LIZ BAYAN is a Toledo, Ohio based multimedia artist born in Salem, Oregon. Her practice in the fields of Digital Arts and New Media focuses on mediation, technogenesis, and digital vision. In 2010 she received her B.F.A. in Digital Arts from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. After graduating, she worked as a professional letterpress printer for Oblation Papers & Press in Portland, Oregon before moving to Buffalo, New York for graduate school where she received her M.F.A. in Emerging Practices in 2015 from SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her solo M.F.A. exhibition titled, Handle With Care, was featured at Squeaky Wheel Film + Media Arts Center and funded by the TECHNE Institute. In 2015, her video performance, And Now You Can Breathe, was included in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center’s Amid/In WNY regional exhibition series. Her curatorial debut titled, Phantom Vibrations, at SUNY, University at Buffalo included work by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Clement Valla, Jillian Mayer, Future Death Toll, Kris Verdonck, and a lecture by Jennifer Parker-Starbuck.
Currently, Liz teaches Graphic Design at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.