Founded in 2014 by Liz Swig, LIZWORKS transforms the ordinary in to the truly extraordinary through collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists. These collaborations create one-of-a-kind works of art that form new mediums, shift perceptions, and bring a powerful new experience to audiences. Working with artists is my absolute favorite thing to do,” she says. “I get to be a part of their process, but at the same time I’m providing them with another medium in which to play and to stretch themselves creatively.”
LIZWORKS creates a new dimension of depth into the world of culture. With Charmed, LIZWORKS brought together seven of the most important women artists working today—Laurie Simmons, Shirin Neshat, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Rachel Feinstein, Mickalene Thomas, and Wangechi Mutu—commissioning each to conceive a charm for a gold link bracelet.
Other notable LIZWORKS projects have included a porcelain water pitcher by Kara Walker, a companion piece to her monumental 2014 installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in New York, and dinnerware by Jeff Koons featuring images from his Banality series, both created with the fabled French brand Bernardaud. And with the artists Vik Muniz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Paola Pivi, LIZWORKS produced a series of signed, limited-edition eyewear that invited viewers to quite literally see the world through the artists’ eyes. 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.