Liz Roth’s art is about the nature of observation how human understand the natural world. For example, in a current series of Grand Canyon oil paintings, she explores the differences in the quality of the direct visual experience contrasted with the visual experience mediated through a (camera) lens. This series of oil paintings about the Grand Canyon and has been supported by numerous prestigious residencies, including one at the Grand Canyon itself.
Her 2008 installation, America 101, took her to all 50 states to create scenes emphasizing environmental losses as a result of consumerism.
Roth has been an artist in residence at Ucross (Wyoming), Playa (Oregon), A Project Space (Washington), Grand Canyon National Park- North Rim (Arizona), Wrangell Mountain Center (in Alaska), Jentel (Wyoming), the Awagami Paper Factory (Japan), the Kamiyama (Japan) Artists in Residence program, and the Vermont Studio Center.
She has received numerous prestigious painting grants including the Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship, the national Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for painting, and Oklahoma Visual Artist’s Coalition Grant 365.
Her works have been acquired by many national and international collections, including the Walker Museum of Art, the Museu del Joguet in Spain, the Museum of Awa Japanese Paper, and the KAIR Contemporary Art Collection.