Founded in 2014 by Liz Swig, LIZWORKS is a dynamic and ever-changing platform for creative collaboration with some of the world’s most important contemporary artists, including Cindy Sherman, Catherine Opie, Kara Walker, Jeff Koons and Hiroshi Sugimoto. LIZWORKS transforms the ordinary into the truly extraordinary. With CAMEO, Liz takes on one of the oldest forms of portraiture, dating back to ancient Greece when the profiles of the Gods of Olympus were first carved in agate, and completely reimagines it through the vision of two of the most important contemporary artists working today
Past projects have included a series of signed, limited-edition eyewear that enabled viewers to see the world through the eyes of the artist, as well as CHARMED, which envisioned the traditional charm bracelet as both a contemporary heirloom and a wearable work of art, bringing seven incredible women artists into intimate and powerful dialogue. In 2017, LIZWORKS presented TFO, a revolutionary, wholly immersive oatmeal experience in collaboration with design luminaries Humberto and Fernando Campana. The project produced two limited edition bowls—one in cast bronze and the other in terracotta. “Working with artists is my absolute favorite things to do,” says Swig, “I get to be part of their process, but at the same time I’m providing them with a medium in which to play and to stretch themselves creatively.”
A renowned patron, collector, and a formidable fundraiser, Liz Swig has served in leadership roles on the Boards of Directors of several prestigious cultural institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Creative Time, and the American Friends of the Israel Museum. She is widely recognized for the range of unforgettable events she has orchestrated on those organizations’ behalf, often with record breaking results. For the past few years, she has channeled her passion, her wit, her instinct for making connections and her inimitable ability to get things done into LIZWORKS.