Elizabeth Ayerle - Mixed Media Artist: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture & Installation

San Diego, CA

(215) 913-9005

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a bit about me...

An Artist and former fashion entrepreneur Elizabeth Ayerle works in a variety of modes that range from sculpture to wearable art and installation spaces. She transforms familiar domestic materials like quilting fabrics into otherworldly forms using techniques associated with crafting and women’s work. Grappling with our sense of self, its relationship to the body, and its presentation in society, Liz says, “I believe personal histories shape our perception of the world and consider most of my work to be self-portraiture, blurring concepts of mask and face, and exterior and interior, as a means of understanding my own identity.”


Liz moved to San Diego in February of 2018 after completing her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She holdstwo undergraduate degrees including an Associate’s degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Bucknell University. In her professional life she is best known for owning a women’s plus-size clothing store called Fresh Ayer (2007- 2012), which earned multiple awards and was recognized as an early proponent of body positive fashion.


2019   That’s What She Said…Artists Speak Out; Martha Pace Swift Gallery, Presented by FIG & The Expressive 2020  Arts                           Institute, San Diego, CA

2019   Port Townsend Wearable Art, Jefferson Community Foundation, Port Hadlock, WA

2019   ManneqArt Competition Sculpture on the Human Form, Laurel, MD

2018   Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair), Fallen Tree Exhibitions; Contemporary Art In Redefined Spaces, The Lafayette Hotel,
            Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego, CA 

2018   ManneqArt, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, MD 

2018   Art Night, Bar Basic, San Diego, CA 

2018   Re-Union, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Stockton, MD

2018   Bodies in Motion, The Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2017   Tales from Otherwhere, The Buggy Factory presented by Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017   Presence (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Tuttleman Gallery, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2017   Manneq Art, Laurel, MD

2016   Our Bodies Ourselves, Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2015   It’s the Thought that Counts, Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2015   PROXIMITY, New Leaf Club, Rosemont, PA

2014   Holiday Benefit Show, JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA


Awards & Honors:

2017   Kathleen ‘Bunkey’ Frame Award, Graduate Award, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA

2017   Energy Theme Award, Sculpture on the Human Form, Manneq Art, Laurel, MD


Online Publications:

2015- 2017  Proximityarts.org: Founder and Publisher – Artist run visual arts blog, Philadelphia, PA


Affiliations & Memberships:

2019   Feminist Image Group (FIG), San Diego, CA, www.fig-art.blogspot.com(Ongoing)


Degrees Earned:

2017  MFA, Studio, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006  AAS, Fashion Design, New School/Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2004  BA, Art History, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA