Liza Read, Holographic Artist
Liza Read learned the art of holography from pioneer Fred Unterseher in his legendary Holografix studio while completing a BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her current holograms are made in master holographer Inaki Berguiristain’s UK studio. Read lives and works in Cambridge, England.
Inspired by the innovative research being carried out at the University of Cambridge, Read has been producing art in response, working in collaboration with scientists from the departments of Chemistry, Archaeology & Anthropology and the Computer Laboratory.
Read founded company Growing Art Partnerships to bridge the gap between art and science. GAP hosts educational events, talks and workshops on light and holography for Cambridge Live, the e-Luminate Foundation, Institute of Physics, the IET and Anglia Ruskin University.
Fine art series ‘To Hell and Back’ is a thought provoking contemporary reference to the Circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno. These tactile pieces exhibited alongside a limited collection of silkscreen prints celebrating unsung female scientists at Gallery 286, London in 2017.
Other exhibitions in the UK include Brilliant Brains! 2018, the Pint of Science Festival and Creative Reactions 2015-2018, Science Week 2017-2018, Festival of Ideas 2016 and more.