Eliz Alahverdian Liu, a first generation American of Armenian heritage, was born on Long Island, NY in 1979. Her parents emigrated from Eastern Europe to escape communism and moved to New York in the early 1970s. She was raised in a home merging old world traditions with American patriotism.
Eliz Alahverdian received her Masters in Art focusing on printmaking and painting, and Bachelors of Art studying painting and graphic design from Adelphi University. She remained there and trained as a curator under the guidance of her mentor, Richard Vaux. From 2009-2017, she was their youngest director, curating over 200 exhibitions during that time. She worked with artists such as Howardina Pindell, Tamiko Kawata, Dan Welden, Warren Lyons, Mahamoud Hamadani, Catherine Bebout, Brittany Baldwin, Brian Palmer, Hans van de Bovenkamp and Dawn Lee to name but a few, on campus and throughout numerous New York City and Long Island galleries.
As an exhibiting artist, Eliz Alahverdian creates prints, paintings, and drawings that explore the essence of nature. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally at various galleries including Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT; the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY; the Euro-Asian Arts Center in Vienna, Austria; the Albuquerque Airport in New Mexico; and the Encaustic Art Institute in Cerrillos, New Mexico.
After starting a family with her husband, sculptor and commercial diver, Anti Liu, she left Adelphi to pursue a new venture. The world of surface design. Though just entering this new world, she is excited and looking forward to her new creative endeavor.