1981 The Program in Artisanry, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, BAA Textile Design
1976-78 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ FEATURED ARTIST
2017 Hand Work But Not Home Work, Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2016 Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT
2014 Fiber Works, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI
2011 Liz Alpert Fay: Tree Skirts , Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2010 Woodland Wanderings , Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
2005 Liz Alpert Fay, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown CT
2002 Liz Alpert Fay: Hand Hooked Rugs, Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Nature Redefined: Contemporary Explorations of the 19th c. International Arts and Crafts Movement, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Invitational
Craft forms 2018, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Juror: Perry Allen Price, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Context: Language, Media, and Meaning, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Juror Bruce Hoffman, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Signal: Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, Invitational
How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT, Juried
Speaking Out: Art in a Time of Upheaval, Gallarus Arts, Katonah, NY, Invitational
RED, NOHO M55 Gallery, New York, New York, Member Exhibit Textile Study Group of New York
Interwoven: Art Meets Nature, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Invitational
World on a String: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Invitational
Craft Forms 2016, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Juror: Stefano Catalani, former Director of Art, Craft & Design Bellevue Arts Museum.
Memorial Sloan Kettering, West Harrison, New York, Invitational
2016 Korea Bojagi Forum, Suwon IPark Museum of Art and travel to Chojun Textile Museum, Seoul Korea, Invitational
Transgressing Traditions, Sweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, Juried International, Surface Design Association
By a Thread, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, Invitational
Threads: a sampling of fiber art, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, MD, Juried
Focus: Fiber 2016, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH, JurorJane Sauer
37th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ, Juror Elizabeth Argo, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exploring the Tarot: 23 Artists Hook the Major Arcana, All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, VT, Invitational, Traveling into 2017
The New Textiles: Transformed, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Invitational
Line Describing a Cone , Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Juror Eva Respini, Curator Museum of Modern Art
Square, Narthex Gallery, New York, NY
Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, Juror Andrew Russeth, Art Critic, New York Observer
Fibrations: New England Invitational Showcasing the Fiber Arts, The Great Hall, Springfield, VT, Invitational
Familiar Paths: Liz Alpert Fay and Kimberly Day Proctor, Minor Memorial Library Gallery, Roxbury, CT
Hooked Art 2014, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, I curated and exhibited in this show.
Art We Use, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, Juried
Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey, Invitational
Traveling: Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Re-Imagined, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Invitational
Craft Forms 2013, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Juror Lena Vigna, Curator Racine Art Museum
Fine Art and Design, Pop Up Art Bethel, Bethel, Connecticut, Invitational
Celebrating the Vessel, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Invitational
Spotlight: The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Invitational
The Women, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Invitational
Craft Forms 2012, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Juror Cindi Strauss, Curator Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Biennial Members Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, Juried
The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery Cambridge, Massachusettes, Invitational
Art to the Point , Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, Juror Donald Sultan.
Beyond Rugs! , Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, Invitational
Green: the Color and the Cause, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, included in ongoing slide presentation.
On Higher Ground , Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT , Four person show
Connecticut Artists: Form and Function , Washington Art Association, Washington, CT, Invitational
Liz Alpert Fay and Kimberly Day Proctor, Art and Frame, Danbury , CT , Two person show
2010 Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, Juror Katie Rashid, Director Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2010-12 Fiberarts International 2010, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Juried
Traveling: Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
Contemporary Art from Traditional Loops , Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, Connecticut, Juried
Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art , Newtown Hooked Art Shows, Juried
20th National and International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists, New York, New York
Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking , Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut, curated and exhibited , Invitational
Seen Anew: Art From Everyday Objects , Washington Art Association, Washington, Connecticut, Invitational
Soft Serve, The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut, Invitational Show of Grant Recipients
2008 Stripes, Mikimoto Gallery, Chuou-ku, Japan, Invitational
2007-08 Pushing the Limits: New Concepts in Rug Hooking, Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, Connecticut, Juried
2007 Sleight of Hands: Contemporary Hooked Rugs, Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut, Invitational
Summer Colors, Wenham Museum, Wenham Massachusetts, Invitational
Icons of America," American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York, Juried Contest
2006-07 Fine Focus 06, traveling exhibition of small art quilts, Juried
2005 American Hooked Rug Show, Promenade Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Invitational
2004 Hooked In: Hooked Rugs of the 21st Century, Textile Center of Minnesota, Juried
Off the Floor: An Exhibition of Handmade Rugs, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois
Craft Transformed:Boston University's Program in Artisanry 1975-1985, Fuller Craft Museum, Juried
Hooking: Folk Art to Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Invitational
2002-03 911: Artists Respond, American Craft Museum, New York, New York, Invitational
2001-02 State of the Craft: Contemporary Interpretations of Tradition, Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, New Jersey, Juried
2000 Emerging Artists, Collaborative exhibit by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the
Ridgefield Guild of Artists/Four Person Juried Show, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2000, 1999 Crafts National '33 and Crafts National '34 , Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Juried
1999 USA Craft Today, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, Juried
1997 Quilt National Retrospective, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Invitational
1993 Christmas Ornament Invitational, White House Christmas Tree, Washington, D.C.
1988 Homage to the Quilt: Selections from Quilt National '87 and the Museum of American Folk Art, American Craft Museum, New York, New York, Invitational
1987, 85 Quilt National '87 and "Quilt National '85, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, Juried
1985 Quilting as an Art Form, Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, Massachusetts, Juried
1985,84 Quilting New Directions, Lincoln Center, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Juried
1982 Quilts '82, Rockwell Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Invitational
FINE CRAFT SHOWS/ JURIED
2013 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2010 Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
2007 Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, Rhode Island
2006, 2011 CraftBoston, Boston, Massachusetts
2004, 05, 06 Crafts at the Castle, Boston, Massachusetts
2005, 04, 02, 01 Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, New York
2008-2014 Artistic Director, Newtown Hooked Art Shows
2014 Curator: Hooked Art 2014, University of Connecticut Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut
2012 Keynote Speaker, Contemporary Hooked Art, '52nd Hooked Rug Exhibit, Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, Fairfield, Connecticut
2011 Keynote Speaker, Contemporary Hooking: A Fine Art; Beyond Rugs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
2009 Craft Continuum, Lecture series, Brookfield Craft Center
2009 Curator's Talks, Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut
Curator: Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut
Aldrich Undercover: A Secret Art Sale, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Invitational
Work of the Hand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine, Invitational
2003 Guest speaker, Long Island Guild of Rug Hooking Artists, Bethpage, New York
2001-08 Co- chair, Annual Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, Connecticut
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York
Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, North Carolina
Fairfield Processing Corporation, Danbury, Connecticut
Dietche and Field Advisers, New York, New York
Numerous private collections in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada
AWARDS / GRANTS
2018 Best of Show, RED, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Juror Dan Byers is the current John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, at Harvard University.
Best of Show, 2nd Place, Context: Language, Media and Meaning, Fuller Craft Museum, Juror Bruce Hoffman, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Surface Design Association Award of Excellence, Hooked Art 2014, presented by Lee Kogan, Curator Emerita, American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York
2010 Jurors Choice Award, Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art, Newtown Hooked Art Shows
2009 Surface Design Award of Excellence, Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art, Newtown Hooked Art Shows
2008Jurors Choice Award, Pushing the Limits: New Concepts in Rug Hooking, Newtown Hooked Rug Show
Personal Development Grant, Surface Design Association
Artist Fellowship Grant, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
2007 Best of Show, Accessory/Body of Work, Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, Rhode Island
2006 Honorable Mention Award, American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York
2004 Collectors Award, Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, New York
Scott, Jacklyn, Muller, Kristin, and Simpson, Tommy, Making Good: An Inspirational Guide to Being an Artist Craftsman, Schiffer Publishing, 2017.
Lee, Anne and Rooney, Ashley, Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 1: Wall Art, Schiffer Publishing, 2017.
Lee, Anne and Rooney, Ashley, Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture, Schiffer Publishing, 2017.
Jamar, Tracy, Coils, Folds, Twists and Turns, Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.
Pitcher, Joseph, 3D Mixed Media Textile Art, digital, 2015.
Hemachandra, Ray, 500 Art Quilts, Lark Books, 2010.
The Guild, The Guild Sourcebook of Art: The Resource For Finding and Commissioning Artists, Volume 24, The Guild Inc; 2009.
The Guild, The Guild Sourcebook of Architectural and Interior Art 23, The Guild Inc; 2008.
Fitzgerald, Kathie, Crafting a Business, Make Money Doing What You Love, Sterling Publishing, 2008.
Coughlin, Linda Rae, Modern Hooked Rugs, Schiffer Publishing, 2007.
Turbayne, Jessie, Hooked on Rugs, Outstanding Contemporary Designs, Atglen, Schiffer Publishing, 2006.
Mowery Kieffer, Susan, Fiberarts Design Book 7, New York City, Lark Books, 2004.
Oxford, Amy, Hooked Rugs Today, Atglen, Schiffer Publishing, 2004.
Turbayne, Jessie, The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs, Atglen, Schiffer Publishing, 2003.
Hoy, Leslie, A Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs X, Harrisburg, Stackpole, Inc; 2000.
Shaw, Robert, The Art Quilt, China, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc; 1997.
Cravens, Joan, Better Homes and Gardens, Creative American Quilting, Des Moines, Meredith Corporation, 1989.
Roe, Nancy, Fiber Expressions: The Contemporary Quilt, Quilt National, West Chester, Schiffer Publishing, 1987.
Roe, Nancy and Panich, Holly, Quilts: The State of an Art, Quilt National, Exton, Schiffer Publishing, 1985.
Packer, Barbara, The State of the Art Quilt: Contemporary Quilts for the Collector, East Meadow, Friends of Nassau County Recreation, 1985.
Martin, Tovah. Familiar Paths: Joint Show Looks at Nature With Different Eyes, (November 28, 2014):26.
Bravill, Meg, Art Review: Fibrations: The Great Hall, Seven Days, Vermont's Independent, (January 21, 2014): online.
Crain, Victoria, Visual Art Review: Fibrations: New Layers of Meaning, (December 24, 2014): online.
Tuccio- Koonz, Linda, Painting With Wool, The News-Times, Pulse, (Sunday, October 26, 2014): D1.
Van Dyke, Trudi, Rug Hooking Reimagined, Fiber Art Now, Volume 3, Issue 3 (Spring 2014): 7,44,45.
Alpert Fay, Liz, Not All Rugs Are Square, Rug Hooking magazine, Feature Article, (January/ February 2014): 10-14.
Starreveld, Marjolein, Gedreven door de natuur, Textiel Plus, Feature Article, Nummer 224, (Zomer 2013): 22,23.
eXposure, Surface Design Journal, (Fall 2012): 48.
Young, Marcia. Coming of Age, Contemporary Rug Hooking Gets Its Day, Fiber Art Now, Feature Article( Fall 2011, Premier Issue): 20-25, 46, 47.
Clark, Vicky A; In Review,Fiberart International 2010, Surface Design Journal, (Spring 2011):58, 59.
Defelice, Nancy. Turning Fabric Into Fantasies, The News-Times, Feature Article(December 13, 2010): B1-2
Paisley, Sherry. Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art, ATHA Newsletter, Issue No. 182, ( April/ May 2010): 44-47.
Cox, Kitty. Essential Elements, Anna Magazine, (January 2010): 10, 11.
Out of the Loop, American Craft Magazine; Volume 69, No 2 (April/ May 2009) : 24.
Paisley, Sherry. Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Juried Category Judged a Hit, ATHA Newsletter, Issue No 175, (February/ March 2009) : 14,15, back cover.
Akstens, Tom. The Book of Ruth, Adirondack Life, Volume 38, No. 7, Special Collectors Issue 2007: 8-12
Sheppard, Jan. Turning Colonial Craft into Contemporary Art, New England Crafts Connoisseur, Feature Article, Volume 10, Issue 2 (Winter 2006-07): 6
Stabb, Jo Ann C. Surface Design Journal, Gallery Issue, Volume 30, No 5, ( Sept. 2006): 6-62.
York, Hildreth. Floored, Surface Design Journal, Interior Surfaces, Volume 30, No 2 (Winter 2006): 16-25.
Alpert Fay, Liz. Insight: Floorcoverings, Artist to Artist: Floorcoverings and Glass, The Crafts Report, (June 2003): 13.
Murphy, Mary. Exotic Patterns Running Up and Down the Stairs, The Hartford Courant, Home Décor Section,
(May 1, 2003): H1, H8.
Blau, Sybil. Hooked on Rugs, The News-Times, The Newtown Section, Feature Article; (November 2002): B1, B3.
Proeller, Marie. A Hook in Time, Country Living magazine, Feature Article, (October 2002): 58, 60.
Wilson, Elizabeth. Hooked on Rugs: Artisan Tells Stories About Her World Through Rug Hooking, Connecticut Post, Woman Wise, Feature Article; (September 29, 2002): C1-2.
Ferris, Jaime. Hooked on Americana: Rediscovering the Traditional Art of Hooked Rugs With a Special Exhibition, Good Living, (November 8, 2002): 1, 4, 5.
Hicks, Shannon. A National Celebration Of Hand-Hooked Rugs Comes Close To Home, The Newtown Bee, The Enjoy Section, Feature Article (October 27, 2000): A-Eleven.
Hicks, Shannon. Special Ornament By Newtown Artist Decorates White House Christmas Tree, The Newtown Bee, The Enjoy Section, Feature Article, (December 24, 1993): A8.
Homage to the Quilt, American Craft Magazine; Volume 47, No 6 (December 1987/January 1988): 42-48.
Sandy Hook Quilter Sends a Message Around the Globe, The Newtown Bee, Feature Article, (December 18,1987)
Katz, Ruth J. Exhibition of Quilts Pairs Old With New, The New York Times, The Connecticut Weekly Section; (December 6, 1987): 3.
NBC News, Channel 5, 6:00PM, Vermont, October 23, 2016
HGTV (The Home and Garden Channel) The Carol Duval Show ; August 22, 2005
Cable News 12 Connecticut; October 2002
Cable News 12 Connecticut; October 2001
2018 Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts
2018 Green Mt Rug Hooking School, Montpelier, Vermont
2018, 2008-09 Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
2017, 18 Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey
2016 Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vermont
2014 Puget Sound Rug Hooking School, Federal Way, Washington
2012 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont
2012 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2009 Cross Village Rug Works, Cross Village, Michigan
2005-09, 2016 Guilford Art Center, Guilford, Connecticut
2006-09 Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut
2006 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
2002- Present Workshops and private textile classes for adults
2001-2003 Master Teaching Artist, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
2000-2004 Silvermine Guild of Artists, Outreach Program, New Canaan, Connecticut
American Craft Council
Surface Design Association
Studio Art Quilt Association
Textile Study Group of New York
TIGHR (The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers)
National Basketry Organization