Hi, I'm Alizah.
I am a mixed-media painter based out of Hagerstown, MD. My work is influenced by contradictory elements, focused on puzzling together abstraction and realism, organic and structural forms, color and pattern. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Alizah Lathrop is a contemporary painter from Maryland. She will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, in spring 2020. In her journey as a working artist, she is pursuing a career in gallery and studio ownership, and hopes to create a unique and inspirational space for fellow artists to work and exhibit. Alizah has exhibited in the Washington County Arts Council and the Engine Room Gallery in Hagerstown, MD, and was awarded twice in the Juried Student Honors Exhibition at the Phaze 2 Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV.
Her work is an examination of self and style—a self-portrait—driven by exploration. She enjoys working in the traditional materials of paint and collage, but also employs new technology along with them. The work includes varying elements of realism and abstraction, portraiture and figure work. She incorporates the organic and geometric forms found in nature, flora, and the manufactured, while striving for composition complexity. Her style is a colorful conglomerate of overlapping visuals and subject, vivacious patterns and color, all in pursuit of beauty and finding a balance between natural and synthetic.
My work is an extension of self and style, reflecting overwhelming and interlaced relationships between perception and reality, synthetic and natural, contemporary and traditional. I incorporate elements of nature, architecture, and figure, as well as formalism and representationalism—all abstracted together by the application of current technology and media. My style is a conglomerate of varying modes of imagery which interweave together in a colorful, funky, overstimulating, and feminine complexity.