Liz Donadio, Eco Sensor and Lake Fog, 2016, archival pigment print

Image making is a way to record and mark a space, creating interest and support in its existence. The natural world has forever been an inspiration to image makers and recent artistic documentation of climate change and environmental erosion has given viewers additional ways to consider its impact. Over the past few years my studio practice has evolved to encompass making work that revolves around and is inspired by natural spaces and our human impact on those spaces. I choose and document my surrounding environments with analog and digital media, culminating in photographic prints and video installations.

About the Artist: Liz Donadio is a Baltimore-based photographer and video artist whose studio practice is inspired by natural spaces and our human impact on those spaces. She documents surrounding environments with analog and digital media, culminating in photographic prints and immersive installations.

Donadio received her MFA in 2012 and her work has been exhibited and screened across the U.S. and Canada. Over the past year, Donadio has participated in festivals, conferences, group exhibitions. She is currently a Lecturer at Towson University in the Department of Art + Design and Art History and runs Color Wheel Digital Printing, a fine-art print service in Baltimore.

During the Bresler Residency, Donadio will focus on a new project using Rock Creek Park as subject matter. She will move back and forth from the park and the studio, documenting with digital and analog photography, shooting and editing video, and making audio field recordings. This will culminate in a multi-media sensory installation representing Rock Creek’s history and evolution, to bring it into an artistic context.


About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.

Learn more about the Fleur And Charles Bresler Residency.