Liz Markus was born in Buffalo, New York. After graduating with an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Markus debuted in New York at White Columns. Her solo show of hippie paintings on stained canvas at ZieherSmith in Chelsea was then followed by five more solo shows in New York and internationally. She has been included in group shows curated by Wendy White and David Humphrey, Beth De Woody, and Dan Kopp and she contributes regularly to the Huffington Post. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She lives and works in Brooklyn.