Lizzy Storm, born 1990, is an artist and educator from West Orange, New Jersey. Storm attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at non-profits, artist-run spaces, and museums in the Northeast and Atlanta such as the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ; Montclair State University Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ; Seton Hall University Walsh Gallery, South Orange, NJ; Index Art Center, Newark, NJ; Temporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; University of Georgia Glass Gallery, Athens, GA; among others. Her work is in the collections of the Newark Public Library and numerous private collectors. She was a studio resident at the non-profit Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ from 2013-2016. Storm resides in Atlanta, GA, where she keeps a studio at the MET Atlanta. She is a graduate student, student government Senator, and instructor of 2D Design Foundations at the Welch School of Art and Design at GSU, where she has recently won an Allegro Grant to support her Spring 2022 thesis exhibit.
My current work explores static and dynamic abstractions of patterns in microcosms and macrocosms of nature to expose invisible chaotic forces and speculate on the role technology can have in altering perceptions and observations of reality. My main subjects, chaos and order, imply their presence in the geometry of crystals, the color and form of earth and organisms, in elements forged in the hearts of stars, of which our own bodies are constituted. Rather than depict these phenomena in my work, I apply processes that leverage gravity, transfer, and gesture, and use elemental materials like plant-based ink and foraged pigments to unveil invisible forces and connect to the cosmos.