Liz Gridley was born in 1989 in Eastern Melbourne, Australia.
From an artistic interest spurred through Life Drawing sessions, Gridley’s passion for realist painting emerged while studying at Monash University which included a semester in their Prato, Italy campus in 2008. Gridley’s work centres on her emotional experiences of the human body, internal stresses, and how a painted human subject can affect the emotional state of the viewer.
Gridley has been a finalist and recipient of a number of awards including the Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize and the Life Model Society Prize (Painting Division).
Gridley is currently working from her studio in Ringwood East on a new collection of paintings, pushing the physical representation of emotive stress on the human body.