn Magazine


rochester city newspaper

democrat and chronicle

installation magazine

the dish

the patriot ledger

newbury port news

two coats of paint

gallery intel

gallerylog-video for Volta 11

arts in Bushwick

the culture trip


i saw something nice



special thanks to Kris Graves and Paul Takeuchi