2007  M.F.A., Painting, High Distinction, California State University, Northridge

1999   B.F.A., Painting, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Carolina, Asheville


Solo and Partner Exhibitions


  • Gazing Into the Great Unknown, Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA

  • The Fleeting, Floating and Transient World of Unsui, Cloud and Water, Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

  • Emergence, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA


  • Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13), Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, CA


  • Transfiguration, Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX, CA

  • and yet, things continue to unfold, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA


  • Erika Lizée and Michael Maas, GALA Exhibits, Glendale, CA


  • Invited to the Moment, JK Gallery, Culver City, CA


  • Beyond the Familiar, (with Linda Stoudt), FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

  • Seeing Beyond the Familiar, College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas, NV


  • Beyond the Familiar Glance, (with Jody Alexander and Donovan Widmer), Monterrey Peninsula College, Monterrey, CA


  • Recent Work, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA


  • contemplating the intricate nature of reality and the influence of consciousness, West Gallery, CSU Northridge, MFA thesis exhibition


Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Imagine, Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, Los Angeles, CA

  • Feminism Now, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Women on the Rise, Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA

  • ŸFeminism Now, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA


  • The Reality of Nature, LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • ŸIt’s a Wonderful World, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA

  • Spring Cleaning, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA

  • 5th Tiny Biennale, Temple University, Rome, Italy

  • High Priestess, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Personal Narrative, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

2016                Ÿ    

  • Shift and Fade, BLAM, Los Angeles, CA

  • Transparency, SugarMynt Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2015                Ÿ    

  • Turning to the Light, Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA

  • ŸBlank Canvas, Benefit Show, United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles, Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • ŸMASque Attack, Temporary Art Space, Hollywood, CA

  • Ÿ6th Busan Calligraphy Biennale, Maze Exhibition and Baeksan Hall of Busan Citizens Park, Busan, Korea

  • ŸWhere the Magic Happens, Gallery H, Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, CA

  • ŸNew Familiar, The Brayer Gallery, Ventura, CA

  • ŸSpectrum Gestalt 2, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

  • ŸIlluminate, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA

  • Ÿ2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Exuberance, Angels' Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA

  • ŸLos Angeles Art Association 2015 Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Mark on The Wall, Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA

  • ŸSmaller Peaces, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA

  • ŸSmaller Peaces, Ventura County Government Center, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA

2014                Ÿ  

  • 1st OMNIS International, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Pot-Luck Up-Pop, Surrogate-Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA

  • Faculty and Student Show, Artwork from Moorpark College, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA

2013                Ÿ  

  • NIJIIRO Exhibition: One Mind and One Heart, Castel dell'Ovo Gallery, Naples, Italy

  • The WILD Flowers, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Canada Flintridge, CA

2012                Ÿ

  • Interpretations, City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010                Ÿ

  • Thickening the Plot, Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

  • Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

  • Brilliant Paintings & Amazing Ceramics, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

  • ŸRebus Reconstructuring, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

2009                Ÿ

  • Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • ŸRebus, Amelia Museum of Archaeology, Umbria, Italy

  • More With Less, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

  • ŸOf Intricacy, Los Angeles International Airport

  • Natural Worlds, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2008                Ÿ

  • Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

  • Of Intricacy, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

  • California Visual Artists, 2nd City Council, Long Beach, CA

  • Black & White (with shades of gray and a pinch of color), LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA

2007                Ÿ

  • BLOOMS, Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall, CA

  • Southern California Open Regional Exhibition VI, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Art International, A Fine Art Fair, LA Municipal Art Gallery Booth, Pasadena, CA

  • Inspired Black and White, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

  • Biannual, LAAA South, Los Angeles, CA

  • Liminal, Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, CA

  • Crackerjack, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007 California Open Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, CA

  • New Members, Dept. of Cultural Affairs Slide Registry Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • gem, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Faculty Exhibition, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

  • ŸW.O.P., The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007 Juried Open, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

2006                Ÿ

  • Utopia, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Greater LA MFA Exhibition and Film Screening, CSU Long Beach

  • 2006 Juried All Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

  • On Site at the Gate 2006, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

  • CSUN Painting Guild 2006 Juried Exhibition, West Gallery, CSU Northridge, CA

  • Art Alumni Show, University Gallery, UNC Asheville

2005                Ÿ

  • Petite Works, LAAA/Gallery 825, Bergamot Station Annex, Santa Monica, CA

  • Southern CA Open Regional Exhibit, Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Beauty Revisited, Mt. Scott Art Center, Portland, OR

  • Annual Student Art Exhibition, Main Gallery, CSU Northridge, CA

  • 1502 Minutes of Fame, Gallery 324, CSU Northridge, CA

  • Art Alumni Show, University Gallery, UNC Asheville, NC

2004                Ÿ

  • 2004 Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Open, Topanga, CA

  • 69th Annual National Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, NY

  • Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Exhibition, Westmoreland County Community College and Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA

  • 7th Annual Celebration of the Arts, National Juried Exhibition, The Montpelier Center for the Arts and Education, VA

  • 13th National Exhibition, Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, CO

  • Vivid Visions, Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA


Awards, Residencies, Lectures


  • Focus on the Masters, Artist Spotlight, Ventura, CA


  • Kipaipai Professional Development Workshop, Ojai, CA

  • Quick Grant Program Award, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA


  • FOCA Fellowship Grant Nominee, Los Angeles, CA

2016                Ÿ    

  • Guest Artist, Ryman Arts, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

  • ŸWinner, Installation, 2nd 2016 ArtSlant Los Angeles Showcase

  • ŸSpring Sabbatical, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

  • ŸCuratorial Residency, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Altadena, CA

2015               Ÿ   

  • Winner, Installation, 4th 2015 ArtSlant Los Angeles Showcase

  • Ÿ2nd Place, 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

  • ŸCo-Best in Show, The Mark on The Wall, Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA

2014                Ÿ

  • Individual Artist Grant, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA

  • Omnis Award, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013                Ÿ

  • Artist-in-Residence, Viewpoint School, Calabasas, CA

2006                Ÿ

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement and Service, College of Arts, Media and Communication, CSU Northridge, CA

2005                Ÿ

  • First Place, College of Arts, Media & Communication, 10th Annual Research & Creative Works Symposium, CSU Northridge, CA

  • Hans G. Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Award, CSU Northridge, CA

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Book Award Scholarship


Reviews, Catalogs, Publications


Teaching Experience

2008-present   Ÿ

  • Professor of Art, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

  • Director, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA

2016-2017       Ÿ

  • Department Chair: Digital, Media and Visual Arts Department, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

2006–2008      Ÿ

  • Adjunct Faculty, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

2006-2007       Ÿ

  • Adjunct Faculty, CSU~Northridge



Erika Lizée was born in Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in a tiny town in Northern Wisconsin.  Much of her childhood was spent exploring the woods, swimming the lakes and climbing the snowdrifts of this serene part of the country.  Her upbringing fostered a strong connection to the natural world, which remains an important aspect of Lizée’s life and artwork.

Ms. Lizée is an artist that creates site-specific, illusion-based installations with acrylic paint.  Most recently, she has built installations within the Vita Art Center, Gallery 825, Launch LA, ArtShare LA, and the International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, HiFructose, The Huffington Post and Beautiful Bizarre magazines. She is currently working on a permanent commission for the YMCA of Westlake Village, CA and a new installation project to be exhibited at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA in the fall of 2019.

Erika Lizée earned a BFA in Painting from UNC Asheville, and her MFA in Painting from CSU Northridge.  She is a Professor of Art at Moorpark College, as well as the Director of the Moorpark College Art Gallery.  She lives and works in the greater Los Angeles area.