Trying , 1998

Trying, 1998

Liza May Post

Liza May Post is a Dutch Visual artist. She graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where she studied from 1988 – 1993. From 1994-1995 she extended her studies at Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Upon finishing her studies she was taken up by the renowed Anthony D’Offay Gallery in London, who represented her in Europe, and after 1998 her work was also represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. In 1997 she was in the PS 1 Studio Program and artist residence in NYC.

Human behavior and its psychological dimensions constitute the focus of Liza May Post’s films and photographic works. Post examines attitudes, movements, actions and encapsulates her observations in extremely stylized scenes: photographic and cinematographic settings — somewhere between a period piece, science fiction and a thriller in terms of atmosphere — in which the characters submit to strange, irrational choreographies.

Liza May post was the Dutch reprensentative at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).

Liza May Post will screen her video Trying on Thursday March 2nd.