Liz Burow specializes in textile designs that consider the relationship between nature and the constructed world. Her latest work concentrates on blurring the line between indoors and outdoors, hardscape and softscape. Inspired by the topography and greenery of the natural world, Liz has created works that both respect and tease our efforts to domesticate the environment. Her felt-based wall hangings transform our city life into interior décor and discern the beauty of roads and interchanges; her textile designs toy with our urban landscape, transforming familiar symbols into unusual patterns. Liz’s work considers our impact on our public space, and conceives of ways of bringing this space into our homes.
Liz works in a multitude of creative areas, and makes artwork as well as site specific commissioned design work for architects, interior designers, theatrical productions and private clients. She also teaches design studios within the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her previous professional experience includes work as an architect for large cultural projects, set designs for theater and opera, interior and branding designs for the hospitality and entertainment sectors, and media graphic design. Liz earned her masters in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and her bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. She is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.