Elizabeth McGrath

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Elizabeth (Bloodbath) McGrath
Born Elizabeth McGrath
Hollywood, California
Nationality American
Education Self-educated
Known for Oil on Canvas / Mixed Media / Sculpture
Movement Lowbrow / Pop Surreal

Elizabeth McGrath (born in Hollywood, California) is an artist based in California who works primarily in the fields of sculpture and animation. Her work is often evocative of the darker side of life, and she has been nicknamed Bloodbath McGrath after the subject matter of her works. Along with her career in art, McGrath also is the lead singer of the Los Angeles-born band Miss Derringer along with her husband/songwriter Morgan Slade.

History[edit]

McGrath was born in Hollywood and raised in Echo Park and Altadena, California. At the age of 13 she was sent to a Fundamentalist Baptist correctional institution called the Victory Christian Academy, and credits that for much of the inspiration for her artwork.[1][2] She later attended Pasadena City College.

McGrath began her career in art by making flyers for her punk band Tongue and creating a fanzine called Censor This, a collective effort with several other artists. Her first showing was at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood.[citation needed] She currently shows at their new gallery, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, California.

McGrath contributed quotes to Girls Against Girls by author Bonnie Burton.[3]

On November 2, 2013, McGrath was part of a four woman show in Los Angeles called "Black Moon" with fellow femael artists, Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia and Marion Peck.[4]

Work[edit]

Books[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo shows:

  • Altarwise by Owl Light, 10 December- 14 January 2005, Billy Shire Fine Arts[5]
  • Everything That Creeps, July 5, 2002, La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Selected Group Shows:

  • "HATE THE LIVING", March 25, 2007 Victory studios, Studio City
  • "THE TREASURES OF LONG GONE JOHN", February 3, 2007 Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana [6]
  • "JUXTAPOZ group art show 2006", March 24-March 25, OX-OP, Minneapolis
  • "Salon Style", April 6 -May 1, the Shooting Gallery, San Francisco
  • "NACHTSCHATTENGEWAECHS", February 7 - March 7, STRYCHNIN, Berlin
  • Monsters A GO GO, 15 October to Nov. 2004, Roq La Rue, Seattle
  • Juxtapoz NYC Group art show, October 2, 2004, Fuse Gallery, New York
  • MF Gallery's 2nd Annual Halloween group Show, 10 September - 2 November 2004, MF Gallery, New York
  • benefit group show for the West Memphis Three, October 1, 2004, at Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Qeedrophonic", a group art show featuring the Qee figure, October 14, Tokyo
  • 00 Artists See Satan, July 3 - September 19, a group art show at the Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
  • "Characters by Design", July 7-July 31, a group art show at the Grey Matters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • "Queedrophonic", a group art show, July 10 – August 10 at the Ox-Op Gallery, Minneapolis
  • "50 Caliber", July 10 – August 10, a group show at Tower framing and design gallery, Sacramento, California
  • "Rated XX Group Show", April 3, 2004, Ox Op, Minneapolis
  • "The Rawk Art Show", March 10, 2004, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas
  • 7th Annual Group Show, March 5, 2004, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood
  • "In Honor of the Beheading of St. Valentine", February 7, 2004, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, California
  • "Toy Show", November 2003, MF Gallery, New York
  • "The Haunted Doll House", October 4, 2003, co-curated by Liz Mcgrath, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, California
  • "Paintings and Sculptures with Helen Garber", September 13, 2003, Roshambo Winery, Healdsburg, California
  • "Woodstock Tattoo and Body Arts Festival", September 5, 2003, Hawthorn Gallery Modern Art Visionary Exhibit, Woodstock, New York
  • "Cruel and Unusual: A Benefit for the West Memphis Three", September 6, 2003, Six Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • "Rude G! Murder Mystery Mayhem: A Fundraiser for Rude Guerrilla Theater Company", September 13, 2003, Rude Guerrilla Theater Company, Santa Ana, California
  • "High On Life: Transcending Addiction", October 3, 2002 - August 2003, The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
  • "Vicious Delicious and Ambitious", June 2, 2003, FUSE GALLEY, New York
  • "Ed Big Daddy Roth Tribute", July 12 – 29 August 2003, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, California
  • "Vicious Delicious and Ambitious", May 2, 2003, Perihlion Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Experimental Toy Skeleton", April - May 2003, Covivant, Tampa, Florida
  • "Pirate Booty: The Art of Mates & Wenches", December 7, 2002, Six Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • "Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists", November 9, 2002, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood
  • "Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives", November 9, 2002, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood
  • "The Scintillating Six", June 1, 2002, Bink Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • "Circus, Carnival, Freaks and Oddities", April 6, 2002, C-POP Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • "Commercial Artists Doing Non-Commercial Art", March 2, 2001, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood
  • "Milk Blood", February 2, 2001, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood
  • "The Definitive Retrospective", December 2, 2000, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, California
  • "Metro Madness", September 16, 2000, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery
  • "Intoxication Show", April 2000, The Laboratory, Los Angeles
  • "Commercial Artists Doing Non-Commercial Art", March 2000, La Luz De Jesus Gallery
  • "Low Brow Art", February 2000, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida
  • "Leeteg Tribute Show", December 1999, Copro/Nason Gallery
  • "Best of the West", October 1998, 001 Gallery, Hollywood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview: Tastes Like Chicken
  2. ^ At Home With Elizabeth McGrath: Bizarre Magazine
  3. ^ Burton, Bonnie. Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. ISBN 0-9790173-6-X. 
  4. ^ Duran, Amy. 06 Nov 2013 IN L.A.: BLACK MOON @ SLOAN FINE ART Juxtapoz magazine
  5. ^ Billy Shire Fine Arts. "Alterwise by Owl Light". Retrieved 2007-06-21 
  6. ^ Group Showing in Santa Ana

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