Liz Roth is a painter and printmaker whose art focuses on the nature of observation and how humans understand the natural world. Roth has been an artist in residence at Ucross (Wyoming), Playa (Oregon), A Project Space (Washington), Grand Canyon National Park- North Rim (Arizona), Wrangell Mountain Center (in Alaska), Jentel (Wyoming), the Awagami Paper Factory (Japan), the Kamiyama (Japan) Artists in Residence program, and the Vermont Studio Center. She has received numerous prestigious painting grants including the Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship, the national Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for painting, and Oklahoma Visual Artist’s Coalition Grant 365. In her current series of Grand Canyon oil paintings, she explores the differences in quality between the direct visual experience and the visual experience mediated through a (camera) lens. This series has been supported by numerous prestigious residencies, including one at the Grand Canyon itself. Her 2008 installation, America 101, took her to all 50 states to create scenes emphasizing environmental losses as a result of consumerism. Roth's works have been acquired by the Walker Museum of Art, the Museu del Joguet in Spain, the Museum of Awa Japanese Paper, the KAIR Contemporary Art Collection, and other American and international collections.