Liz Knox uses conceptual strategies to examine systems of interpretation with an emphasis on irony. Language is the most common thread in her work, and a regular starting point is found text. Projects are often the result of deep dives into obscure archives and other Google holes. Endurance plays a large role in Knox’s practice and has seeped into her personal life in the form of distance running. Most of her works exist as conceptual portraits that employ endurance and fulfill rigorous research.
Knox studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and completed her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, in 2013. She is an artist based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals across Canada. Her books are available at Art Metropole, Read Books, Printed Matter, Or Bookstore, and Struts Gallery.