An Artist and former fashion entrepreneur Elizabeth Ayerle works in a variety of modes that range from sculpture to wearable art and installation spaces. She transforms familiar domestic materials like quilting fabrics into uncanny forms using techniques associated with crafting and women’s work. Grappling with our sense of self, its relationship to the body, and its presentation in society, she says, “I believe personal histories shape our perception of the world and consider most of my work to be self-portraiture, blurring concepts of mask and face, and exterior and interior, as a means of understanding my own identity.”
Liz moved to San Diego in February of 2018 after completing her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She holds two undergraduate degrees including an Associate’s degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Bucknell University. In her professional life she is best known for owning a women’s plus-size clothing store called Fresh Ayer (2007- 2012), which earned multiple awards and was recognized as an early proponent of body positive fashion.