Lizz Aston is a fibre-based artist, currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario. In her work, Aston is interested in bridging gaps between traditional textile practice and contemporary art and design.
Focusing on themes surrounding knot-work and interlacement, her work encompasses both sculpture and installation, including interactive and site-specific projects as well as collaborative projects in porcelain, concrete and furniture design.
Aston holds an Advanced Diploma from the Sheridan Institute of Technology – Crafts and Design, Textiles program (2009) and has recently completed a three-year Artist Residency in the Textile Studio at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
Aston is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Setup Award, 2012.
Her work is currently featured in Fiberart International 2013, at the Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA where she recently took home the award for Most Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials.
This coming fall she will be returning to her full-time studies at OCAD University to pursue a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design. She is represented by Telephone Booth Gallery in Toronto

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Name:
Lizz Aston
Joined:
April 2012
Hometown:
Toronto
Currently:
Toronto, Canada
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Textile Artist
Website:
lizzaston.com