Lizzy De Vita (b. 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work occupies a constellation of mediums, including performance, writing, sound, dance, film, video, sculpture and installation.
Diverse in form, the work is unified by an interest in human relationships.
Relationships are inherently political, in that they always involve some exchange of power. In constructed scenarios, De Vita investigates real relationships and how meaning and power have the potential to shift and warp over time. Language, bodies, architecture, time and the senses become instruments through which we might quantify this shift. De Vita’s work ultimately seeks viral moments: places where boundaries and thresholds are blurred, our vulnerabilities lie exposed, and our identities and beliefs come into question.
De Vita earned a BA in English Literature and Art History from Barnard College and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited at a range of venues in the United States and abroad, including The National Museum of the Moving Image, The Carnegie Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, The 8th Floor, The Chimney, The Boiler, NurtureArt, The Connelly Theater.