Lizzy Arden is a visual artist working in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a candidate for an MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking at the University of the Arts (May 2019). She grew up in San Diego, CA and began printing while studying for her BA with emphasis in Painting and Printmaking at San Diego State University (2016). She worked as a lab assistant in the silk screen studio and completed an internship at Brighton Press before pursuing her masters.
She makes work that explores the psychological issues and influences affecting women’s self-images, identities, personal relationships, and roles in society, as well as the consequences women face when departing from perceived societal norms. She combines text and visual images that relate to these struggles, focusing, in particular, on the individual experience and perspective on these matters. It is important to her that she expresses and brings to light these common issues that women still face today in the United States. She addresses subjects of the current third wave feminist movement issues and mental disorders that arise from these contemporary challenges that affect both men and women.