Biography: Lia Kim Farnsworth is an artist – turned teacher – turned artist living in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their yellow lab son, Elliott. She graduated with a B.A. in Visual Art and a B.S. in Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University before teaching in New Haven as a Teach For America corps member. She loves ballet flats, diet coke, and cadmium red oil paint.
Artist statement: My work is concerned with investigating the relationship between the banal and the sublime in nature. By referencing ubiquitous organic patterns, often associated with noxious growths, my work seeks familiar visual cues while simultaneously isolating and elevating from negative associations to those cues through sterile, utilitarian objects, recontextualized as art works. The use of banal materials further denotes an imagined world where once banal organic growths are replaced and glorified by synthetic replicas.