Eliza Douglas

Eliza Douglas’ oil paintings explore warped and abstract imagery borrowed from: Disney and anime characters; race-car drivers’ sponsorship logos; and gothic, punk and metal graphics. The artist uses self-created digital reference photographs, transferring these images onto canvases with techniques used in sign painting. Douglas’ work examines the relationship between advertising and identity, including the cyclical nature of producing and consuming mass-marketed images.


Eliza Douglas was born in New York City in 1984. The artist completed the graduate program at Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany and received an undergraduate degree at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Solo exhibitions of Douglas’ work have taken place at: the Jewish Museum in New York City; the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, Germany; Air de Paris in France; Galerie Buchholz in New York City; Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany; and Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany.  

An installation of Douglas’ paintings was featured in Nature Mortes at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. The artist’s work has also been included in exhibitions at the Foundation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, France; the Castello di Rivoli in Italy; and the Tate Modern in London, UK. Douglas’ work was also included in The Vitalist Economy of Painting, curated by Isabelle Graw at Galerie Neu in Berlin, Germany.

Douglas lives and works in New York City and Berlin, Germany.