"I aim to destigmatise mental health issues and make them a topic to openly address. Trauma is part of our human experience, and through my work, I try to make sense of this collective aspect which few of us will be able to escape."
Lize is a South African artist who received her BA Fine Arts Degree in 1988 from The University of Northwest in South Africa. From the 80s, until 2008, she had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. In the early 2000s, before moving to the UK in 2014, Lize taught art lessons to students at a quadriplegic facility and an underage abuse victims' center. After a ten-year Sabbatical from the arts, Lize resumed her art career in 2018 by accepting a commission from the Directors of The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Since then, she has exhibited extensively internationally and has featured in various publications.
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