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Influenced by Roman Catholic iconographic art, punk rock, Erte and Edward Gorey, Los Angeles native Elizabeth McGrath is one of  her generation's most unique and prolific artists. Her strict religious upbringing fueled her first artistic ventures: angry punk rock fliers, the punk band Tongue, and the fanzine, Censor This, in the early 1990’s. Her career took off from there leading towards many artistic avenues, including film, fashion, print, the band Miss Derringer and an enduring art career. Today she works in Downtown LA, and lives in Altadena with her daughter, husband, and two hairless dogs.


Elizabeth Mcgrath (b. 1971, Los Angeles California )

Education
1988  Pasadena City College
1991 East LA City College

AWARDS
2007 International Horror Guild
Outstanding Achievement in Horror and Dark Fantasy Art

Selected  Exhibitions
Solo shows
2016 Dark Howl, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 With Tomorrow's Scream, Sloan Fine Art· New York, NY
2010 Watercolors on Paper,  Roq La Rue, Seattle ,WA
2009 Shadowless Summer, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
2008 Tears Of The Crocodile , IguaPop,  Barcelona. Spain
2008 The Uninvited Guests , Billy Shire Fine Arts,  Culver City, CA
2007 The Incurable Disorder,  Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA
2006 Honeycreepers in the Scar Faced Moon , Stychnin, Berlin, Germany
2005 Altarwise by Owl Light , Billy Shire Fine Arts,  Culver City , CA
2004 Everything That Creeps , La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Milk Blood,  La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

Selected group shows

2019 Conjoined, curated by Chet Zar, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica , CA
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015 The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2014 Ten In One, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum- Mesa, AZ
2014 ÉGRÉGORE, Yves Laroche Galerie d'art,  Montreal, QC
2014 Black Moon, At site/109, New York, NY
2013 HEY! Modern Art and Pop Culture / Part II, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France
2010 Art From the New World, Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, England
2010 Art Shack,  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 100 Artists See Satan,  Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2010 Art on the Frontier, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
2011 In the Trees: Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Show, Clifton’s Cafeteria, Los Angeles, CA
2009 "NACHTSCHATTENGEWAECHS" , Strychnin, Berlin, Germany
2009 The Land Of Retinal Delights , Laguna Beach art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2007 Tug of War, Hemphill,  Washington, DC
2008 BSFA Presents, Mondo Bizarro, Rome, Italy
2008 Skin Deep, Mesa Arts Center , Mesa, Az
2006 Motherhome of the Dolly Bird,  Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Qeedrophonic,  Laforet Museum, Tokyo,  Japan
2004 Illuminated Delusions , M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2004 Rated XX Group Show, Ox Op, Minneapolis MN
2004 The Rawk Art Show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
2004 Sirens,  C-Pop Gallery, Detroit, MI
2003 Big Men in Little Cars,  Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Monsters A GO GO, Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
2003 Toy Show , MF Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Cruel and Unusual: A Benefit for the West Memphis Three, Six Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 High On Life: Transcending Addiction,  The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
2002 The Scintillating Six, Bink Gallery, Portland,OR
2002 Circus, Carnival, Freaks and Oddities, C-POP Gallery, Detroit, MI
2001 Clown Oil and Snake Eyes, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, CA
2001 The Frankenstein Surf Shack, Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
2000 Intoxication Show, The Laboratory,  Los Angeles, CA
2000 Low Brow Art, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
1999 Leeteg Tribute Show, Copro/Nason Gallery  Culver City, CA
1998 Kittens 'N' Cads,  Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Hollywood Satan, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Best of the West, 001 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Art Fairs
2014- 2015  LA Art Show - Los Angeles
2012 artMRKT San Francisco
2012 Scope -New York
2009- 2012 Scope Miami
2008 Swab Art Fair · Iguapop · Barcelona
2008 Scope Art Fair · Iguapop · London

Curatorial Projects
2003 The Haunted Doll House, Copro/Nason Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, CA

Bibliography
Books-
Elizabeth Mcgrath, (2013) Incurable Disorder, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Last Gasp Elizabeth Mcgrath Everything That Creeps, (2006) Elizabeth McGrath, Last Gasp and La Luz De Jesus
Anne & Julien, (2013) Hey Modern Art & Pop Culture, Musee De La Halle St Pierre, Ankama editions France, p.138-141
Carrie Ann Baade, (2011) Creepycute, Museum Of Fine Arts Florida State University, p.48-49
Janice S. Gore, PhD., (2011) LA Luz De Jesus the little gallery that could, Last Gasp San Francisco, p. 165
Tatiana Wills & Roman Cho, (2011) Heros and Villians, ZERO+publishing, p.93 & 100-101
Grand Central Art Center, (2011) Suggestivism, Grand Central Press & Ginko Press, p.58-59 & 170-171
Tina Ziegler, (2010) Hunt and Gather: Discovering New Art, Mark Batty Publisher, p. 50-53
Viction:workshop LTD, (2010) Dark Inspiration, Viction:workshop Ltd, p.112-117
Kerin Gale, (2010) Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams: Mixed Media Projects in Epoxy Clay, North Light Books

M. Revelli, (2009) juxtapoz Dark Arts, Ginko Press, p. 99-105
Yaneura, (2008) Underground Culture From All Parts of the World, published by Shoeisha, Japan, p.100-101
Robert Klanten. Sven Ehmann, Hendrik Hellige & Pedro Alonzo, (2008) The Upset, Young Contemporary Art published by Gestalten, Germany p. 46-49
Run & Frederic Claquin, (2009) Juxtapoz Art & Culture- Remix #10, Ankama editions France, p. 94-99
Laguna Art Museum, (2009) The Land Of Retinal Delights the Juxtapoz Factor, published by the Laguna Art Museum & Ginko Press, p.063
Copro/Nason, ( 2006) Copro / Nason Fine Art, A Catalog Raisonne, Last Gasp, p.14
Lynne Perrel (2006) Beyond Paper Dolls, Stampington and company, p.181
Robert Klanten 7 Matthias Hubner (2006) Dot Dot Dash! edited by R. Klanten and M. Huebner, published by Die Gestalten, Germany, p. 41-43
Matt Dukes Jordan, (2005) Weirdo Deluxe- The Wild World of Pop Surrealism & Lowbrow Art, Chronicle Books, p.88-95
Sue Henger, (2004) 100 Artists See Satan by Mike McGee, published by Last Gasp & Grtand Central Press,
Tom Hazelmyer, (2004) Qeedrophonic , Ox Op Press
Kirsten Anderson, (2004) Pop Surrealism- The Rise of Underground Art, edited by Kirsten Anderson, published by Last Gasp and Ignition publishing, p.76-81
Sherri Cullison, (2002) Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious: 20th Century Women Artists , Schiffer, p.140-147


Zines
Elizabeth Mcgrath & Ed Dawson, (1994- 2000, 24 issues), Censor This: An Uncensored Quarterly Punk Print Zine


Selected Film
"Bloodbath" directed by Cecil B Feeder, 2011,  documentary film about the Art of Elizabeth Mcgrath introduced by Debbie Harry at the NY MOMA,  Juxtapoz film festival.
“Popping Up”  Directed by Beth Feria, 2015-  Documentary Art Film, Brazil
“Silenci” produced by Bibiana Ballbe 2008-  Documentary Art TV , Spain
“Treasures of Long Gone John” directed by Greg Gibbs, 2006, Documentary film about art collector Long Gone John,

Selected Discography
Miss Derringer, Singer Performer,
"Winter Hill" 2009, full length CD, Nickel and Dime Records & Triple X Records
"Black Tears" 2007, 2 song ep digital download, Stay Gold Records
“Lullabies” 2006, full length CD, Sympathy for the Record Industry
“King James, Crown Royal and a Colt 45, 2004, full length CD, Sympathy for the Record Industry

Doogooder, singer,
“Schools out”, 2006, CD , metamorphis records

Tongue, Singer, songwriter, Performer,
“Sweet Meat” ,, 2000, CD, Hello Records
“Faulty Parts”  1996, CD, Canibal Cityrecords
“The Great Tounge in Crack” 1995, single on vinyl, Recess Records

 
photo by Mark Berry for Bizarre Magazine

photo by Mark Berry for Bizarre Magazine